Best Known For: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999)
Most Recent Project: Cloud Atlas (2012)
When 32-year-old Hugh Grant made Four Weddings and a Funeral, American Anglophiles finally found the sweetly neurotic dreamboat they'd been looking for. Grant's character in Funeral and his subsequent rom-com variations provided U.S. filmgoers with a docile hunk they could share tea and snuggles with. But you're thinking, All this over the guy my mom liked? Well, your mom has comptariots: Notting Hill and Funeral both broke box office records.
Desiring a change, Grant played womanizers in Bridget Jones Diary and About A Boy. The turn sapped him dry. After the 2009 flop, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, no one heard much from Grant.