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Hilary Swank is a Actor and Producer American born on 30 july 1974 at Lincoln (USA)

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank
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Birth name Hilary Ann Swank
Nationality USA
Birth 30 july 1974 (44 years) at Lincoln (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Swank made her film debut in a minor role for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before she made her breakout lead role in the fourth installment of the The Karate Kid franchise, The Next Karate Kid in 1994. On television, she was cast as part of the main cast in the eighth season of the drama series Beverly Hills 90210 as single mother Carly Reynolds from 1997 to 1998. Swank garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical independent film Boys Don't Cry, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She starred in Clint Eastwood's 2004 sports drama film Million Dollar Baby as struggling-waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, which won her a second Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress.

She starred in other films, such as The Gift (2000), Insomnia (2002), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Red Dust (2004) The Reaping (2007), P.S. I Love You (2007), Freedom Writers (2007), Amelia (2009), New Year's Eve (2011), The Homesman (2014) and You're Not You (2014).

Biography


While filming Quiet Days in Hollywood, Swank met and married Chad Lowe on September 28, 1997. They divorced on November 1, 2007. In 2006, Swank began dating her agent, John Campisi. They ended their relationship in the summer of 2012.


Human rights controversy
In October 2011, Swank attracted controversy for attending an event in Chechnya's capital Grozny on the 35th birthday of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov on October 5. After wishing him "Happy birthday, Mr. President", she reportedly claimed knowledge about Kadyrov saying: "I read. I do my research". Following criticism from human rights groups, who report having informed her about the human rights abuses in Chechnya prior to the event, asking her to reconsider her participation, Swank said she was unaware that Kadyrov had been accused of human rights violations and that she "deeply regrets" taking part in the lavish concert, and will donate her personal appearance fees "to various charitable organizations."

Best films

Million Dollar Baby (2005)
(Actress)
Insomnia (2002)
(Actress)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
(Actress)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
(Actress)
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hilary Swank (36 films)

