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March 28, 2010 | By Irene Lacher
The legend "The end is near" looms over Sunset Boulevard on a billboard bearing a portrait of Holly Hunter. It's a clever allusion to the last season of her TNT series, "Saving Grace," which premieres Monday, and the title character's struggles with an angel sent by God to change her path as a freewheeling pleasure-seeker. Hunter, 52, an Oscar winner who lives in New York with actor Gordon MacDonald and their 4-year-old twin boys when she's not filming in L.A., plays Grace Hanadarko, a dedicated Oklahoma City detective whose life is fraught with hard drinking and promiscuity.
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March 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
A decade after the titular superhero family of "The Incredibles" donned their spandex suits to save the day, Disney announced that its animation studio Pixar is working on a sequel to the Oscar-winning movie. The sequel was announced by Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger during the company's annual shareholder meeting in Portland, Ore. Iger also revealed that Pixar is planning a third movie in the popular "Cars" franchise. Written and directed by Brad Bird, "The Incredibles" tells of a superpowered-family living in a world where superheroes have been banned from fighting crime.
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January 18, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
The very petite Holly Hunter walked the red carpet at the SAG Awards on Saturday in support of the Jane Campion-directed miniseries, "Top of the Lake. " Hunter is vying against her "Lake" costar, Elisabeth Moss, for the best performance by an actress in a television movie or miniseries. The gritty drama was filmed for Sundance in New Zealand, and when Campion first called Hunter about playing the role of feminist seer G.J., Hunter was at first unsure. SAG Awards 2014: Full coverage | Red carpet | Winners | Complete list "Jane, why?
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January 18, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
The very petite Holly Hunter walked the red carpet at the SAG Awards on Saturday in support of the Jane Campion-directed miniseries, "Top of the Lake. " Hunter is vying against her "Lake" costar, Elisabeth Moss, for the best performance by an actress in a television movie or miniseries. The gritty drama was filmed for Sundance in New Zealand, and when Campion first called Hunter about playing the role of feminist seer G.J., Hunter was at first unsure. SAG Awards 2014: Full coverage | Red carpet | Winners | Complete list "Jane, why?
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June 11, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Join actress Holly Hunter and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at noon Pacific time Wednesday for a live video chat about Hunter's work on the Sundance Channel's riveting miniseries "Top of the Lake. " We're assuming you're at least passingly familiar with Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece of moody atmosphere "The Piano. " And you might well have imagined that Hunter would never come across a character as singular as that film's mute Scotswoman, though, yes, subsequently she worked with David Cronenberg on "Crash" and was pretty fantastic as Mrs. Incredible in "The Incredibles.
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June 12, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Did you spend seven hours watching the Sundance Channel's crime-drama "Top of the Lake" and still feel like you didn't quite understand what Holly Hunter's oracle, GJ, was all about? Hunter doesn't exactly blame you since many of the mysteries surrounding the enigmatic character were never fully solved. But that didn't stop Hunter from having a go at them in a live chat that you can watch here. The Oscar-winning actress talks about her reunion with director Jane Campion ("The Piano")
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August 6, 2005 | From Reuters
Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter is pregnant for the first time at age 47, her spokeswoman said Friday. "She is pregnant with twins and expecting this winter," the publicist said. The father is her longtime boyfriend, actor Gordon MacDonald, the publicist said. They will be the first children for Hunter, who is divorced from cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.
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May 7, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON
During a pivotal scene of "Miss Firecracker," Holly Hunter's character, a backwater waif named Carnelle Scott, discovers that her beautiful, self-possessed cousin has betrayed her. Audiences will read the pain in Hunter's eyes as a reflection of Carnelle's hurt. But director Thomas Schlamme knows that something more was going on during that hot summer day he filmed the scene in Yazoo City, Miss. "Holly was very, very emotional, isolated, frightened of the scene," Schlamme recalls.
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June 20, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Two decades after Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in "The Piano," the actress reteamed with director Jane Campion for the Sundance Channel's acclaimed miniseries "Top of the Lake. " Hunter played GJ, an odd oracle who leads a New Age compound for lost women. In a recent video conversation, we spoke with Hunter about working with Campion again and the mysteries surrounding her character. I've read that you said this was a very difficult character for you to get into. How finally did you understand her?
