I HEART HUCKABEES
NAOMI WATTS earned widespread critical acclaim, an Academy Award nomination, a
BAFTA nomination, a Screen Actors Guild nomination, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Award and many others for her performance as a grieving mother in 21 GRAMS. She previously
came to global attention for her work in David Lynch's controversial drama MULHOLLAND
DRIVE, garnering a number of Best Actress Awards from numerous critics' organizations,
including the National Society of Film Critics. She was named the Female Star of Tomorrow at
the ShoWest film industry honors, and received the Hollywood Discovery Award for
Breakthrough Acting at the Hollywood Film Festival.
Watts' diverse film credits include Gore Verbinski's thriller THE RING and the
Merchant-Ivory comedy LE DIVORCE. Her forthcoming films include WE DON'T LIVE
HERE ANYMORE, for which she is a producer in addition to starring alongside Mark Ruffalo,
Laura Dern and Peter Krause; THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON, starring Sean
Penn and Don Cheadle; Marc Forster's STAY, with Ewan McGregor and Ryan Gosling; THE
RING 2; and KING KONG, for which she begins production later this summer for director Peter
Jackson, co-starring Adrien Brody.
Born in England, Watts moved to Australia at the age of 14 and began studying acting.
Her first major film role came in John Duigan's FLIRTING alongside Nicole Kidman. Watts'
subsequent film credits include GROSS MISCONDUCT, TANK GIRL and DANGEROUS
BEAUTY. She went on to produce and star in the short film ELLIE PARKER which screened in
competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and for which she received the Best Actress in a
Short Film Award from the Method Fest. She currently is in the process of expanding ELLIE
PARKER into a full-length feature film.
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