BLAST FROM THE PAST
SISSY SPACEK (Helen
Webber), five times Oscar-nominated for her dramatic film performances,
now takes a break for some comedy. In 1979, for her portrayal
of singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, Spacek
received the Academy Award for Best Actress. She had received
her first nomination for Carrie, which followed her breakthrough
performance in Terry Malick's critically hailed Badlands. She
received her third and fourth Best Actress Oscar nominations for
her roles in Costa-Gavras' Missing, opposite Jack Lemmon,
and Mark Rydell's The River, opposite Mel Gibson. She received
her fifth nomination, as well as the NY Film Critics Award and
a Golden Globe, for her performance in Crimes of the Heart
with Diane Keaton and Jessica Lange.
Her additional film credits include Robert Altman's Three Women,
Welcome to L.A. and Heartbeat; 'Night Mother, Marie, The
Long Walk Home, Raggedy Man, JFK, and the ensemble cast of
Truman Capote's The Grass Harp.
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