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Julia Ormond

 

  1. Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting, 1997. Julia was among five British nearly-Skylars: Gabrielle Anwar, Helena Bonham Carter, Rachel Weisz. When the writer-stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Oscars in hand, thanked Minnie Driver, the simultaneous translation on French TV said they thanked... beaucoup de chauffeurs!
  2. Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones's Diary, 2000.    At least she was British (but not lumpy/dumpy) unlike such diarists as the Arquette sisters, Julie Benz, Selma Blair, Nicollette Sheridan, etc.
  3. Jennifer Connelly, A Brilliant Mind, 2001.   If the choice of the right actor to  portray the schizophrenic Noble Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr was vital,  selecting his screen wife was even more so   - hence an Oscar for Connelly and not for Russell Crowe.  Other candidates included Julie Bowen, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Geena Davis, Kirsten Dunst, Portia De Rossi, Claire Forlani, Rachel Griffiths, Teri Hatcher, Famke Janssen, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Catherine McCormack, Mary McCormick, Mia Maestro, Rhona Mitra, Julia Ormond, Amanda Peet, Christina Ricci, Meg Ryan, Chloe Sevigny, Alicia Silverstone, Mira Sorvino, Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Rachel Weisz.  PS Emily Watson was rejected as “too British” – while Salma Hayek was seen because  Alicia Nash came from El; Salvador… which must have meant the others were too American, Australian,  South African, etc.  Director Ron Howard seemed to forget they were all actresses. Odd that, as he used to be one.
  4. Ayelet Zurer, Man of Steel,  2011.

 





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