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Naomi Watts at the London Film Festival premiere of Eastern Promises
Born Naomi Ellen Watts
28 September 1968 (1968-09-28) (age 41)
Shoreham, Kent, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Domestic partner(s) Liev Schreiber (2005–present); 2 children
.Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British-born Australian raised actress.^ Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968, in Kent, England.
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^ September 28, 1968 .
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^ Naomi Watts Born: 28 September 1968 Shoreham, Kent, England Height: 5' 5" Raised in Australia.
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Watts began her career in Australian television, where she appeared in commercials and series, including the soap opera Home and Away, Brides of Christ and the family sitcom Hey Dad..!.
.She is know for her roles in films such as Mulholland Drive (2001), The Ring (2002) and 21 Grams (2003), for which she received worldwide attention and an Academy Award nomination.^ Her greatest film by far has been Mulholland Drive.
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^ Naomi was not the first person consider for her role in the 2002 film, The Ring .
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^ She is known for her roles in Mulholland Drive, the film remakes of The Ring, King Kong, Funny Games and her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams.
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.She starred in the successful film King Kong (2005), where she acted along with Jack Black and Adrien Brody.^ Adrien Brody discusses the love story in King Kong.
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^ Add King Kong Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star Rate not interested Set in the 1930s, Peter Jackson's remake of the black-and-white classic follows a group of adventurous explorers and filmmakers (including Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis) to mysterious Skull Island, where they search for a legendary giant gorilla known as King Kong.
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^ She is known for her roles in Mulholland Drive, the film remakes of The Ring, King Kong, Funny Games and her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams.
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.Watts appeared in Eastern Promises (2007), and The International (2009).^ Eastern Promises (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Naomi Watts .
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^ SoHo - October 8, 2009: http://trim.su/1lPH achgcs was up very late last nite w/ BS. ate @papajohns and watched Eastern Promises w/ Naomi Watts & Viggo Mortensen.
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^ In "Eastern Promises" (2007), Watts played a London midwife who delves into the past of a Russian prostitute after she dies during childbirth, only to stumble into a Russian police operation trying to expose a major Eastern mafia prostitution ring.

.Watts stars in Fair Game, with her 21 Grams costar Sean Penn and Mother and Child (2010).^ Naomi Watts in 21 Grams .
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^ Naomi Watts, the Oscar-nominated actress who starred in 21 Grams and King Kong , will become the perfume’s first official ambassador, appearing in a worldwide advertising campaign set to launch in October.
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^ In Production 2000s 1990s 1980s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) ( post-production ) Fair Game (2010) ( completed ) ....
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Early life

.Watts was born in Shoreham, Kent, England, the daughter of Myfanwy Edwards (née Roberts), a Welsh antiques dealer and costume and set designer, and Peter Watts, a road manager and sound engineer who worked with Pink Floyd.^ He was their sound engineer and also the road manager.
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^ She was born in Shoreham, England, and her parents divorced when she was 4.
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^ Her father, a sound man for Pink Floyd, was often on the road; he died when she was 8.
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[1][2][3][4]
.Watts has one brother, Ben, a year older and now a photographer residing in the United States.^ Naomi’s brother, Ben is a famous photographer.

^ Including Naomi and her older brother Ben.
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^ Naomi Watts is enjoying her children's ''innocent'' years because she worries they were cause her problems when they get older.
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.Watts's parents separated when she was four years old.^ Her parents, Peter and Myfanwy Watts had separated when she was four years old, and when she was seven her father died.

^ IS: Your parents separated when you were four.
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^ After all, Watts had to struggle for everything she has: The youngest child of bohemian parents who split when she was four, she was seven when her father, a sound engineer for Pink Floyd, died.
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Her father died during her childhood.[5][6] .Following her father's death, her mother moved the family to Llanfawr Farm, on Anglesey in North Wales, where they lived with Watts's maternal grandparents, Nikki and Hugh Roberts.^ Following her father's death, her mother relocated the family to the town of Llangefni (more especifically Llanfawr Farm, a district of Llangefni), in Northern Wales, where they lived with Naomi's grandparents, Hugh and Nikki Roberts, although her mother occasionally moved the family around Wales and England, usually to follow boyfriends, but she always ended up returning to Llangefni.

^ NW: They had moved to northeast Wales and we went to live there with them.
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^ After the separation of her parents -- followed by the death of her father -- Naomi Watts eventually went to live in Australia with her mother and brother, and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting.
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.During this time she attended a Welsh language school, Ysgol Gyfun, Llangefni where she carried out her studies for several years.^ There, the 14-year-old attended acting classes in school and soon after became close friends with Nicole Kidman on the set of the 1991 movie Flirting .
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^ The series involves a group of six women at an Australian convent school during the 1960s, a time of social turbulence and Vatican reforms.
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^ The kids would attend primary school at Ysgol Henblas in Llangristiolus (they'd return years later when Ben renewed his marriage vows at Llangristiolus church) and would study Welsh.
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[7] .Watts described her mother (also an actress) as a hippie "with passive-aggressive tendencies" and no money, who used to threaten to send her and her brother to foster care in order to get her parents to provide for them.^ Her father was a sound engineer with Pink Floyd and her mother is described by Watts as a hippie "with passive-aggressive tendencies" who used to threat to send her and her brother to foster care in order to convince her grandparents to take care of the family, since her mother had no money after her father's passing.

