History Creator / JenniferConnelly

29th Dec '17 8:31:16 AM Dancedom
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* ''Career Opportunities'' (1991)



* ''Film/HigherLearning'' (1995)
* ''Film/MulhollandFalls'' (1996)



* ''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog'' (2005)

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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' (2003)
* ''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog'' (2005)(2003)
27th Dec '17 7:23:42 PM costanton11
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Inverted. Despite having no ballet training, she was cast in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' precisely because of her resemblance to Elizabeth [=McGovern=]. Of course they liked her performance too.
* ActorAllusion:
** Three films feature the same specific shot where Jennifer's character stands at the end of a pier looking out to the sea - ''Film/DarkCity'', ''Film/RequiemForADream'' and ''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog''. While filming the third, her reaction was "how many times have I done this already?"
** In two films she has played the devoted wife to a brilliant but insane Russell Crowe - ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' and ''{{Film/Noah}}''.
** She's played a 'Sarah Williams' in both ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' and ''Film/WakingTheDead''.
* ActorSharedBackground: Both she and her character Marion in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' had fathers who worked in the fashion industry.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Ooh boy...
** ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' while primarily known for Music/DavidBowie providing the majority of {{Fanservice}}, also is known for Jennifer being dressed up in very flattering princess dresses in two scenes.
** ''Career Opportunities'' is known for Jennifer wearing a tight cotton tank top, and a famous scene of her {{Gainaxing}} on a mechanical horse. The scene was even used in the marketing, and one of her Yale professors even brought it up.
** ''The Hot Spot'' is remembered for her first nude scene.
** ''Film/MulhollandFalls'' is yet another movie remembered for her appearing nude.
** ''Film/TheRocketeer'' for a scene where she puts on a stocking, and wears a tight white gown that shows plenty of cleavage in the latter half of the movie.
** ''Film/RequiemForADream'' even feels the effects of this trope, for the scene of Jennifer's character performing a lesbian sex show. The scene is shot and directed as FanDisservice - as [[spoiler: she's prostituting herself in exchange for drugs, and drugging herself so she can get through them]]. However porn sites have used the scene out of context, turning the horror into straight titillation.
* CreatorCouple: She and husband Paul Bettany worked together on ''Shelter'' and ''Creation''. As of 2017, they are also both playing characters in the MarvelCinematicUniverse
* TheDanza: She plays Jenny in ''Film/TheRocketeer'', and Jennifer in ''Phenomena''.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** She normally has long hair, but cut it rather drastically into a bob for the movie ''Crime/Fly''.
** She also lost weight to play a homeless woman in ''Shelter''.
** Dyed her normally brown hair blonde for ''Virginia''.
* FakeBrit: Sort of in ''{{Film/Noah}}''. She uses an English-sounding accent to blend in with her cast members. Earlier she had played Emma Darwin with a passable English accent in ''Creation'' opposite husband Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin.
* FormerChildStar: {{Averted}}. She has come a long way from ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' and other teen roles to become the respected adult actress she is today.
* NonSingingVoice: Her singing is dubbed in the theatrical release of ''Film/DarkCity'', but her actual voice is used in the Director's Cut.
* OldShame: She's slightly embarrassed by her performance in ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'', not helped by critics ripping it to shreds when the film was first released. But this seems to have diminished with time; she participated in the 30th anniversary DVD release's new bonus features and filmed a special introduction for the Fathom Events two-night theatrical reissue in September 2016.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With Paul Bettany during ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. They married without dating in the interim.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' sees her playing [[TimeShiftedActor the younger version of Elizabeth McGovern]]. The two look very alike.
* StarMakingRole: ''Film/RequiemForADream'' marked the point where Jennifer transitioned from MsFanservice roles to more serious, respected characters.
* ThoseTwoActors:
** Jennifer Connelly acted with Josh Lucas in both ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' and ''Film/{{Hulk}}''.
** Connelly also acted with Creator/NickNolte in ''Film/MulhollandFalls'', ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' and ''Film/{{Noah}}''.
* ThrowItIn: Jennifer prepared for ''Film/RequiemForADream'' by making her own clothes - as Marion is a dress designer. She ended up wearing most of her own wardrobe in the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Veronica in ''{{Film/Heathers}}'' was written for her, but she turned it down, and Creator/WinonaRyder played the part.
** She auditioned for Sarah in ''Film/TheAccused'', Charlie in ''{{Film/Firestarter}}'' and Diane Court in ''Film/SayAnything''.
** A love scene was filmed for ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', but cut from the final film.
17th Dec '17 9:27:29 AM darkchiefy
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Things started to turn in her favour with a turn in the well-acclaimed CyberPunk film ''Film/DarkCity''. But it was with ''Film/RequiemForADream'' that she started to make the switch from MsFanservice to serious actress. More roles like ''Film/WakingTheDead'' kept earning her critical acclaim, and she managed to win an Oscar for ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. Nowadays she's a very respected actress with lots of accolades to her name. She's also got Marvel Comics cred due to her role in Ang Lee's ''{{Film/Hulk}}'' where she played Betty Ross as well as voicing the AI Karen in ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming''.

