This article is a trivia to actress Jennifer Connelly and her movies, featuring Hulk, Dark Water, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Requiem for a Dream and more.
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1. Jennifer Connelly was born in 1970, in New York.
2. She stands at 5' 7" (1.70 m),
3. She has been married to English actor Paul Bettany since 2003.
4. They have a child together.
5. She has an impressive list of male co-stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Antonio Banderas, husband Paul Bettany, Keanu Reeves, Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Patrick Wilson, Russell Crowe, Billy Crudup, Eric Bana and Jared Leto.
6. She starred with Eric Bana in Hulk, a movie where Bana starred as the title character. The movie was directed by Brokeback mountain director Ang Lee. The film was both critically and commercially a failure. A successful version was made 5 years later (2008), starring Edward Norton as The Hulk. The movie was called The Incredible Hulk. Her Dark City co-star William Hurt played Liv Tyler’s father in the second Hulk film. Liv resumed Jennifer’s role as Betty Ross. Jennifer’s Hulk is rated at 5.7 on IMDB and Liv Tyler’s at 7.1.
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7. She has played leads in remakes: In The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) opposite Keanu Reeves and in Dark Water- which was originally a Japanese horror film. Jennifer’s Dark Water is rated at 5.6 on IMDB. The original is rated at 7.0. The Day the Earth Stood Still is an American film originally made in 1951. The original is rated 8.0 and Jennifer’s version is rated at 5.5.
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8. Her film Dark City co-stars Rufus Sewell, William Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland. The film was made in 1998 and has reached cult status. It is an original sci-fi/drama/thriller where aliens keep creating alternating realities and erasing/reloading humans’ memories as they see fit. Only one man is aware of the situation- John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell). Jennifer Connelly believes he is her husband, she is in love with him, she cheated on him and is truly sorry. In reality, they only met that day. She is just programmed to think and feel as they are in love. The director is Alex Proyas, director of another cult film: The Crow. Dark City is rated at 7.8 on IMDB.
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9. Her romantic comedy He is Just Not That Into You (2009) is based on a best-selling non-fiction book of the same name, written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, published in 2004. The writers wrote episodes for the TV series Sex and The City. The movie also features a very famous cast: Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johannson, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck.
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10. Her film with Antonio Banderas is Of Love and Shadows (1994, based on the novel by Isabel Allende). The story takes place in the politically oppressed Chile, and through the love story of a fashion editor and a Spanish photographer/shadow worker, it depicts the political chaos and the struggle to set free.
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11. She starred in the short-lived TV series The Street, a Wall Street drama, in 2000.
12. She co-starred with husband Paul Bettany several times: In Inkheart (2008), Creation (2009). And A Beautiful Mind. Creation is about Charles Darwin. Bettany plays Darwin and Jennifer plays his wife.
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13. In 2001’s A Beautiful Mind, she starred opposite Russell Crowe. The movie tells the story of famous mathematician John Nash. Russell Crowe was nominated for best actor Oscar for this role and Jennifer Connelly won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She also won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in this film.
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14. Her 2000 film Requiem for a Dream tells the interconnecting stories of several drug addicts and is rated at 8.5 on IMDB. It is currently at number 62 on IMDB’S top 250 movies list.
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