Sacha Baron Cohen One-Upped by ... Camel

Cannes publicity stunt goes a little differently than planned
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2012 9:59 AM CDT
Sacha Baron Cohen One-Upped By ... Camel
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen poses with a a camel during a photo call for The Dictator at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Sacha Baron Cohen was at Cannes today to promote his new film The Dictator, but he got upstaged—by a camel. The actor, dressed in character as Admiral General Aladeen, lost his balance after climbing on the animal and nearly fell off, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Fortunately, he was able to right himself, and the AP reports that he then took a walk down the street and back. Check out pictures of the stunt in the gallery. (More Sacha Baron Cohen stories.)

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