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udjifudgi -> Russell Brand - good actor? (17/7/2008 4:59:11 PM)

I love Russell, but I cant help but feel that he just plays himself.
I think he should stick with comedy




*emz6* -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (17/7/2008 6:50:37 PM)

Thats all hes asked to do though really isnt it? I would have a problem if he was in a serious drama and was behaving in his usual manner but in the likes of Forgetting Sarah Marshall the character hes playing really only reguires him to act in his usual persona.




kdawg -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (18/7/2008 12:54:46 PM)

One of the most irritating people alive today...can't even answer a question without going into a rant about some random pish.....oh and he sucks as an actor...which should really not be used to describe him.




Workshed -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (18/7/2008 1:05:51 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: udjifudgi

I love Russell, but I cant help but feel that he just plays himself.
I think he should stick with comedy



Agreed. In the last year he's gone from local celebrity to international celebrity and as a listener of his radio show, the self compliments he gives himself are starting to seem less and less like a joke. I hope he doesn't disappear completely up his own arse, but Jonathan Ross knocked him down a peg or 2 (abliet jokingly) on his own show. It was hillarious.

But, yeah, Bookywook Movie??? [:'(]





broonie -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (18/7/2008 4:52:49 PM)

Good actor? [sm=happy07.gif][sm=happy07.gif][sm=happy07.gif][sm=happy07.gif]& [sm=happy07.gif]




kingalan -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (19/7/2008 1:20:34 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: kdawg

One of the most irritating people alive today...can't even answer a question without going into a rant about some random pish.....oh and he sucks as an actor...which should really not be used to describe him.


I con motherfucking cur.




Karl Crutchley -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (8/10/2008 8:48:38 PM)

an absolute cock




Shifty Bench -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (8/10/2008 9:14:30 PM)

He isn't even an actor, is he? He's a comedian who does comedy roles. He has shown zero range or on-screen charisma, he just plays himself. 




ElephantBoy -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (9/10/2008 12:31:20 PM)

This thread seems a bit pointless and premature right now, what has he done all of two films?  But yes I go along with what most have said, hes very annoying and does just seem to play himself and from what I can tell isn't a very good comedian yet alone actor.




kargon -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (20/10/2008 3:15:19 PM)

No he's not




Epiphany Demon -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (20/10/2008 6:18:53 PM)

As usual Kargon, your input into threads is magnificent.

Russell Brand, for me personally, is one of the funniest men on TV today. His stand up's hilarious, his chat show appearances are legendary, and his book was entertaining enough.

I haven't yet seen him in FSM though, but I'm aware he plays himself. That would be enough to make me laugh to be honest, but he's always going to play that type of character, so won't have a chance to branch out into more dramatic roles.




st3veebee -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (25/10/2008 5:43:27 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Epiphany Demon

As usual Kargon, your input into threads is magnificent.

Russell Brand, for me personally, is one of the funniest men on TV today. His stand up's hilarious, his chat show appearances are legendary, and his book was entertaining enough.

I haven't yet seen him in FSM though, but I'm aware he plays himself. That would be enough to make me laugh to be honest, but he's always going to play that type of character, so won't have a chance to branch out into more dramatic roles.


Thats a pretty strong word to use, irritating is probably a better fit. See him on Jonathon Ross? So stuck up his own arse I'm suprised he hasn't died of suffocation




Bickle -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (25/10/2008 5:59:57 PM)

I think he's a pretty crap comedian but he was alright in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.




t_bell -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (26/10/2008 12:19:11 AM)

Just a question - and feel free to tell me to fuck off but...
Might we all be just jealous because he is a very funny man, very intelligent and attractive to women?
Like I said, just a question. [:D]




Shifty Bench -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (26/10/2008 1:55:37 AM)

Fuck off.[:D]

You can't be jealous of someone famous or successful, because that would mean we'd have to be jealous of more people than just Russell Brand.Christ, George Clooney is probably funnier than me as well as better looking, but I ain't jealous of him.  Brand's popular for what he does, which is fine, so good luck to him. Doesn't mean I have to like him.




t_bell -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (26/10/2008 2:20:48 PM)

Fair enough.
I wave the white flag of defeat. [sm=biggrin.gif]


EDIT: Although I'm unsure if I fully understand your point. Then again, that'll just be me being thick. [:D][sm=33.gif]