^ She had no money, so we lived with her parents and her sisters.
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^ After the separation of her parents -- followed by the death of her father -- Naomi Watts eventually went to live in Australia with her mother and brother, and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting.
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.Although her mother occasionally moved the family around Wales and England, usually to follow boyfriends, she always ended up returning to Llangefni, living there until Naomi was 14. Watts says that she wanted to become an actress since watching the 1980 film Fame.^ Watts lived there until she was 14, when the family was relocated to Australia after her mother was convinced that it was the land of opportunities after a trip there.
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^ Watts lived there until she was 14.

^ Following her father's death, her mother relocated the family to the town of Llangefni (more especifically Llanfawr Farm, a district of Llangefni), in Northern Wales, where they lived with Naomi's grandparents, Hugh and Nikki Roberts, although her mother occasionally moved the family around Wales and England, usually to follow boyfriends, but she always ended up returning to Llangefni.

.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In 1982, the family moved to Sydney, Australia.^ Then, during a trip to Australia, her mother became convinced that there was "the land of opportunities" and moved the family to Sydney in 1982.

^ There were no formal acting lessons until the family moved to Australia when Naomi was 13.
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^ After the unfortunate death of her father, Naomi and her family moved to Australia four years later, when she was 14 years old.
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.Her grandmother was Australian, which made it easier to obtain the documentation necessary, since Watts and her family were entitled to Australian citizenship.^ Film critics, at least the guys, have been going ape over Watts ever since that lesbian sex scene in "Mulholland Drive" made them drop their jaws in the dark.
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^ BuzzFoto Lievs Family Time: Australian actress Naomi Watts walks home from the gym with Liev Schreiber and thei..
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Of her nationality, she has said:
."I consider myself British and have very happy memories of the UK. I spent the first 14 years of my life in England and Wales and never wanted to leave.^ I'm a vegetarian and I ended up eating my first burger in 15 years.
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^ "I moved around England a lot when I was a kid, and that was unsettling at the time when my mum was still trying to find her feet in terms of what career she wanted, "she recalls.
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.When I was in Australia I went back to England a lot"
.^ NW: I would go on auditions, I would go to yoga, I would go back to drama class-I went to lots of those.
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^ Then I went back to Australia and did one or two more jobs.
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[8]
."I consider myself very Australian and very connected to Australia, in fact when people say where is home, I say Australia, because those are my most powerful memories".^ "I keep replaying the birth in my mind because it was so powerful.
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^ I know you want it.” So, yeah, those people may feel very angry, but I think that’s the point of the film.
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^ I have very few memories of experiences with himIm sure its psychology 101 that I blocked those out.
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After moving to Sydney, she attended Mosman High School. .She attended several schools, including North Sydney Girls' High School, where her classmates included Nicole Kidman, with whom she is still close.^ The other girl was Nicole Kidman .
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^ Naomi Watts Trivia: from IMDB page Best friends with Nicole Kidman, since a casting call for commercial when they were girls.
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^ In Sydney, she attended several acting schools (and in the very first lesson in the first school, she met Nicole Kidman, with whom she shared a taxi home from class).

.In 1986 she took a break from acting and went to Japan to work as a model, but the experience, which lasted for about four months, was fruitless as Watts did not have the physical requirements for a professional runway model and could only hope to be working in promotions, which did not excite her.^ When Glamour last sat down with Naomi Watts, she was in Sydney, Australia, taking a break from her 14-hour-a-day work schedule filming 2005’s King Kong in New Zealand.
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^ After the separation of her parents -- followed by the death of her father -- Naomi Watts eventually went to live in Australia with her mother and brother, and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting.
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^ Taking a break from acting as she prepares for her next movie, 21 Grams with Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro, Watts reflects on her leap to stardom.
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.Watts describes it as one of the worst periods of her life.^ In 1986 she took a break from acting and went to Japan to work as a model, but the experience was fruitless, and Watts describes it as one of the worst periods of her life, which lasted for about four months.

.Upon returning to Australia, she went to work for a local department store and from there she went to work as assistant fashion editor with an Australian fashion magazine.^ Upon returning to Australia, Watts went to work for a local department store and from there she went to work as assistant fashion editor with an Australian fashion magazine.

