Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie The Dictator opened this weekend to rave reviews. Unlike his last film, Bruno, this one isn’t a giant turd sandwich. Cohen plays Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fake Middle Eastern nation of Wadiya. The guy is a bit of a despot and mass murderer. The guy is a total psychopath, but at least you can relax in the knowledge that he isn’t real. Alas, General Aladeen is a loving humanitarian compared to these real-life dictators. We all know that Hitler and Mussolini were brutal nutjobs, but unfortunately there are many others. Here are 5 dictators crazier than Cohen’s Dictator.
Sacha Baron Cohen
I have to hand it to Sacha Baron Cohen, he’s a flipping promotional genius. His various publicity stunts promoting The Dictator, coming out today in theaters have been borderline nuts, but very funny, not the least of which including dumping Kim Jong Il’s ashes on a very perturbed Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars.
But today’s stunt takes the cake.
Knowing that all peeping paparazzi lenses are in Cannes this week for the annual film festival, and telescopically patrolling the high-end yachts parked off shore, ‘The Dictator’ staged a scene with uber-hottie Elisabetta Canalis decked out in a hot bikini on her sweet body, but apparently not finding the Dictator to be manly enough for her tastes and mocking his little dictator. At which point The Dictator kills her, wraps her in a bag, and throws her overboard, all while the cameras are snapping from the shoreline and nearby boats.
Now that is funny. Enjoy.