Happy Birthday: Laura Linney

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Laura Linney.jpgLaura Linney

Born: February 5, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA

With big, emotional roles it’s very easy, especially if you’ve grown up in the American school of acting, to exploit your own pain. You have to be careful about that, because 9 times out of 10, your pain is not appropriate to the character. You can watch someone on-stage cry and cry – but in the audience you feel nothing. It’s easy to become indulgent. For me, what’s important is the story first.

A lifetime of work, particularly where you get to see an actor grow and change, is better than becoming a rock & roll movie star.

[on how she has benefited from receiving Oscar nominations]: It’s helped me to keep working, quite frankly.

Dave
1993
dir. Ivan Reitman
Starring
Kevin Kline
Sigourney Weaver
ABSOLUTE POWERAbsolute Power
1997
dir. Clint Eastwood
Cast
Clint Eastwood
Ed Harris
THE TRUMAN SHOWThe…

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