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10 Films That Prove Hugh Grant Is Still the British Zaddy of My Dreams

Harper's Bazaar Logo By Bianca Betancourt of Harper's Bazaar | Slide 1 of 11: Though the Internet's swift and sudden obsession with HBO's The Undoing proved to the public that, yes, Hugh Grant can be a "serious" (as well as hauntingly convincing) actor, the show had a contrasting effect on others—and by others, I mean me. If anything, bingeing the show over a two-night span just reminded me that even when Grant is portraying a conniving, ruthless murderer, one just can't seem to shake the dozens of signature rom-com king roles that proceeded The Undoing; the ones that bring back memories of when Grant was endearingly charming (not in a psychopathic sense), unequivocally suave, and, well, simply put, just plain sexy. As much as Grant may be aiming to desert his reputation as a swoon-worthy leading man (he told The Hollywood Reporter back in June that he's "too old and too ugly" to continue on with the genre), I'm here to declare that I don't need Grant to be deep, serious, or brooding. I just need him to be hot, and if we were to ever meet IRL, to blissfully and respectively waste my time. Since that will almost absolutely never happen, we'll always have the movies. So below, I've rounded up 10 of Grant's hottest on-screen portrayals, including his stints as a brooding bookstore owner, the prime minster of Britain, and the British zaddy of my dreams.

Though the Internet's swift and sudden obsession with HBO's The Undoing proved to the public that, yes, Hugh Grant can be a "serious" (as well as hauntingly convincing) actor, the show had a contrasting effect on others—and by others, I mean me.

If anything, bingeing the show over a two-night span just reminded me that even when Grant is portraying a conniving, ruthless murderer, one just can't seem to shake the dozens of signature rom-com king roles that proceeded The Undoing; the ones that bring back memories of when Grant was endearingly charming (not in a psychopathic sense), unequivocally suave, and, well, simply put, just plain sexy. As much as Grant may be aiming to desert his reputation as a swoon-worthy leading man (he told The Hollywood Reporter back in June that he's "too old and too ugly" to continue on with the genre), I'm here to declare that I don't need Grant to be deep, serious, or brooding. I just need him to be hot, and if we were to ever meet IRL, to blissfully and respectively waste my time.

Since that will almost absolutely never happen, we'll always have the movies. So below, I've rounded up 10 of Grant's hottest on-screen portrayals, including his stints as a brooding bookstore owner, the prime minster of Britain, and the British zaddy of my dreams.

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