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Toni Collette movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Hereditary,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Knives Out’

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Toni Collette movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Hereditary,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Knives Out’
Toni Collette celebrates her 47th birthday on November 1, 2019. The Oscar-nominated actress has become a favorite of both the art house and mainstream crowd, ably hopping back-and-forth between small scale indie fare and big budget crowdpleasers. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1972 in Sydney, Australia, Collette came to the attentions of American audiences with a star-making turn in “Muriel’s Wedding” (1995), which brought her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Comedy/Musical Actress. She reaped her first Oscar bid in Best Supporting Actress just four years later for “The Sixth Sense” (1999), a supernatural horror flick that scared up massive box office receipts and critical acclaim.

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In addition to her Oscar success, Collette earned Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for
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Toni Collette movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Toni Collette movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Toni Collette celebrates her 47th birthday on November 1, 2019. The Oscar-nominated actress has become a favorite of both the art house and mainstream crowd, ably hopping back-and-forth between small scale indie fare and big budget crowdpleasers. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1972 in Sydney, Australia, Collette came to the attentions of American audiences with a star-making turn in “Muriel’s Wedding” (1995), which brought her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Comedy/Musical Actress. She reaped her first Oscar bid in Best Supporting Actress just four years later for “The Sixth Sense” (1999), a supernatural horror flick that scared up massive box office receipts and critical acclaim.

In addition to her Oscar success, Collette earned Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), for which she won the SAG Awards prize for top ensemble. She contended
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Anna Kendrick to Star in Crime Thriller ‘Unsound’

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Anna Kendrick to Star in Crime Thriller ‘Unsound’
Anna Kendrick will star in the independent crime thriller “Unsound” with Bharat Nalluri directing from a screenplay by Matthew Ross and Christopher Edwards.

Xyz and CAA Media Finance are financing and handling sales at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Both companies are representing the U.S. rights.

“Unsound” will center on a New England state trooper struggling with irreversible hearing loss while investigating the prison escape of a gang leader. Her digging into the case leads her to a vast life-threatening conspiracy.

ShowKat Production’s Jonathan Shukat, who originated the material, will produce with Untapped’s Andrew Corkin and Xyz partners Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin.

Kendrick, who starred in “Pitch Perfect” movies and was nominated for an Oscar for “Up in the Air,” starred last year in “A Simple Favor” and will also appear as Santa Claus’ daughter in Disney Plus’ upcoming Christmas comedy “Noelle,” which debuted its first trailer last week.
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Anna Kendrick To Star In Crime Thriller ‘Unsound’, With Bharat Nalluri Directing

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Anna Kendrick To Star In Crime Thriller ‘Unsound’, With Bharat Nalluri Directing
Exclusive: Anna Kendrick is set to star in Unsound, a new crime thriller movie to be directed by Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and The Man Who Invented Christmas helmer Bharat Nalluri from a screenplay by Matthew Ross and Christopher Edwards.

The Oscar-nominated Kendrick will play a New England state trooper, privately struggling with irreversible hearing loss, who’s tasked with investigating the prison break of a notorious gang leader. As she digs deeper into the most dangerous case of her career, she uncovers a vast conspiracy that, coupled with her deteriorating condition, threatens to end her career — and her life.

ShowKat Production’s Jonathan Shukat, who originated the material, will produce with Untapped’s Andrew Corkin and Xyz partners Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin. Xyz and CAA Media Finance are financing and handling sales at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, with both repping U.S. rights.

Kendrick recently
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CAA Signs Tony Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Sophie Okonedo (Exclusive)

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CAA Signs Tony Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Sophie Okonedo (Exclusive)
Tony Award winning and Academy Award nominated actress Sophie Okonedo has signed with CAA, Variety has learned.

Okonedo is a star of stage and screen, routinely alternating between movies and theater. She most recently played Kanga in Disney’s live-action film “Christopher Robin,” starring alongside Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell. She will next be seen in “Wild Rose,” a coming-of-age drama that was a critical darling at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It also screened at the BFI London Film Festival and is set for release in the U.K. April 12 and May 19 in the U.S.

