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Colin Firth to become a gay professor

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Published: Monday, March 1, 2010, 15:30 [IST]

London (ANI): Colin Firth says he decided to step into the shoes of a gay professor for his BAFTA award winning role because he wanted to go nude before turning 50. Firth"s role in A Single Man has not only won him much critical acclaim and a best actor BAFTA but also got him a nod for the 82nd Academy Awards.

"I pick up the script and it says, ''Naked man lies on bed.'' And then a few pages in, ''Naked man jumps in ocean''…''Well,'' I thought. ''It''s time. One more push against gravity before I turn 50 and it''s all downhill''," the News of the World quoted Firth, as saying. Taking about his Oscar nomination, he adds: "I'm not very hopeful, I'm afraid. "It's just nice to get the nomination, frankly."

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