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Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal net worth:
$15 Million

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal was born on 16 November 1977, in New York City, USA, of Swedish, English, and Jewish ancestry. She is an actress best known for her roles in films like “Secretary”, “Sherrybaby” and “The Dark Knight”. She’s also known as the daughter of filmmakers Naomi Achs and Stephen Gyllenhaal, and is also the brother of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

How rich is Maggie Gyllenhaal? As of early-2016, sources estimate that her net worth is at $15 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She’s starred in over 25 films in the span of her acting career of over 20 years. She’s done film, television and recently Broadway, all of which have helped raise and maintain her net worth.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Net Worth $15 Million

Maggie grew up in Los Angeles, where she would graduate from Harvard-Westlake prep school before attending Columbia University, where she studied Literature and Eastern religions. At the young age of 15, she was already a part of various film productions that were handled by her father, starring in films like “A Dangerous Woman” and “Homegrown” during her late teens alongside her brother Jake. After graduating from college, she found recognition in the indie film “Donnie Darko” playing as her real brother’s on screen sister. Around this time she also started to act in theatre productions, including Patrick Marbel’s “Closer”, and “The Tempest”. She found her break-out role in the comedy “Secretary”, a film about two people who explore the BDSM lifestyle, which received favorable reviews and was nominated for a Golden Globe partly thanks to her performance, and earned her the Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress from the National Board Review of Motion Pictures as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She continued to star in popular films which included “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “40 Days and 40 Nights”, and “Mona Lisa Smile”. In the various films she’s worked on, she starred with Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Drew Barrymore. She also made a few indie and television films during this period.

Gyllenhaal continued to work in films, earning recognition for her performances in “Stranger than Fiction”, and “World Trade Center”. For her performance in “Sherrybaby”, she received another Golden Globe nomination as well as the Best Actress Award during the 2006 Stockholm International Film Festival. One of her most successful films was “The Dark Knight” a film that earned $1 billion in revenue. In her most recent works, she’s starred in films like “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang”, and “White House Down”.

Aside from her acting career, Maggie has been active both in politics and in philanthropy. She’s spoken out about issues like the Iraq War and the September 11 attacks. She’s also supported candidates in election times, including now President Barack Obama during his 2008 election run. She’s helped various organizations like Witness, which aims to expose and end human rights violations. She’s also been an ambassador for the “Hear the World Foundation” which advocates employment opportunities for individuals with hearing loss.

For her personal life, Maggie started a relationship with actor Peter Sarsgaard in 2002 and they married in 2009. The couple have two daughters and live in Brooklyn, New York.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Deuce 2017 TV Series post-production Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
Home 2016/XVII Short Ruth
The New Empress 2016 Short Olive
Beauty Mark 2016/II Short Valerie
The Honourable Woman 2014 TV Mini-Series Nessa Stein
River of Fundament 2014 Hathfertiti
Frank 2014/II Clara
White House Down 2013 Finnerty
The Corrections 2012 TV Movie Denise
Won't Back Down 2012 Jamie Fitzpatrick
Hysteria 2011 Charlotte Dalrymple
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 Isabel Green
Crazy Heart 2009 Jean Craddock
Away We Go 2009 LN
The Dark Knight 2008 Rachel
High Falls 2007 Short April
Stranger Than Fiction 2006 Ana Pascal
World Trade Center 2006 Allison Jimeno
Monster House 2006 Zee (voice)
Paris, je t'aime 2006 Liz (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
Sherrybaby 2006 Sherry Swanson
Trust the Man 2005 Elaine
The Great New Wonderful 2005 Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
Happy Endings 2005 Jude
Criminal 2004 Valerie
The Pornographer: A Love Story 2004 Sidney
Strip Search 2004 TV Movie Linda Sykes
Mona Lisa Smile 2003 Giselle Levy
Casa de los babys 2003 Jennifer
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Debbie
Adaptation. 2002 Caroline Cunningham
40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 Sam
Secretary 2002 Lee Holloway
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 Amelia
Donnie Darko 2001 Elizabeth Darko
Cecil B. DeMented 2000 Raven
The Photographer 2000 Mira
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story 1999 TV Movie Noreen Bixler (Part 1)
Resurrection 1999 TV Movie Mary
Homegrown 1998 Christina the Babysitter
The Patron Saint of Liars 1998 TV Movie Lorraine Thomas
Shattered Mind 1996 TV Movie Clothes Clerk
A Dangerous Woman 1993 Patsy
Waterland 1992 Maggie Ruth

