Saturday, February 20, 2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart

American stage and screen actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Jean Craddock in the 2009 musical-drama Crazy Heart, has appeared in memorable roles in films such as Donnie Darko (2001), Secretary (2002), Sherrybaby (2006), Trust the Man (2006), World Trade Center (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008). In Crazy Heart, written and directed by Scott Cooper and based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Thomas Cobb, Jeff Bridges plays Bad Blake, a down-and-out country music singer/songwriter who tries to turn his life around after beginning a relationship with a young journalist Jean portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Jeff Bridges' performance has also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The film was produced for $7 million by Country Music Television and opened in limited release in the U.S. on December 16, 2009.

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