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5 Hugh Grant Movies That Will Restore Your Faith In Romance

Charmer Is Thy Name

Charmer Is Thy Name

Hugh Grant turns 58 today and has charmed women across the globe with his sensational looks and easy, flirtatious demeanour.

Grant was born on September 9, 1960 in London, England. The hit 1994 comedy, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' earned Grant a Golden Globe Award and made him an international heartthrob.

The actor debuted in 'Privileged'. Much of his early work went unnoticed except for the performance as a sexually conflicted Edwardian in Ismail Merchant-James Ivory's 'Maurice', which won him a Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival.

It wasn't until the release of the hit comedy 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' in 1994 that the handsome actor became internationally known. His charming performance as a fool in love earned Hugh Grant a Best Actor Golden Globe.

Here's a look at his performances as a charismatic hero and the king of romance:

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'Music And Lyrics'

'Music And Lyrics'

You just cannot dismiss the fresh pairing between resident charmer Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.

The film focuses on the relationship that evolves between a former pop music idol and an aspiring writer as they struggle to compose a song for a reigning pop diva. Grant absolutely shines through his role as Alex Fletcher.

He allows a peak pf narcissism to peek through his easy flirtatiousness.

Watch the trailer here.

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'Two Weeks Notice'

'Two Weeks Notice'

Hugh Grant plays the role of an arrogant billionaire and who is naive too at the same time.

He stars opposite Sandra Bullock in the film who plays the role of a righteous lawyer.

The film opened at No. 2 at the U.S. Box office, raking in $ US 14,328,494 in its opening weekend.

Grant was absolutely charming and left women wanting for more.

Watch the trailer here.

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​'Bridget Jones's Diary'

​'Bridget Jones's Diary'

Hugh Grant essayed the role of Casanova Daniel Cleaver with elan.

And it turns out that a lot of Daniel Cleaver's cheeky-chappy lines came from actor Hugh Grant, who was seemingly free to basically do his own thing during filming.

Watch the trailer here.

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'Notting Hill'

'Notting Hill'

A romantic film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in leading roles, the film was set in Notting Hill, London.

The film won a BAFTA, was nominated in two other categories, and won other awards, including a British Comedy Award and a Brit Award for the soundtrack.

While working on the film together, Grant walked around the set complaining that Roberts' voice was significantly lower than his. What was striking was their on-screen chemistry and Grant's finesse at playing the awkward, divorced book store owner in London.

Watch the trailer here.

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'Four Weddings And A Funeral'

'Four Weddings And A Funeral'

Hugh Grant is absolutely charming as Charles, the good-natured but socially awkward man living in London.

Did you know he wasn't the first choice to play the role of Charles? When auditioning for the role that would make him famous, Grant gave producers a tape of his best man wedding speech to his brother, where he kept making fun of the groom’s eye sty.

Grant claimed that he was very much unwanted. He was considered too handsome for the role.

Watch the trailer here.


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