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Deuce 2017 TV Series producer - 8 episodes post-production

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frank 2014/II performer: "On Top of Old Smokey", "Lighthouse Keeper"
Sherrybaby 2006 performer: "Eternal Flame", "Little Birdie Song"
Happy Endings 2005 performer: "Honesty", "How Lucky Am I", "I Can't Wait", "You Are the Same", "Just the Way You Are"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Away We Go' 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
The Dying Gaul 2005/I special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2009-2012 TV Series Herself
Cinema 3 2010-2012 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Good Morning America 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Bam150 2012 Documentary
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Won't Back Down: A Tribute to Teachers 2012 Video documentary short Herself
Curiosity 2011 TV Series documentary Herself - Host
The Graham Norton Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Herself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Xposé 2010 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Independent Lens 2009-2010 TV Series documentary Herself - Host / Herself - Narrator
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 TV Special Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sesame Street 2009 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'Away We Go' 2009 Video documentary short Herself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Els matins a TV3 2008 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The Early Show 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
HBO First Look 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 17th Annual Gotham Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Making of 'World Trade Center' 2006 Video documentary Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Film
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Misbehavers 2004 Documentary Herself
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary 2004 Video documentary Herself
T4 2004 TV Series Herself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Feature
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003-2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
In the Company of Women 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Herself
Beyond Borders: John Sayles in Mexico 2003 Documentary Herself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cartaz Cultural 2003 TV Series Herself (2008)
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
IFP Gotham Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself
Celebrity Style Story 2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Amy Schumer 2016 TV Series Herself
Starring Austin Pendleton 2016 Documentary short Herself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Herself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Room
Truth and Power 2016 TV Series documentary Narrator
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie & Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2015 TV Series Herself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2015 TV Series Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Herself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominee
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Winner
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Herself
The View 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Extra 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Daily Show 2003-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
This Morning 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Cabaret
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Sturgeon Queens 2014 Documentary Herself
Meet the Insiders of 'White House Down' 2013 Video short Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2010-2013 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy 2013 Video documentary Herself
Death and Taxes 2011 Short Elizabeth Darko
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2009 TV Special Herself
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006 TV Movie documentary Allison Jimeno
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema 2006 Documentary Jude
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Honourable Woman (2014)
2015 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama The Honourable Woman (2014)
2010 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Cast The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Heath Ledger
· Michael Caine
· Aaron Eckhart
· Morgan Freeman
· Gary Oldman
2009 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Heath Ledger
· Aaron Eckhart
· Michael Caine
· Morgan Freeman
· Gary Oldman
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Heath Ledger
· Gary Oldman
· Morgan Freeman
· Michael Caine
· Cillian Murphy
· Aaron Eckhart
2007 Best Actress Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) Sherrybaby (2006)
2007 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film Sherrybaby (2006)
2006 Best Actress Stockholm Film Festival Sherrybaby (2006)
2006 Best Actress Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Sherrybaby (2006)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Secretary (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Secretary (2002)
2003 Best Actress Paris Film Festival Secretary (2002)
2003 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2003 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Performer Adaptation. (2002)
2003 Directors' Week Award Fantasporto Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2003 Pauline Kael Breakout Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Secretary (2002)
2002 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Breakthrough Performance - Female Secretary (2002)
2002 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2002 Breakthrough Award Gotham Awards Secretary (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie The Honourable Woman (2014)
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Movie/Limited Series The Honourable Woman (2014)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress The Honourable Woman (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Honourable Woman (2014)
2014 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Frank (2014)
2014 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Leading Actress The Honourable Woman (2014)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress The Dark Knight (2008)
2009 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Crazy Heart (2009) · Jeff Bridges
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Dark Knight (2008) · Heath Ledger
· Morgan Freeman
· Aaron Eckhart
· Christian Bale
· Michael Caine
· Gary Oldman
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Crazy Heart (2009)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Dark Knight (2008) · Christian Bale
· Michael Caine
· Aaron Eckhart
· Morgan Freeman
· Heath Ledger
· Gary Oldman
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actress of the Year Sherrybaby (2006)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Sherrybaby (2006)
2007 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
2007 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Monster House (2006)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Sherrybaby (2006)
2006 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress in a Dramatic Performance Sherrybaby (2006)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Sherrybaby (2006)
2006 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Happy Endings (2005)
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2003 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Female Performance Secretary (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Secretary (2002)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Newcomer Secretary (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Secretary (2002)
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Secretary (2002)
2003 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performance Secretary (2002)
2003 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Secretary (2002)
2002 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Female Secretary (2002)
2002 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance Secretary (2002)
2002 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2002 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Secretary (2002)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
2003 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Secretary (2002)
2002 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Secretary (2002)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actress Secretary (2002)

