But she was never a hot, beautiful actress, and now she's an old actress. She's already been demoted to tv, and that was quite awhile ago.
She just co-starred with Viola in "Won't Black Down"
ooops make that "Won't Back Down," senior moment! Why do I keep doing that? Oh well (laughs self-deprecatingly)
Yet again, another tired and unfunny M joke completely kills a thread.
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R1 - actually she was gorgeous in the late 80s/ early 90s.
She was lead on Saving Grace or something like that.
Shes in her fifties now. Probably be seeing her more in tv and doing character roles in films. Great thing about holly she has never shyed away from going where the work is. Whether tv or film anytime in her career.
I wish she were playing Mary Todd Lincoln in the new Spielberg movie.
I really liked her in Broadcast News and Raising Arizona. I would watch her in anything; she does interesting stuff with her characters.
She's good, but I couldn't take "Saving Grace."
She was great as Louis in Super 8.
She has the worst voice this side of Jack Welch.
You new to these parts, OP?
Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) starred in The Piano for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She has also been nominated for Oscars for her roles in Broadcast News, The Firm, and Thirteen.
Hunter has also won two Emmy Awards with seven nominations and has won a Golden Globe Award with another six nominations.
She had that Saving Grace show where she played some kind of hot-mess alcoholic cop seeing visions of an angel named Earl that kept her from doing bad things.
It got canceled maybe three years ago, but I always suspected the main character wasn't too far off from her actual personality.
I think you're the devil.
After her breakthrough in Broadcast News, for which she won just about every critics award going, and subsequent studio follow-up in Speilberg's rather dire Always, Hunter reappeared a few years later, I think having already finished production on Campion's Piano, and did an interview in The Hollywood Reporter in which she stated that she did not view her career trajectory as vertical but rather, for her, it was more "lateral" in that she had reached a height that allowed her to pursue the things she wanted to do and saw herself rather as stretching, extending outward from there. And then Piano was screened at Cannes and became an instant classic, a masterpiece really winning Academy Awards (and a slew of others) for herself, Campion and Paquin.
And in the following years she remained true to her words working on a number of haunting independent films like Cronenberg's Crash, Jesus' Son, Thirteen, among others. She often turns up in challenging, unexpected places and for certain directors and writers will no doubt remain a much sought after talent.
I agree. R2, 3, and 5 are thread killers because they can't except using a tired, tired unfunny old joke.
She's now old, ugly, and unwanted.
And her voice is still like nails on a chalkboard!
She was fantastic in the murdering cheerleader mom movie.
I am big! It's the pictures that got small!
Her accent and weird mouth killed her major film career. Unless she was playing a regional Southern her accent held her back. She made no effort to modify of lose it so it limits the parts she can play. Which is a shame because she is a terrific actress.
She showed her hole in The Piano and then got fingered by the delicious Elias Koteas in Crash.
She's Ron Eldard.
Excellent actress but with a limited range.
She used to have a very large clit that was visible through fabric. In one bathing suit scene I was very distracted by it. And the voice! Yes, you are right. Bad every which way.
R22, her film career was not "ruined" by her voice and mouth (wha?). As R17 pretty well states, she's been in some classic films (with and without her voice), is an Academy Award winner (a year in which she was a double nominee, I might add). She also shows up in unexpected projects always delivering high caliber character work. If I recall correctly, she was also the original choice for the role that eventually went to Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets.
She had cankles in Broadcast News.
R28 - Seriously? She was super fit, and if anything, skinny.
She's at least a foot shorter than I am and I'm 5'2". I had to crane my neck down to make eye contact with her and we were both wearing flats.
Wow, now that's short r30. I'm 5'3, so she would be like my grandma-short.
I think she's 5'0".
She dumped Janus so Speilberg had her black balled
She's a lesbo, right?
her side mouth (cane voice) is more and more pronounced as she gets older as evidenced in Won't Back Down. It's a cane faced scream!!!!!
Not a lesbo r34.
She won the Oscar for playing a mute, so I don't think her voice can be said to have held her back.
(I thought it was a dopey movie though, and the music is dopey too.)
Okay, R26, what bathing suit scene in what movie??
She was so great in Home For the Holidays! The best thanksgiving movie, ever!
Her best work was probably in NBCs "Men Behaving Badly".
Great in "Raising Arizona."
She makes a terrible hissing noise when she speaks. I don't know how anyone could stand to listen to that.
I would hardly call THE PIANO a timeless classic. The movie is pretentious drivel that bores you senseless.
That being said, Hunter is a terrific actress. But THE PIANO will always be overrated.
She is now in a UK tv series called Top of the Lake with Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men. She's also set to be in some Diablo Cody project with Russel Brand and Octavia Spencer.
Well, speak of the devil: Holly Hunter is alive and well and doing a play Off Broadway!
[quote]She is now in a UK tv series called Top of the Lake with Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men
How is that? It was directed by Jane Campion.
R45 - No, you're the devil.
She had a ton of cosmetic surgery done
No she hasn't.
Having kids ravaged her face. Twins, no less.
Don't buy your tickets yet kiddies, the NY Times has reported that...
The Oscar winner Holly Hunter has withdrawn from the Flea Theater’s production of the new play “The Vandal,” citing scheduling conflicts, and will be replaced by the admired theater actress Deirdre O’Connell (“Magic/Bird,” “In the Wake”), the theater announced on Tuesday. No further details about Ms. Hunter were provided.
Well she certainly looks like she's had surgery.
She's fantastic in "Jackie". Loved the movie.
Doesn't look like she had surgery to me. This is from her latest movie
Isn't she a rug-muncher? I always assumed she was.
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[quote]She is now in a UK tv series called Top of the Lake with Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men
She plays a sort of spiritual leader to a group of women in that. She's got long gray hair and no makeup and is usually slumped in a chair. I suppose it's an acting choice, but she mumbles when she speaks to the point that I can't understand a word she says.
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