'The Dictator' Takes His Camel Out In Cannes

Admiral General Aladeen from the 'The Dictator' walks with his camel during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at The Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France, on May 16, 2012 Admiral General Aladeen from the 'The Dictator' walks with his camel during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at The Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France, on May 16, 2012

“The Dictator” knows how to make a scene.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy character turned up at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday with two of his model bodyguards and a camel, bringing the famed Croisette promenade to a standstill.

It’s his latest stunt for “The Dictator,” released May 16, where he plays Admiral General Aladeen, the freedom-hating military dictator of the fictional North African Republic of Wadiya.

The sight of Baron Cohen taking a camel for a stroll along the avenue of designer boutiques, followed by dozens of photographers, bemused locals. He even managed to fall off the camel, which had a “Wadiya 1” license plate.

Cannes Film Festival, which runs until May 27, is a popular place for promotional stunts.

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