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Mr. Nice (2010)

Country: UK, Spain

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Crime

Taglines: Most Wanted. Most Wasted.

Director: Bernard Rose

Writers: Bernard Rose, Howard Marks

Stars: Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, David Thewlis, Luis Tosar, ...

Mr Nice is the true life story of Howard Marks who was born into a coal mining family in South Wales in 1940's and then made it to Oxford University to study nuclear physics during the swinging sixties. With the help of fellow students, Marks built a worldwide marijuana smuggling network which became responsible for the majority of the drug smoked in the Western world during the 1970s and 1980s. Marks' adventures led him to have dealings with the CIA, PLO, IRA and the Mafia and he even became an MI6 agent himself for a period. Howard Marks is played by the brilliant Rhys Ivans, who won much acclaim for his portrayal of the folk hero.
Rhys Ifans became firm friends with Howard Marks in real life.
In development hell for over a decade.
Mr Nice was the name on Howard Marks' false passport, enabling him to do his drug deals.
That really is David Thewlis' penis that we get a glimpse of in a poolside scene. Originally his agent rang up and spoke to writer-director Bernard Rose, saying that he couldn't possibly reveal his penis as he was in the Harry Potter films! Thewlis howeve
There's been some criticism leveled at Chloë Sevigny for her erratic English accent. The fact of the matter is Sevigny rehearsed long and hard to perfect the accent, using tapes and voice coaches but was somewhat thrown when Bernard Rose insisted on going
That really is David Thewlis' penis that we get a glimpse of in a poolside scene. Originally his agent rang up and spoke to writer-director Bernard Rose, saying that he couldn't possibly reveal his penis as he was in the Harry Potter films! Thewlis however disagreed.
Rhys Ifans became firm friends with Howard Marks several years before the film was made, and extracted a promise that he would star if a movie of the dealer's life was ever produced.
There's been some criticism leveled at Chloë Sevigny for the quality of her English accent. In fact, Savigny rehearsed diligently to perfect the accent using tapes and voice coaches, but was somewhat thrown when Bernard Rose insisted on going off-script and improvising.
Mr. Nice was the name on Howard Marks' false passport, enabling him to do his drug deals.