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Russell Brand Biography, Wiki 2017

Russell Edward Brand, better known simply as Russell Brand, is one of the most famous comedians, also an actor, voice actor, and entrepreneur of all sorts. This even includes radio hosting and activism.

Russell Brand was born on the 4th of June in 1975 in Essex, United Kingdom. His net worth is estimated to be $20 million as of late 2014.

Russell Brand Net Worth $20 Million

His career started in 2000 when he performed a stand-up comedy routine at the Hackney Empire where he competed with other comedians for the title of New Act of the Year. He ended up not winning, but he went on to become a journalist for the famous music channel MTV. His career finally took off when Russell was featured in a show called Big Brother’s Big Mouth. It was well-known, and a spin-off of the very famous the program called Big Brother. Russell became famous in the United States when he got a role in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He has also voiced several characters in such movies as Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Arthur and Hop. He also starred in the movie called St. Trinian’s which was a huge hit worldwide and had a sequel made. Because of this role Russell got yet another movie to star in, a movie called Get Him to the Greek.

Speaking about his personal life, Russell’s parents were divorced when Russell was about half a year old baby. That resulted in him being raised by his mother alone. In an interview, Russell Brand told the journalist that he was once a victim of sexual abuse as a child. He was molested by a tutor who was hired for him by his mother. Also, the star opened up and shared the story of how his mother was diagnosed with uterine and breast cancer only a year after the sexual abuse took place. This has really helped Russell Brand’s fan to see the other side to their favorite comedian.

Russell appears to be quite a womanizer. At least the media portrays him as one, often writing about how Russell goes on dates with different women or just quoting him on his previous relationships. He has been married once, to the famous pop singer and entrepreneur Katy Perry. They started dating in 2009 and after several months of dating Brand proposed to Perry. They were engaged for almost a year before they got married. The ceremony took place in the Maldives. They had been together for almost 14 months before Russell hired a lawyer and filed for divorce citing the conflict in both his and Perry’s career schedules. Russell’s and Perry’s divorce got finalized in the summer of 2012.

Although Russell has had his personal struggles and a failed marriage, he is still famous and very well-known in show business. It is no surprise that such charismatic man has obtained such great a wealth!


Russell Brand information

Russell Brand information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: Grays
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Presenter, Singer, Author, Television producer, Comedian, Activist, Radio personality
Nationality:England

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind2007TV ShortEarth Guardian (voice)
St. Trinian's2007Flash
Cold Blood2007TV Mini-SeriesAlly Parkins
The Abbey2007TV MovieTerry
Penelope2006Sam the Jazz Club Owner
Blessed2005TV SeriesTommy
A Bear's Christmas Tail2004TV MovieMr. Wolf
Cruise of the Gods2002TV MovieWoolly Hat Fan
White Teeth2002TV Mini-SeriesMerlin
A Brief History of Cuba in D Minor2001Short voice
The Bill1994TV SeriesBilly Case
Mud1994TV SeriesShane
Despicable Me 32017filmingDr. Nefario (voice)
Army of One2016God
Trolls2016Creek (voice)
Paradise2013/IWilliam Carr
Despicable Me 22013Dr. Nefario (voice)
What About Dick?2012VideoDick
Rock of Ages2012Lonny
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: AKA... What a Life2011Video shortThe Dark (uncredited)
Arthur2011/IArthur
Hop2011E.B. (voice) Production Assistant
The Simpsons2011TV SeriesRussell Brand
The Tempest2010/ITrinculo
Despicable Me2010Dr. Nefario (voice)
Get Him to the Greek2010Aldous Snow
Bedtime Stories2008Mickey
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008Aldous Snow

