Happy Birthday: Melissa Leo

Festival Reviews

melissaleo.jpgMelissa Leo

Born: September 14, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA

[Excerpt from her 2011 Academy Award acceptance speech] When I watched Kate Winslet two years ago, it looked so fucking easy – Oops!

[on interpreting the title role in Francine (2012)] To play someone when the character masks their own emotions, doesn’t understand their own emotions, has no release for their own emotions, and yet is full of emotion – that is a much harder character to play than someone who has somewhere to put it.

The Fighter
dir. David O. Russell
Stars:
Mark Wahlberg
Christian Bale
THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADAThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2005
dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Mr WoodcockMr. Woodcock
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Starring
Thornton
Susan Sarandon
Sean William Scott
MOVIE POSTERRED STATE
dir. Kevin Smith
Stars:
Michael Parks
Melissa Leo
Everybody’s Fine
dir. Kirk Jones
Stars:
Robert De Niro
Kate Beckinsale
Sam Rockwell
CONVICTIONCONVICTION
dir. Tony…

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