The actress’ searing dramas have earned her a pair of Oscars, but she was ready for some romance and comedy in her career, and she scored both in a new film.
WHILE Hilary Swank was making the inspirational drama “Freedom Writers” with writer-director Richard LaGravenese, he told her that for her next film, “I want you to do something lighter and funny and girlie. You are such a girl, and you are so funny.”
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Beehive? Bob? Crewcut? Mullet? Hilary Swank’s next hairdo is out of her hands, as Oprah Winfrey took the shears to the Oscar winner as part of a charity effort airing Friday on her talk show.
Swank, 33, is likely to end up with a short ‘do, as Winfrey reportedly cut some nine inches off her hair to donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, an initiative dedicated to supporting and encouraging women who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.
“It’s taken months to get to this moment,” Winfrey says. “It involves a two-time Academy Award winner, a sharp object, and me.”
“I’ve been growing it for the last six months to donate my hair,” Swank says. “I’ve been taking a lot of vitamins and taking really good care of it, knowing that it would go to a woman in need.”
Also as part of Oprah’s Great American Haircut show, 100 viewers will get 100 makeovers in one hour.
There are no silver spoons in Hilary Swank’s past, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. It was perseverance and determination that made her dreams come true, she tells Marsha Lederman. And in her latest role, the Oscar darling takes her story on tour.
Vancouver— Yes, Hilary Swank grew up in a trailer park and yes, she and her mother drove to Los Angeles to pursue Swank’s acting career with just $75 to their names. And yes, the two of them lived in their car for two weeks. But no, don’t go feeling sorry for the hardships the Oscar-winning actress has endured. Hilary Swank loved it.
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Hilary will be on Oprah this month if anyone knows when exactly she will be please let us know so we can record it for teh site.
She’s best known for the rough and tough characters she played in 1999’s Boys Don’t Cry and 2004’s Million Dollar Baby.
Who knew that in real life, two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank is the antithesis of a tomboy?
“It’s true. All those characters I’m well known for aren’t as girlie-girl as I am,” says Swank, 33. “It’s fun to dress up and smell pretty and have pretty compacts in your purse.”
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Amid blaring trumpets and a choir singing from above, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts welcomed a well-dressed crowd to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Tuesday to announce its first annual series: the Brinker International Forum, whose six events each year will include performances, conversations, lectures and symposia featuring “internationally renowned performing and visual artists.”
Among the programs will be National Geographic Live! events that will bring to Dallas what officials called “the world’s leading scientists, explorers, filmmakers and photographers.”
The Brinker forum will begin next fall, a year before the official opening of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. One event announced Tuesday will be an appearance, on Oct. 14, 2008, by Beverly and Dereck Joubert, filmmakers and naturalists known for their work in the African wilderness.
And then on Nov. 25, 2008, Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank will appear, following such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Mary Tyler Moore, Julie Andrews and Elton John, who made previous appearances on behalf of the center.