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September 1, 2004

Hugh Grant, Bob Newhart: birds of a feather?

After seeing Notting Hill on TV for the N-th time, I realized that the slightly bashful, stuttering, yet endearing persona of the characters played by Hugh Grant is the same persona that has been performed so well by Bob Newhart. Their timing when delivering lines is practically identical.

Just as everyone can relate to Tom Hanks's characters, due to their down-to-earth nature, the slightly nervous, needing a boost of self-confidence, tentative air of Grant and Newhart's characters allow us to feel like they have something in common with us. This works well for Grant despite his movie star looks.

Posted by Isaac at September 1, 2004 2:00 PM