Sacha Baron Cohen: From 'Borat' to rubbing shoulders with royals
"Hugo" is director Martin Scorsese's 3D debut about a boy who lives in the wall of a Paris train station in the 1930s. Cohen plays a stern train station inspector who rounds up children and sends them to an orphanage.
"The movie is not focus-grouped and it's not tailored for a 7-year-old in Iowa or Berlin or anywhere to appreciate," Cohen said in a recent interview. "Marty made a work of art in the same way [pioneering French filmmaker Georges] Melies did. I think that's a beautiful thing and an incredible achievement for a filmmaker to be able to do that."
Cohen is also reportedly on deck to play late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.