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With Nails

With Nails (Paperback)

Richard E. Grant

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-935-3
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Ten years after its release, Withnail and Iis a certified cult film, with the debauched and despairing character of Withnail still a beacon of inspiration to disaffected youth. Hollywood beckoned the film's star, Richard E. Grant, and he went. With Nails is Grant's brilliantly idiosyncratic, witty, and revealing acount of the film business and life amoung its stars. From visiting sex shops in Paris with Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant to answering the Spice Girl's probing questins about his sex life during downtime on the set of Spice World to working with Hollywood's hottest directors--Robert Altman in "the Playerand Pret a Porter, Francis Ford Coppola in Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Marin Scorese in The Age of Innocence--Richard e. Grant has documented what it's like to Become a Film Star with a frank and funny intelligence.

First comes Grant's first big break, the starring role in Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I, the cult film that set Grant's career on a path bound for stardom--"I had no notion that, almost without excepton, every film offered since would be the result of playing an alcoholic-out-of-work actor." Like Dante's Virgil he guides the reader through the Hell of the making of Hudson Hawk. He knows he's an insider when Carrie Fisher reminds him, "You're no longer a tourist, you're one of the attractions." This heady mixture of eating spaghetti with the Coppolas, window shipping with Sharon Stone and working with and learning from the best actions and directors in Tinseltown will be irresistible to anyone who loves movies or apires to be a Hollywood player.

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