Sacha Baron Cohen ‘Dictator’ Oscars Prank Goes Viral

Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor who rose to fame portraying characters such as Ali G, Borat, and more recently the gay German fashion reporter Bruno, caused a stir last night at the Oscars by pranking interviewer Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

Arriving in the full military dress of his latest character, General Aladeen – from the film ‘The Dictator’ – Baron Cohen spoke with E!’s Ryan Seacrest while carrying an urn containing the ‘ashes of Kim Jong Il’, explaining that it was the ‘dream’ of the now deceased Supreme Leader of North Korea to attend the Oscars.

During the interview, General Aladeen ‘accidentally’ spilled the ashes all over Ryan Seacrest, who quite frankly didn’t seem too happy about it. However, his studio colleagues then told him how lucky he was to have been picked as the victim of the prank, and that he would be “trending worldwide in about one second.”

They weren’t wrong. About 10 hours after the event, and Ryan Seacrest and Sacha Baron Cohen are still trending on Twitter. You can view the video of Sacha Baron Cohen Ryan Seacrest prank here: