Mark Strong v. Sacha Baron Cohen at their premiere: who would you rather?


Here are some photos from the London premiere of Grimsby, or The Brothers Grimsby. The film is using both titles, so I don’t know what to tell you – I think The Brothers Grimsby is a better title, and that’s how it will probably be released in America. The film is Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest script and starring vehicle, and it’s about two long-lost brothers (played by Cohen and Mark Strong) rediscovering each other as adults. Strong is the suave, James Bond-like brother and Cohen is the dirtbag chav.

As always, Cohen dressed up in character for the premiere, meaning he was in his underwear, black socks and slippers. Do you think he stuffed? I’m honestly not looking. I don’t want to look. I only want to focus on Mark Strong, because he’s looking really great in these photos. I sort of feel sorry for Strong, but then I don’t. I mean, I don’t know how to feel? Like, Strong works all the time. He has a voice like velvet. He’s going to have a career for another three decades, probably. But I feel bad for him that he’s doing a silly Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, even though Strong probably enjoyed flexing his comedic muscles.

Anyway, as far as “who would you rather?” goes, I think you know my answer. Mark Strong, every day.



Bonus photos of Annabelle Wallis and Isla Fisher. Isla’s dress is awful and Annabelle is giving me strong Goop vibes. Chris Martin really has a type, doesn’t he?



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Mrs. Wellen-Mellon says:

    C – Neither

  2. Rachel says:

    Is that a rhetorical question…??

  3. Miss Grace Jones says:

    Neither of them do anything for me but man I’m still stuck on Sacha as Freddie Mercury that would have been great.

  4. Sarah01 says:

    ive had a crush on mark strong forever, he beats a lot of Hollywood leading men hands down. He’s beautiful! His voice his stare……my my……

    • funcakes says:

      Loved him in Sherlock Holmes. The good one. They should have used him as Dr. Moriarty. It broke my heart when the never use Daniel Day as Dr. Moriarty.

  5. QQ says:

    Oh please lets be serious

    • Moops says:

      One of my random pastimes is to reimagine some of my favorites movies with new casts. I say this with the utmost respect to Alan Rickman (RIP) and the Harry Potter cast, but I always thought Mark Strong would have been a better professor Snape, especially after seeing him as Septimus in Stardust. Maybe a bit too handsome for the role, but he would’ve been more age appropriate and would’ve brought a ferocity that Alan lacked.

  6. kri says:

    I’d rather Isla Fisher’s hair color. Although Mark is awesome.

  7. Grace says:

    Wallis is never nominated on the reviews. LOL

    • Lolle says:

      LMAO She looks so averege since she had the nose job

      • SloaneY says:

        Why do people do that? Her nose suited her face and made her different and interesting. Now she looks like everyone else. I can understand if it’s out of proportion (mine personally is way too big for my face, which is tiny), but hers was not!

      • She really made a mistake with that one. She looked so natural and almost Lauren-Hutton like before she had a nose job. Now its too small for her face. Bummer. Cant go back.

  8. Lolle says:

    This movie seems to be awful

  9. Farhi says:

    I love how Isla Fisher looks, she is so beautiful.

  10. Insomniac says:

    I’ve always had a secret crush on Cohen. Perhaps not in that getup, though.

  11. Melody says:

    Strong. Cohen isn’t even there – just a pile of crappy affectations. Strong has unaffected razor-like presence and it is weaponized sex appeal.

  12. Lilacflowers says:

    Mark. Always.

  13. Locke Lamora says:

    I think Cohen is rahter attractive when he’s dressed normally. I do love a man with a nose. Plus he’s smart and funny. Mark Strong is older than my dad, so that’s a no.
    I love the dress on Isla, but her hair steals the show, as always.
    Anabelle is realyy pretty, but this look is meh.

  14. ell says:

    mark strong all the way.

    i wonder if annabelle marries chris paltrow is she going to become a paltrow as well? she really looks like goopy.

    • susan says:

      huh? His name is Chris Martin, not Paltrow. Haha, if he ever read that he would be devastated at being reduced to Chris Paltrow

  15. Spikey says:

    Omg. Both of them. I couldn’t decide – and I’m dead serious.

  16. MzThunderthighs says:

    Mark Strong any day… Sigh. *wipes drool*

  17. Tiffany says:

    Mark, Mark, Mark. *humpf*

  18. alice says:

    Mark Strong is one charming guy. Talented as hell and if anybody had the opportunity to watch him on stage I’m sure will agree.

  19. CL says:

    I would hit Mark all night and all day. Sexy face, sexy voice

  20. AlmondJoy says:

    That’ll be a strong NEITHER from me. Mark is handsome but bald men remind me too much of my dad and Sacha Baren Cohen… I just can’t.

  21. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Cohen appeared as himself on the Jonathan Ross show last week and was charming. I find humour attractive but I don’t think anyone is supposed to fancy him in his character’s bad Oasis hair and blue y-fronts! I didn’t realize Mark Strong was so tall, seeing him stood next to Sacha anyway he looks near enough Sacha’s height. I think it’s great he’s doing a comedy, no it’s not high art but Baron Cohen still has pretty good cache in Britain anyway. I do not love Isla’s dress but the colour sets off her pretty red hair nicely.

    • Farhi says:

      I also think Cohen as himself is rather attractive, not in terms of his looks but his personality. I would pick him over Mark Strong (not that anyone is offering either one, lol). But not in this get up.

  22. funcakes says:

    Love me some Mark since he shaved his head. Missed his American TV show. Would love for him to find a strong roll on another show can I enjoy his sexy more often.
    Forget what Hollywood consider sexy, ill take Mr Mark over any of them.

    • Petrichor says:

      Mark had an American TV show? What was it? I missed it too.

      But yes, I second the Mark Strong love. Bald doesn’t bother me one bit, and I do love a strong jaw. There is something about that penetrating stare he has that just oozes sex.

      I recently re-watched Kingsman, and I love him in that. I was worried he was getting typecast as the villain, so it was nice to see him play a good guy for a change.

      • Ange says:

        Kingsman was what brought out the strange new Mark Strong lust I never knew I had. I never liked Colin Firth until that movie either.

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        @petrichor – it was called Low Winter Sun on AMC

  23. charlie says:

    Isla’s dress would be beautiful if she just ripped out that that stupid lace dicky-looking thing from the bodice. IMO.

  24. Rhea says:

    For a moment, I thought Cohen was Liam Gallagher.😁

  25. Lis says:

    Sasha, not my choice … dude. put on pants. :S

  26. S.A. says:

    Indubitably Mark Strong.

  27. Sabrina says:


  28. This says a lot about me, but I love a guy who is prepared to go to an awards show in his smalls. I’d hit it. But I’d make him shave first and put on a nicer pair of underpants. Like boxer briefs or something.

  29. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    @Kaiser – I don’t think SBC stuffed. Do you? Remember that crazy nude scene of his in Borat? They kept pixelating the crotch region & since it was an “action” scene, parts of his wang kept swinging. Unless they put a Dirk Diggler on him, homeboy was longgg.