First Film: Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1994)
Must-see: Holy Smoke! (Jane Campion, 1999); Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003); Little Children (Todd Field, 2006)
Star Turn: Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)
Underrated: As a sensual lower-class laundress who smuggles the prohibited work of the Marquis de Sade to the public after he is imprisoned in Phillip Kaufman’s Quills (2000)
Upcoming, Current and/or Recent: Having recently won the Best Actress Oscar for The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008), Winslet went right to work on auteur Todd Haynes’ mini-series update Mildred Pierce, which is shooting.
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