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Firth: ‘Little Success’ in Hollywood

April 10, 2001

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Although British actor Colin Firth says he’s had ``very little success in Hollywood,″ he’s aware that the new movie ``Bridget Jones’s Diary″ could change that _ and complicate things in the process.

Firth, 40, plays Mark Darcy opposite Renee Zellweger in the film, which opens in theaters Friday. Hugh Grant also co-stars.

″(Brits) absolutely devour American culture,″ he tells Elle magazine in its April issue. ``Yet there’s a suspicion of Hollywood _ an idea that it’s vulgar and that if you court it you’re selling out. Endorsement from America can be double-sided.″

Firth’s previous films include ``Valmont,″ ``The English Patient″ and ``Shakespeare in Love.″

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