What does it take to be a dictator? Knowledge? Wealth? A willingness to crush anything in your path? While those aspects are important to ruling with an iron fist, the most important quality to being a truly great dictator is a knack for self-promotion. Putting yourself out there. Soaking up the spotlight. That is the reason General Aladeen is the supreme leader he is today.
In these exclusive new stills from Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator, Aladeen shows off his talents for the camera. Is that Aladeen spotted Megan Fox? Rumor mill. Tabloids. Front page gold. Someone obviously knows how the world works these days. Your move, Barack Obama.
The Dictator triumphantly parades into theaters May 16, and costars Anna Faris, John C. Reilly and Ben Kingsley — who all attempt to contend with the grandeur of General Aladeen in the images below. Which, really, how can they compete?
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