refuses to dye his trademark white hair. The 'Man With Two Brains
' star says whenever he does change the colour of his locks, his films flop. He is quoted in Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "One of the rare times I took account of a review, it said 'Watch out when Steve Martin goes for the dye!' So I know not to."
The 60-year-old - who plays Inspector Clouseau in a new Pink Panther
film - also revealed he took French lessons to try and perfect the accent for the movie. The comic star got so used to speaking with a French voice he even slipped into character when he was off set.
He revealed: "It would happen all the time.
"I almost lost my girlfriend over it." However, the 'Saturday Night Live
' veteran was very careful not to offend real French people with his comedy turn.
Martin is quoted on website Dark Horizons as saying: "I don't know that there are French jokes in the movie, There's nothing anti-French, I don't think, that I can think of.
"And that's not where we come from, to try and insult a country."