^ I worked there for about a year when I was offered the fashion-editor spot at another magazine.
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^ When she was 20 years old, she was an assistant editor at "Follow Me" magazine in Australia.
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.A casual invitation to participate in a drama workshop rekindled her passion for acting, and prompted her to quit her job and dedicate herself to succeeding as an actress.^ Grams drew an even more compelling acting job from the blond beauty, and she was rewarded with her first Academy Award nomination, as Best Actress in a Leading Role.
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^ After a friend begged her to try acting, she quit her job instead and never looked back.
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[citation needed]

Career

Early work (1986–2000)

Watts's career began in Australian television, where she appeared in commercials and series, including the soap opera Home and Away, the award winning mini-series[11] Brides of Christ and the family sitcom Hey Dad..! She was featured in a supporting role in the acclaimed 1991 Australian indie film Flirting, starring future Hollywood up-and-comers Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton. As Watts made the transition from Australia to the United States, she landed a supporting role in the cult 1995 film Tank Girl, playing the part of "Jet Girl".
.Finding quality roles in the Hollywood system at first proved difficult.^ Finding quality roles at first proved difficult for Watts in the Hollywood system, as she appeared in the short-lived series Sleepwalkers and numerous B-list productions as in films like Children of the Corn.
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^ Soon after, the quality and importance of Watts' roles improved and quickly shot the actress to the top of the Hollywood A-list.
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^ Moving to the United States, Watts acted in her first Hollywood movie, the comedy "Matinee" (also 1992) in a bit role as an aspiring movie star.

.She appeared in the short-lived series, Sleepwalkers and numerous B-list productions such as films like Children of the Corn IV.^ Finding quality roles at first proved difficult for Watts in the Hollywood system, as she appeared in the short-lived series Sleepwalkers and numerous B-list productions as in films like Children of the Corn.
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^ For years she watched best friend and fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman ascend to the heights of stardom, while Watts struggled in forgettable films such as Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering .
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^ After a series of TV movies and thrillers, including Sleepwalkers (1997) and Children of the Corn IV (1996), Watts appeared in Marshall Herskovitz's high-toned Venetian courtesan costumer Dangerous Beauty (1998) and successful TV docudrama The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999).

.Much of her early career is filled with near misses in casting as she was up for significant roles in films such as The Parent Trap, Meet the Parents and Man on the Moon, roles would eventually go to other actresses.^ She had high hopes that films such as 1995's "Tank Girl", 1999's "Hunt for the Unicorn Killer", or the as yet unreleased thriller "Down", would elevate her profile.
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^ Both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals have helped cultivate her image as a versatile actress with the capabilities to make any complex role her own.
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^ Her parents divorced when Watts was 4 "and my dad was on the road all the time, so we lived with my grandparents, and I ended up going to 7 different schools."
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.Gradually, Watts attracted supporting roles in films such as Dangerous Beauty.^ Gradually, Watts garnered supporting roles as in Dangerous Beauty.
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^ Finding quality roles at first proved difficult for Watts in the Hollywood system, as she appeared in the short-lived series Sleepwalkers and numerous B-list productions such as films like Children of the Corn.

^ She was featured in a supporting role in the acclaimed 1991 Australian indie film Flirting which starred future Hollywood up-and-comers Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton.
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[citation needed]

Breakthrough (2001–2004)

Watts with filmmaker David Lynch at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001
.In 2001, she starred in The Shaft directed by Dick Maas, which garnered poor reviews.^ Down is a direct remake (shot for shot at times) of director Dick Maas' early 80's cult flick The Lift.

^ Starring: Brenda Blethyn ,  Alfred Molina , ( more ) The Shaft 2001   R   Add The Shaft to Queue Add The Shaft to top of Queue At the Millennium Building in NYC, the elevators have a problem...

.Watts starred in David Lynch's highly acclaimed Mulholland Drive.^ Actress Naomi Watts pulls a fast one in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
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^ Then, finally, at age 32, she had her big moment in the role of a split-personality actress in David Lynch’s critically acclaimed and deeply freaky 2001 thriller Mulholland Drive .
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^ Filmography Biography Awards Worked With Photos Born: September 28, 1968 in Great Britain Occupation: Actor Biography: Naomi Watts had already been a working actress for over a decade when she earned notice as a promising newcomer in David Lynch's Cannes Film Festival prizewinner Mulholland Drive (2001).
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.The film premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, winning her the National Society of Film Critics Award as Best Actress and the National Board of Review award as Breakthrough Performance of the Year.^ The film, which premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, won Watts high praise.
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^ It was her performance opposite Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams that earned Watts her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress.
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^ Filmography Biography Awards Worked With Photos Born: September 28, 1968 in Great Britain Occupation: Actor Biography: Naomi Watts had already been a working actress for over a decade when she earned notice as a promising newcomer in David Lynch's Cannes Film Festival prizewinner Mulholland Drive (2001).
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The surrealist film attracted controversy with its strong lesbian theme.[12][13][14][15][16] .Having worked with director/screenwriter Scott Coffey on Mulholland Drive, they teamed up to co-produce her next film, the semi-autobiographical Ellie Parker, which grew out of the friendship forged between Watts and Coffey.^ Watts, Coffey, and Pellegrino all worked together on David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, where Watts had her breakout performance, and Ellie Parker grew out of the friendship forged between Watts and director/screenwriter Coffey.

^ Her next film, "Ellie Parker" (2005), was an intriguing experimental curiosity: in 2001 writer-director Steve Coffey shot Watts with a handheld digital video camera for a 16-minute short, which cast the actress as a young actress trying to protect and nurture her talent in heartless Hollywood.

