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--> "But when confronted with the Real [=McCoy=], in the form of Elle Macpherson without her clothes, he's hopeless."

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--> "But when confronted with the Real [=McCoy=], in the form of Elle Macpherson [=MacPherson=] without her clothes, he's hopeless."



* DyeingForYourArt: Elle [=MacPherson=] put on 20 lbs. to match the more voluptuous look of women of the era.



** Elle Macpherson made the transition from model to actress with the film and enjoyed great success as a result.

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** Elle Macpherson [=MacPherson=] made the transition from model to actress with the film and enjoyed great success as a result.


* BillingDisplacement: Elle [=MacPherson=] is on the film's poster next to Hugh Grant despite her character being about fifth in terms of importance. The actual other leads Tara Fitzgerald and Sam Neil aren't on the poster at all. The film ''was'' promoted to a degree on the fact that [=MacPherson=], best known at the time for her appearances in the ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'' Swimsuit Issue, is nude in it.

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* BillingDisplacement: Elle [=MacPherson=] is on the film's poster next to Hugh Grant despite her character being about fifth in terms of importance. The actual other leads Tara Fitzgerald and Sam Neil Neill aren't on the poster at all. The film ''was'' promoted to a degree on the fact that [=MacPherson=], best known at the time for her appearances in the ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'' Swimsuit Issue, is nude in it.



** Borderline with Portia De Rossi. This was her first film and it led to her getting her more famous roles in ''Series/AllyMacBeal''.

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** Borderline with Portia De Rossi. This was her first film and it led to her getting her more famous roles in ''Series/AllyMacBeal''.''Series/AllyMcBeal''.


* ActorInspiredElement: Hugh Grant decided to play Tony as someone who thought he was progressive and trendy in spite of his stuffiness.
--> "But when confronted with the Real [=McCoy=], in the form of Elle Macpherson without her clothes, he's hopeless."



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* FakeNationality:FakeAustralian:

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The film was not only shot in Australia, but inside the actual home of Norman Lindsay.
* FakeNationality:
** Borderline with Sam Neill, who is Northern Irish born but grew up in New Zealand, as the Australian painter Norman Lindsay.
** Pamela Rabe, who plays Norman's wife Rose, is Canadian. But she had been living in Australia for a few years before the film.


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* StarMakingRole:
** As noted on the main page, this was released in the same month as ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' and ''Film/BitterMoon'', and helped bring Hugh Grant fame in America.
** Elle Macpherson made the transition from model to actress with the film and enjoyed great success as a result.
** Borderline with Portia De Rossi. This was her first film and it led to her getting her more famous roles in ''Series/AllyMacBeal''.
* ShownTheirWork: Rose did indeed model for her husband's paintings. She actually met him while posing for a painting, and became one of his most recognisable models.


* MethodActing: Off-camera. Tara Fitzgerald would not party with her castmates in order to help herself stay in character as a repressed woman.

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* BillingDisplacement: Elle [=MacPherson=] is on the film's poster next to Hugh Grant despite her character being about fifth in terms of importance. The actual other leads Tara Fitzgerald and Sam Neil aren't on the poster at all. The film ''was'' promoted to a degree on the fact that [=MacPherson=], best known at the time for her appearances in the ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'' Swimsuit Issue, is nude in it.
* MethodActing: Off-camera. Tara Fitzgerald would not party with her castmates in order to help herself stay in character as a repressed woman.woman.
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* MethodActing: Off-camera. Tara Fitzgerald would not party with her castmates in order to help herself stay in character as a repressed woman.

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