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Hilary talks about “Conviction”. The $12.5 million film — which Swank, as one of its executive producers, fought for years to get made — recounts the true, awe-inspiring story of Betty Anne Waters, a single mother of humble means who, over the course of 18 grueling years, and through sheer force of will, got a high school GED, college degree, and law degree, all so that she could try to prove that her beloved brother did not commit a heinous murder for which he was sentenced to life in prison. Hilary also talks about transformative performance — in “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999), which led to her first Oscar and later to “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), for which which she received her second, making her a member of an elite club of women who have won the prize more than once (the others being Luise Rainer, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Glenda Jackson, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, and Jodie Foster).