Updated: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Cannes scandals: the film festival's history of controversy

2006 - Borat wears his mankini



2006 - Borat wears his mankini (© George Pimentel/WireImage)
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  • 2011 - Lars von Trier: “I understand Hitler” (© REUTERS/Yves Herman)
  • 2009 - Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • 2006 - Borat wears his mankini (© George Pimentel/WireImage)
  • 2004 - Fahrenheit 9 11 gets political (© George Pimentel/WireImage)
  • 2003 - Vincent Gallo isn't happy with Brown Bunny critics (© Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
  • 2003 - Vincent Gallo isn't happy with Brown Bunny critics (© Rex | Reuters | Getty | WireImage)
  • 1998 - Laughing at Armageddon (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • 1992 - Lundgren & Van Damme have a 'fight' (© SNAP / Rex Features)
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Sacha Baron Cohen is known for the outrageous in-character stunts he uses to promote his movies - none more so than the infamous "mankini" he wore on the beach at Cannes to promote Borat in 2006. As the bumbling Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, Baron Cohen's costume left very little to the imagination - especially for unsuspecting members of the public subathing on the beach.

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