Hugh Grant is an actor, as well as a film producer, who was born in London on September 9, 1960. He has an estimated net worth of $80 million, and is known for his performances as both the hopeless romantic, and sleazy, but oh-so-attractive jerk. Grant graduated from New College in Oxford, after studying English literature, and acted purely for pleasure and for the fun of it, not for the purposes of having a career in the entertainment industry. However, Grant soon performed in a touring production of "Twelfth Night," and started participating in the Oxford University Dramatic Society.
Over the years, Grant tried different jobs, such as writing book reviews, writing radio commercials, and tutoring. Eventually, Grant returned to acting, performing in many plays in England. Soon, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Grant was offered roles in smaller films, such as "Bitter Moon," directed by Roman Polanski, and intellectual films, such as "The Remains of the Day." "Four Weddings and a Funeral," however, became the film that made Hugh Grant a star. It was the highest-grossing British film at the time, and Grant was awarded a Golden Globe. Grant went on to make films such as "Mickey Blue Eyes," and "Bridget Jones' Diary." Critics often praise Grant's performances, however, he is sometimes considered to have no versatility in his career, and constantly turns to the same jokes. However, the ladies love him, and his career is going nowhere fast, so for now, we can rest assured that Grant is here to stay.