Happy Birthday: Sarah Polley

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sarahpolley.jpgSarah Polley

Born: January 8, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Married to: David Sandomierski (23 August 2011 – present) (2 children)

Was originally cast as Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). When she dropped out of the film because she did not feel comfortable with the role, writer-director Cameron Crowe considered canceling the film.

The reason why I stayed in Canada had everything to do with the kind of films we used to make before the commercial mandate came in effect at Telefilm. They were films that asserted an independent vision of the world. They weren’t just cheap versions of American genre films…but movies that spoke to the human condition. Now, I’m beginning to wonder why I stayed and if it was a huge mistake.

[on herself and other Canadian actors & filmmakers, such as director-actor-writer Don McKellar, who stayed in Canada rather than go Hollywood and make movies in…

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