Okonedo breakthrough performance was in 2004’s “Hotel Rwanda,” playing Tatiana Rusesabagina, a woman trying to keep her family safe while her country descends into genocide. She earned an Oscar nomination for her work in that film. Okonedo went on to receive the Tony Award for best featured actress in a play
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Emily Blunt flashback: Then-23-year-old nervously shouts ‘Whoo!’ after winning Golden Globe for ‘Gideon’s Daughter’ [Watch]

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After winning the Golden Globe for BBC America’s telefilm “Gideon’s Daughter” at the 2007 ceremony, then-23-year-old Emily Blunt walked up on the stage like a deer in the headlights. “Oh God,” the up-and-coming actress said as she looked out at the crowd of A-list movie stars and TV legends. “Thank you so much. This is — Whoo!” Blunt nervously shouted as she waved her hand in the air. Watch the fun flashback video above.

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“This was a film very close to my heart,” she continued. “It was a film for anyone who’s ever had a child and anyone who’s ever had a parent. It was just incredibly moving.” Blunt won the Best TV Supporting Actress trophy for “Gideon’s Daughter” for playing the estranged child of ace publicist Gideon (Bill Nighy
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‘Unbelievable’: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever & Kaitlyn Dever To Star In Netflix Limited Series

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‘Unbelievable’: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever & Kaitlyn Dever To Star In Netflix Limited Series
Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Merritt Wever (Godless) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) have been cast in Unbelievable, an eight-episode Netflix limited series from Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant, CBS TV Studios, studio-based producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly and Katie Couric. In addition, Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) is set to direct and executive produce the first three episodes.

Co-written by Grant, who will serve as showrunner, Michael Chabon (John Carter) & Ayelet Waldman (Applebaum), Unbelievable is based on The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning December 2015 article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the “This American Life” radio episode about the same case, “Anatomy of Doubt.” It tells the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting
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Julian Slater (‘Baby Driver’ sound mixer and editor) on the ‘multitude of elements’ in Oscar nominated film [Exclusive Video Interview]

Julian Slater (‘Baby Driver’ sound mixer and editor) on the ‘multitude of elements’ in Oscar nominated film [Exclusive Video Interview]
Sound designer, editor, and re-recording mixer Julian Slater describes the work that he and his “Baby Driver” colleagues did as “something that was quite special.” But he “never really appreciated that other people would understand what went into it and would pick up on all the kind of sound things that we did.” The academy certainly picked up on it, and rewarded Slater with Oscar nominations for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Watch our exclusive video interview with Slater above.

See Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss (‘Baby Driver’ film editors): ‘Every aspect of the film is integrated to the music’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Written and directed by Edgar Wright, the film stars Ansel Elgort as a young getaway driver named Baby who always needs to play the right tunes when he’s behind the wheel after a heist. In order to match the music with everything else in the movie, veteran
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Saban Films Acquires North American Rights To Mi-5 Starring Kit Harington And Jennifer Ehle

Saban Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to Mi-5 starring Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones,”, Testament Of Youth), Academy Award nominee Peter Firth (“Spooks”), Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades Of Gray, Zero Dark Thirty), Tuppence Middleton (“Sense 8”, Jupiter Ascending), and Elyes Gabel (“Scorpion”, A Most Violent Year). Mi-5 (known outside the Us as Spooks: The Greater Good) is based on the original BAFTA Award® winning BBC television series.

Series director Bharat Nalluri (Tsunami: The Aftermath, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day) has also directed the screen adaption, which was written by the series writers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (“Humans”).

The thriller is currently scheduled to open theatrically at the end of the year.