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Actress

Spark
Spark (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Aaron Woodley
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Jace Norman, Athena Karkanis, Patrick Stewart
Roles The Queen (voice)
Rating45% 2.2661652.2661652.2661652.2661652.266165
Un singe adolescent, prénommé, Spark, un renard et un phacochère s'embarquent pour une mission périlleuse pour récupérer leur planète des mains d'un général devenu fou...
Logan Lucky, 1h59
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, La NASCAR, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Hilary Swank, Adam Driver, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough
Roles Special Agent Sarah Grayson
Rating69% 3.497763.497763.497763.497763.49776
Jimmy Logan, ancienne gloire locale de football américain de Virginie-Occidentale, vit désormais de petits boulots en petits boulots. Divorcé de Bobbie Jo, il s'occupe dès qu'il peut de sa fille Sadie, qui participe à des concours de beauté pour enfants. Jimmy est engagé sur un chantier en Caroline du Nord, sur le circuit Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mais il est licencié en raison d'une blessure non déclarée au genou. Très remonté et sans un sou, il convainc son frère Clyde, ancien soldat en Irak et amputé d'un bras, de commettre le braquage de la chambre forte du circuit, équipée de tubes pneumatiques. Pour mener à bien leur plan, ils s'associent au spécialiste des chambres fortes Joe Bang, pourtant incarcéré à Monroe. Ce dernier exige que ses deux frères, Fish et Sam, soient aussi de la partie. Les frères Logan peuvent aussi compter sur leur sœur, Mellie, qui tient un salon de coiffure. Cette petite équipe va donc commettre ce braquage sur la légendaire course de NASCAR Coca-Cola 600, durant le Memorial Day.
The Homesman, 2h2
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Meryl Streep, James Spader
Roles Mary Bee Cuddy
Rating65% 3.2992053.2992053.2992053.2992053.299205
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a 31-year-old spinster from New York, a former teacher who journeyed to the Midwest for more opportunity. She is an active member of the small farming community Loup City, Nebraska Territory, and has significant financial prospects and sizable land ownership. She seems strong and independent, but suffers from depression and isolation after being rejected by several potential husbands for being unattractive and overbearing. She makes dinner for and sings to her neighbor Bob Giffen (Evan Jones), but when she proposes, he turns her down and leaves to find a wife back east.
You're Not You, 1h46
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Ali Larter, Marcia Gay Harden, Hilary Swank, Julian McMahon
Roles Kate
Rating73% 3.6994853.6994853.6994853.6994853.699485
Kate (Hilary Swank), a classical pianist is diagnosed with ALS. Her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) tries to find someone to take care of his wife. Bec (Emmy Rossum) – a college student – applies for the job despite her lack of experience. Kate sees something special in Bec and wants to have her as her caregiver to help her with everyday things like taking a shower. Eventually Kate splits up with her husband, Evan, due to his short affair as well as her wanting to not be invisible. She thinks that she has become the person in his life holding him back. She takes off with Bec and stays the night. In the morning she tells Bec to take her to an assisted living home, but Bec refuses to leave her there. Instead they visit Evan at his office so Kate can tell him she doesn't want to be with him anymore.
Mary and Martha, 1h30
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, Frank Grillo, Perla Haney-Jardine, Sam Claflin, James Woods
Roles Mary
Rating68% 3.44673.44673.44673.44673.4467
The film tells the story of two very different women, Mary (Hilary Swank) and Martha (Brenda Blethyn), who both lose their sons to malaria.
New Year's Eve, 1h57
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Nouvel an
Actors Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro
Roles Claire Morgan
Rating57% 2.850862.850862.850862.850862.85086
On New Year's Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Police Officer Brendan (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid Withers (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul Doyle (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year's resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.
The Resident, 1h31
Directed by Antti Jokinen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael Massee
Roles Juliet
Rating53% 2.6519652.6519652.6519652.6519652.651965
Juliet Devereau (Hilary Swank), an emergency room surgeon, rents an apartment in New York City from Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Juliet has recently broken up with her boyfriend Jack (Lee Pace) after she caught him having an affair, but she still has feelings for him. Unbeknownst to Juliet, someone is stalking her, observing her from across the street and apparently entering her apartment.
Conviction
Conviction (2010)
, 1h47
Directed by Tony Goldwyn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis, John Pyper-Ferguson, Melissa Leo
Roles Betty Anne Waters
Rating71% 3.599763.599763.599763.599763.59976
The film is based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters, a single mother who works tirelessly to free her wrongfully convicted brother, Kenny. The story unfolds in flashbacks, and the film opens with the scene of the brutal 1980 murder of Katharina Brow in Ayer, Massachusetts. In many ways, Betty Anne's life revolves around her brother, who is now in jail for the murder. Despite Kenny's knack for getting in trouble, they have always been close. After the murder, Kenny is initially brought in for questioning by Sergeant Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo), but released. Two years later, based on new testimony from two witnesses, Kenny is arrested and tried. The evidence presented at Kenny's trial is entirely circumstantial, but he is convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The three main witnesses against him are Taylor, his ex-wife, Brenda (Clea DuVall), and an ex-girlfriend, Roseanna (Juliette Lewis).
Amelia
Amelia (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Aaron Abrams, Christopher Eccleston, Virginia Madsen
