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24th Mar '15 4:21:15 PM TheNewMattFisher
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->''I go where I need to go. If I need to look glamorous or spiffy or young, or battling cancer, or a drugged-out and hippie type, it hopefully will be projected in my face. That's the beauty of acting: hopefully it comes through. It's not about hair and makeup, a different color of hair. It's about being malleable.''
->--'''Patricia Clarkson'''

'''Patricia Clarkson''' has been a strong, steady supporting presence in Hollywood for over twenty years. Although she is only rarely a leading lady, usually taking character parts, her consistently excellent performances and tremendous versatility ensure that she is and continues to be in high demand for roles of all kinds.

And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''Film/{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Film/{{Miracle}}'' and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) opposite Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''Film/HighArt'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.

That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like Creator/BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol Creator/IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.

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->''I go where I need to go. If I need to look glamorous or spiffy or young, or battling cancer, or a drugged-out and hippie type, it hopefully will be projected in my face. That's the beauty of acting: hopefully it comes through. It's not about hair and makeup, a different color of hair. It's about being malleable.''
->--'''Patricia Clarkson'''

'''Patricia Clarkson''' has been a strong, steady supporting presence in Hollywood for over twenty years. Although she is only rarely a leading lady, usually taking character parts, her consistently excellent performances and tremendous versatility ensure that she is and continues to be in high demand for roles of all kinds.

And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''Film/{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Film/{{Miracle}}'' and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) opposite Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''Film/HighArt'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.

That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like Creator/BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol Creator/IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.

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4th Jan '15 8:11:23 PM 102372
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''{{Miracle}}'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol Creator/IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', ''Film/{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''{{Miracle}}'', ''Film/{{Miracle}}'' and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) opposite Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' ''Film/HighArt'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like BetteDavis Creator/BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol Creator/IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.
16th Jul '14 11:47:51 PM HarryLovesHermione
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', ''{{Miracle}}'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.
21st Feb '14 2:08:25 PM m8e
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, Creator/KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.
2nd Feb '14 10:24:03 AM m8e
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That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.

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That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol IngridBergman.Creator/IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.
18th May '13 11:22:48 PM nombretomado
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.
24th Feb '13 2:43:01 PM StarSword
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.
18th May '12 10:56:21 AM nombretomado
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to films like ''EasyA'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.
15th Oct '11 10:37:39 PM Camacan
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'''Patricia Clarkson''' has been a strong, steady supporting presence in Hollywood for over 20 years. Although she is only rarely a leading lady, usually taking character parts, her consistently excellent performances and tremendous versatility ensure that she is and continues to be in high demand for roles of all kinds.

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'''Patricia Clarkson''' has been a strong, steady supporting presence in Hollywood for over 20 twenty years. Although she is only rarely a leading lady, usually taking character parts, her consistently excellent performances and tremendous versatility ensure that she is and continues to be in high demand for roles of all kinds.
15th Oct '11 7:39:20 PM RoseAndHeather
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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect from her whiskey voice and old-world sophistication. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She has also lent her talents to indie films as well as projects like ''EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'' and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.

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And yet, despite her popular image as elegant and reserved, Clarkson is, in her own words, "far more unpredictable and nutty" than most people expect from her whiskey voice and old-world sophistication.expect. This allows her to inhabit her characters effortlessly and believably, no matter the role; she can play [[AbusiveParent abusive mother]] Margaret White in ''{{Carrie}}'', then turn around and portray the steadfast, supportive coach's wife Patti Brooks in ''Miracle'', and be equally believable in both. She made her critically-lauded debut in ''The Untouchables'' (1987) opposite KevinCostner, but her breakthrough role didn't come until nine years later, when she earned raves as drug-addicted lesbian Greta in ''High Art'' (1998). Since then she has also lent her talents to indie films as well as projects like ''EasyA'', ''Vicky Cristina Barcelona'', ''Miracle'', ''ShutterIsland'', ''GoodNightAndGoodLuck'', ''The Green Mile'' Mile'', and ''{{Jumanji}}'', and to television shows like ''{{Frasier}}'' and ''ParksAndRecreation''.

That common perception of elegance, however, is not too far off the mark. Though she has never been an A-list star, her old-world, old-Hollywood sophistication, unique and effortless talent, and whiskey voice are a throwback to actresses like BetteDavis and Clarkson's idol IngridBergman. An odd but wonderful mix of careworn Southern eccentricity and Forties glamour, Clarkson is a class act and a sought-after actress who is well-respected by her peers, critics critics, and the public alike, and who is a tremendous asset to every project she joins.
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