History Main / NaomiWatts

17th Jun '13 6:21:09 PM Prfnoff
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[[caption-width-right:240:Naomi Watts. By the way, the ring she's wearing reads "[[ShapedLikeItself Watts]]".]]

->''"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'''

'''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 ''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.

In addition, Watts had a relationship with late actor HeathLedger (she allegedly had to talk him into starring in 2005's Best Picture nominee ''BrokebackMountain'') from August 2002 to May 2004 before breaking up with him in 2005 and later meeting actor LievSchreiber in the spring of 2005. They have since had two children together.

Her father, Peter Watts, used to be Music/PinkFloyd's road manager. Notably, both her parents contributed spoken word vocals to ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.

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!!Films of note:

* ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995)
* ''MulhollandDrive'' (2001)
* ''Film/TheRing'' (2002)
* ''21Grams'' (2003) (nominated for best actress)
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''Film/KingKong'' (2005)
* ''EllieParker'' (2005)
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' (2006)
* ''EasternPromises'' (2007)
* ''Film/FunnyGames'' (2007)
* ''TheInternational'' (2009)
* ''FairGame'' (2010)
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!!Tropes found in her life and work include:
* CoversAlwaysLie - After she became a success with ''Mulholland Drive'' and ''The Ring'', one of her earlier and, well, not quite as good, films ''The Shaft'' was released on DVD with packaging that leads one to believe that she's the star, when she's really the protagonist's sidekick/love interest.
* FakeAmerican - 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 Nicole Kidman.
* HotMom
* 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''.
* {{Meganekko}}: In ''Film/TankGirl''.
* MoneyDearBoy - The reason she acted in movies that would later be her OldShame.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She was born in 1968 and looks quite a bit younger.
* OldShame: 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 ''ChildrenOfTheCorn IV: The Gathering'', ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''TheShaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''MulhollandDrive'' films.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping - Pretty rarely, but it does happen in a couple of her 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 Lieb Schreiber or ask her to take their picture. She likes this, as this means people don't bother her as they do most celebrities.
* {{Remake}} - She's been in ''Film/TheRing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' and most recently ''FunnyGames''. She's also apparently playing the Tippi Hedren role in the upcoming remake of ''TheBirds''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Naomi met her husband, Liev Schreiber, when filming ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''.
* ThoseTwoActors: With Sean Penn, her co-star in three films.
* 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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[[caption-width-right:240:Naomi Watts. By the way, the ring she's wearing reads "[[ShapedLikeItself Watts]]".]]

->''"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'''

'''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 ''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.

In addition, Watts had a relationship with late actor HeathLedger (she allegedly had to talk him into starring in 2005's Best Picture nominee ''BrokebackMountain'') from August 2002 to May 2004 before breaking up with him in 2005 and later meeting actor LievSchreiber in the spring of 2005. They have since had two children together.

Her father, Peter Watts, used to be Music/PinkFloyd's road manager. Notably, both her parents contributed spoken word vocals to ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.

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!!Films of note:

* ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995)
* ''MulhollandDrive'' (2001)
* ''Film/TheRing'' (2002)
* ''21Grams'' (2003) (nominated for best actress)
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''Film/KingKong'' (2005)
* ''EllieParker'' (2005)
* ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' (2006)
* ''EasternPromises'' (2007)
* ''Film/FunnyGames'' (2007)
* ''TheInternational'' (2009)
* ''FairGame'' (2010)
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!!Tropes found in her life and work include:
* CoversAlwaysLie - After she became a success with ''Mulholland Drive'' and ''The Ring'', one of her earlier and, well, not quite as good, films ''The Shaft'' was released on DVD with packaging that leads one to believe that she's the star, when she's really the protagonist's sidekick/love interest.
* FakeAmerican - 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 Nicole Kidman.
* HotMom
* 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''.
* {{Meganekko}}: In ''Film/TankGirl''.
* MoneyDearBoy - The reason she acted in movies that would later be her OldShame.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She was born in 1968 and looks quite a bit younger.
* OldShame: 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 ''ChildrenOfTheCorn IV: The Gathering'', ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''TheShaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''MulhollandDrive'' films.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping - Pretty rarely, but it does happen in a couple of her 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 Lieb Schreiber or ask her to take their picture. She likes this, as this means people don't bother her as they do most celebrities.
* {{Remake}} - She's been in ''Film/TheRing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' and most recently ''FunnyGames''. She's also apparently playing the Tippi Hedren role in the upcoming remake of ''TheBirds''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Naomi met her husband, Liev Schreiber, when filming ''Film/ThePaintedVeil''.
* ThoseTwoActors: With Sean Penn, her co-star in three films.
* 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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11th Jun '13 8:08:25 PM AliceMacher
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer - she makes even the straightest of girls (and gay guys too) want to have hot, dirty sex with her. And based on the above picture is it hard to see why?
9th Jun '13 12:07:42 AM Umi
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* {{Remake}} - She's been in ''Film/TheRing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''ThePaintedVeil'' and most recently ''FunnyGames''. She's also apparently playing the Tippi Hedren role in the upcoming remake of ''TheBirds''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Naomi met her husband, Liev Schreiber, when filming ''ThePaintedVeil''.

