The stunts just never stop with Sacha Baron Cohen. At the Cannes Film Festival today, he paled around on a yacht with Elisabetta Canalis, the Italian model famous for once dating George Clooney.
Dressed as the star of his new movie, “The Dictator,” Cohen oiled up Canalis’ legs, showed her what was inside his speedo, and eventually threw her overboard in a body bag. Photos of Canalis lounging at a Cannes hotel after the play date confirm she was not actually killed and disposed of unceremoniously.
Cohen also arrived at a Cannes press conference for “The Dictator” on a camel. All of this surely has nothing to do with the fact that “The Dictator,” which comes out today, is getting lukewarm reviews compared to the raves showered on “Borat,” Cohen’s first big screen satire. Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum summed it up thusly: “What’s shocking this time is how tame Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest wild man is, for all the kerfuffle the comedian can stir up on the promotional trail.”