First Look Official Promo Photo of Sacha Baron Cohen as THE DICTATOR June 9, 2011 An official promo photo from ‘The Dictator’ has arrived via The Huffington Post. The image gives us our first proper look at Sacha Baron Cohen as the titular warlord. Inspired by the best selling novel, ‘Zabibah and The King,’ by Saddam Hussein. ‘The Dictator’ tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. The Larry Charles-directed comedy sees Cohen playing dual roles; as a goat herder and a deposed foreign ruler who gets lost in the U.S. The movie co-stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas. The official image has arrived on the heels of an unofficial set photo that popped up online earlier this week.