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Things started to turn in her favour with a turn in the well-acclaimed CyberPunk film ''Film/DarkCity''. But it was with ''Film/RequiemForADream'' that she started to make the switch from MsFanservice to serious actress. More roles like ''Film/WakingTheDead'' kept earning her critical acclaim, and she managed to win an Oscar for ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. Nowadays she's a very respected actress with lots of accolades to her name. She's also got Marvel Comics cred due to her role in Ang Lee's ''{{Film/Hulk}}'' where she played Betty Ross as well as voicing the AI Karen Ai "Karen" in ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming''.
17th Dec '17 9:26:51 AM darkchiefy
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Things started to turn in her favour with a turn in the well-acclaimed CyberPunk film ''Film/DarkCity''. But it was with ''Film/RequiemForADream'' that she started to make the switch from MsFanservice to serious actress. More roles like ''Film/WakingTheDead'' kept earning her critical acclaim, and she managed to win an Oscar for ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. Nowadays she's a very respected actress with lots of accolades to her name. She's also got Marvel Comics cred due to her role in Ang Lee's ''{{Film/Hulk}}'' where she played Betty Ross as well as voicing the AI Karen in Film/SpidermanHomecoming.

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Things started to turn in her favour with a turn in the well-acclaimed CyberPunk film ''Film/DarkCity''. But it was with ''Film/RequiemForADream'' that she started to make the switch from MsFanservice to serious actress. More roles like ''Film/WakingTheDead'' kept earning her critical acclaim, and she managed to win an Oscar for ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. Nowadays she's a very respected actress with lots of accolades to her name. She's also got Marvel Comics cred due to her role in Ang Lee's ''{{Film/Hulk}}'' where she played Betty Ross as well as voicing the AI Karen in Film/SpidermanHomecoming.
''Film/SpidermanHomecoming''.
17th Dec '17 9:26:18 AM darkchiefy
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Things started to turn in her favour with a turn in the well-acclaimed CyberPunk film ''Film/DarkCity''. But it was with ''Film/RequiemForADream'' that she started to make the switch from MsFanservice to serious actress. More roles like ''Film/WakingTheDead'' kept earning her critical acclaim, and she managed to win an Oscar for ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. Nowadays she's a very respected actress with lots of accolades to her name. She's also got Marvel Comics cred due to her role in Ang Lee's ''{{Film/Hulk}}'' where she played Betty Ross.