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex2013Video documentary executive producer
Brand X with Russell Brand2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Arthur2011/Iexecutive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Emperor's New Clothes2015Documentary made by
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War2014TV Movie documentary
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex2013Video documentary
Russell Brand from Addiction to Recovery2012TV Movie documentary
Brand X with Russell Brand2012TV Series
Russell Brand: The World According to Russell Brand2010Video documentary
Russell Brand: Scandalous2009Video documentary uncredited
Russell Brand's Ponderland2007-2009TV Series 12 episodes
Russell Brand in New York City2009TV Special documentary
Big Brother: According to Russell Brand2007TV Special documentary written by
Russell Brand: Doing Life - Live2007Video documentary creator
Russell Brand: Live2006Video documentary written by
Russell Brand's Got IssuesTV Series written by - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Comedy Lab2004TV Series written by - 1 episode
Re: Brand2002TV Series documentary creator

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music2012TV Movie performer: "Pure Imagination" - uncredited
Rock of Ages2012performer: "Sister Christian / Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But a Good Time", "I Can't Fight This Feeling", "We Built This City / We're Not Gonna Take It!", "Don't Stop Believin'", "Juke Box Hero / I Love Rock n Roll"
Arthur2011/Iperformer: "I've Been Horribly Emasculated" / writer: "I've Been Horribly Emasculated"
Get Him to the Greek2010"African Child Trapped In Me", "Gang Of Lust", "Just Say Yes", "Inside Of You", "The Clap", "Yeah Yeah Oi Oi", "Going Up", "Little Bird", "Bangers, Beans & Mash", "Furry Walls" / performer: "Supertight" - as Aldous Snow / writer: "Supertight"
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008writer: "We've Got to Do Something"
Comedy Lab2004TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to Essex2017very special thanks post-production
Morrissey: 25 Live2013Video thanks
Unite for Japan2011Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Leg2013-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Russell Brand the Trews2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Style Story2016TV SeriesHimself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
Anonymous: A Million Men2015Documentary shortHimself
The Emperor's New Clothes2015DocumentaryHimself - Host
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Brand: A Second Coming2015DocumentaryHimself
Comic Relief: National Treasures2015TV MovieHimself
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz2015TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Question Time2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Our Colonial Hangover2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
Rachael Ray2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Today2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katy Perry: Getting Intimate2014TV MovieHimself
Newsnight2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Royal Hangover2014Documentary
Pride of Britain Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Russell Brands the Bird2014Documentary short
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2013TV SpecialHimself
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
How I Rock It2013TV SeriesHimself
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex2013Video documentaryHimself - Comedian
Mindshift2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Brand X with Russell Brand2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Conan2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2013TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kathy2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only2012TV MovieHimself
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHimself
Russell Brand from Addiction to Recovery2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music2012TV MovieWilly Wonka
Janela Indiscreta2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Metaphysical Milkshake2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katy Perry: Part of Me2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show2007-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 MTV Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Host
A Moment With2012TV SeriesHimself
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2012TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Ball2012TV MovieHimself
Icon News2011TV SeriesHimself - Red Carpet Appearance
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 MTV Video Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Pre-Show2011TV SpecialHimself
The One Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 7PM Project2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Piper's QUICK Picks2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Time Rush2011TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live2011TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2011TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2011TV SpecialHimself
StuTV2011TV SeriesHimself
E! Special: Katy Perry2010TV MovieHimself
The World of Despicable Me2010Video documentary shortHimself
Russell Brand: The World According to Russell Brand2010Video documentary
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Paul O'Grady Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Alex Zane's GuestList2010TV SeriesHimself
Santo, Sam and Ed's Cup Fever!2010TV SeriesHimself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews2010TV Series shortHimself
