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Sacha Baron Cohen: The Fresh Air Interview.

The actor and writer is famous for taking his characters — Ali G., Borat, Bruno — into the world, interacting with people who have no idea that they're dealing with a fictional character. His movie, The Dictator, a comedy about a tyrant on the loose in New York, will soon be released on DVD.

This interview was originally broadcast on May 21, 2012. Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator is now out on DVD.

44:31

Sacha Baron Cohen And Larry Charles Talk 'Bruno'

When Sacha Baron Cohen grants an interview, it's usually in character -- as Borat, the clueless faux-Kazakh journalist; or as Bruno, the outrageously shallow, ostentatiously gay Austrian fashionista at the center of Cohen's most recent film. Today, though, Cohen joins Fresh Air as himself, for a conversation with Terry Gross and Bruno director Larry Charles.

05:42

David Bianculli: 'Tanner on Tanner'

TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new political mock documentary series, Tanner on Tanner. The four-part political satire was written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and directed by Robert Altman. It airs Tuesdays in October on the Sundance Channel.

14:33

Harry Shearer

Writer, actor, director, comedian and host of Le Show, Harry Shearer. He's starring in the new folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind, directed by Christopher Guest, who also directed Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman. Shearer also starred with Guest in the classic heavy metal parody This is Spinal Tap. Shearer's public radio show is now in its 19th year.

26:45

Satirist Harry Shearer

Writer, actor, director, comedian and host of Le Show, Harry Shearer. He's starring in the new folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind, directed by Christopher Guest, who also directed Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman. Shearer also starred with Guest in the classic heavy metal parody This is Spinal Tap. Shearer's public radio show is now in its 19th year.

06:03

Film Critic David Edelstein

Film critic David Edelstein reviews A Mighty Wind, the latest from the people who brought you This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show. It's a satiric look at folk music, starring Christopher Guest (who also directed), Eugene Levy and Michael McKean.

16:14

Actor, writer, director Christopher Guest

Actor, writer, director Christopher Guest. He's best known for his role as Nigel Tufnel, the lead guitarist in the mock rock documentary. This is Spinal Tap. (which just celebrated its 16th anniversary). He got his start with SCTV, and later was a part of the Saturday Night Live crew. Guest went on to make the mockumentaries, "Waiting for Guffman" about a group of amateur thespians working on a community musical, and "Best in Show" about pure breed dogs, their owners and the dog shows they compete in.

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