Russell Brand clowns politely for the camera, adjusting his necktie while half-smiling sideways. (Does this really qualify as clowning? Discuss.) This was at the New York premiere of his film Arthur at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on April 5, 2011. The comedy was a remake of the 1981 film Arthur, which starred Dudley Moore as the title character, a wealthy and inebriated man-child who Must Grow Up. Brand seemed perfect for the role, but somehow the film didn't quite take off with audiences.