After a string of high-profile relationships, Brand developed a reputation in the media as a ladies` man. His dating life won him The Sun`s Shagger Of The Year award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The award has been renamed ‘The Russell Brand Shagger Of The Year Award’ in honour of Brand having won three years in a row.
His breakthrough role was in the 2008 film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, in which he played Aldous Snow, the boyfriend of the title character (played by Kristen Bell). Brand received rave reviews for his performance as Snow, and he revealed the character was changed from an author to a rock star because of his audition.