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Watch: Martin Scorsese Promotes 'The Dictator' Under Duress on 'Saturday Night Live'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire May 7, 2012 at 3:59PM

As part of his "The Dictator" media barrage, Sacha Baron Cohen showed up in character as Admiral General Aladeen on "Weekend Update" on this past "Saturday Night Live," touting his own filmmaking prowess and allowing for no disagreement.
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As part of his "The Dictator" media barrage, Sacha Baron Cohen showed up in character as Admiral General Aladeen on "Weekend Update" on this past "Saturday Night Live," touting his own filmmaking prowess and allowing for no disagreement.

He read from positive reviews he'd tortured out of A.O. Scott and Roger Ebert before bringing on a surprise in-person auteurist endorsement -- Martin Scorsese, bound to a chair and electroshocked into praising his film while, worst of all, taking digs for allowing "Hugo" to have a two-plus-hour runtime.

This article is related to: Television, TV Videos, Saturday Night Live, Martin Scorsese, Sacha Baron Cohen