History Creator / NaomiWatts

5th Dec '16 8:46:44 AM fearlessnikki
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* FakeAmerican: [[invoked]] More than half of her roles.



* OldShame: [[invoked]] As mentioned above, she's flat-out stated that many of her early films were "shit" and that she only acted in them to pay the rent. Between ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIVTheGathering'', ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''The Shaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''Film/MulhollandDrive'' films.



* ThoseTwoActors: [[invoked]] With Sean Penn, her co-star in three films.
18th Oct '16 12:34:43 PM GnomeTitan
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* MoneyDearBoy: [[invoked]] The reason she acted in movies that would later be her OldShame.



* RomanceOnTheSet: [[invoked]] Naomi met her partner, Liev Schreiber, when filming ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''.
18th Oct '16 9:17:43 AM TheRoguePenguin
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18th Oct '16 9:17:13 AM TheRoguePenguin
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5th Sep '16 9:50:41 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/FairGame'' (2010)

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* ''Film/FairGame'' ''Film/{{Fair Game|2010}}'' (2010)



* BreakTheCutie : She's subjected to a lot of it in her films. Her character in ''Film/TheImpossible'' gets swept up in a tsunami, almost drowns, winds up with major open wounds in her leg which then get infected, and spends much of the film believing that her husband and two of her sons have drowned. One reviewer referred to it as "The Passion of Naomi Watts".

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* BreakTheCutie : BreakTheCutie: She's subjected to a lot of it in her films. Her character in ''Film/TheImpossible'' gets swept up in a tsunami, almost drowns, winds up with major open wounds in her leg which then get infected, and spends much of the film believing that her husband and two of her sons have drowned. One reviewer referred to it as "The Passion of Naomi Watts".
5th Sep '16 9:24:08 AM JamesAustin
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->''"I'm not this dark, twisted person. Yes, I have my demons and this is my way of exorcising them. It gets them out - and better out than in. Actually, I think that it's the comedians who are the darkest people on the planet, because they think life's just bloody hilarious."''\\
--'''On herself'''

->''"I wonder if Creator/NaomiWatts had some kind of stipulation in her contracts that there had to be at least one makeout with another actress in every movie she was in for a while."''\\
--'''Matt Wilson''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-tank-girl-review/ on]] ''Film/TankGirl''

'''Naomi Ellen Watts''' (born September 28, 1968) is an award winning British-Australian actress and occasional producer. Born in Shoreham, Kent in the UK and raised in Australia before moving to America, Watts struggled in the movie scene for some time, taking on small roles in films she has since admitted were "[[OldShame shit]]" to pay the rent, before being cast by DavidLynch in the lead role for his project ''Film/MulhollandDrive''. Her performance as Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn won critical acclaim and the attention of some major players in [[HollywoodCalifornia Hollywood]] and beyond. She has since enjoyed success in a far greater choice of film roles, balancing her resume with box-office successes like Gore Verbinski's 2002 remake of the Japanese horror film ''[[Film/TheRing Ringu]]'' and deeper roles in indie films such as 2003's ''21 Grams'', which earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress that many felt was long overdue.

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->''"I'm not this dark, twisted person. Yes, I have my demons and this is my way of exorcising them. It gets them out - and better out than in. Actually, I think that it's the comedians who are the darkest people on the planet, because they think life's just bloody hilarious."''\\
--'''On
"''
-->-- '''On
herself'''

->''"I wonder if Creator/NaomiWatts Naomi Watts had some kind of stipulation in her contracts that there had to be at least one makeout with another actress in every movie she was in for a while."''\\
--'''Matt
"''
-->-- '''Matt
Wilson''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-tank-girl-review/ on]] ''Film/TankGirl''

'''Naomi Naomi Ellen Watts''' Watts (born September 28, 1968) is an award winning British-Australian actress and occasional producer. Born in Shoreham, Kent in the UK and raised in Australia before moving to America, Watts struggled in the movie scene for some time, taking on small roles in films she has since admitted were "[[OldShame shit]]" to pay the rent, before being cast by DavidLynch in the lead role for his project ''Film/MulhollandDrive''. Her performance as Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn won critical acclaim and the attention of some major players in [[HollywoodCalifornia Hollywood]] and beyond. She has since enjoyed success in a far greater choice of film roles, balancing her resume with box-office successes like Gore Verbinski's 2002 remake of the Japanese horror film ''[[Film/TheRing Ringu]]'' and deeper roles in indie films such as 2003's ''21 Grams'', which earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress that many felt was long overdue.



