“I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can't be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.”
“It's difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.”
“I don't mind having a reputation as a serious and spiritual person. I think that would be a nice reputation to have.”
Russell Brand (born Russell Edward Brand on June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex, England) is an English actor, comedian and author. He starred in the films Arthur, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. In the latter two movies, Brand plays the same character, Aldous Snow. Brand has also dabbled in voice acting, as in for the movies Hop and Despicable Me 2. Brand is known for his rambunctious style of comedy and often delivers meandering rants in interviews. As an author, Brand has released two memoirs: My Booky Wook and Booky Wook 2. His most recent project is the 2014 political novel titled Revolution.
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Russell Brand is best known for starring in Get Him to the Greek and for his relationship with singer Katy Perry.
Brand met Katy Perry in 2009, and they wed in 2010 before divorcing in 2012. In 2013, Brand dated British socialite Jemima Khan, though they split in 2014. Brand is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). In the past, he has suffered from bulimia, self-harm and substance abuse. He has been sober since 2002.