^ He'd seen not only Mulholland Drive, but also this short film I had made with a friend, Scott Coffey, called Ellie Parker, that's sort of a documentation of my experiences in L.A. It's heightened beyond, but there's definitely a lot of my own voice and frustrations.
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.In 2002, she starred in one of the biggest box office hits of that year, the English language remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring.^ In 2002, she starred in one of the biggest box office hits of that year, the English language remake of the Japanese horror film, The Ring.
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^ She certainly plays one in The Ring, a remake of the recent Japanese hit , Ringu .
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^ The remake is the brainchild of “Armageddon” director Michael Bay, who has inexplicably decided to remake the film for a few years now for some UnGodly reason.
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.The following year, she starred in the film Ned Kelly opposite Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush, as well as the Merchant-Ivory film Le Divorce with Kate Hudson.^ Le Divorce Kate Hudson Naomi Watts romantic comedy .

^ The following year, she starred in the film Ned Kelly opposite Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush; as well as the Merchant-Ivory film Le Divorce with Kate Hudson.
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^ In 2002, she starred in one of the biggest box office hits of that year, the English language remake of the Japanese horror film, The Ring.
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.Her performance opposite Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams earned Watts her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress.^ Taking a break from acting as she prepares for her next movie, 21 Grams with Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro, Watts reflects on her leap to stardom.
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^ GRAMS dvd SEAN PENN naomi watts Benicio Del Toro .

^ Grams dvd 2004 Benicio DelToro Naomi Watts Sean Penn .

She said of the nomination, "It's far beyond what I ever dreamed for - that would have been too far fetched".[17]
.She produced and starred in the well-received independent film We Don't Live Here Anymore.^ And, if so, will you produce films that you don’t appear in?
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^ "He came to me a few years back to do ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ and it was a difficult piece of material.
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^ She began the year with We Don't Live Here Anymore, based on the stories of Andre "In The Bedroom" Dubus and concerning two Oregon professors and their wives.
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.She reunited with Sean Penn and Don Cheadle in The Assassination of Richard Nixon, teamed up with Jude Law and Dustin Hoffman in David O. Russell's ensemble comedy I ♥ Huckabees, and starred in the sequel to the Ring, The Ring Two.^ Actors: Jason Schwartzman , Isabelle Huppert , Dustin Hoffman , Lily Tomlin , Jude Law .
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^ Aussie actress Naomi Watts starred in yet another "Ring" sequel last night -- as in the ones around her nipples!
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^ The Assassination of Richard Nixon DVD ~ Sean Penn .
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Career success (2005–present)

.She then starred in the much-anticipated remake of King Kong (2005) as Ann Darrow.^ On April 7th, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast the 1933 movie starring screen legend Fay Wray as Ann Darrow.
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^ Peter Jackson made her his Ann Darrow in his King Kong remake and James Ivory cast her in Le Divorce .
  • Amazon.co.uk: In the Spotlight... Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Was Fernando Meirelles's first choice for the role of Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), but she declined due to her commitment to King Kong (2005).
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The role, immortalized by Fay Wray in the original film, proved to be Watts's most commercially successful film yet.^ Born in Britain and raised in Australia, Watts began acting in her teens, landing her first film role in For Love Alone (1986).
  • Naomi Watts Movies 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]
  • Naomi Watts - Ask.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Watts then took on a project of much bigger proportions, cast in the iconic Fay Wray role of Ann Darrow for director Peter Jackson's long-dreamt-of, much anticipated remake of "King Kong."

^ The Ring : Not the equal of the Japanese original, but much of the success of the US remake is down to Watts’ whole-hearted performance in the leading role.
  • Amazon.co.uk: In the Spotlight... Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Helmed by The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, the film won high praise and grossed $550 million worldwide.^ (Watts has high praise for Mulholland Drive director David Lynch, calling him "the one guy who took a chance on me."
  • USATODAY.com - The sweet glow of success for Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Was Peter Jackson the primary reason you signed to this film?
  • INT: Naomi Watts - JoBlo.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Due to her current filming commitments on Peter Jackson's "King Kong" this red carpet premiere will be the only one in the world that she will attend for the film.
  • Simply Naomi 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC simplynaomi.com [Source type: General]

[18][19]
... you’d better know why you’re here as an actor ... .I’m here to work out my shit, what my problems are and know who I am, so by cracking open these characters perhaps that shines a light on it a little bit better.^ I know who my friends are here and whoever you choose to be friends with would never affect my opinion of you.
  • Perez Hilton: New Mom Naomi Watts NAKED!!!!!!!! 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They do this, it's like you know, it's just working it out, how does this work?
  • INT: Naomi Watts - JoBlo.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I went back to my tiny little apartment in Venice [California], and my mom, who was staying with me at the time, was like, "Do not believe these people, Naomi.
  • Interview Dec 2003 - Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.lynchnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[20]
.Watts starred in The Painted Veil with Edward Norton and Liev Schreiber, released in December 2006. She has since finished the films Funny Games (a remake of the 1997 Austrian film by director Michael Haneke) with Tim Roth, and David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen.^ Synopsis: Notoriously nihilistic filmmaker Michael Haneke revisits one of his most controversial works in this remake of 1997's Funny Games starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth .
  • Naomi Watts Filmography 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also look for her to star with Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises also due 2007.
  • Simply Naomi 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC simplynaomi.com [Source type: General]

