The Dictator

(2012)

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best selling novel "Zabibah and The King" by Saddam Hussein.

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Mantzoukas Talks ‘The Dictator’

As The Dictator heads into its second weekend of release, we caught up with one of our favorite actors, Jason Mantzoukas, who plays Nadal, second-in-command to the disgraced General Aladeen, in this hilarious new comedy. He nearly steals the show out from underneath star Sacha Baron Cohen, something he's also been doing on HBO's Enlightened opposite Laura Dern and FX's The League, which has one of the most solid comedic line-ups on TV at the moment. We think he's one of the funniest guys out there right now, so if you haven't seen any of the above mentioned projects, please allow us to introduce to you Brolo El Cunado, along with a red band clip from his film The Dictator!

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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‘Anchorman 2’ Teaser Trailer to Debut with ‘The Dictator’

Legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) announced today that a teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 will appear exclusively on The Dictator, beginning at midnight tomorrow, May 15th.

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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‘The Dictator’ 4-Minute 'Death to the West' Clip

Paramount Pictures has released a 4-minute clip from their upcoming comedy The Dictator, which gives away one of the better bits from director Larry Charles' summer comedy starring frequent collaborator Sacha Baron Cohen as the Dictator Aladeen of the Republic of Wadiya. Watch as Aladeen and his cohort (the very funny Jason Mantzoukas of The League) take a Gotham Helicopter Tour, terrorizing other American tourists. We also have a hi-res photo gallery from The Dictator featuring over 30 new pics!

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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‘The Dictator’ Red Band Trailer

Paramount Pictures has released a red band trailer for The Dictator, which arrives in theaters nationwide May 16. Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Republic of Wadiya dictator General Aladeen, who makes his first visit to America, only to have his beard shaved off and his identity stolen from him. Take a look at this age-restricted video, but only if you are over the age of 18.

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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Watch ‘The Dictator’ Opening Scene with Sacha Baron Cohen!

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles, who previously collaborated on the hit films Bruno and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, are back with the summer comedy The Dictator, which finds Cohen behind the mask of cruel General Aladeen, Dictator of Wadiya, a powerful man stripped of his beard and forced to live life as a peasant upon arriving in America. Paramount Pictures has release the opening scene from this brash cultural backslap. Watch as Aladeen changes the language of his country and then takes over the Olympics in what is sure to be one of the more controversial outings this May.

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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‘The Dictator’ Takes Over Central Park Poster

Paramount Pictures' upcoming comedy The Dictator has already garnered its share of controversy, after the memorable stunt pulled by Sacha Baron Cohen's General Aladeen at the Oscars back in February. Today the studio has unveiled a new poster, which puts the General's face all over New York City's Central Park, literally. Check it out.

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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‘The Dictator’ Monkey on Roller Skates Clip

We have our first clip from Paramount Pictures' summer comedy The Dictator, which finds Sacha Baron Cohen starring as a ruthless dictator stripped of his beard and forced to live like a peasant upon arriving in the United States for a visit. Watch as the disposed General Aladeen shares his anti-feminist views with a naïve organic grocery store clerk (Anna Faris) set on helping the former ruler.

The Dictator was released May 16th, 2012.

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‘The Dictator’ Moves to May 16th

The response to director Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, which stars Johnny Depp as 70s cult icon and vampire Barnabas Collins, has proven to be so positive, Paramount Pictures is moving their comedy The Dictator out of the way of being trampled.

Both films were set for release on May 11th, but the Sacha Baron Cohen mistaken identity comedy will now bow five days later than planned, debuting on Wednesday, May 16th.

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