Russell Brand's quest to crack the US continues with his first leading role in the re-make of Arthur, the tale of an immature playboy who happens to be the heir to an enviably huge fortune. Russell's history as an unrestrained party animal puts him in good stead for embracing the role of Arthur – a role first played by British arch-comic Dudley Moore in the original 1981 flick.
No millionaire playboy is complete without a extravagant collection of trinkets to adorn himself with and Arthur doesn't disappoint. Top hats, poorly knotted ties and a selection of sunglasses garnish the boy millionaire throughout the film. Obviously, at Sunglasses Shop we're only interested in one thing.
Embracing his inner child, Russell dons the Ray-Ban Wayfarer in a fetching yellow despite his nurse's attempts to encourage him otherwise. By wearing yellow Ray-Ban and a baseball cap Russell looks like a man who really needs to grow up fast - which is exactly the message behind the film. While he acts the carefree fool with a penchant for alcohol, Arthur eventually learns his lesson and changes his ways for the better.
It didn't take much of a leap for Russell to become Arthur. Russell himself revealed the secret behind his performance as Arthur - “I am such a thorough actor, I did two decades of research into alcoholism, just to make sure it was 100 per cent accurate!”
Arthur starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren
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