MTV Movie Awards 2010 Pre-Show2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
National Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Max on Set: Get Him to the Greek2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Idol2010TV Series
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pride of Britain Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2010TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Russell Brand: Scandalous2009Video documentaryHimself
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut2009TV Mini-SeriesHimself
TMZ on TV2009TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Host
Russell Brand's Ponderland2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Russell Brand in New York City2009TV Special documentaryHimself
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHimself
The London Perambulator2009DocumentaryHimself
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shockwaves NME Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Britney: For the Record2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Channel 4 News2008TV SeriesHimself
BBC Electric Proms2008TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
The Paul O'Grady Show2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself
In Bed with Carrie2008TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Total Request Live2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2008TV Series documentaryHimself
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Live Presents Russell Brand and Friends2008TV Special documentaryHimself - Comedian
Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live2007VideoHimself
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2007TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
Richard & Judy's Christmas Books2007TV MovieHimself
Russell Brand on the Road2007TV Movie documentary
The Royal Variety Performance 20072007TV MoviePerformer
Have I Got News for You2007TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You: The Inevitable Internet Spin-Off2007TV Series shortHimself
More Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Kenny Everett: Licence to Laugh2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Big Brother: According to Russell Brand2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
Brit Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Host
Breakfast2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Russell Brand: Doing Life - Live2007Video documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2006TV SpecialHimself - Contestant
The Russell Brand Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Host
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live2006TV SpecialHimself
Russell Brand: Live2006Video documentaryHimself
The Secret Policeman's Ball2006TV MovieHimself
Russell Brand's Got Issues2006TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2004-2006TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Annually Retentive2006TV SeriesHimself
1 Leicester Square2006TV SeriesHimself - Host
100 Greatest Funny Moments2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
ShockWaves NME Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Host
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kings of Comedy2004TV SeriesPresenter
Comedy Lab2004TV SeriesHimself
Re: Brand2002TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 Moments That Rocked the 00s2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Amy2015/IIIDocumentaryHimself
Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe2015TV MovieHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
Katy Perry, the Super Bowl and Satan2015Video documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 36th Place
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesWilliam in 'Paradise'
Eliana2012TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2011TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryShane
Russell & Ross: What the F*** Was All That About?2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women'2008VideoHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Feature FilmArthur (2011)
2011CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAComedy Star of the Year
2011Irina PalmIrina Palm d'OrWorst British ActorArthur (2011)
2010Outstanding Contribution to ComedyBritish Comedy Awards
2006British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Male Comedy NewcomerRussell Brand's Got Issues (2006)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting RoleDespicable Me 2 (2013)
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmDespicable Me 2 (2013)· Steve Carell
· Kristen Wiig
· Benjamin Bratt
· Miranda Cosgrove
· Dana Gaier
· Elsie Fisher
· Steve Coogan
· Ken Jeong
· Moises Arias
· Nasim Pedrad
· Kristen Schaal
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorArthur (2011)
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceGet Him to the Greek (2010)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyArthur (2011)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyGet Him to the Greek (2010)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: FightGet Him to the Greek (2010)· Jonah Hill
· Sean Combs
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: LiplockGet Him to the Greek (2010)· Jonah Hill
2009OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceForgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
2008BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Comedy ProgrammeRussell Brand's Ponderland (2007)· Matt Morgan
· Jack Bayles
· Gareth Roy
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerForgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
2008Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearForgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)


