Please refresh the page and retry. W e're perhaps beginning to better understand the reasons why Sacha Baron Cohen pulled out of Bohemian Rhapsody after Queen had originally agreed to the comedian playing the role of Freddie Mercury. Stephen Frears, who was one of a good handful of directors linked to the troublesome project , has now spoken about the time when his vision for the biopic was on the cards. Frears' version was to be called Freddie Mercury and focus on the singer's wild partying, homosexuality and well-reported fondness for flamboyance.
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No matter how you feel about Sacha Baron Cohen -- and the man tends to elicit strong reactions -- you can't deny that he is fearless. In honor of his new film, Grimsby , take a look back at some of the gonzo comedian's most outlandish on-screen antics. If you were worried that Baron Cohen's love of gross bodily functions would wane with time, fear not! He's recently been peddling a particularly salacious excerpt from his new film Grimsby on late-night shows, which apparently involves Baron Cohen getting slapped in the face by an elephant's dong while hiding inside another elephant's vagina. Isn't nature beautiful? The clip itself was deemed too offensive to be aired on Kimmel , but the audience's reaction tells us all we need to know.
Sacha Baron Cohen has posed naked - as his alter ego Bruno - for the cover of GQ magazine.
The picture is reminiscent of Jennifer Aniston's pose - nude but for a necktie - in the magazine's January issue. In the accompanying article, Austrian fashion journalist Bruno dispenses style tips on everything from "manscaping" to "going commando". He also has wise words for anyone struggling in the recession. On the subject of US President Barack Obama, Bruno says: "Firstly, ich vant to say zat I find Obama an inspiration - it gives me great hope zat, after years of struggle, someone can at last get to ze White House, despite being incredibly hot. Nicolas Sarkozy's chief fashion faux pas is his insistence on going everywhere with his supermodel wife, Carla Bruno, according to Bruno. It looks like he's dating a post-op trannie! He either needs to start vearing platform shoes or push her round in a vheelchair.
Sacha Baron Cohen isn't afraid to throw himself into a role - even if means getting rid of his body hair and his clothes in the process. To promote his latest movie, Bruno, the funnyman gets naked and poses in character on the cover of GQ magazine. With a coy pose keeping his kugelsack from view, he shows off his remarkably smooth-looking skin. Hair-raising image: A more hirsute Baron Cohen as Borat in his infamous 'mankini' swimsuit.