^ Naomi Watts to star in ‘The Birds’ remake .
  • Naomi Watts to star in ‘The Birds’ remake 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The press has labeled her the "queen of remakes" because she has starred in so many of them; she is scheduled to star in the remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963).^ Naomi Watts to star in ‘The Birds’ remake .
  • Naomi Watts to star in ‘The Birds’ remake 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ LONDON - Naomi Watts is set to star in the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic ‘The Birds’ from 1963.
  • Naomi Watts to star in ‘The Birds’ remake 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm skeptical of The Birds , although from what I understand it's going to be simply another version of Du Maurier's story rather than a remake of Hitchcock's film.
  • Naomi Watts: still pushing boundaries | AfterEllen.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21] .Watts has stated only that there have been "discussions" about the remake.^ NEWS 25 Marx Madness » Naomi Watts Marx Madness Not just another entertainment blog Home About Marx Madness Tri-State Events Movie review About this place .
  • NEWS 25 Marx Madness » Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC marxmadness.news25.us [Source type: General]

^ Sadly, those comments were made back in December , when there was only a small amount of buzz about Watt's potential pregnancy.
  • Celebitchy: Naomi Watts Archives 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: General]

^ My fantasy remake for Ms. Watts is something like Jezebel or Now Voyager...anything by Ms. Davis, only with more skin...;) .
  • Naomi Watts: still pushing boundaries | AfterEllen.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22]
In January 2010, she was cast for the thriller film Dream House, which will be directed by Jim Sheridan.[23] .She also appears in the drama Mother and Child, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.^ She was spotted on her way around Santa Monica with script in-hand, preparing for her leading role in the upcoming drama “Mother and Child”.
  • • Naomirama.Org } the latest on Naomi Watts and more! 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC naomirama.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie resurfaced in 2005 at the SunDance Film Festival and is set to be re-released in December of 2005.
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ We Don't Live Here Anymore received its world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

[24]

Income and status

.Watts, star of box office successful films like The Ring, 21 Grams, and King Kong, is, according to Forbes, one of the most cost-efficient actresses when comparing salary paid with box-office gross.^ Loved her in Mulholland Drive, loved her in 21 Grams, loved her in King Kong.
  • Naomi Watts: still pushing boundaries | AfterEllen.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Forbes magazine, Naomi Watts is the most bankable actress in Hollywood.
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Naomi Watts: Most profitable actress .
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She helped the box office rake in an estimated $44 for every $1 she was paid for her last three major films.^ She helped the box office make an estimated $44 for every $1 she was paid for ...
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 41-year-old beauty a ' who has also starred in 'The Ring', 'King Kong' and 'Eastern Promises' a ' helped the box office rake in an estimated $44 for every $1 she was paid for her last three major films.
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Naomi Watts News - Topix 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For every $1 Watts was paid, her films earned an average of $44.
  • • Naomirama.Org } the latest on Naomi Watts and more! 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC naomirama.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25]
.Watts was most successful with King Kong (2005), which grossed in its first weekend at U.S. $50,130,145, for which she received $5 million (USD).^ But thanks to 2005's King Kong, her average return on investment is the best in Hollywood.
  • • Naomirama.Org } the latest on Naomi Watts and more! 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC naomirama.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Naomi Watts, the Oscar-nominated actress who starred in 21 Grams and King Kong , will become the perfume’s first official ambassador, appearing in a worldwide advertising campaign set to launch in October.
  • Naomi Watts Earns Her Wings: Kate Ahlborn | Vanity Fair 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ Was Fernando Meirelles's first choice for the role of Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), but she declined due to her commitment to King Kong (2005).
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

Humanitarian work

Watts with her partner Liev Schreiber
.In 2006, Watts became a goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS, it helps to raise awareness of AIDS issues.^ AR World AIDS Day "Light For Rights" Actress and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Naomi Watts attended the amfAR world AIDS day event at Washington Square Park yesterday in New York City.
  • • Naomirama.Org } the latest on Naomi Watts and more! 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC naomirama.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She has used her high profile and celebrity to call attention to the needs of people living with this disease.^ Set in an unnamed U.S. urban center, the film uses a nonlinear structure to piece together the intertwined lives of three very different people.
  • Naomi Watts Filmography 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Naomi Watts Movies 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]

.Watts participate in events and activities, including the 21st Annual AIDS Walk.^ The upcoming 17th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival and the 21st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be major star-studded events.

.She is presented as an inaugural member of AIDS Red Ribbon Awards.^ Photo: "King Kong" heroine Naomi Watts shines on the red carpet at the SBIFF Montecito Award presentation, even without a silly Oscar nomination.