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#Fact
1Got clean and sober December 13, 2002 through the "Focus 12 Drug Addiction Treatment Center" (UK).
2Filed for divorce from Katy Perry, on December 30, 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences".
3Was a postman when he was younger.
4Married Katy Perry in India.
5Is an only child.
6On his Radio 2 show on 18 October 2008, he and Jonathan Ross left obscene messages on the answerphone of Andrew Sachs, concerning the fact that Brand had slept with Sachs' granddaughter Georgina Baillie. This programme was later broadcast, provoking widespread complaint from the public and politicians such as Gordon Brown. Brand later resigned from the BBC and Ross was suspended without pay for three months. The controller of Radio 2, Lesley Douglas, also resigned.
7Lives in Shoreditch, London.
8He is a big fan of The Smiths and, in particular, their ex-frontman Morrissey, so much so that he has a cat named Morrissey.
9Auditioned to be in British boy band Five.
10Is a vegetarian.
11Supporter of West Ham United FC.

#Quote
1[on why he would not stand as a Candidate] Because I don't want to become one of them.
2[on Nigel Farage] This man is not a cartoon character, he ain't Del Boy (Only Fools and Horses.... (1981)), he ain't Arthur Daley (Minder (1979)), he is a Pound Shop Enoch Powell and we gotta watch him.
3[on the death of Robin Williams] Robin Williams was exciting to me because he seemed to be sat upon a geyser of comedy. Like he didn't manufacture it laboriously within but had only to open a valve and it would come bursting through in effervescent jets. What I might do is watch Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). Or Dead Poets Society (1989) or Good Will Hunting (1997) and I might be nice to people, mindful today how fragile we all are, how delicate we are, even when fizzing with divine madness that seems like it will never expire.
4[on the British electoral system, which he considers broken] I don't get my authority from this pre-existing paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people. I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity.. Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system is what interests me, but that's not what's on the ballot..I will never vote and I don't think you should either.
5It is not that I am not voting out of apathy. I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations.
6Communism is just sharing isn't it? We tell children to do it all the time.
7The great Tupac Shakur, one of your fine poets in America said, 'Role is something you play. Model is something you make. Both them things are fake.' I will be an authentic father, teaching those kids how to steal letters.
8I remember like when I first got here thinking, 'Oh, my God, I'm allowed a gun. That's really cool', and I set about justifying it in innumerable ways. I went to a gun range and I learned a little bit about shooting and all that kind of stuff. And in my mind it's like I want to be able to protect the people I love...People who knew me said, 'You should not get a gun - you don't have that kind of personality. You're not a person who should have deadly force at your disposal'...After the Sandy Hook tragedy I thought, How can I legitimately hold the opinions that I do and then hypocritically purchase a firearm. So I have not bought one. My feeling is that the more guns that are available, the more likely for them being used incorrectly here.
9[on his personal best for having orgasms] Once in Dublin... nine... not even in a day, an evening. I felt exhausted the next day.
10[on Doctor Who (2005)] I'd love to be him, I'd be like a Tom Baker one. Like a sort of long scarf, flouncy, wistful, quoting occasional poems, kicking Cybermen in the nuts. This is what the country needs. I would just travel through time pinching people's a***s. Carry on up the worm hole. Like quantum physics, so that is actually perfect. No, we can't have that in the Tardis, 'ere it's a lot bigger on the inside.
11The main narrative thrust of The Bible though, like most spiritual texts, including the Quran is: be nice to each other because we're all the same.
12[on why the title of his show changed from 'Strangely Uplifting' to 'Brand X'] I have a friend who didn't name his twins for months - just called them Big One and Little One. I said, 'Look, they're going out into the world now. You're going to have to give them names'. The same was true for the show. When it was apparent it was real, we named it.
13[in 2012, to a yakking fan]: You're the worst audience member since John Wilkes Booth.
14I've learned that it is important to be beautiful to people. That all that matters is that you are lovely to the people around you and the people that you meet. It doesn't matter if you're a show off or a little bit vain, as long as you're good to your mum, and that you're kind, and that you're lovely. And that everything is transient and superficial and to not get attached to material things because you're going to lose it all. And the only thing that is constant is love.
15Life is transient and the material world is but an illusion; only love is real.
16There is always the possibility of change. No matter how difficult and how entrenched your situation may seem, be it your personal situation or the situation within society; personal revolution, social revolution are always a possibility... we could form a Utopia at any moment.
17I just try to see the beauty in things and people as often as I can. I know that's a challenging way to live your life sometimes, but mostly the world is beautiful and people are beautiful.
18Don't be lost. You are found also. We only have the moment. All that is real is the moment. Everything else is an illusion, so there we are.
