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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts had already been a working actress for over a decade when she earned notice as a promising newcomer in David Lynch's Cannes Film Festival prizewinner Mulholland Drive (2001). Born September 28th, 1968, Watts began acting in her teens, landing her first film role in For Love Alone (1986). Watts subsequently appeared with future Hollywood headliners Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton in John Duigan's disarming teen romance Flirting (1991). Watts's next film with Duigan, Wide Sargasso Sea (1992), was not so well received. After her first taste of Hollywood with Joe Dante's schlock movie homage Matinee (1992), Watts nabbed a starring role as Jimmy Smits's disturbed student in George Miller's little seen courtroom drama Gross Misconduct (1993). Watts then starred as Jet Girl to Lori Petty's Tank Girl (1995), but the science fiction fantasy suffered an ignominious box office fate. After a series of TV movies and thrillers, including Sleepwalkers (1997) and Children of the Corn IV (1996), Watts appeared in Marshall Herskovitz's high-toned Venetian courtesan costumer Dangerous Beauty (1998) and successful TV docudrama The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999). Watts's breakthrough finally arrived when David Lynch cast her in his ABC pilot Mulholland Drive. Though ABC canceled the project in 1999 after Lynch turned in a typically mood-drenched work, StudioCanal financed its transformation into a feature that debuted to acclaim at Cannes in 2001. A Los Angeles dreamscape akin to Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive featured Watts as the blonde half of a female duo caught in a mystery of shifting identities. Drawing attention for her not-for-network TV love scene with co-star Laura Harring, Watts also earned praise as a rising "new" actress. Though ignored for an Oscar nomination, Watts's tour-de-force dual performance earned her numerous accolades and critics' awards, igniting her career. Working steadily in the wake of Mulholland Drive, Watts scored a box-office as well as critical success a year later with The Ring (2002), the Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror blockbuster. Starring Watts as an intrepid reporter investigating the origins of a lethal videotape, The Ring overcame studio doubts to become a sleeper hit, solidifying Watts's new star status. Watts subsequently donned period dress for the Showtime western The Outsider (2002), and to co-star alongside fellow Aussie Heath Ledger in The Kelly Gang (2003). Balancing her genre work with potentially headier fare guided by notable directors, Watts also appeared with Kate Hudson, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing in the Merchant-Ivory romantic comedy Le Divorce (2003), and won a leading role opposite formidable actors Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams (2003).

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Sep 28, 1968 No(a) Shoreham - Kent, England - UK
Filme / Créditos de TV:
Apareceu pela primeira vez:
No(a) movie A Série Divergente: Ascendente
Último projeto:
Filme O Castelo de Vidro 2017-08-10
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Filme Punhos de Sangue Linda Wepner 2017-05-05
Filme The Book of Henry Susan Carpenter 2017-06-16
Filme O Mar de Árvores Joan Brennan 2016-04-27
Filme Demolição Karen Moreno 2016-04-06
Filme A Série Divergente: Convergente Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2016-03-09
Filme Meu Nome é Ray Maggie 2016-02-11
Filme Refém do Medo Mary Portman 2016-11-11
Filme Enquanto Somos Jovens Cornelia Schrebnick 2015-04-03
Filme A Série Divergente: Insurgente Evelyn Johnson-Eaton 2015-03-18
Filme Um Santo Vizinho Daka 2014-10-09
Filme Birdman ou (A Inesperada Virtude da Ignorância) Lesley 2014-08-27
Filme Diana Princess Diana 2013-09-19
Filme Sunlight Jr. Melissa 2013-04-20
Filme Amor Sem Pecado Lil 2013-04-03
Filme Para Maiores Samantha (segment "Homeschooled") 2013-01-01
Filme O Impossível Maria Bennett 2012-09-09
Filme J. Edgar Helen Gandy 2011-11-09
Filme A Casa dos Sonhos Ann Patterson 2011-09-30
Filme Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Filme Você vai Conhecer o Homem dos seus Sonhos Sally 2010-05-23
Filme Jogo de Poder Valerie Plame 2010-05-20
Filme Destinos Ligados Elizabeth 2009-11-07
Filme Trama Internacional Eleanor Whitman 2009-02-03
Filme Violência Gratuita Ann 2007-10-20
Filme Senhores do Crime Anna Khitrova 2007-09-14
Filme O Despertar de uma Paixão Kitty Fane 2006-12-09
Filme Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' Herself 2006-11-14
Filme Império dos Sonhos Suzie Rabbit (voice) 2006-09-06
Filme Ellie Parker Ellie Parker 2005-01-21
Filme A Passagem Lila Culpepper 2005-09-24
Filme O Chamado 2 Rachel Keller 2005-03-17
Filme King Kong Ann Darrow 2005-12-14
Filme King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries Herself 2005-12-13
Filme The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Bicke 2004-05-17
Filme The Making of: Mulholland Drive Herself 2004-04-05
Filme We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans 2004-01-20
Filme Huckabees - A Vida é uma Comédia Dawn Campbell 2004-09-10
Filme 21 Gramas Cristina Peck 2003-09-06
Filme À Francesa Roxeanne de Persand 2003-08-08
Filme Ned Kelly Julia Cook 2003-03-22
Filme O Chamado Rachel Keller 2002-10-18
Filme Plots with a View Meredith Mainwaring 2002-10-04
Filme Rabbits Suzie 2002-01-01
Filme Cidade dos Sonhos Betty Elms 2001-05-16
Filme Down Jennifer Evans 2001-05-11
Filme Strange Planet Alice 1999-10-06
Filme Mulholland Dr. 1999-01-01
Filme The Christmas Wish Renee 1998-12-06
Series Sleepwalkers Kate Russell 1997-11-01
Filme Persons Unknown Molly 1996-12-27
Filme Colheita Maldita 4 Grace Rhodes 1996-10-08
Filme Tank Girl - Detonando o Futuro Jet Girl 1995-03-31
Filme The Custodian Louise 1993-09-03
Filme Gross Misconduct Jennifer Carter 1993-07-29
Filme Matinee Shopping Cart Starlet 1993-01-29
Series Brides of Christ Frances Heffernan 1991-09-04
Filme Flertando - Aprendendo a Viver Janet Odgers 1991-03-20
Series Twin Peaks Janey-E Jones 1990-04-08
Series Hey Dad..! Belinda Lawrence 1987-02-11