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Hugh Grant was not first choice to play Charles; Alan Rickman was initially in the frame.
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Inspiration for the film came when writer Richard Curtis was flipping through some old diaries and realized that he had been to 72 weddings in 10 years.
Andie MacDowell waived a fee for appearing in the film, taking percentage points instead. This netted her an eventual $2 million, compared with Hugh Grant's salary of $100,000.
Hugh Grant had to learn British Sign Language for his scenes with his deaf brother, played by David Bower, who is deaf in real life.
Backstories are given in a deleted scene. Charles, Matthew and Fiona were at university together, and Gareth was a lecturer. Scarlett was found under Charles' kitchen table after a party and has lived there ever since.
Rowan Atkinson's favorite film of his own.
Kristin Scott Thomas dubbed her own voice for the French version.
For his audition, Hugh Grant played a tape of when he was best man at his brother's wedding.
The poem read in the funeral is called "Funeral Blues" by W.H. Auden.
As of 1999 it is the highest-grossing British film in cinema history with worldwide box office in excess of $260 million.
Filming only took place during approx 35 days.
While making the film, Hugh Grant thought the movie was awful.
The budget for the film was so small that the Scottish wedding wasn't filmed in Scotland, and the extras had to bring their own suits to the weddings.
The first British film to win a Cesar - the French equivalent of the Oscar. It won for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay.
Marisa Tomei turned down the role of Carrie, explaining "My grandfather was sick at the time, and I didn't want to leave (New York). I'm sure it would have been fine with him, but I felt like I didn't want to go anywhere." In a 2007 interview, Tomei also said that she will "always regret" turning it down.
A Chinese-subtitled version of the film labeled Rowan Atkinson's character as Mr. Bean (1990) (or "Silly Bean" as he's known in China), though the characters are very different from each other.
The first of (as of 2014) five films written by Richard Curtis and starring or co-starring Hugh Grant; the other four are Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Love Actually (2003), and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). All five collaborations are romantic comedies. Roger Mitchell (director of "Notting Hill") has said, "Hugh does Richard better than anyone else, and Richard writes Hugh better than anyone else", and that Grant is "one of the only actors who can speak Richard's lines perfectly".
The first British film since A Fish Called Wanda (1988) to top the US box office charts.
Originally scheduled to be filmed one or two years earlier, but was held back. When it finally got the green light, PolyGram cut the original budget of eight million dollars to six million.
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Jeanne Tripplehorn was originally cast in the role of Carrie. However, the sudden death of her mother shortly before shooting was due to begin led her to leave the production and Andie MacDowell was cast instead.
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When star Hugh Grant (and then partner Elizabeth Hurley) showed up at the London premiere of this movie, Hurley's seductive Gianni Versace outfit drew most of the media attention away from Grant, much to his obvious chagrin.
Before composing his score, composer Richard Rodney Bennett fell asleep in the middle of his first viewing of the film.
A scene where Carrie lifts the veil of the dress she is trying on and sees Charles was cut after previews, as this practice is considered unlucky.
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Gareth is jokingly convincing an American wedding guest that he knows Oscar Wilde, who died in 1900.
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Most of Jeremy Kemp's role was deleted.
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Last cinema film of Rosalie Crutchley.
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Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas previously appeared in Bitter Moon (1992) and in both movies Kristin plays a character named Fiona.
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Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields both turned down the role of Carrie.
At one point, Alan Rickman was being considered for the role of Charles. Richard Curtis fought for him, but in the end it was decided he was too old for the part.
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The character of Carrie was voted one of the most annoying film characters of all time in a British online poll.
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Sarah Jessica Parker auditioned for the role of Carrie. She later famously played another Carrie in Sex and the City (1998).
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The Troggs' version of Love Is All Around appears during the first wedding reception, filmed in Hertfordshire.
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Phoebe Cates was offered the role of Carrie. She suggested Tim Roth for Charles.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Many of the extras were recruited by Amber Rudd who is described in the credits as "Aristocracy Co-ordinator"-among those used were Lords Burlington and Woolton.
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Rupert Graves was considered for the role of Charles.
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Michael Sheen was considered for the role of Father Gerald, since the producers were worried about the part being a mere cameo and thus too small a role for Rowan Atkinson.
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Rowan Atkinson and David Haig would team up a year later to do the Britcom, "The Thin Blue Line"
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Subsequently in Love Actually (2003), also written by Richard Curtis, the song Love Is All Around is again featured quite predominately in the plot with Billie Mack covering the song but with a Christmas theme to make Billie Mack's big comeback.
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