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Happy Birthday: Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley

 

  Sarah Polley

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character’s thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her …

Happy Birthday: Sarah Polley

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 the U.S.] “If Canadian films don’t have a purpose, then what are we still doing here? We’re beginning to freak out a little. Why make a commitment with so little reward? The Canadian films out there have been so weak, it’s been kind of depressing”.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
1988
dir. Terry Gilliam
Starring
John Neville
Eric Idle
SPLICESplice
dir. Vincenzo Natali
Cast: Adrian Brody
Sarah Polley
GOGo
1999
dir. Doug Liman
Cast
Sarah Polley
Katie Holmes
The Weight of Water
2000
dir Bigelow
Starring
Polley
Sean Penn
MOVIE POSTERDAWN OF THE DEAD
2004
dir. by Zack Snyder
Stars:
Sarah Polley
Ving Rhames
My Life Without Me
2003
dir. Isabel Coixet
Starring
Polley
Amanda Plummer
Away from Her
2006
dir. Polley
Starring
Gordon Pincent
Julie Christie

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