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Russell Brand

Highest Rated:   85% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Lowest Rated:   21% Paradise (2013)
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Birthplace:   Essex, England, UK
Something of a Renaissance man in his native Britain -- a performer who divides his time between screen acting, journalism, radio emceeing, and standup comedy -- Russell Brand trademarked himself via an outlandishly flamboyant, rave-happy persona, sporting the goth-tinged apparel, black mascara, and a bouffant, mile-high hairdo to match. He first entered show business at a tender age, with a portrayal of the gangster Fat Sam in the theatrical version of the kiddie musical Bugsy Malone, then moved into standup comedy, with a series of innumerable appearances on U.K. television (each one underscoring his anarchic image). For a time in the mid- to late 2000s, the press reported that the Channel 4 network was struggling to find the right vehicle to house Brand's larger-than-life personality and schtick; one of the more popular series, Russell Brand's Ponderland, intercut routines by Brand with flip and video archival clips. Brand made history when he signed as an on-air DJ with BBC 6 Music and helped that station drive its listener count through the roof, and as of 2002 began segueing into acting roles in features. Brand made two of his more high-profile appearances as Flash Harry in the boarding school comedy St. Trinian's, and as Aldous Snow, an obnoxious British rocker who whisks the lead character's girlfriend away, in the Judd Apatow-produced romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The movie was a huge hit, and Brand followed it up with a starring role in another comedy, Get Him to the Greek, opposite Jonah Hill in 2010. Brand's would also lend his vocal talents to animated features like 2010's Despicable Me and 2011's Hop. He even payed homage to his British roots with the role of jester Trinculo in Julie Taymor's 2011 adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, opposite a femaile Prospero played by Helen Mirren. The chemistry between the two English stars would sustain for another film as well, as they reteamed for 2011's Arthur. In 2010 Brand married pop star Katy Perry, but filed for divorce from her fourteen months later. In 2012 he appeared in the hair-metal jukebox musical Rock of Ages.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Early Man
  • Frank
2018
No Score Yet Despicable Me 3
  • Dr. Nefario
2017
74% Trolls
  • Creek
$153.7M 2016
27% Army of One
  • God
2016
57% The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Actor
2015
71% Brand: A Second Coming
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Katy Perry: Getting Intimate
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Royal Hangover
  • Actor
2014
21% Paradise
  • William
2013
73% Despicable Me 2
  • Dr. Nefario
$368.1M 2013
No Score Yet Russell Brand: Messiah Complex
  • Actor
2013
41% Rock of Ages
  • Lonny
$38.6M 2012
26% Arthur
  • Arthur Bach
  • Executive Producer
$29.2M 2011
25% Hop
  • E.B.
$108.1M 2011
No Score Yet The London Perambulator
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Drop Dead Fred
  • Actor
2011
30% The Tempest
  • Trinculo
$0.3M 2010
81% Despicable Me
  • Dr. Nefario
$251.5M 2010
72% Get Him to the Greek
  • Aldous Snow
$61M 2010
No Score Yet Russell Brand In New York City
  • Actor
2009
25% Bedtime Stories
  • Mickey
$110M 2008
85% Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Aldous Snow
$63M 2008
31% St. Trinian's
  • Flash Harry
2007
No Score Yet The Abbey
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live
  • Actor
2007
53% Penelope
  • Sam the Jazz Club Owner
$10.1M 2006
No Score Yet A Bear's Christmas Tail
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet White Teeth
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet A Brief History of Cuba in D Minor
  • Actor
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • Producer
  • Host
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010

Quotes from Russell Brand's Characters