Hugh Grant

(Hugh John Mungo Grant)

Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
  • Born: September 9, 1960
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. Grant has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César for his work. As of 2018, his films have grossed a total of nearly US$3 billion worldwide from 29 theatrical releases. He first received attention after earning the Volpi Cup for his performance in the film Maurice (1987) but achieved international success after appearing in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). He used this breakthrough role as a frequent cinematic persona during the 1990s, delivering comic performances in films such as Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). One of the best known figures in 1990s British popular culture, Grant was then in a high-profile relationship with Elizabeth Hurley, which was the focus of much attention in the British and international media.

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And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow. Nature
And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring.
As it is, I have a limited range as an actor - light comedy. I have never been a fan of romantic comedies, and yet that is what I have ended up mostly doing. Romantic
At home, I hardly ever leave London. I don't like the countryside in England.
Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing. Life
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
For any new technology there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that's just the price of being first sometimes. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't! Truth
I couldn't put my hand on my heart and say I think that being in a relationship is a natural state for a human being.
I don't have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.
I don't particularly like babies. I don't mind them for about four minutes. That's my max. After that I can't quite see what everyone's fussing about.
I don't think there's much point in putting me a deep, dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people who do it so much better than I do.
I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called. You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen.
I had Courtney Love's left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn't know where to look. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I have no doubt that I'd be a marvelous father. Maybe not when they're tiny, but when they're a little bit older, I think I'd be rather good.
I look at life and I see some very happy relationships, but I also see the vast majority as not being that happy. Life
I quite like Pilates now. I have a Pilates girl in every city.
I think I'm rather young and sprightly, but then you see pictures of yourself and think, 'Who is that old man?' and I realise I'm not as young as I thought I was.
I think maybe in a way it gets worse because you come in with a real reputation and they've paid you lots of money and all that. Money, Coins & Minting
I think that's the whole point of Bridget Jones. It's all about that it's okay to fail.
If you have a smothering parent, the effect it can apparently have on a child is to give them, in equal doses, a sense of too much self-esteem, because they are mummy's little princess or prince, and low self-esteem. It affects future relationships. Future
I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
I'm a terrible vacillator; I can be sure of something one day and change my mind the next.
I'm horrible in the mornings. I'm grumpy.
I'm quite proud of some of the films I've done, but less for the acting than for the fact that they're unpretentious and entertaining. I'm proud of having made unpretentious choices.
I'm such a chronic relativist, I can't hold down a strong opinion about many things long enough.
I'm very unrelaxed doing a newspaper interview.
It's very rare in life to be sure about something - particularly when it's an issue. Life
Japanese women have always loved my films, even when no one else did. Ever since I made 'Maurice' in the 1980s, I've been getting hundreds of letter from Japanese girls. They definitely have a special place in my heart. Women
Most actors really love it, that's what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they'll read a script and think, that's an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
My laziness is really profound. I'm really interested in where it comes from - it almost feels chemical. And we've all got ADD now, short attention span and all that.
Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric.
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
Strangely enough I'm better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather.
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor. Failure ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny. Humor ;Romantic
The truth is, I'd never seen a Cary Grant film. Since then I have watched his stuff and it's astounding, but I don't see any similarity between us. Except for the fact that I'm told he used to wear ladies' underwear, which is something I also do. Truth
Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment.
When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.
With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor. Time ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred. Women
You know everyone loves to be the villain.