SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
GWYNETH PALTROW's first leading role was as the eponymous
heroine in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, "Emma,"
directed by Doug McGrath. In 1998, she played the leading role
of Helen in Miramax's romantic comedy "Sliding Doors,"
opposite John Hannah. She also starred in remake of the classic
tale "Great Expectations" with Ethan Hawke, Robert DeNiro
and Anne Bancroft and in Paul Anderson's "Hard Eight."
Her most recent roles include "A Perfect Murder" in
which she starred opposite Michael Douglas.
Her additional film credits include "The Pallbearer"
with David Schwimmer for Miramax, the controversial "Seven"
opposite Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, "Moonlight and Valentino"
opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner and Elizabeth Perkins,
"Jefferson in Paris" opposite Nick Nolte, "Malice"
and "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle."
Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, daughter of the movie
producer Bruce Paltrow and the award-winning actress Blythe Danner.
They moved to New York when she was 11 and later she enrolled
in college to study Art History. But she soon decided to pursue
her passion for acting. Her first film audition resulted in an
offer for a supporting role in the feature film "Shout"
with John Travolta. A chance meeting with Steven Spielberg led
the director to ask her to play young Wendy in "Hook."
Soon after, she accepted a role in the mini series "Cruel
She was contemplating accepting a role in the Broadway production
of "Sisters Rosensweig" when asked to audition for Paramount's
feature "Flesh and Bone" which already boasted an all-star
cast. Gwyneth was in rehearsals at the time for "The Sweet
By and By" at Williamstown and she flew to Los Angeles for
a screen test and was offered the role of Ginnie opposite James
Caan. This film brought her rave reviews and to the attention
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