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Daniel Gideon Mazer (born 4 October 1971) is a British screenwriter, producer, and comedian. He is best known as the long-time writing and production partner of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and worked with him on his characters Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. Mazer also co-wrote and co-produced the films based on Baron Cohen's characters such as Ali G Indahouse, Borat, and Brüno.
|Born||4 October 1971|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Known for||Long-time writing and production partner of Sacha Baron Cohen|
|Spouse(s)||Daisy Donovan (m. 2005)|
Mazer attended The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, where he met Baron Cohen. He went on to read Law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, and graduated in 1994. He was an active member of Cambridge Footlights while at university and was vice president from 1993 to 1994.
In 2007 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. He shared his nomination with Sacha Baron Cohen, Ant Hines, Peter Baynham, and Todd Phillips. They ended up losing to The Departed.
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||No||Yes||Yes|
|2006||Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan||No||Yes||executive|
|2013||I Give It a Year||Yes||Yes||No|
|Bridget Jones's Baby||No||Yes||No|
|Office Christmas Party||No||Yes||No|
|2020||Borat Subsequent Moviefilm||No||Yes||No|
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