You know what Borat and Ali G look like, but do you know what Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor who plays them, looks like? For a guy whose name is “Sacha,” he’s managed to play characters who have even stranger names than he has. His personas are known for being as inflammatory and moronic as the films they appear in, even though they are all distinctly different from each other.

So here are Sacha Baron Cohen’s five most famous faces – and the movies they starred in.

1. Ali G in Ali G Indahouse

Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G. Credit: The Daily Mail

Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G. Credit: The Daily Mail

Ali G is a painfully white British gangster who has a shocking “real” name – Alistair Leslie Graham. Yes, the rapping, street-dancing Ali G actually has a name that conjures images of a refined gentleman. Ali G was birthed on a skit show before going on to star in his own movie, Ali G Indahouse, where two other Sacha Baron Cohen characters also made their big screen debut, Borat and Bruno. He illustrates how inane the rapper culture can be when mixed with male white privilege.

And this character’s been around since 1998 – meaning it’s been 18 years since we first heard of Ali G.

2. Borat in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat who make benefit Kazakhstan. Credit: Mirror

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat who make benefit Kazakhstan. Credit: Mirror

Borat is so guileless that his horrific childhood just makes you laugh to hear about it. It’s this very same guileless quality that allowed him to shoot so many candid interviews with everyday Americans in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, showing us how ignorant people truly are. Yet he was hilarious in the stereotypes he perpetuated, even if his name was really pretty ridiculous.

His surname, Sagdiyev, is so phony that you only got a non-Borat result on page 14 of Google Search results.

3. Admiral General Aladeen in The Dictator

Admiral General Aladeen is actually Sacha Baron Cohen. Credit: Virgin Media

Admiral General Aladeen is actually Sacha Baron Cohen. Credit: Virgin Media

His full name is Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen, and he’s as politically incorrect as they come. The Dictator didn’t just mock the overprotected offspring of tyrants, but the ridiculousness of international politics too. The unfortunate thing about The Dictator is that there are dictators who are just like Aladeen in the real world, making you wonder how those poor countries survive.

It’s incredible how Sacha Baron Cohen hasn’t been assassinated yet!

4. Brüno in Brüno

Sacha Baron Cohen is the fabulous Brüno Gehard. Credit: Listal

Sacha Baron Cohen is the fabulous Brüno Gehard. Credit: Listal

Note that his name is Brüno Gehard and not Bruno Gehard – the umlaut version “Brüno” is difficult for English speakers to get right, and only serve to make him even more flamboyant than he already is. He’s a gay Austrian fashion reporter who perpetuated every single stereotype in the titular movie Brüno. While he was a great parody of another demographic of society, comparatively he wasn’t as convincing or interesting as his previous few characters.

He did try to go straight by becoming Straight Dave in the film, so you have to give him points for that.

5)Nobby Butcher in The Brothers Grimsby

Nobbin (Sacha Baron Cohen) surprises his brother (Mark Strong) in The Brothers Grimsby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Nobbin (Sacha Baron Cohen) surprises his brother (Mark Strong) in The Brothers Grimsby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

And Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest character goes back to his British roots by being, yes, a regular British fellow! Regular might be too strong a word, because Nobby is actually just an ignorant redneck from the town of Grimsby, which is an actual former fishing village in England. The town of Grimsby started to decline after the Cod Wars (not kidding you here) of the 70s, which had the United Kingdom and Iceland fighting for fishing rights in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Grimbarians were, reportedly, quite unhappy with their town being portrayed as a dirty ghetto in the film.

Poster for The Brothers Grimsby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Poster for The Brothers Grimsby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

So who’s Nobby Butcher’s brother, and is his surname really Butcher or Grimsby or both? You’ll need to catch The Brothers Grimsby to find out! He might just be your favourite new Sacha Baron Cohen character.

Credits: The Daily Mail, Mirror, Virgin Media, Listal, Golden Village Cinemas