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* {{Remake}} - She's been in ''Film/TheRing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''ThePaintedVeil'' ''Film/ThePaintedVeil'' and most recently ''FunnyGames''. She's also apparently playing the Tippi Hedren role in the upcoming remake of ''TheBirds''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Naomi met her husband, Liev Schreiber, when filming ''ThePaintedVeil''.''Film/ThePaintedVeil''.
8th Jun '13 11:51:08 PM Umi
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* ''ThePaintedVeil'' (2006)

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10th Apr '13 1:54:48 PM ultimomant
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's 5'4 compared to Liev's 6'3.



* TinyGirlTallGuy: She's 5'4 compared to Liev's 6'3.
30th Mar '13 6:36:07 AM KevinandVincent
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* TinyGirlTallGuy: She's 5'4 compared to Liev's 6'3.
12th Mar '13 2:48:29 PM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width:240:Naomi Watts. By the way, the ring she's wearing reads "[[ShapedLikeItself Watts]]".]]
->"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."

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 ''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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-->--'''On herself'''

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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 ''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.
23rd Feb '13 2:25:57 PM CorahsUncle
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Naomi Ellen Watts (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 ''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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Naomi Ellen Watts (September (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 ''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.



* OldShame - 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 ''ChildrenOfTheCorn IV: The Gathering'', ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''TheShaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''MulhollandDrive'' films.

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* OldShame - OldShame: 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 ''ChildrenOfTheCorn IV: The Gathering'', ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''TheShaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''MulhollandDrive'' films.



* RecognitionFailure: Has noted that people hardly ever notice her when she goes out in public. Some people will even brush her aside to get to Lieb Schreiber or ask her to take their picture. She likes this, as this means people don't bother her like they do most celebrities.
* {{Remake}} - she's been in ''Film/TheRing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''ThePaintedVeil'' and most recently ''FunnyGames''. She's also apparently playing the Tippi Hedren role in the upcoming remake of ''TheBirds''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Met her husband Liev Schreiber when filming ''ThePaintedVeil''.
* ThoseTwoActors: With Sean Penn whom she starred alongside in three films.

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* RecognitionFailure: Has 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 Lieb Schreiber or ask her to take their picture. She likes this, as this means people don't bother her like as they do most celebrities.
* {{Remake}} - she's She's been in ''Film/TheRing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''ThePaintedVeil'' and most recently ''FunnyGames''. She's also apparently playing the Tippi Hedren role in the upcoming remake of ''TheBirds''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Met Naomi met her husband husband, Liev Schreiber Schreiber, when filming ''ThePaintedVeil''.
* ThoseTwoActors: With Sean Penn whom she starred alongside Penn, her co-star in three films.



* TheWoobie - she's played quite a few.
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* TheWoobie - she's played quite a few.
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16th Feb '13 5:55:25 PM PropaneNightmare
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer - she makes even the straightest of girls (and gay guys too) want to have hot, dirty sex with her. And based on the above picture is it hard to see why?
25th Jan '13 8:43:16 AM ultimomant
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In addition, Watts had a relationship with late actor HeathLedger (she allegedly had to talk him into starring in 2005's Best Picture nominee ''BrokebackMountain'') from August 2002 to May 2004 before breaking up with him in 2005 and later meeting actor Liev Schreiber in the spring of 2005. They have since had two children together.

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In addition, Watts had a relationship with late actor HeathLedger (she allegedly had to talk him into starring in 2005's Best Picture nominee ''BrokebackMountain'') from August 2002 to May 2004 before breaking up with him in 2005 and later meeting actor Liev Schreiber LievSchreiber in the spring of 2005. They have since had two children together.



* ''TankGirl'' (1995)

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* ''TankGirl'' ''Film/TankGirl'' (1995)



* ''Film/FunnyGames'' (2007)



* LargeHam - in ''Film/TheRing''. "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM MEEEEEE!" and perhaps [[{{Sequelitis}} most]] infamously, ''TheRingTwo'''s "I'm not your fucking mommy!"

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* LargeHam - in In ''Film/TheRing''. "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM MEEEEEE!" and perhaps [[{{Sequelitis}} most]] infamously, ''TheRingTwo'''s "I'm not your fucking mommy!"



* {{Meganekko}}: In TankGirl
* MoneyDearBoy - the reason she acted in movies that would later be her OldShame.

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* {{Meganekko}}: In TankGirl
''Film/TankGirl''.
* MoneyDearBoy - the The reason she acted in movies that would later be her OldShame.



* OldShame - 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 ''ChildrenOfTheCorn IV: The Gathering'', ''TankGirl'' and ''TheShaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''MulhollandDrive'' films.

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* OldShame - as 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 ''ChildrenOfTheCorn IV: The Gathering'', ''TankGirl'' ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''TheShaft'', it's probably a good idea to avoid her pre-''MulhollandDrive'' films.


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