March 20, 1958
It's hard not to like a celebrity like Holly Hunter. Her infectious
personality and spunky energy shine through in interviews,
while her command of her craft permits her to keep those traits
-- like all her others -- under control if the part she's
portraying demands it.
single greatest claim to fame is her Oscar-winning embodiment
of mute immigrant mother Ada McGrath in Jane Campion's The
Piano (1993), her trump card as an actress is versatility.
Whether she's playing a comically hyperactive, baby-snatching
cop (Raising Arizona) or a twisted sexpot (Crash), Hunter
steals almost every scene she's in.
by J. G. Ballard
by James G. Ballard
(UK Quad), 40x30
Son: Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack (1999 Film)
by Denis Johnson
Runtime: 107 min
Country: USA /
Summary: A gentle and usually mellow young
man, who sometimes knows things before they happen
and gets vibes of premonition, tell us his story:
how he met Michelle in Iowa in 1971, how he got the
name Fuckhead, how she introduced him to heroin and
their falling in love, his thieving, his hospital
work and their time in Chicago when she gets pregnant,
detox, going to Phoenix to live, AA meetings and a
dance, working at a care center where he learns to
touch the residents, and modifying his daily schedule
so that he passes a neighboring Mennonite household
at the right time to hear the wife sing Gospel songs
in the shower. Slowly, very slowly, FH lets his gifts
good film. I really liked this movie and i really
like billy crudup in this movie. he gives the best
performance i've seen from in this film. this really
isn't a drug movie but more a coming of age film about
people who happen to do drugs. dennis leary and dennis
hopper have very good cameos.
Holly Hunter having sex with a guy.
Genre: Drama /
Runtime: 121 min
/ New Zealand / France
/ Sign Language / Maori
Summary: It is the mid-nineteenth century.
Ada is a mute who has a young daughter, Flora. In
an arranged marriage she leaves her native Scotland
accompanied by her daughter and her beloved piano.
Life in the rugged forests of New Zealand's South
Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is
her relationship with her new husband Stewart. She
suffers torment and loss when Stewart sells her piano
to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that
she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons,
but only with certain other conditions attached. At
first Ada despises George but slowly their relationship
is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation.
sensual and surprising film. Jane Campion's Oscar-winning
movie follows Ada (played by Holly Hunter), an immigrant
to the Australian outback and an arranged marriage,
who has not spoken for years and lives her life through
the sound of her piano. Her husband (played by Sam
Neill) is a man without much understanding, who tries
to break the connection between his new wife and her
piano; in contrast to him is the wild illiterate Baines
(played by Harvey Keitel), a tattooed loner, who reaches
into Ada's soul and helps her to regain contact with
her emotions and ultimately, her voice too.
is visually compelling, with its muted colours and
wide open spaces, and uses the soundtrack by Michael
Nyman in such a way so all the elements fit together.
Keitel and Hunter give excellent performances within
a sensitive and sensual screenplay, while Anna Paquin
is impressive as Ada's wise daughter, always watching
and always aware. Campion managed to make the story
touching, involving, and sexy, and it well deserved
the plaudits heaped on it.
Holly Hunter bent over on her knees, showing us her
nice ass before she turns around and sits nude on a
bed with her breasts visible before a guy joins her.
Hunter laying on her side next to a guy, her bare ass
visible before he gets on top of her and they begin
to have sex, giving us a look at her breasts.
Genre: Drama /
Runtime: 100 min
Love in the dying moments of the twentieth century.
Summary: Based on the 1973 novel by J.
G. Ballard. James and Catherine Ballard are a married
couple whose sex life has been reduced to recounting
tales of mutual infidelity to turn each other on.
One night, James causes a head-on collision with a
car carrying Dr. Helen Remington, killing her husband
and severely injuring her and himself. Subsequent
encounters with each other find that they are oddly
sexually aroused by the danger of car accidents and
potential accidents, and, with Catherine, soon fall
in with a cult of car crash fetishists. The group
is led by Vaughan, a former scientist twisted by his
own disfigurement in an accident, and, as a result,
a man obsessed with car crashes as a liberation of
sexual energy. Vaughan inducts the Ballards and Dr.
