One Percenter Toasts Occupy Rhetoric in Latest Comedy

One Percenter Toasts Occupy Rhetoric in Latest Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator” features a political speech that could have been stripped from any Occupy Wall Street protest.

Minus the violence, of course.

“The Dictator” casts Baron Cohen as a Middle Eastern dictator trying to recapture his country following a coup by a trusted associate (Sir Ben Kingsley). During a critical scene late in the film, Baron Cohen’s General Aladeen character unleashes an angry rant against American capitalism and how unfair it is for society.

Like most celebrity OWS supporters, Baron Cohen enjoys all the perks of capitalism while bashing the very system that made him ridiculously rich.

How rich?

How many 99 percenters trade in a $2.8 million home for an $18 million model?

Here’s a peek at the home Baron Cohen lives it up in thanks to his Hollywood success:

Set behind hedges on close to 4 wooded acres, the gated property includes a main house, a guesthouse, a swimming pool, a detached theater, a wine room, a tennis court with a clubhouse and a caretaker’s cottage. The 1940s house has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Baron Cohen may be down with OWS, but he’s clearly embracing life as a one-percenter until those unwashed masses trash capitalism once and for all.


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