She has participated in campaigns for fundraising.
On December 1, 2009, Watts was meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and joined the AIDS response at a dramatic public event commemorating World AIDS Day 2009. During the event, she said:
“It has been both unfortunate and unfair for HIV infection to be considered a shameful disease, for people living with HIV to be judged as blameworthy, and for AIDS to be equated with certain death. I have personally seen that dignity and hope have been strongest among those whose lives were changed by HIV.”

Personal life

.Her father's manic laugh can be heard in Pink Floyd's "Speak to Me" and "Brain Damage" and her mother's comments can be heard in "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Money" from The Dark Side of the Moon.^ He was the road manager and sound engineer for Pink Floyd, which lent him a kind of trivial fame--that's his laugh rising above the cacophony of "Speak to Me" on Dark Side of the Moon--as well as a prodigious drug habit.
  • Naomi Watts Gallery - Naomi Watts Actress in Mulholland Drive - Esquire 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.esquire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That's his laugh you hear during Speak To Me and Brain Damage on Dark Side Of The Moon.
  • Naomi Watts - Biography 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

[1][2][3][4] .Watts is pictured in her mother's arms with her father, brother, the band, and other crew members, in the hardback/softcover edition of drummer Nick Mason's autobiography of the band Inside Out.^ There is a photograph in drummer Nick Mason's book Inside Out that shows Peter enjoying life on the beach at St Tropez with his new baby - Naomi.
  • Naomi Watts - Biography 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ We hated and loved each other, beat the shit out of each other [laughs], competed with each other, and stole from each otherall those things that brothers and sisters do.
  • Interview Dec 2003 - Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.lynchnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[26]
.Watts dated Stephen Hopkins[27] in the 1990s and actor Heath Ledger[28] from August 2002 to May 2004.^ October 4, 1967; began dating on May 2005; engaged on December, 2005), Heath Ledger (actor; born on April 4, 1979; 2002-May 2004) .
  • Naomi Watts Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The King Kong star, who is now dating actor Liev Schreiber, romanced Ledger for two years Comments [0] .
  • Latest Pictures of Naomi Watts > New, Latest Photos Shoot : pics @ Platinum-Celebs.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.platinum-celebs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rate news: +0 Actress Naomi Watts is still struggling to come to terms with ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger's death a year ago.
  • Latest Pictures of Naomi Watts > New, Latest Photos Shoot : pics @ Platinum-Celebs.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.platinum-celebs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since the spring of 2005, Watts's partner has been the actor Liev Schreiber.^ July 6, 2007 Naomi And Hubby Go Bike Shopping Naomi Watts, waits patiently and pregnantly for her longtime boyfriend, actor Liev Schreiber (Manchurian Candidate) , to test drive bicycles in Hollywood on Thursday....
  • Watch Naomi Watts Videos Online at X17Video.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC x17video.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: hitchcock , liev schreiber , LievSchreiber , naomi watts , NaomiWatts , the birds , TheBirds .
  • Naomi Watts | TMZ.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts pushing their kids in a stroller ...
  • Cityfile: Dailyfile > Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC cityfile.com [Source type: General]

.She confirmed in an interview in late January 2009 that Liev had in fact given her a ring (which she was not wearing at the time) but that neither of them wanted to rush into marriage.^ HardHeadedWoman - June 22nd, 2009 at 5:17 am The first time I saw Liev Schreiber in a movie was when he was playing a transvestite in "Mixed Nuts".
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Hollywood Good Guys: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ They wanted to bring youth into their style coverage; I'd gone in for the interview and said I could do it, so they gave me the job.
  • Interview Dec 2003 - Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.lynchnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ErinAC - June 22nd, 2009 at 2:35 pm I worked with and rented a MIL apartment from Liev Schreiber's dad for a short time.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Hollywood Good Guys: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

[29] This would confirm that they are engaged but had no serious plans for marriage at the time. .Yet rumours that they had been married in a secret ceremony surfaced when a video of her and her family, which featured them planting trees for the Jewish National Fund in Israel, also featured Liev referring to her as his wife came out in early June.^ (May 2008) Has prompted speculation she and boyfriend Liev Schreiber have married in secret in Australia by showing off a ring on her wedding finger.
  • Naomi Watts Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Liev, known to play tricks on the media, had once before called her as such in 2007 but later revealed that it was all a joke.[30][31] .Since there has been no proof given other than Liev's word in the video, it is unclear as to whether or not he is telling the truth or simply playing another joke.^ MoviesOnline: Since he tells you everything, is there any back story that you know that’s not revealed in the film?
  • Naomi Watts Interview, Funny Games - MoviesOnline 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm skeptical of The Birds , although from what I understand it's going to be simply another version of Du Maurier's story rather than a remake of Hitchcock's film.
  • Naomi Watts: still pushing boundaries | AfterEllen.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's also no start date for the film, but its likely to be 2008 at the earliest since the Australian actress has just announced that she is pregnant.
  • Simply Naomi 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC simplynaomi.com [Source type: General]

