Sacha Baron Cohen has been a staple of the comedy industry for over two decades now. In that time he has become mostly known for his characters and deliberately provocative films. The philosophy behind his work relates to the idea of manipulating stereotype to bring out reactions from those that he involves with the film. Often this works best in his mockumentary features, but still has an impact on his traditional live-action movies.
The cast that Cohen has assembled throughout his career is highly diverse, filled with multiple variations on class, sexuality and nationality, with the films he makes on these characters often going on to be big success stories.
This article will be specifically concentrating on the characters he has created with large film productions, and thus Who Is America won't be making an appearance on it, despite the wealth of character brought along in that series.
Additionally, although he has had a lot of successful roles in other films, any character he has played that wasn't a creation of his mind won't appear on the list. Whilst many such as the station inspector from Hugo are some of his best, he didn't create them, and so they cannot be included.
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