Academy Award-winner Jennifer Connelly has fashioned a remarkable career playing women of resolve - survivors who surmount obstacles using much more than just the actress' ethereal beauty. Jennifer Connelly was born in upstate New York, and spent part of her childhood climbing trees in the little town of Woodstock. Connelly started modeling in grade school, and that led to her being cast - at age 11 - in Sergio Leone's multi-generational mob epic, "Once Upon a Time in America. And it was my first time out of America -- we filmed in Italy. And it was my first kiss.
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Jennifer Lynn Connelly  born December 12,  is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her film acting debut in the crime film Once Upon a Time in America Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in a number of films, including the horror film Phenomena , the musical fantasy film Labyrinth , the romantic comedy Career Opportunities , and the period superhero film The Rocketeer She gained critical acclaim for her work in the science fiction film Dark City and for playing a drug addict in Darren Aronofsky 's drama Requiem for a Dream. In the s, she took on supporting roles in Aronofsky's epic film Noah and in the action film Alita: Battle Angel As of , she stars in the TNT dystopian television series Snowpiercer. She has been the face of Balenciaga fashion advertisements, as well as for Revlon cosmetics.
I was 17, and just beginning university, when Requiem for a Dream descended on cinemas like an opaque, bruise-blue mist. Notwithstanding the no-unders restrictions stamped upon it by stern censors in the UK and elsewhere, I like to think I was the optimal age for it. If this sounds like the prelude to a revisionist takedown, I thought it might be one too.
Darren Aronofsky's landmark film Requiem For A Dream is a haunting depiction of substance abuse and addiction from four different yet interconnected perspectives. With emotional performances and cutting-edge visual style, the drama delved into several psychological aspects of drug use incorporating the filmmaker's usual disturbingly raw and real touch. The cast, of course, pulled off a great job in adding life to the complex characters. Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly channel a certain sense of helplessness and desperation in their performances, along with Marlon Wayans who breaks his typecast of funny roles. Ellen Burstyn as the amphetamine-addicted widow pulls off one of her most moving performances and was nominated for an Academy Award.