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Things started to turn in her favour with a turn in the well-acclaimed CyberPunk film ''Film/DarkCity''. But it was with ''Film/RequiemForADream'' that she started to make the switch from MsFanservice to serious actress. More roles like ''Film/WakingTheDead'' kept earning her critical acclaim, and she managed to win an Oscar for ''Film/ABeautifulMind''. Nowadays she's a very respected actress with lots of accolades to her name. She's also got Marvel Comics cred due to her role in Ang Lee's ''{{Film/Hulk}}'' where she played Betty Ross.
Ross as well as voicing the AI Karen in Film/SpidermanHomecoming.
8th Dec '17 7:44:42 PM NightShade96
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* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' (2018)
21st Oct '17 3:35:54 PM Tallens
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* ''Film/OnlyTheBrave'' (2017)
28th Aug '17 11:53:44 AM dlchen145
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Jennifer Lynn Connelly (Cairo, New York; December 12, 1970) is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. Her film debut was in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' - where she played the younger version of Elizabeth [=McGovern=]. But she soon transitioned to leading roles, and one of them included the cult hit ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' alongside David Bowie, when she was only sixteen. Despite critics being lukewarm to her performance, more leading roles followed. And she started to win critics over with roles like ''Film/TheHotSpot''. Success didn't come that quickly however - she found herself typecast in {{Fanservice}} roles. For most of the 90s and early 2000s, Jennifer was [[BestKnownForTheFanservice heavily associated with nudity or titillation in her films]] - regardless of the quality of her performances. These were usually acclaimed, leading critics to sigh about wasted potential.

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Jennifer Lynn Connelly (Cairo, (born in Cairo, New York; December 12, 1970) is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. Her film debut was in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' - where she played the younger version of Elizabeth [=McGovern=]. But she soon transitioned to leading roles, and one of them included the cult hit ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' alongside David Bowie, when she was only sixteen. Despite critics being lukewarm to her performance, more leading roles followed. And she started to win critics over with roles like ''Film/TheHotSpot''. Success didn't come that quickly however - she found herself typecast in {{Fanservice}} roles. For most of the 90s and early 2000s, Jennifer was [[BestKnownForTheFanservice heavily associated with nudity or titillation in her films]] - regardless of the quality of her performances. These were usually acclaimed, leading critics to sigh about wasted potential.
7th Aug '17 12:28:11 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''
* ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}''
* ''The Hot Spot''
* ''Film/TheRocketeer''
* ''Film/DarkCity''
* ''Film/WakingTheDead''
* ''Film/RequiemForADream''
* ''Film/ABeautifulMind''
* ''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog''
* ''Film/DarkWater''
* ''Film/LittleChildren''
* ''Film/BloodDiamond''
* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008''
* ''Film/{{Inkheart}}''
* ''Film/{{Creation}}''
* ''{{Film/Noah}}''
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''

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* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''
''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' (1984)
* ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}''
''{{Film/Labyrinth}}'' (1986)
* ''The Hot Spot''
Spot'' (1990)
* ''Film/TheRocketeer''
''Film/TheRocketeer'' (1991)
* ''Film/DarkCity''
''Film/DarkCity'' (1998)
* ''Film/WakingTheDead''
''Film/WakingTheDead'' (2000)
* ''Film/RequiemForADream''
''Film/RequiemForADream'' (2000)
* ''Film/ABeautifulMind''
''Film/ABeautifulMind'' (2001) - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
* ''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog''
''Film/HouseOfSandAndFog'' (2005)
* ''Film/DarkWater''
''Film/DarkWater'' (2005)
* ''Film/LittleChildren''
''Film/LittleChildren'' (2006)
* ''Film/BloodDiamond''
''Film/BloodDiamond'' (2006)
* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008''
''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008'' (2008)
* ''Film/{{Inkheart}}''
''Film/{{Inkheart}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Creation}}''
''Film/{{Creation}}'' (2009)
* ''{{Film/Noah}}''
''{{Film/Noah}}'' (2014)
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' (2017)
16th Jul '17 5:19:36 PM Saveelich
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* Film/SpiderManHomecoming

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* Film/SpiderManHomecoming''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''
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