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    Happy Birthday, Russell Brand! Bloody Brit Turns 37

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    What's more important than Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee and the day Buddha achieved enlightenment?

    Well, Russell Brand's birthday, of course. The English comedian, actor, author, singer and recent MTV Movie Movie Awards host tweeted this antagonistic question earlier today saying, "Enjoy #jubilee2012 but it is my actual birthday AND the day that Buddha achieved enlightenment—but which is the most important?"

    Clearly, we can infer an answer. Brand celebrates 37 years of gracing fans with comedy, complexity and just plain absurdity. Although the star won't be sharing his special day with former wife and singer Katy Perry, he does share a birthday with megastar actress Angelina Jolie, who also turns 37 today.

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    After debuting his acting career in 2004 in a Big Brother spinoff, Big Brother's Big Mouth, Brand hit it big in the U.S. in 2008 for his unforgettable role as Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Since then, he has starred in movies like Get Him to the Greek (2010) and Arthur (2011). 

    Brand has also proven himself to be a Renaissance man, writing an autobiography titled, My Booky Wook, providing a voice-over in the 2010 computer animated 3-D film Despicable Me and receiving various stand-up comedy awards. Oh, and creating massive headlines in one of 2011's biggest divorces.

    What's next for the star? Brand plays Lonny Barnett in the upcoming film Rock of Ages, which is set for a mid-June 2012 release.

    Additionally, according to what he said last night at the MTV Movie Awards, he's on the hunt for his next wife. So tonight, ladies, don't let this birthday boy fool you into getting into your birthday suit.

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