My Favorite Performances of All Time
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Movie- Vera Drake
Character- Vera Drake
Director- Mike Leigh
Role- A good-tempered housewife in 1950's England who secretly performs abortions.
Character- Juno MacGuff
Director- Jason Reitman
Role- A sarcastic, troubled 16-year-old who becomes pregnant and tries to find a suitable adoptive family.
Movie- An Education
Director- Lone Scherfig
Role- A teenage girl yearning for excitement in her life who gets involved with an unsavory older man.
Director- Cate Shortland
Role- A promiscuous, lonely Australian teenager kicked out of the house and left to fend for herself after making a move on her mother's boyfriend.
Character- Michaela Klingler
Director- Hans-Christian Schmid
Role- A deeply religious girl in 1970's Germany suffering from seizures and hallucinations questioning her faith.
Character- Dennis 'Spider' Cleg
Director- David Cronenberg
Role- A deeply disturbed Brit with unresolved mama issues and a very limited sense of reality.
Movie- The Constant Gardener
Character- Justin Quayle
Director- Fernando Meirelles
Role- An English diplomat investigating his humanitarian wife Tessa's suspicious death in Africa.
Movie- A Single Man
Director- Tom Ford
Role- A depressed gay man reeling after the death of his lover in a car accident.
Movie- Michael Clayton
Character- Arthur Edens
Director- Tony Gilroy
Role- A lawyer with Bipolar disorder who has a mental breakdown and reveals a conspiracy concerning a corporation he previously defended.
Movie- All Or Nothing
Character- Phil Bassett
Director- Mike Leigh
Role- A depressed British cab driver struggling from marital problems with his wife.
Movie- All the Little Animals
Character- Bobby Platt
Director- Jeremy Thomas
Role- A mistreated, brain-damaged adult who runs away from an abusive envirement and meets a slightly crazy man who dedicates his life to burying roadkill.
Movie- What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Character- Arnie Grape
Director- Lasse Hallström
Role- Gilbert's severely retarded younger brother, who has a penchant for climbing water towers.
Movie- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Character- Charles Hanson
Director- Sydney Lumet
Role- A grieving father whose sons intiate a robbery of the family jewelry store that goes wrong.
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