First Trailer for THE DICTATOR Starring Sacha Baron Cohen [Updated with Poster]

     December 14, 2011


Paramount has released the first trailer for the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator.  Cohen stars as a despot who “risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.”  The trailer has a lot of great jokes.  Cohen is like Mike Myers if Myers was still funny, relevant, had smarter comedy, and–most importantly–was willing to offend the shit out of people.  This trailer doesn’t pull any punches and I love that it’s a green band that will play to families across America this holiday season.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, J.B. Smoove, and John C. Reilly.  The Dictator opens May 11, 2012. [We've updated the story with the teaser poster, which you can also check out after the jump.]

Trailer via Moviefone.

Poster via IMP Awards.


  • 198d

    Made me laugh three times. I’m going to go see this.

  • Josh

    God this trailer is so funny man. Every joke is nailed perfectly, this guy has to be one of the best comedy guys of this generation it’s easily him and jim carrey. He reminds me of andy kaufman alot.

  • Sara

    2012 will be the best year of cinema. I dont know if is because the world will end, but 2012 will rock !!!!!!!!

    • felliniboy

      SARA! i couldn’t agree more. Nolan, PTA, QT, Ridley Scott does Sci-FI again, Wes Anderson, Avengers etc. plus this OMG!

  • Edward Lee

    Wow. I think Benny Hill was doing this material three to four decades ago. I certainly know Woody Allen was.

  • tk421

    Word on the 2012 excitement. Add John Hillcoat’s Wettest County in the World to that list as well. It’s going to be a phenomenal year.

  • Miles Bennett Dyson

    Matt you hit it on the nail, I do wish Mike Meyers would grow some balls and make movies like this… but who would after getting millions and millions for the austin powers trilogy

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  • Sccitylhh

    Absolutely hilarious. Bless the heavens for Sacha Baron Cohen.

  • deninja

    Let me add to the already awesome movies people have been mentioning for 2012: TDKR, Lincoln, Avengers, Django Unchained, Looper, Prometheus, Total Recall, Skyfall, Seven Psycopaths, Kill Bin Laden, Cogan’s Trade, The Bourne Legacy, Gangster Squard, The Wettest County, Jack the Giant Killer, Cloud Atlas, Trance, World War Z, The Hunger Games, Dark Shadows, The Great Gatsby, Life of Pi, Flight…and a crap load more. 2012 is going to be epic!

  • Jokester

    I feel like everyone must be being sarcastic. That was horrible. Sacha Baron Cohen has been coasting on the same tired jokes for years. I like him as an actor when he is in someone else’s movie reading someone else’s script, but he is in a rut as bad as M. Night when it comes to making his own movies.

    • Jay McKells

      Amen to that brother, amen to that.

  • SkittlesSteakLip

    How can he be in a rut when his 2 latest films have been wildly popular? And a weird thing to compare him with M. Night, whose last batch of movies have had nowhere near the success. Opinions of Cohens talent are nothing to argue about, not at all, but “rut” doesn’t really seem to fit.

  • Alex–

    Cohen is overrated but he’s still pretty funny.

    And nice acting there by Megan.

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  • terry

    Sasha got it down to the nitty gritty.
    I’m watching this!!!

  • wtff

    Ha! The running gag at the end made me laugh, definitely will check this out

  • Jay McKells

    Allow the sarcasm Goldberg, coz looking at that Cohen is just like Mike Myers full stop, and I’m talking Love Guru level Myers. He’s been steadily losing it since Ali G on the 11 o’clock show…

  • Reaperxxiv

    I dont think I laughed once for the first minute and thought this was going to be a piece of garbage … Then JCR dropped the Empire State Building Joke, WOW … If the whole thing is going to have that big of a set of balls and not hold back I am in…Megan Fox should be a prostitute in every movie cuz its not acting if its true right ?

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