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Rowan Atkinson eyes the best route in Mr. Bean's Holiday (Universal)

Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean's Holiday (opening August 24 throughout San Diego) arrives on U.S. shores after having already conquered most of the globe. The film opened earlier this year in England, Asia, most of Europe and South America, and has already amassed nearly $200 million in box office sales.

Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean is a character well-suited to global fame. The nearly mute Bean relies mostly on physical comedy which translates well into any language. Atkinson was inspired to create the character in the 1980s after a trip to Venice where he saw Italian street vendors selling souvenirs of British rock stars. If British rock stars could capture an international audience why not a British comic? Atkinson has said "Bean is very simple humor, extremely broad and extremely accessible. It's the inner child within the adult who identifies with him and the dichotomy of responsibilities."

January 18, 2008 at 09:08 PM
hi i love you -----

January 19, 2008 at 12:22 AM
Eh?! What did you say that for, wajdi?

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