Directed by: Larry Charles
Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, and Dan Mazer
Borat was Baron Cohen's first effort to bring one of his TV characters — Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev — to the big screen. The movie, which follows Borat through the U.S. as he struggles with American culture, generated its fair share of controversy. But, like Baron Cohen's work as a whole, Borat is a cultural satire that uses the fictional character's sexism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism with ironic intent.