When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway (Harrington) must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce (Firth) to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

Mi-5 is
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Add Damon Gupton to the Cast of NBC's 'Endgame' with Wesley Snipes

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that NBC and Sony Pictures Television / Topanga Productions, Inc., will begin principal photography on "Endgame" this week through the end of March in Albuquerque. Starring Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes, and directed by Bharat Nalluri (“Spooks: The Greater Good,” “Tsunami: The Aftermath,” “Life on Mars”) and produced by Danielle Weinstock (“Mad Dogs,” “Salem”), "Endgame" is the story of ex-fbi agent Alex King (Winchester) who joins a century-old secret investigative organization tasked with protecting innocent people from dangers which regular law enforcement can't predict. In his first case,...
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The Invisible Woman review: sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

The story of Charles Dickens and his secret mistress is no romance, and no modest costume drama, either. It’s a tale of women being practical because they had to be. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast, love Dickens

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

His novels were full of life, and so was Charles Dickens himself… though not always in the most socially acceptable ways. Not for his restrictive Victorian times, and not necessarily in ways that would considered cool today, either. Dickens had a mistress for the last 12 years of his life, for instance, a fact dug up by biographer Claire Tomalin for her book The Invisible Woman, a relationship all but erased from history at the time in order to hide the scandal of it. Fittingly, then, this adaptation
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TV Bits: Rick McCallum Says ‘Star Wars’ Show is “‘Empire Strikes Back’ On Steroids,” Plus: ‘American Horror Story’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘The Killing’, and More

TV Bits: Rick McCallum Says ‘Star Wars’ Show is “‘Empire Strikes Back’ On Steroids,” Plus: ‘American Horror Story’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘The Killing’, and More
[1] Is it Halloween already? Today's TV Bits is dark and spooky, as it deals with vampires, zombies, murderers, and other scary creatures. (Insert your own joke about some of Star Wars' CGI characters being their own brand of horrifying here.) After the jump: Rick McCallum talks about the Star Wars TV show (again) ABC releases a trailer for Oren Peli's The River NBC picks up Dracula from Black List writer Cole Haddon Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange ponders a return to FX's American Horror Story AMC announces the Season 2 premiere of The Killing and orders an extra dose of The Walking Dead No, we're not any closer to a live-action Star Wars TV series than we were a week ago [2], but fans continue to ask and producer Rick McCallum continues to answer. In a recent interview with Collider [3], he reiterated much of what we've already heard about the budget problems,
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Shame (review)

Brandon Sullivan is living the dream! Great job in New York City, fantastic apartment in Manhattan, a different beautiful woman in his bed every night. He must be the envy of every hotblooded man, mustn’t he? This is that movie about sex addiction you’ve heard so much about. This is the movie in which Michael Fassbender (Haywire, X-Men: First Class) goes full-frontal -- oh, come on, you’ve heard about that, too. These things are not shocking. What is shocking about Shame is the male vulnerability, the male weakness, the abject male misery we see onscreen. Movies simply don’t do this. Movies protect the male ego, even to the point of -- at least in the United States, thanks to the MPAA’s retrograde puritanism -- decreeing that male nudity is much more scandalous and is to be treated much more seriously than female nudity, which may be treated casually.
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'The Little Mermaid' Flops Onto The Shores Of Live Action

When we all think of "The Little Mermaid" the first version that pops into our heads is the happy-go-lucky one that Disney created back in 1989. Now the fictional Hans Christian Andersen tale is spawning into a live action tale with Joe Wright in the director's chair. Wright's previous films include "Atonement", "Pride and Prejudice" along with the upcoming Saiorse Ronan starring feature "Hanna"."Tsunami: The Aftermath" and "Brick Lane" writer Abi Morgan penned a version of this script, said to be based the most off the play production from The Little Angel Theatre Company. If this isn't Disney-induced, it would be interesting if they go for the not-so-happy ending. Those of you who don't know, Andersen's version of "The Little Mermaid" ends with her not winning over the prince, dying and turning into sea foam (I'm not kidding).Source: Deadline
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Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in The Impossible

Summit Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights to The Impossible, movie based on a true story that took place during the 2004 tsunami, that hit the coast of Indonesia.

