Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Kills Only Surviving Charlie Chaplin Co-Star
We're just now gearing up for awards season (be sure to read all the editorials from our own Joey Magidson), but the folks at BAFTA just held the Britannia Awards, and they honored Borat and Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. At the ceremony, Cohen was presented the award by actress Salma Hayek along with Grace Cullington, an 87-year-old wheelchair bound woman who once play a little girl in Chaplin's 1931 film City Lights, making her the only surviving co-star of the iconic screen star's films. However, an honor quickly became a tragedy.
Okay, in case you haven't guessed by now, this is just another fantastic stunt by Cohen, always ready to make a scene. But that moment where Cohen imitates the Chaplin walk after being given Chaplin's cane and accidentally kills Ms. Cullington is downright hilarious. This just proves why Cohen got the award in question. The actor has always been one for live pranks, whether its falling nearly naked on Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards or spilling the ashes of Kim Jong Il on Ryan Seacrest. Next year you can see Cohen's original antics brought back to TV with "Ali G: Rezurection," airing on FXX beginning in February of 2014.