Maybe so, but with three films in the U.S. (he's an uptight vicar in Sirens, a starchy Brit in Polanski's Bitter Moon and a bounding bachelor in Weddings), Grant remains true to his self-deprecating nature. On doing a nude scene: "I looked like a trussed chicken." On classical music: "It can make me suicidal in five seconds." On Hollywood: "I did do a lot of arugula and mahimahi lunches there." What won't he do? Madonna, who badgered him—unsuccessfully—for a date. Grant, the son of a sales-man-turned-artist father and teacher mother, prefers the company of Elizabeth Hurley, 29 (Passenger 57), his English actress-girlfriend of seven years, who lives in L.A. and with whom he talks daily. Despite hints from his mother, marriage is not a definite—"I feel very up and down about it." What is definite is his ability to charm millions of moviegoers with a single bashful smile. Said Weddings director Mike Newell:' I haven't found an American woman yet who hasn't flipped for him."
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