This upcoming drama stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. As you see, looks that folks from Summit are very satisfied with her work, since this would be a second Naomi Watts feature to its release slate (we guess you remember us writing about Doug Liman’s Fair Game, right?)

No big information about this one, but we know that Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) is in charge for directing the whole thing, from a script by Sergio G. Sanchez.

Production starts in August in Alicante, Spain, and then in Thailand in October.

Plot is still unknown, but there are rumors “that Bayona’s aim “is to recreate this natural disaster through a script with hints of horror and mystery and large doses of science fiction.
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More Than 'Skin' Deep

Playing a biographical figure poses a host of challenges—most pointedly accuracy, or at least capturing the person's essence. Sophie Okonedo doesn't dispute that, though she insists mimicry is not her style and in the end the script is her bible. In her latest film, the weird and disturbing "Skin," she plays the still-living Sandra Laing, a woman of mixed heritage. Set in apartheid-era South Africa, it recounts the tormented experiences of a black child born to two white Afrikaners who are unaware of their black ancestry and determined to raise their child as a Caucasian. Sandra has no idea she is black—or even of mixed race—until she is 10 years old and brutalized and ostracized at the white school she attends. The film follows Sandra's 30-year journey, including her love affair with an abusive black man, estrangement from her parents, and ultimate reconciliation with her mother.Okonedo met
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Comedy series lead acting races: By the numbers

While the women contending for lead performer in a drama series far outshine their male counterparts when it comes to award hardware, the comedy contenders are more evenly matched. Before today's nominations, the six men up for lead actor in a comedy series counted 17 performance Emmy nominations among them with 4 wins (albeit three of those by Tony Shalhoub, who now has seven successive nods for "Monk"). Alec Baldwin, the sole Oscar nominee of the bunch, picked up his third consecutive nod for "30 Rock" today. His win last year came on his fifth overall performance nod. Baldwin was also a 2001 producing nominee for the miniseries "Nuremberg." Both Steve Carell ("The Office") and Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men") reaped their fourth consecutive lead nominations today. Carell also shared in the 2008 series nod for "The Office." While Jemaine Clement earned his first acting nom for the second season of "Flight of the Conchords,
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Toni Collette Shines on Intriguing ‘United States of Tara’

Chicago – Writer Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning scribe of “Juno,” Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collette have joined forces for the impressive and intriguing “United States of Tara,” airing this Sunday, January 18th on Showtime.

“United States of Tara” displays the fingerprints of three primary creative forces - the snappy dialogue of Cody, the unbelievable range of Collette, and Showtime’s creative impetus to bring us people living outside the norm but hiding in plain sight. Nancy Botwin on “Weeds,” Dexter Morgan on “Dexter,” Hannah/Belle on “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” and Tara Gregson on “United States of Tara” may look like you and me but they live distinctly abnormal lives.

Toni Collette as Tara in United States Of Tara.

Photo credit: Nigel Parry/Showtime

What makes Tara Gregson’s (Toni Collette) life so unique is that she isn’t alone inside her own body.
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Adams 'Lives' for new roles

  • I want to be Amy Adam’s agent. If film history proves us right, her role in Junebug gave casting agents a new choice in categories such as: wholesome, southern, naïve, red head and now with Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: period pic inhabitant. Joining the already cast Francis McDormand, the Focus FeaturesFocus Features
[/link] romantic tale set in 1939 will see Adams portray an American songbird who befriends the governess (McDormand) sent to her home by mistake. Written by Simon Beaufoy and David Magee, this is based on Winifred Watson's book first published in 1938. The title character is a seasoned governess who gets a taste of a more glamorous, exciting life when sent to work in the home of nightclub performer Miss La Fosse and entrusted with sorting out the latter's highly unrespectable affairs. Bharat Nalluri, helmer of HBO mini "Tsunami: The Aftermath," is directing. We should see plenty
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