Roles Amelia Earhart
Rating57% 2.8995052.8995052.8995052.8995052.899505
On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) and her navigator, Fred Noonan (Christopher Eccleston), are on the last leg of an around-the-world flight. Moving in vignettes from her early years when Earhart was captivated by the sight of an aircraft flying overhead on the Kansas prairie where she grew up, her life over the preceding decade gradually unfolds. As a young woman, she is recruited by publishing tycoon and eventual husband, George Putnam (Richard Gere) to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean, albeit as a passenger. Taking command of the flight results in a success and she is thrust into the limelight as the most famous woman pilot of her time. Putnam helps Earhart write a book chronicling the flight, much like his earlier triumph with Charles Lindbergh's We. Earhart gradually falls in love with Putnam and they eventually marry, although she enacts a "cruel" pledge as her wedding contract.
Birds of America, 1h25
Directed by Craig Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Matthew Perry, Ben Foster, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lauren Graham, Zoë Kravitz, Hilary Swank
Roles Laura
Rating60% 3.049993.049993.049993.049993.04999
All Morrie's wife wants is to start a family. But when Morrie's two siblings show up needing a place to stay will they be able to juggle the pressure, or will it all be too much?
The Reaping, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea, William Ragsdale
Roles Katherine
Rating56% 2.849272.849272.849272.849272.84927
Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) and colleague, Ben (Idris Elba), investigate and disprove claims of miracles. In Louisiana, Katherine receives a call from a friend, Father Michael Costigan (Stephen Rea), who says that his photographs of her have developed burn marks that when assembled, form a sickle-like symbol, a possible warning from God, which she ignores. She meets Doug Blackwell (David Morrissey), a teacher from the nearby town of Haven, who asks Katherine to find out why Haven's river has turned red. The locals believe this is a biblical plague caused by a girl, Loren McConnell (AnnaSophia Robb), who they believe killed her older brother in the river. They travel to Haven where Katherine meets Loren and has a vision of her turning the river red. Meanwhile, Ben witnesses dead frogs seemingly fall from the sky. Doug invites them to spend the night at his house, since the town doesn't have a motel. That night as they're about to eat dinner, they encounter flies and disease, which kills off local cows. Later that evening, Katherine explains to Doug at his wife's grave why she left the church; five years ago, she was an ordained minister. After a drought while doing missionary work in the Sudan with her husband and daughter, the locals sacrificed her family, believing they were the cause.
Freedom Writers, 2h2
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Jaclyn Ngan, April Lee Hernández, Hunter Parrish
Roles Erin Gruwell
Rating75% 3.751023.751023.751023.751023.75102
Woodrow Wilson is a formerly high-achieving school which has encountered some difficulties bearing its new racial integration plan. Gruwell's enthusiasm is challenged when she finds her class is composed of "at-risk" students, the "untouchables," and not the eager-for-college students she expected. Her students self-segregate into racial groups within the classroom. This is problematic, as gang fights break out and, consequently, most of her students stop attending class. Not only is Gruwell challenged with gaining her students' trust on personal and academic levels, but she must do so with very little support from her professional peers and district higher-ups. For example, her department head refuses to provide Gruwell with an adequate number of books for her class because she insists they will get damaged and lost. Instead, she suggests that Gruwell focuses on instilling concepts of discipline and obedience in her classroom.
P.S. I Love You, 2h6
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Roles Holly
Rating70% 3.5499553.5499553.5499553.5499553.549955
Holly and Gerry are a married couple who live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They are deeply in love, but they fight occasionally. By winter that year, Gerry suddenly dies of a brain tumor and Holly realizes how much he means to her as well as how insignificant their arguments were.
The Black Dahlia, 2h1
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr
Roles Madeleine Linscott
Rating56% 2.800452.800452.800452.800452.80045
In Los Angeles, on January 15, 1947, LAPD officers Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), investigate the murder and dismemberment of Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner), soon dubbed 'The Black Dahlia' by the press. Bucky learns that Elizabeth was an aspiring actress who appeared in a pornographic film. Through his investigation, Bucky learns that Elizabeth liked to hang out with lesbians. He goes to a lesbian nightclub and meets Madeleine Linscott (Hilary Swank), who looks very much like Elizabeth. Madeleine, who comes from a prominent family, tells Bucky that she was 'very close' with Elizabeth but asks him to keep her name out of the papers. In exchange for his silence, she promises him sexual favors. Continuing his relationship with Madeleine, Bucky meets her wealthy parents, Emmett (John Kavanagh) and Ramona (Fiona Shaw).
Million Dollar Baby, 2h12
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films about suicide, La précarité, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Films about disabilities, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Brían F. O'Byrne
Roles Maggie Fitzgerald
Rating80% 4.0491854.0491854.0491854.0491854.049185
Margaret "Maggie" Fitzgerald, a waitress from a Missouri town in the Ozarks, shows up in the Hit Pit, a run-down Los Angeles gym owned and operated by Frankie Dunn, an old, cantankerous boxing trainer. Maggie asks Frankie to train her, but he initially refuses. Maggie works out tirelessly each day in his gym, even after Frankie tells her she's "too old" to begin a boxing career at her age. Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, Frankie's friend and employee (as well as the film's narrator), encourages and helps her.