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Tilda Swinton
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The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and ferociously talented actress Tilda Swinton, who was born in London on November 5, 1960, have been appreciated more by an international audience over the years. This may change markedly after her Oscar-winning turn in George Clooney's critically-applauded legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007).

Born into a patrician Scottish military family, she was educated in an English boarding school along with Princess Diana. Tilda subsequently studied at Social and Politcal Science Cambridge University, but changed courses and graduated in 1983 with a degree in English Literature. She performed a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company but, a decided rebel when it comes to the arts, she left abruptly after a year as her approach shifted dramatically. Her taste for the unique and bizarre led her to some genuinely fascinating gender-bending roles such as her stage portrayal of the composer Mozart in Pushkin's "Mozart and Salieri", and as a working class woman impersonating her dead husband during World War II, in the Karges play "Man to Man", a role she would later commit to film in 1991.

In 1985 the tall, slim young hopeful with the dramatic alabaster-skin and carrot-cropped hair began a professional association with director/mentor Derek Jarman. This quirky alliance would produce such stark turns in Caravaggio (1986), Aria (1987), The Last of England (1988), The Garden (1990) Edward II (1991), and Wittgenstein (1993), while feeding this voracity for playing the unique and unusual. Tilda provided a voice in his final film, an inventive documentary entitled Blue (1993/I), which used only a blue screen and interweaving vocal soundtrack to drive home its themes of dying and death. Jarman succumbed to complications from AIDS shortly after its completion. His untimely demise left a devastating void in Tilda's life for quite some time.

Tilda Swinton stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Vanilla Sky 2001 2020-03-10 **
Adaptation 2002 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts 2003-01-31 ***
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 Hanna and others from COTE 2006-02-05 ***
Michael Clayton 2007 Suzy on DVD 2008-02-23 ***
Burn After Reading 2008 Suzy 2008-11-30 ***
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Suzy at Criterien Bowtie New Haven 2009-02-17 *** 1/2
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2010 Family at Destina Middletown 2011-01-02 ***
Moonrise Kingdom 2012 Suzy and Hanna 2012-11-18 ****
Snowpiercer 2013 Suzy 2020-04-05 ** 1/2
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Suzy at Middletown 2014-05-24 *** 1/2
Trainwreck 2015 Suzy 2015-10-24 ** 1/2
Hail, Caesar! 2016 Suzy, Hanna, John and Andrea at Branford Regal 2016-02-05 *** 1/2
Doctor Strange 2016 Hanna 2017-02-03 **
Okja 2017 Suzy and Hanna 2017-06-29 ***
Isle of Dogs 2018 Suzy and Hanna 2018-06-22 ** 1/2
Avengers: Endgame 2019 Suzy and Hanna at Middletown 2019-04-26 * 1/2
The Dead Don't Die 2019 Suzy 2019-09-05 *** 1/2
The Personal History of David Copperfield 2019 Suzy 2020-06-22 ***
The French Dispatch 2021 Middletown with Suzy 2021-11-19 ***
Three Thousand Years of Longing 2022 Suzy 2022-12-03 **
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio 2022 Suzy and Leica 2022-12-27 **
Asteroid City 2023 Suzy and Lichen 2023-07-15 *** 1/2
The Killer 2023 Suzy 2023-12-02 ** 1/2