British comedian Russell Brand is best-known to American movie fans as Aldous Snow, the promiscuous, drug addled rock and roller who lands Jonah Hill in hot water in the comedy "Get Him to the Greek."
In real life, Brand has struggled with an addiction to drugs. He's also had a complicated relationship with fame, especially after his brief marriage to singer Katy Perry.
Those struggles and Brand's new turn as a political activist are captured in a new documentary titled "Brand: A Second Coming."
The film was directed by Ondi Timoner, who is no stranger to films about our curious relationship with fame. Her 2009 documentary, "We Live in Public," looked at the effect of the Internet and putting so much of our lives online for all to see.
Joining Take Two to discuss:
- Ondi Timoner, director, "Brand: A Second Coming"