TitleSalary
World Trade Center (2006) $500,000

#Fact
1 In 2015, Maggie Gyllenhaal made headlines when, in an interview in The Wrap, she revealed that she had recently been told that she had been rejected for a role on the grounds that she was too old to play a love interest opposite a 55-year-old actor. Gyllenhaal was 37 at the time.
2 In an interview with The Observer newspaper in July 2014, Maggie claimed she didn't know her real name until she was 35 years old: "I needed my birth certificate, and when my dad found it, it said that my name was Margolit. It was a bit of a shock. I'd always thought my full name was Margaret - never heard of Margolit. Neither of my parents can remember how it got on the birth certificate.".
3 Lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. [2010]
4 Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Gloria in order to begin filming White House Down (2013).
5 Was 6 months pregnant with her daughter Gloria when she completed filming The Corrections (2012).
6 Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter Ramona in order to begin filming The Dark Knight (2008).
7 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a daughter Gloria Ray Sarsgaard on April 19, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Peter Sarsgaard.
8 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Ramona Sarsgaard on October 3, 2006. Child's father is her boyfriend [now husband], Peter Sarsgaard.
9 Good friend of Emma Thompson.
10 Fan of T Bone Burnett.
11 She and brother Jake Gyllenhaal are the first brother and sister to be Oscar-nominated in the 21st century.
12 Was in consideration for the role of Joyce Lakeland in The Killer Inside Me (2010), but Jessica Alba was cast instead.
13 Her publicist is Amanda Silverman.
14 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
15 Maggie's father has English, Swedish, Swiss-German, German, and distant Welsh and French, ancestry. Maggie's mother's family is Jewish (from Poland and Latvia).
16 Her favorite actress is Gena Rowlands.
17 Quit smoking.
18 Loves musicals.
19 She and brother, Jake Gyllenhaal, attended Camp Walt Whitman, an outdoors summer camp in Western New Hampshire.
20 Met her fiancé at a dinner party.
21 Ranked as #58 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
22 Graduated Harvard-Westlake (private) high school in North Hollywood, California.
23 Her mother is good friends, and was once the mentor of, Laurie Collyer who wrote Sherrybaby (2006) (aka "Shall Not Want"), in which Maggie stars.
24 Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) after the 2004 Academy Awards.
25 Her mother is a Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated scriptwriter. Her father is an Emmy-nominated director, her grandmother is a doctor and Eric Foner, her mother's first husband, is an acclaimed historian at Columbia, the college she attended.
26 Was born in New York City but grew up in Los Angeles where she and her brother attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake prep school. Returned to New York when she was 17.
27 Has been in three movies with her brother Jake Gyllenhaal: A Dangerous Woman (1993) (which was directed by their father), Homegrown (1998) (which was directed by their father), and Donnie Darko (2001).
28 Broke up with her artist boyfriend of five years during the filming of Secretary (2002).
29 Played sister to real-life brother Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie Donnie Darko (2001).
30 She co-hosted the Sundance Awards 2003.
31 During the 2003 Academy Awards, she wore a peace sign pin in support of the organization Artists United to Win Without War.
32 The first six movies she made (Waterland (1992); A Dangerous Woman (1993); Shattered Mind (1996); The Patron Saint of Liars (1998); Homegrown (1998); Resurrection (1999)) were all directed by her father.
33 Studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
34 Earned a B.A. in English from Columbia University. [1999]
35 Daughter of Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner.
36 Older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal.

