With Sacha Baron Cohen’s farce The Dictator about to march onto screens worldwide, it seemed a good time to look back at some of the most unforgettably loony and comical dictators seen on film. A few of these are wholly fictional but many are based loosely on real-life tyrants who made people’s lives miserable—and not in humorous ways. But through pain often comes great—if dark—comedy, as these films arguably attest.
By Craig Phillips
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