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Hugh Grant talks Cloud Atlas and says he is "out of show business"

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Without a doubt, the most divisive movie of 2012 was the The Wachowskis' CLOUD ATLAS. It landed on many "Best of" and "Worst of" the year lists, with some declaring it a brilliant work of art, and others calling it a "unique and totally unparalleled disaster." The film also didn't do great numbers at the box office, grossing $130 million worldwide (with less than $30 million of that coming from domestic theaters), which would have been fine except the budget for CLOUD ATLAS was over $100 million.

CLOUD ATLAS star Hugh Grant has been out promoting his new romantic comedy THE REWRITE, and in an interview with Yahoo! Movies UK, says it's unfortunate more people didn't check out the sci-fi film.

I thought [Cloud Atlas] was amazing. [The Wachowskis] are the bravest film-makers in the world, and I think it’s an amazing film…it’s frustrating to me. Every time I’ve done something outside the genre of light comedy, the film fails to find an audience at the box office. And, sadly, Cloud Atlas never really found the audience it deserved.

You may have noticed Hugh Grant hasn't appeared in that many recent films, and he told the site he doesn't seek out movie projects like he use to, saying "I’m not out there looking for films. On the whole, I’m out of show business.”

And if you're an optimistic person who is interested in getting into acting, you're probably not going to want read Hugh Grants comments about the industry.

It’s miserable. It’s a very cruel world, no-one should go into it. I’m always getting cousins and friends, and daughters and sons of friends…wanting to talk about going into acting and I always say just don’t do it at all. It’s brutal.

Hugh Grant might be semi-retired, and doesn't have great things to say about the acting world, however it's not as if he's done with acting. Grant's THE REWRITE currently doesn't have a U.S. release date (it hit U.K. theaters last week), but you'll be able to see him in Guy Ritchie's THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. on August 14, 2015.

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