.The couple's first son, Alexander "Sasha" Pete, was born on 25 July 2007 in Los Angeles, and their second son, Samuel "Sammy" Kai, on 13 December 2008 in New York City.^ Nicholas Isaac Schreiber (born on December 13, 2008; father: Liev Schreiber), Alexander Pete Schreiber (born on July 25, 2007; father: Liev Schreiber) .
  • Naomi Watts Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gave birth to her second child, a boy named Samuel Kai, on December 13, 2008.
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Naomi and Liev Schreiber became the parents of a boy, Alexander Pete Schreiber, on July 25, 2007 in Los Angeles.
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[32][33][34][35] .After a temporary hiatus from acting, she returned to work with The International, her first project since becoming a mother.^ Since Peter has such love for the material, what's the difference working with someone on their "dream project" as opposed to your normal film?
  • INT: Naomi Watts - JoBlo.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She returned to Sydney where, following in her mother's footsteps, she was hired to work in advertising for a department store who wanted to appear more youthful and stylish.
  • Naomi Watts - Biography 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Watts adds she feels like she’s lost 75 percent of her brain power since becoming a mother.
  • NEWS 25 Marx Madness » Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC marxmadness.news25.us [Source type: General]

[36]
.Watts is a close friend of Benicio del Toro, with whom she co-starred in 21 Grams.^ GRAMS dvd SEAN PENN naomi watts Benicio Del Toro .

^ This month, she will begin rehearsals for "21 Grams", directed by Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, who made Amores Perros, and which stars Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro no less.
  • Naomi Watts in The Ring 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Balancing her genre work with potentially headier fare guided by notable directors, Watts also appeared with Kate Hudson , Glenn Close and Stockard Channing in the Merchant-Ivory romantic comedy Le Divorce (2003), and won a leading role opposite formidable actors Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro in Alejandro González Iñárritu 's 21 Grams (2003).
  • Naomi Watts - Ask.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Watts is friends with actress Isla Fisher, and is godmother to The Mentalist's Simon Baker's oldest daughter, Stella.^ In summer 2007 she and her friend, Isla Fisher, were both pregnant at the same time.
  • Naomi Watts Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eventually, it took Rebecca Rigg, an actress and mutual friend of both Kidman and Watts, to make the call herself, advising Kidman that Watts would soon be on the blower.
  • Naomi Watts - Biography 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Ring Two (DVD) w/ Simon Baker & Naomi Watts .

.She is also best friends with fellow Australian actress Nicole Kidman, after having met when they were in their teens during an audition.^ Naomi Watts Trivia: from IMDB page Best friends with Nicole Kidman, since a casting call for commercial when they were girls.
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ A few years later her best friend (Nicole), marrys Tom, small world.
  • Naomi Watts: still pushing boundaries | AfterEllen.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Monday - Feburary 12th 07 Naomi & best friend Nicole (Kidman) of nearly two decades are scheduled to reunite in Ryan Murphy's (creator of nip/tuck) new sexy thriller Need.
  • Simply Naomi 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC simplynaomi.com [Source type: General]

.Watts even moved in with Kidman for a time as nanny to the children of Kidman and her then husband Tom Cruise when Watts's own career had yet to gain commercial success.^ Moved in with best friend Nicole Kidman after Kidman spilt up from husband Tom Cruise.
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Naomi Watts Trivia: from IMDB page Best friends with Nicole Kidman, since a casting call for commercial when they were girls.
  • Amazon.com: Meet Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Naomi Watts Naomi Watts mini-bio : Watts' career began in Australian television, where she appeared in commercials and television melodramas such as Home and Away and Brides of Christ.
  • Naomi Watts - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After filming The Painted Veil, she became attracted to Buddhism, claiming, "I have some belief but I am not a strict Buddhist or anything yet.^ Naomi said: "I have some belief but I am not a strict Buddhist or anything yet.
  • Naomi Watts - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2001, Bob Yari and Mark Gordon became involved with "The Painted Veil” together with Mark Gill, who at the time was president of Gordon and Yari’s Stratus Film Company.
  • Naomi Watts, John Curran Interview, The Painted Veil - MoviesOnline 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was even telling me that she thought he and Naomi Watts met during the filming of The Painted Veil.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Hollywood Good Guys: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

