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The A To Z Of Richard Curtis
Four weddings, a funeral, a horse, a hound and a whole lot of Bernards

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Despite fortunes made at the box office and his ease with A-list Americans Julia Roberts, Renée Zellweger, Andie MacDowell and Rachel McAdams, Curtis hasn't succumbed to the allures of Tinseltown. Or, as he'd no doubt assert, vice versa. A brief opportunity did arise after The Tall Guy when he spent six months nuggeting out a script called Four Eyes And Fat Thighs for MGM. Despite landing one funny scene "about a pair of slippers", his experience with the hard-eyed inhabitants of Hollywood boardrooms was a deflating one. "One meeting I had consisted of me walking in and the man in charge telling me how much he had enjoyed Gregory's Girl," he remembers in The Guardian. "I agreed. He then asked me how long it had taken me." The ever-positive Curtis does have one upbeat spin on the episode. "There was a lot of enthusiasm about the slippers scene."

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