Star Focus 24th March Birthday Specials – Jessica Chastain

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Trademarks: Red Hair

Age: 38

Number of Roles: 38

Biggest Films: Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar

Awards: Nominated for two Oscars for The Help and Zero Dark Thirty.

Debut Role: ER (2004)

Early Career: Jessica was a late starter in the world of acting with her first role coming in 2004 and what follows is a string of guest appearance in televisions. It wasn’t until 2008 Jessica got her first cinema release with ‘Jolene’ she followed up that with a supporting role in ‘Stolen’jolene

Television Roles:

  • ER (2004)
  • Veronica Mars (2004)
  • Dark Shadows (2005) TV Movie
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005 -2006) 3 Episodes
  • Close to Home (2006)
  • The Evidence (2006)
  • Blackbeard (2006) TV Movie
  • Journeyman (2007)
  • Agatha Christie: Poirot (2010)

Break Out Role: The Help (2011)the help

2010 Onwards: Jessica started this decade with critical acclaimed films ‘The Debt’, ‘Take Shelter; ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘The Tree of Life’. It was in 2011 when Jessica got the role in ‘The help’ which got her an Oscar nomination.

What followed was ‘Texas Killing Fields’ and voice over work in ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’. Jessica continued to appear in films that got higher box office recognition like ‘Lawless’ and ‘Mama’. It was her role in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ that gained her another Oscar nomination.zero dark

Jessica got a chance to work with Al Pacino who directed the Oscar Wilde written story ‘Salome’. Jessica continued looking at unique roles and ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ in a trilogy titled ‘Him’ ‘Her’ and ‘Them’ which looks at different prospective of the disappearance. In 2014 Jessica has three very different films we had the period drama ‘Miss Julie’ the sci-fi smash ‘Interstellar’ and drama ‘A Most Violent Year’.

Next Big Role: Crimson Peakpeak

My Favourite Role: Murph – Interstellarmurph

My Least Favourite Role: I haven’t seen one I haven’t liked.

Films I Want to See That I Haven’t Seen: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby trilogy

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