OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
RACHEL WEISZ (Evanora) won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for her performance
as Tessa Quayle in Fernando Meirelles' "The Constant Gardener," adapted from the John le CarrĂ© novel. For this
role she also won the Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Weisz was most recently seen
in Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy," the fourth installment of the franchise, which co-stars Jeremy Renner.
In 2012 Weisz received rave reviews for her performance in Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea," a film adaptation
of Terence Rattigan's play. She also recently appeared in the indie political drama "The Whistleblower," directed
by Larysa Kondracki, for which she received strong praise. Prior to that, Weisz was seen in Jim Sheridan's
thriller "Dream House" opposite Daniel Craig as well as in David Hare's "Page Eight" alongside Bill Nighy and
Ralph Fiennes for BBC.
Previous film credits include Alejandro Amenabar's ancient Egyptian epic "Agora," which premiered at the
Cannes Film Festival, Rian Johnson's international con man adventure "The Brothers Bloom" opposite Mark
Ruffalo and Adrien Brody, Kar Wei Wong's "My Blueberry Nights," Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones," Adam
Brooks' romantic comedy "Definitely, Maybe" opposite Ryan Reynolds, David Dobkin's "Fred Claus" opposite
Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi/romantic fantasy adventure "The Fountain" opposite
Hugh Jackman, Francis Lawrence's hit thriller "Constantine," Gary Fleder's "Runaway Jury," James Foley's
"Confidence" and Chris and Paul Weitz's "About a Boy." She is known to audiences worldwide for her lead role
opposite Brendan Fraser in Stephen Sommers' blockbuster movies "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns."
Weisz also starred in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Enemy at the Gates," Michael Winterbottom's "I Want You,"
David Leland's "The Land Girls," Beeban Kidron's "Swept from the Sea" and Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing
In 2010, Weisz won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as Blanche DuBois in
the West End revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Weisz received critical acclaim for
Focus Features' "The Shape of Things," which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously
starred in writer/director Neil LaBute's staging of his original play of the same name, in both London and New
York City. Her performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noel Coward's "Design for Living" garnered her
the London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of
"Suddenly Last Summer," directed by Mathias.
Weisz began her career as a student at Cambridge University where she formed the Cambridge Talking Tongues
group, which performed numerous experimental pieces and won the prestigious Guardian Student Drama
Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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