There was a lot of excitement and energy there."[37]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1986 For Love Alone Leo's Girlfriend
The Custodian Louise
1991 Flirting Janet Odgers
1993 Wide Sargasso Sea Fanny Grey
Matinee Shopping Cart Starlet
1995 Tank Girl Jet Girl
1996 Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering Grace Rhodes
Persons Unknown Molly
1997 Under the Lighthouse Dancing Louise
1998 Babe: Pig in the City Additional Voices
The Christmas Wish Renee
Dangerous Beauty Guila De Lezze
A House Divided Amanda
1999 Strange Planet Alice
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Holly Maddux TV movie
2000 The Wyvern Mystery Alice Fairfield TV movie
2001 Mulholland Drive Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Outfest - Screen Idol Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
National Board of Review for Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — American Film Institute Award for Best Actres
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
Down Jennifer Evans The Shaft in the U.S.
Ellie Parker Ellie Parker
Never Date an Actress The shallow girlfriend
2002 The Ring Rachel Keller Saturn Award for Best Actress
Rabbits Suzie
Undertaking Betty Meredith also released as Plots with a View
The Outsider Rebecca Yoder TV movie
2003 21 Grams Cristina Peck Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Independent Spirit Awards — Special Distinction Award
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Venice Film Festival — Audience Award
Venice Film Festival — Wella Prize also for Le Divorce
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Le Divorce Roxeanne de Persand Venice Film Festival — Wella Prize also for 21 Grams
Ned Kelly Julia Cook
2004 I ♥ Huckabees Dawn Campbell
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Marie Andersen Bicke
We Don't Live Here Anymore Edith Evans
2005 King Kong Ann Darrow International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Stay Lila Culpepper
The Ring Two Rachel Keller Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scream Scene
Ellie Parker Ellie Parker (feature film)
Seattle International Film Festival - New American Cinema Award - Honorable Mention
2006 The Painted Veil Kitty Fane
Inland Empire Suzie Rabbit (Voice)
2007 Eastern Promises Anna Khitrova Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
2008 Funny Games Anne
2009 The International Eleanor Whitman
2010 Mother and Child Elizabeth
Fair Game Valerie Plame
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Dream House Ann Patterson Filming
2011 Drawing Jenna Kaylan In Pre-Production

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From Wikiquote

The thing that I love about acting is the fact that I can help people feel things, know themselves or feel less alone.
.Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-born Australian actress most famous for her roles in Mulholland Drive, the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, and her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams.^ Her greatest film by far has been Mulholland Drive.
  • Naomi Watts on TV.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Naomi Watts is the world’s most profitable actress.
  • Naomi Watts — Bankable! | Showbiz Spy - celebrity news, rumors & gossip 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.showbizspy.com [Source type: General]

^ Naomi was not the first person consider for her role in the 2002 film, The Ring .
  • Naomi Watts Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • The thing that I love about acting is the fact that I can help people feel things, know themselves or feel less alone.^ After she moved to Hollywood, she worked regularly, acting in small roles in film projects she was less than enthusiastic about.
    • Kong is King.net | King Kong Cast | Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.kongisking.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I got a little carried away there, but I feel so passionate about that list that I couldn't help it!
    • Naomi Watts Tops Most Bankable Actresses List | WorstPreviews.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Her love affair with the arts began in 1980 with a little thing called Fame — the movie that convinced her to pursue acting.
    • Naomi Watts: Her Best Hair?: Makeup and Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews, Beauty Tips and Drugstore Beauty Finds 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.makeupandbeautyblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's my form of expression, in the same way that someone might paint a picture or sing a song in that you're hoping that it moves somebody outside of their own way of thinking.^ It's my form of expression, in the same way that someone might paint a picture or sing a song in that you're hoping that it moves somebody outside of their own way of thinking.
    • Naomi Watts Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I had to find someone to take my picture...
    • Naomi Watts on Videogum 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC videogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's my form of expression, in the same way that someone might paint a picture or sing a song in that you're hoping that it moves somebody outside of their own way of thinking.” .
    • Naomi Watts quotes 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • I consider myself British and have very happy memories of the UK. I spent the first 14 years of my life in England and never wanted to leave.^ Considering the dark content of the film, Watts tells ET "I will never let my son see this until he is a grown adult."
    • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Naomi-watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.etonline.com [Source type: General]
    • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Naomi-watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC images.etonline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dec 14, 2008 04:53 PM ET by Tim Molloy be the first to leave a comment It's a boy, again, for Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber.
    • Naomi Watts - Photos, Bio and News for Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Although she has few memories of him, she tells Interview , "It was very sudden, and very shocking and upsetting."
    • Naomi Watts Biography : People.com 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

    .When I was in Australia I went back to England a lot.^ NW: I would go on auditions, I would go to yoga, I would go back to drama class-I went to lots of those.
    • Interview Dec 2003 - Naomi Watts 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.lynchnet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then I went back to Australia and did one or two more jobs.
    • Naomi Watts - Interview Magazine 12 January 2010 10:20 UTC www.lynchnet.com [Source type: Original source]

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Naomi Watts
Born Naomi Ellen Watts
September 28, 1968 (1968-09-28) (age 42)
Shoreham, Kent, England, UK
Years active 1986 - present
Website
http://www.myspace.com/naomiwatts

Naomi Watts (born September 28, 1968[1]) is an English-Australian actress. She played Rachel Keller in the scary movie The Ring and Ann Darrow in the 2005 remake of King Kong.

Notable roles

King Kong (2005)Ann Darrow
The Ring Two (2005) Rachel Keller
I Heart Huckabees (2004)Dawn Campbell
21 Grams (2003)Cristina Peck
Ned Kelly (2003)Julia Cook
The Ring (2002)Rachel Keller
Mulholland Dr. (2001)Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn
Tank Girl (1995)Jet Girl
Gross Misconduct (1993)Jennifer Carter

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