The straight-and-sober Russell Brand could never have lived up to Dudley Moore as the addled, original Arthur. Moore even received an Oscar nomination for the role. Commentators explain the role’s evolution from “charming boozer” to “spoiled brat” as due to our heightened awareness of alcoholism. Still, I think we’ll always wonder if Andy Dick could have pulled off a more successful remake. Click here to watch the non-embeddable clip.
Ari Graynor – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
While not exactly the most famous scene of drunkenness in a film, it’s definitely the most disgusting by far. It’s also a lesson in why you should never take gum from strangers.