#Quote
1 I just participated in the [TV] program "Finding Your Roots," so I have a very accurate and informed family history. On my mom's side, it was exactly what I thought. They were peasants in Russia, and when my great-grandfather was drafted into the Russian army, which was a dangerous thing for a Jew, they left. First they went to Lithuania, then they came [to New York City] and lived on the Lower East Side, where my great-grandfather was a tailor... So I grew up mostly Jewish, culturally. How I eat, a lot of the way I think, comes from my mother.
2 In terms of sexuality in film, I'm really interested in that. I think it's a really interesting element to storytelling. I think nudity is interesting, and I know that there are many actors and actresses who feel that it's just a part of their work. But I'm kind of compelled by it-when it's done well. So often, it's done in a way that's maybe not all that sexy or maybe trying to sort of fit into a fantasy of what people look like, and I'm not as interested in that. But nudity and sexuality that express something about the story you're telling, you just can't take your eyes off if it. The scene that comes to mind is in Rust and Bone (2012). Remember that scene where you can see Marion Cotillard's breast and [Matthias Schoenaerts] is kind of like staring at her? And it's so gorgeous. And you can't take your eyes off it. I don't have a problem with it at all. I know that there are also people who are asked to just get naked and there's not much else to do in the scene, and I think I might have a problem with that. But I think it can be a very interesting element to tell a story, especially on film.
3 [on her view of the Israeli-Palestininian conflict] What I've been doing is trying to read as much as I can and to think and feel each day what my position is..At the moment, I feel like the show I made ['The Honorable Woman'] ...does articulate beautifully so many things I feel, and I'm trying to keep my personal politics out of the press. I do believe in the possibility of reconciliation.
4 I almost never have me time. That's the truth. When I have a morning to myself, I'll get a manicure or a bikini wax or I'll try to exercise. If I can go for a run, it changes my whole life!
5 Once you're a mom, there are secret things you know - like in your pocket, you'll find a bag of Cheerios.
6 (Comments at the Tribeca premiere about The Great New Wonderful (2005)) I think America has done reprehensible things and is responsible in some way and so I think the delicacy with which it's dealt [in the film] allows that to sort of creep in.
7 When I started making movies, I didn't care if anybody saw them. And now I realize I don't want to make movies for the ten people that feel the same way about the world that I do! I want to make movies that people see.
8 I am looking for movies that are actually about something and that are questioning something. Movies that are provocative in some way and I am also looking for roles that I think will force me to grow or learn something about myself or the world in order to play them well.
9 I do see things sometimes that are good, but they don't feel like a challenge to me personally. Like, in my own life and so often I think the things that excite me are things that feel a little bit beyond my grasp.
10 I don't think it is the narrative necessarily that is the most important thing I think it is the human interaction that is the most important thing.
11 I just want to support these films and be a part of them in any way because they are so provocative and interesting.
12 There are two ways to be cool: One is to be disinterested and make it seem like you must be doing something much more interesting than everybody else if you are this disinterested. The other is to be extremely interested. You are not trying to please anyone, but you are really invested are really focused.
13 (referring to when she started acting) "Even in elementary school, I took it really seriously. I was always doing plays."
14 (On her new film Strip Search (2004)) "I think it's important to see. It's a real violation, and it forces people to get emotionally involved in something that's intellectual and political".
15 (About being the youngest actress on her film Casa de los babys (2003)) "I felt out of place and not listened to".
16 I didn't act the way little kids do, I threw my whole self into it.
17 (On doing Homebody/Kabul) "To get people emotionally involved in something intellectual and political is important."
18 (While promoting Mona Lisa Smile (2003)) "I've realised that the only way to make movies that you're proud of, that don't fall into the sentimental bullshit that so many movies fall into, is to fight. You have to fight. So many people are willing to sleepwalk through things and fall into the not human, not interesting choice".
19 I want roles that challenge people to question where they are in life.
20 There is a need, especially right now in America, to be a bit provocative.
21 I really hated charm school. I guess I'm just a little bit bad.
22 These past couple of years have been about learning to not sabotage myself in a subtler way - for instance, even just by putting moisturiser on when I get out of the shower. Learning to honour myself and believing that I'm worth taking care of.
23 With everything I work on, I want to be put in a position that I have to be brave to do the project.
24 Someone asked me why I didn't do teen movies or action movies, but I'm not interested in them.
25 You're invited to tons of parties, and you'll wear these shoes and that dress, and it can be enticing, but I think it also sucks you dry. If you do it a little, sure, it's fun, but too much and you start to lose your footing.
26 I find myself more and more interested only in roles which move the world forward.
27 It's my responsibility to see what we can move and change about these old-school feminist mantras.
28 I do seem to have a bit of a predilection for movies that say something transgressive.


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