New York: Tony Curtis says he learnt to be cool from his peers in the film world.
"My closest friends were Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant, Burt Lancaster, and Frank Sinatra. Cary Grant was the epitome of a guy," a news daily quoted Curtis, as telling GQ.
The "Some Like It Hot" star, 84, added: "By watching them, I saw how people did things . . . I didn`t have the polish that they had, the social graces, and that was detrimental to me in the beginning. I`d watch these guys pouring coffee and picking up girls, lighting cigarettes. How the [bleep] did they do it without looking at the cigarette?"