19Love is a spark of divinity. There is salvation in love because it is the thing that unites us all. Love is the spark of divinity that is, in essence, life; that is found everywhere. It don't matter that it's transient, it don't matter that it often breaks our hearts, all that matters is that we can all share it in the moment.
20You're all beautiful, both inside and out. You mustn't worry about anything; nothing is important except finding love within yourself and being all honourable and glorious and beautiful. Take things dead slowly 'cause nothing you can attain externally has value, only that which is within yourself already is valuable.
21The interest in me and acceptance of my novelty has been like when Superman leaves his planet and suddenly things that are just normal for him become these superpowers here on earth. Or like Columbus returning from the colonies with tobacco.
22Change is perpetual and, to be honest, I don't see any great value in being a provocateur around trivial subjects. We're living at a time of incredible change and incredible consequence. And I think perhaps we should preserve our rhetoric for important subjects: the impending ecological doom being brought about by the irresponsibility of big business; the predatory nature of the financial industry; the constant subjugation of the world's poor; the outsourcing of manufacturing industries into the Third World; the growing disparity between the rich and the poor in apparently civilised nations like Britain and the US.
23When I'm improvising I say anything that comes to mind - a lot of it disgusting.
24[on explaining his thought process during stand-up performances] My mind is aware, I am the puppeteer of myself. When it's good, there is nothing. I'm just completely engaged in the moment, completely lost within. I have the idea as if there are tendrils that hang from the heavens, and when my head is clear, I can cling to them and nothing happens - I don't have to think, it all just comes. I feel like a conduit so that I am free from my mind... When it's good, it's like I'm not there.
25It'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. No-one really feels self-confident deep down because it's an artificial idea. Really, people aren't that worried about what you're doing or what you're saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.
26I think that most of the things achievable through drugs, certainly the things that people are trying to find through drugs, are accessible through other means - perhaps like meditation or prayer or contact through some kind of higher power.
27[on fame and finding inner happiness] When I was growing up, I thought I'd be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money. And I think that's because we live in a culture that celebrates fame and commerce and consumerism and money, so that if you don't have those things, you feel like you're not enough. And I think we live in a culture that makes me, "Oh, I'm a little bit too fat or I'm too thin, or I'm not right and I don't fit in." And I think that increasingly I've realised is I've tried to change and I've tried to adapt and amend and pursue these ambitions that ultimately - everybody has beauty within themselves, and if you find this and accept this, then you will be happy regardless of external attributes or material things.
28[on The Tempest (2010) co-star Helen Mirren] Confidence. Potency. Female energy. Roaring oestrogen. She's got that potency, doesn't she? That's why she can play queens and leaders. Women are, of course, powerful, feral creatures - the Earth being so female. If women get in tune to that energy, it'll destroy us all.
29I'm above 'heat' magazine, I've read a few books. But like, you know, if Robert... if there's two aftershaves on the shelf and one of them's got Robert Downey Jr.'s face on it, that might be an appealing aspect to me.
30What I think, whilst human beings are diverse and different, ultimately - Everyone knows what it is to be in love. Everyone knows what it is to find something funny. Everyone knows what it is to hate or to be jealous or feel insecure. We're made from the same basic stuff: 30 per cent of DNA the same as bananas, 60 per cent the same as worms and 98 per cent the same as chimpanzees, so we can't be that different from each other.
31It's no wonder Bob Geldof knows so much about famine - he's been dining out on I Don't Like Mondays for 30 years.
32It was nice of you to let him have a go, because, in England, he wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors. (On George W. Bush)
33I've always had this impulse to be destructive. I have to say to myself, 'remember, you've got all these things to do - don't ruin it just for the moment.
34In England, we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved. Christian Bale, I believe whilst in a restaurant, rolled his eyes at the lighting. That is an offense punishable by five years in prison in the United Kingdom. I admire Christian Bale and I think he's one of the greatest living actors on the planet currently, but we cannot shirk when it comes to good manners. If it's true that he also dropped a napkin on his way to the lavatory, then I think that he should possibly receive the death penalty.
35It would have been convenient to be gay. Just because of the grooming, the narcissism, stuff like that. But I have this kind of roaring heterosexuality. Traditional, uncomplicated heterosexuality, an almost clichéd Robin Askwith thing. People have always said, are you gay? I've had a lot of that. But it's just not in me. I really like women a lot; I'm repulsed by men sexually.

#Trademark
1Propensity for verbosity
2Dickensian demeanour and vocabulary
3Big hair
4Catchphrase: "T'is rhubarb!"
5Catchphrase: "Hare Krishna!"
6Catchphrase: "The Swines!"

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