Shifty Bench -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (26/10/2008 2:22:28 PM)

[:D]




TellThatMickHeJust -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (26/10/2008 2:58:17 PM)

I have only seen him in St Trinians and he was just playing himself. It would be interesting to see him in a serious role to see if he could pull it off.
I used to find him very annoying but I have warmed to him, he is clever and very amusing. I can see why he would wind people up though. Also, I am a female and I don't understand why women find him attractive.




rancorpuppet -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (29/10/2008 7:18:00 PM)

 So, by the concensus opinion on his acting abilities reached on this thread, he is kinda F****d if he is resigning from British TV and radio to pursue film acting?




Mason Verger -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (30/10/2008 4:56:55 PM)

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Goodfella -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (31/10/2008 10:22:02 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: udjifudgi

I love Russell, but I cant help but feel that he just plays himself.
I think he should stick with comedy



What, a complete cock?




st3veebee -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (31/10/2008 10:35:01 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Goodfella

quote:

ORIGINAL: udjifudgi

I love Russell, but I cant help but feel that he just plays himself.
I think he should stick with comedy



What, a complete cock?


Funnily enough I think even fans of his would describe him as that. [;)]




benjaminlwright -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (1/11/2008 12:34:14 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Shifty Bench

He isn't even an actor, is he? He's a comedian who does comedy roles. He has shown zero range or on-screen charisma, he just plays himself. 


He trained as an actor.  Then moved onto presenting and then comedy and then combined the two.  Acting was his first love though, apparently.




FGT -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (6/11/2008 3:26:07 PM)

I'd have thought he was in love with the sound of his own voice more..
As for him being an absolute cock...not that useful




ElephantBoy -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (13/11/2008 3:57:18 PM)

If he's a trained actor how come, he resorts the sort of roles he does?




Lady Windermere -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (13/11/2008 9:30:22 PM)

He is a tit. But I think he has the potential to be great.




Monkeyshaver -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (14/11/2008 10:39:33 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Lady Windermere

He is a tit. But I think he has the potential to be great.

Yes...a great tit!!!!




jermreen -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (17/11/2008 8:56:46 PM)

He's a prat with terrible dress sense and the WORST pants in history!!!!!

Cant stand him!!!.[:@][:@]




ElephantBoy -> RE: Russell Brand - good actor? (18/11/2008 3:32:44 PM)

I can't believe what a put down i missed out on back there[:@]
He was a trained actor, but then reliesed he wasn't good enough to make it, so he had a go at the Comedy thing, and after he became farmous, he said "I know I'll use that to get in films.  And besides he supports West Ham and thinks Soccer AM is a cool show, two more reasons to dislike him[:)]




Emyr Thy King -> Russell Brand - shite actor (17/6/2011 1:41:46 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Epiphany Demon
Russell Brand, for me personally, is one of the funniest men on TV today. His stand up's hilarious, his chat show appearances are legendary, and his book was entertaining enough.

I haven't yet seen him in FSM though, but I'm aware he plays himself. That would be enough to make me laugh to be honest, but he's always going to play that type of character, so won't have a chance to branch out into more dramatic roles.


Please elaborate on what exactly makes Russell Brand "one of the funniest men on TV today."? In itself a fairly weak compliment. I think Bob Geldoff put it succinctly when he called him a "c**t". I loved the way Stewart Lee de-constructed Brand with a few sentences in his stand-up routine. Probably the only comedian to whom I pay attention as he's the only one to call out these guttersnipes for what they are.

quote:

ORIGINAL: t_bell
Just a question - and feel free to tell me to fuck off but...
Might we all be just jealous because he is a very funny man, very intelligent and attractive to women?
Like I said, just a question. [:D]


Great material there. You'd make a better comedian than Brand.

quote:

ORIGINAL: benjaminlwright
He trained as an actor.  Then moved onto presenting and then comedy and then combined the two.  Acting was his first love though, apparently.


Yep, so much so that when someone criticised him in his final year of studying drama. He smashed a piece of glass over his head and stabbed himself a few times. Probably the only sane thing he's ever done.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Lady Windermere
He is a tit. But I think he has the potential to be great.


If he wants to realise his potential, he should lend his face to the next generation of Winmau dartboards.




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