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May 10, 1987 | STEPHANIE MANSFIELD, Mansfield writes for the Washington Post. and
She breezes into the hotel bar in shades and an oversized tweed coat and sticks out her hand. "Hi Howyrayoo." Then she throws back two OJs, straight up, brushing her brown bangs from her eyes. They won't stay up. She blows upward. They're still in her eyes. She gives up, stabbing the bowl of miniature pretzels, popping those babies in one by one. Any day now, Holly Hunter is going to be big. Really big. She's not big now. Only 5 feet 2. Sissy Spacek-size before "Coal Miner's Daughter."
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October 17, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith and heads to Sin City to experience the corrupting power of real life. The not-so-wild ride is essentially sappy, however much of Cody's self-consciously barbed dialogue its characters are forced to utter. As the symbolically named Lamb, Julianne Hough is sweetly intent on a firsthand encounter with "your basic abominations.
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June 20, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Two decades after Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in "The Piano," the actress reteamed with director Jane Campion for the Sundance Channel's acclaimed miniseries "Top of the Lake. " Hunter played GJ, an odd oracle who leads a New Age compound for lost women. In a recent video conversation, we spoke with Hunter about working with Campion again and the mysteries surrounding her character. I've read that you said this was a very difficult character for you to get into. How finally did you understand her?
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June 12, 2013
Join actress Holly Hunter and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at noon PDT for a live video chat about Hunter's work on the Sundance Channel 's miniseries "Top of the Lake. " We're assuming you're at least passingly familiar with Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece of moody atmosphere "The Piano. " And you might well have imagined that Hunter would never again come across a character as singular as that film's mute Scotswoman, though, yes, subsequently she worked with David Cronenberg on "Crash" and was pretty fantastic as Helen Parr/Elastigirl in "The Incredibles.
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June 12, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Did you spend seven hours watching the Sundance Channel's crime-drama "Top of the Lake" and still feel like you didn't quite understand what Holly Hunter's oracle, GJ, was all about? Hunter doesn't exactly blame you since many of the mysteries surrounding the enigmatic character were never fully solved. But that didn't stop Hunter from having a go at them in a live chat that you can watch here. The Oscar-winning actress talks about her reunion with director Jane Campion ("The Piano")
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May 5, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"There are things you can get away with in this world, and things you can't. " The voice is Matthew McConaughey's, and days after seeing him in "Mud," I can close my eyes and hear him still - a simple line echoing with the mysteries of a man caught in the emotional muck and Mississippi mud of Jeff Nichols' fine new drama. McConaughey's voice is like that, so specifically seasoned by Texas you know it sight unseen. That's the power of a drawl, the way it can wrap entire stories and an ocean of feelings in honeyed tones; the way it can fit a person, a character, like broken-in jeans.
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March 29, 2010
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August 9, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman writes on film, television and pop music for the Calendar section.
At the end of a lengthy photo session, a photographer asks Holly Hunter if she would care to look longingly off into the distance for a few shots, just for variety's sake. She politely but firmly demurs. "I like to look into the camera," she says. "Otherwise it looks ... " "Too shy?" presumes the photographer. "Too hokey," she counters. The sense of self in this reasoning is perhaps axiomatic after an acting resume full of film projects with plenty of sentiment and little hokum to speak of.
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March 28, 2010 | By Irene Lacher
The legend "The end is near" looms over Sunset Boulevard on a billboard bearing a portrait of Holly Hunter. It's a clever allusion to the last season of her TNT series, "Saving Grace," which premieres Monday, and the title character's struggles with an angel sent by God to change her path as a freewheeling pleasure-seeker. Hunter, 52, an Oscar winner who lives in New York with actor Gordon MacDonald and their 4-year-old twin boys when she's not filming in L.A., plays Grace Hanadarko, a dedicated Oklahoma City detective whose life is fraught with hard drinking and promiscuity.
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