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"They're my two favorite words these days: Oscar reject."
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Clorinda "Linda" Fiorentino (born March 9, 1960†  in Philadelphia) is an Italian-American actress. She began performing in stage plays at Rosemont College before graduating in 1980, and making big-screen debut in the 1985 drama Vision Quest and receiving further recognition for Gotcha, After Hours, The Moderns, Queens Logic and Jade.

During a good part of The '90s, Fiorentino's career was at its peak thanks to her appeareances in The Last Seduction, Men in Black and Dogma, with the latter two being among her most recognizable roles. For her performance in The Last Seduction, she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year, and was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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Once considered a very noteworthy actress, Fiorentino's career began to falter at the beginning of the 2000s. The films on which she starred at that year, What Planet Are You From? and Where The Money Is, were critically and financially panned, and her next movie, Liberty Stands Still even went straight to video as a result. This, coupled with the fact that Dogma director Kevin Smith revealed the actress was quite The Prima Donna on set, caused Fiorentino to largely vanish from the film industry, and she made one last appeareance in the 2009 movie Once More With Feeling before disappearing from the big screen altogether.


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