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Sacha Baron Cohen dumping faux ashes of late dictator Kim Jong II on Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet of the 84th Academy Awards went viral Sunday night, as the video and animated GIF showed up on Twitter and various Tumblr sites.
Baron Cohen — who was dressed in character as General Aladeen to plug his upcoming film The Dictator, a parody about a Middle Eastern dictator — arrived at the Oscars in a white stretch limo and an urn he said contained the ashes of the former Korean dictator Kim Jong II, who passed away in December.
During a red carpet interview with Seacrest, Baron Cohen said it was a longtime wish of Jong Il’s to be sprinkled over the red carpet and “over Halle Berry’s chest.” When Seacrest turned his head, Baron Cohen “accidentally” dumped the ashes on his tuxedo.
“I had a feeling something was coming,” said Seacrest, as he brushed the ashes off. Seacrest took sullying of his tux in good spirits.
It was rumored that Baron Cohen would attend the awards in character. Baron Cohen was dressed in a military uniform designed by John Galliano and was accompanied by two flower girls who served as sidekicks.
This isn’t the first time that Baron Cohen has wreaked havoc at an awards show. In 2009, he lampooned Eminem in character as “Bruno.”
The Dictator will debut in theaters in May.
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Original Article : http://mashable.com