Outfitted extravagantly as ‘The Dictator’, the character he plays in the upcoming film of the same name, Sacha Baron Cohen made a mess of the Oscars’ red carpet Sunday night, and especially of E! host Ryan Seacrest’s tuxedo.
After initially being dis-invited by the academy, Baron Cohen was allowed to attend the ceremony acting as the kind of Moammar Gadhafi parody he plays in his upcoming film. As expected, he brought his unique brand of publicity stunt and method comedy.
It came at Seacrest’s expense, though.
Flanked by two flower girls, he jokingly claimed to be carrying the ashes of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, whose face was displayed on the container.
In an interview with Seacrest, he claimed it was Jong Il’s dream “to be sprinkled over the red carpet and over Halle Berry’s chest.” Then, as Seacrest was bending down, he spilled the ashes over Seacrest’s tuxedo.
Seacrest looked didn’t look pleased…