Worked for Paramount Comedy Channel, entertaining viewers between programs by portraying a bleached-blond Austrian interviewer called 'Brüno'
Snagged the role of Presenter for a short-lived Granada show for teenagers called "F2F"
Introduced signature character of 'Ali G' on "The 11 O'Clock Show" in England
Headlined "Da Ali G Show"; introduced the character 'Borat' a TV presenter from Kazakhstan
Featured in Madonna's "Music" video
As Ali G, hosted MTV Europe's international music awards show in Frankfurt
Starred in and wrote the feature "Ali G In Da House"
Introduced the characters 'Ali G' (a hip-hop journalist), 'Borat' (a TV reporter from Kazakstan) and 'Brüno' (an Austrian fashion reporter) to the U.S. on HBO's "Da Ali G Show"
Voiced Julien the Ring-Tailed Lemur in the animated feature "Madagascar"
Cast as a flamboyant French Formula One driver opposite Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
Co-wrote, produced and starred in the feature, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; created the Borat character for his "Da Ali G" show; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture and an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
Portrayed the flashy Italian barber Signor Adolfo Pirelli alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd"
Once again lent his voice to King Julien in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
Reprised character of "Brüno" for the comedy film, based on his character from "Da Ali G Show"; also produced and co-wrote
Played the station inspector in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo"
Wrote, produced, and starred in political satire "The Dictator"
Reprised voice role of King Julien in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
Played the evil Thénardier in feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables," directed by Tom Hooper