Remington into his surreal world of sex in the back
seats of cars, re-enactments of famous car crashes
(i.e. James Dean and Jayne Mansfield), viewing photos
of accident victims and screenings of collision videos
as pornography, and fender benders as mating rituals.
is the orgasm for the life. Ballard's cult novel was
directed by the 'cult master' david cronenberg.it
brings us to the point; most of the people could have
considered the movie boring,pornographic or non-sense,well
that's because most of the people are boring,non-sense,etc.james
spader,holly hunter,deborah karah unger,elias koteas
and rosanna arquette form a kickass quintet in an
excellent movie focuses on sexuality and modern life
in an automobile's perspective.10 out of 10.
Hunter seen opening her shirt to reveal a breast in
this short clip.
Hunter pulling down her bra to expose a breast, and
then climbing into a guy's lap to have sex with him
in the front seat ofa car.
Turned down the female lead in As Good As It Gets (1997)
She had one
line in her film debut, Burning, The (1981) -- "Hey,
Todd, over here."
In 10th grade
she placed 8th nationally in a poultry-judging contest.
uncle was the first commander of the Thunderbirds, the
world-famous U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron of
pianist, she actually performed all of the piano music
for her Oscar performance in "The Piano".
Film makers selected pieces for her that matched her
She is a
distant cousin of Anaheim Angels' outfielder Tim Salmon.
Debra Winger for the role of Jane Craig in Broadcast
the role of God in Dogma (1999).
her separation from husband, Janusz Kaminski. They have
had been apart since Halloween. [December 2001]
She is one
of the elite eight actors to have been nominated for
both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the
same year. The other seven are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright,
Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson,
and Julianne Moore. Emma Thompson received her double-nomination
in the same year that Hunter did.
in the North Bronx, she turned down the lead role in
Blood Simple, but introduced the Cohen Brothers to her
roommate Frances McDormand, who got the role.
"Acting, for me, is the last vestige of doing something
that I would like to feel really naive about."
-Interview, November 1995
Holly Hunter - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography
(list of movies she's appeared in)
Thirteen (2003) .... Melanie
Levity (2003) .... Adele Easley
Moonlight Mile (2002) .... Mona Camp
Eco Challenge New Zealand (2002) (TV) .... Narrator
When Billie Beat Bobby (2001) (TV) .... Billie Jean
Harlan County War (2000) (TV) .... Ruby Kincaid
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) .... Penny
... aka O' Brother (2000) (France)
Timecode (2000) .... Renee Fishbine
Woman Wanted (2000) .... Emma Riley
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000) ....
Rebecca (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
(1999) .... Mira
Living Out Loud (1998) .... Judith Moore
Life Less Ordinary, A (1997) .... O'Reilly
Crash (1996/I) .... Helen Remington
... aka Crash (1996) (France)
Home for the Holidays (1995) .... Claudia Larson
Copycat (1995) .... M.J. Monahan
Firm, The (1993) .... Tammy Hemphill
Piano, The (1993) .... Ada McGrath
... aka Leçon de piano, La (1993) (France)
Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering
Mom, The (1993) (TV) .... Wanda Holloway
Crazy in Love (1992) (TV) .... Georgie Symonds
Once Around (1991) .... Renata Bella
.... Dorinda Durston
Animal Behavior (1989) .... Coral Grable
Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV) .... Ellen Russell/Jane Doe
Miss Firecracker (1989) .... Carnelle Scott
End of the Line (1988) .... Charlotte
Broadcast News (1987) .... Jane Craig
Gathering of Old Men, A (1987) (TV) .... Candy Marshall
... aka Aufstand alter Männer, Ein (1987) (TV)
... aka Murder on the Bayou (1987) (TV)
Raising Arizona (1987) .... Edwina 'Ed' McDonnough
With Intent to Kill (1984) (TV) .... Wynn Nolen
... aka Urge to Kill (1984) (TV)
Blood Simple. (1984) (uncredited) (voice) .... Helene
Swing Shift (1984) .... Jeannie
Uncommon Love, An (1983) (TV) .... Karen
Svengali (1983) (TV) .... Leslie
Burning, The (1981) .... Sophie