The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
The Virgin Suicides score is really good. Lots of Air. And About A Boy , that Hugh Grant movie, has lots of cool stuff by Badly Drawn Boy. I had it on my Christmas list one year and my parents didn't get it because they thought I was kidding
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.
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.
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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.
I don't have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.
In fact, her on-location chemistry with Grant, with whom she has been filming in Manhattan, sparked the kind of baseless rumors that only a star can generate. She had the baby already, ... A sweet little girl.
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Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing.
Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.
And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
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.
For five years or six years, almost nothing happened in Europe, there was a de facto moratorium where products weren't approved,
Strangely enough I'm better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.
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.
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.
When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.
I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called. You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen.
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!
And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring.
Hurley, whose most famous film is Austin Powers International Man of Mystery, ... Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Simon Cowell, I have met him at a couple of parties. But I don't know him at all, really, and this part is not based on him aside from the fact that I am a judge on a talent show that's massively popular and I am very cruel. There the resemblance stops. The part really is a creation of writerdirector Paul Weitz and his warped vision of me.
I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
Grant admitted the issue has come up with his girlfriend, actress-model Elizabeth Hurley. While he calls her the only woman on the planet for me, ... not on the horizon.
I whimper like a little girl.' - when he has bad dreams
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
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.
I think that's the whole point of Bridget Jones. It's all about that it's okay to fail.
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.
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