* ''We don't Live Here Anymore'' (2004)

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* ''We don't Don't Live Here Anymore'' (2004)



!!Tropes found in her life and work include:
* AuthorAppeal: She's subjected to a lot of BreakTheCutie in her films.
** Her character in ''Film/TheImpossible'' gets swept up in a tsunami, almost drowns, winds up with major open wounds in her leg which then get infected, and spends much of the film believing that her husband and two of her sons have drowned. One reviewer referred to it as "The Passion of Naomi Watts".

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!!Tropes found in her life and work include:
* AuthorAppeal: BreakTheCutie : She's subjected to a lot of BreakTheCutie it in her films.
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films. Her character in ''Film/TheImpossible'' gets swept up in a tsunami, almost drowns, winds up with major open wounds in her leg which then get infected, and spends much of the film believing that her husband and two of her sons have drowned. One reviewer referred to it as "The Passion of Naomi Watts".



* FanService: Her character in ''IHeartHuckabees'' is a model for the titular company and thus spends much of her screen time half-naked. However, [[spoiler:near the end she undergoes an awakening and spends the rest of the film wearing baggy overalls and a bonnet, leaving Fuckabe-uh, Huckabees]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/NicoleKidman.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's 5'4 compared to Liev's 6'3.
* LargeHam: In ''Film/TheRing''. "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM MEEEEEE!" and perhaps [[{{Sequelitis}} most]] infamously, ''TheRingTwo'''s "I'm not your fucking mommy!"
** [[IHeartHuckabees Dawn Campbell]] became rather hammy herself.
* LipstickLesbian: She plays one in ''MulhollandDrive'', although the events as shown are purposefully opaque.

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* FanService: FakeAmerican: [[invoked]] More than half of her roles.
* {{Fanservice}}:
Her character in ''IHeartHuckabees'' is a model for the titular company and thus spends much of her screen time half-naked. However, [[spoiler:near the end she undergoes an awakening and spends the rest of the film wearing baggy overalls and a bonnet, leaving Fuckabe-uh, Huckabees]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/NicoleKidman.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's 5'4 compared to Liev's 6'3.
5'4, which makes her this when paired with taller co-stars.
* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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In ''Film/TheRing''. "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM MEEEEEE!" and perhaps [[{{Sequelitis}} most]] infamously, ''TheRingTwo'''s ''Film/TheRingTwo'''s "I'm not your fucking mommy!"
** [[IHeartHuckabees [[Film/IHeartHuckabees Dawn Campbell]] became rather hammy herself.
* LipstickLesbian: She plays one in ''MulhollandDrive'', ''Film/MulhollandDrive'', although the events as shown are purposefully opaque.



* MsFanservice: Even when her character is modestly clothed, her films always find ways to subject her for a MaleGaze. ''Film/KingKong2005'' in particular made ''a lot'' of effort to give her a chunk of [[ShesGotLegs legs]] and FootFocus.

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* MsFanservice: MoneyDearBoy: [[invoked]] The reason she acted in movies that would later be her OldShame.
* MsFanservice:
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Even when her character is modestly clothed, her films always find ways to subject her for a MaleGaze. ''Film/KingKong2005'' in particular made ''a lot'' of effort to give her a chunk of [[ShesGotLegs legs]] and FootFocus.



** DoesNotLikeShoes
* OlderThanTheyLook: She was born in 1968 and looks quite a bit younger.

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** DoesNotLikeShoes
* OlderThanTheyLook: She was born in 1968 OldShame: [[invoked]] As mentioned above, she's flat-out stated that many of her early films were "shit" and looks quite that she only acted in them to pay the rent. Between ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIVTheGathering'', ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''The Shaft'', it's probably a bit younger.good idea to avoid her pre-''Film/MulhollandDrive'' films.



* PlatonicLifePartners: With Sean Penn.
* RecognitionFailure: Naomi has noted that people hardly ever notice her when she goes out in public. Some people will even brush her aside to get to Liev Schreiber or ask her to take their picture. She likes this, as this means people don't bother her as they do most celebrities.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Apparently she's afraid of elevators, which is amusing because one of her early ([[OldShame and not so good]]) films ''The Shaft'' is about a killer elevator.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Apparently she's afraid of elevators, which is amusing because one of RomanceOnTheSet: [[invoked]] Naomi met her early ([[OldShame and not so good]]) films ''The Shaft'' is about a killer elevator.partner, Liev Schreiber, when filming ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''.
* ThoseTwoActors: [[invoked]] With Sean Penn, her co-star in three films.
23rd Jun '16 7:56:10 PM 1390883
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23rd Jun '16 2:45:39 PM 1390883
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20th May '16 2:45:29 AM 06tele
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' (2017)
20th May '16 2:36:19 AM 06tele
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* ''Diana'' (2013)
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