Toni COLLETTE | Antonia Collette

* 01.11.1972, Sydney, Australien

Schauspielerin * mit 14 Jahren tritt in einer Schulaufführung auf (Godspell) * mit 16 beginnt eine Ausbildung am National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney * 1990 spielt ihre ersten Filmrollen in der Fernsehserie A Country Practice und dem Kinofilm Spotswood * 1990-92 tritt mit Sydney Theatre Company auf (Petra in A Little Night Music, 1990; Sonja in Uncle Vanya, 1992; Cordelia in King Lear, 1992) * 1994 feiert weltweiten Erfolg als Titelheldin der Tragikomödie Muriel's Wedding * 1995 Beginn der internationalen Karriere (The Pallbearer; Emma) * 2000 erfolgreiches (Theatre World Award) Debüt am Broadway in The Wild Party * übernimmt gelegentlich Parts in Fernsehproduktionen (Dinner with Friends, 2000; Tsunami: The Aftermath, 2006; Titelheldin der Serie United States of Tara, 2009-11) * nimmt das Album Beautiful Awkward Pictures auf und geht 2006 mit der Band The Finish auf Tournee durch Australien * (mit)gründet die Produktionsfirma Figurehead Films


"I've always been a working actor. Big difference. I'm not interested in promoting myself or being famous. Don't get me wrong, I like getting tables at restaurants that have been booked out for months. But I don't want people to identify with me instead of the character I'm playing."
"I think that sometimes there are more interesting and complex and more challenging parts for me to play in a really good script and they're usually supporting characters. It's very rare that a leading role will actually have the meat that I'm interested in." (about her surprisingly non-leading-lady choices)
"... acting isn't about gratifying myself. I'm not up there to be some huge movie star. I'm up there because I'm interested in telling stories and I'm into the transformation of becoming someone else and creating their reality, so I'm not particularly thinking about how I'm going to come across.

FILMS

Spotswood (Made in Spotswood - Die Fabrik der schrägen Vögel, 1990-AUS; R: Mark Joffe, B: Max Dann, Andrew Knight, K: Ellery Ryan, M: Ricky Fataar, D: Anthony Hopkins * Ben Mendelsohn / TC-Wendy Robinson) 90m-Tragikomödie (07-09; 9201)

Muriel's Wedding (Muriels Hochzeit, 1993-AUS * P.J. Hogan ... Muriel Heslop) (9409)

Cosi (Cosi, 1995-AUS; R: Mark Joffe, B: Louis Nowra, K: Ellery Ryan, M: Stephen Endelman, D: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, TC-Julie, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels) 100m-Tragikomödie (Bühnenstück Così von Louis Nowra, 1992) (01-03; 9603)

Lilian's Story (Lilian's Story, 1995-AUS; R: Jerzy Domaradzki, B: Steve Wright, K: Slawomir Idziak, M: Cezary Skubiszewski, D: Ruth Cracknell, Barry Otto, TC-Lilian Singer /jung/) 94m-Drama (Roman von Kate Grenville, 1984) (03-05; 9605)

The Pallbearer (Der Zufallslover, 1995-USA; R: Matt Reeves, B: Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, K: Robert Elswit, M: Stewart Copeland, D: David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Rapaport, TC-Cynthia, Carol Kane, Bitty Schram & Barbara Hershey) 97m-Tragikomödie (05-07; 9605)

Emma (Emma, 1995-GB/USA * Douglas McGrath ... Harriet Smith) (Roman von Jane Austen) (08-10; 9608)

Clockwatchers (Clockwatchers, 1996-USA; R: Jill Sprecher, B: Jill Sprecher, Karen Sprecher, K: Jim Denault, M: Mader, D: TC-Iris * Parker Posey * Lisa Kudrow * Alanna Ubach) 96m-Drama (07-09; 9805)

Diana & Me (Diana & Ich, 1996-AUS; R: David Parker, B: Elizabeth Coleman, Matt Ford, K: Keith Wagstaff, M: Brett Rosenberg, D: TC-Diana Spencer ° Dominic West) 98m-romantische Komödie (09-11/+10; 9712)

The James Gang (Die James Gang, 1996-GB/CDN; R: Mike Barker, B: Stuart Hepburn, K: Ben Seresin, M: Bernard Butler, D: John Hannah, Helen McCrory, Jason Flemyng, TC-Julia Armstrong) 99m-Krimikomödie (11-12; 9711)

Velvet Goldmine (Velvet Goldmine, 1997-GB/USA * Todd Haynes ... Mandy Slade) (03-05; 9810)

The Boys (The Boys, 1997-AUS; R: Rowan Woods, B: Stephen Sewell, K: Tristan Milani, M: The Necks, D: David Wenham, TC-Michelle) 85m-Sozialdrama (Bühnenstück von Gordon Graham, 1991) (07-08; 9805) > "I grew up in Sydney's western suburbs. I was well aware of the shit that goes down, and understood [my character's] psyche. I didn't have to research this side of things."

8 ½ Women (8 1/2 Frauen * 8 1/2 Women, 1998-NL/GB/L/D; R+B: Peter Greenaway, K: Sacha Vierny, D: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Shizuka Inoh, Barbara Sarafian, Kirina Mano, TC-Griselda, Amanda Plummer, Natacha Amal, Manna Fujiwara, Polly Walker) 120m-Groteske (04-?; 9908-F)

The Sixth Sense (The Sixth Sense - Der sechste Sinn, 1998-USA * M. Night Shyamalan ... Lynn Sear) (09-11; 9908)

Hotel Splendide (Hotel Splendide, 1999-GB/F; R+B: Terence Gross, K: Gyula Pados, M: Mark Tschanz, D: TC-Kath, Daniel Craig, Katrin Cartlidge) 98m-Drama (03-04; 0009)

Shaft (Shaft - Noch Fragen?, 1999/00-USA; R: John Singleton, B: Richard Price, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, K: Donald E. Thorin, M: David Arnold, D: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Dan Hedaya, Busta Rhymes & TC-Diane Palmieri & Richard Roundtree) 99m-Thriller (Roman von Ernest Tidyman, 1970) (10-02; 0006)

Changing Lanes (Spurwechsel, 2000/01-USA; R: Roger Michell, B: Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin, K: Salvatore Totino, M: David Arnold, D: Ben Affleck * Samuel L. Jackson, TC-Michelle) 99m-Drama (11-01; 0204)

The Hours (The Hours - Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit * The Hours, 2001-USA/GB; R: Stephen Daldry, B: David Hare, K: Seamus McGarvey, M: Philip Glass, D: Meryl Streep * Julianne Moore * Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, TC-Kitty, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, Miranda Richardson) 114m-Drama (Roman von Michael Cunningham, 1998) (01?02-04/+01.02; 0212)

About a Boy (About a Boy oder Der Tag der toten Ente * About a Boy, 2001-USA/GB; R: Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz, B: Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, K: Remi Adefarasin, M: Badly Drawn Boy, D: Hugh Grant * TC-Fiona * Rachel Weisz) 101m-Komödie (Buch=Roman von Nick Hornby, 1998) (04-06; 0204)

Dirty Deeds (Dirty Deeds - Dirty Business * Dirty Deeds - Dreckige Geschäfte, 2001-AUS/CDN; R+B: David Caesar, K: Geoffrey Hall, M: Paul Healy, D: Bryan Brown * TC-Sharon Ryan * John Goodman & Sam Neill) 110m-Gangstergroteske (08-?; 0207)

Japanese Story (2002-AUS; d: Sue Brooks, B: Alison Tilson, K: Ian Baker, M: Elizabeth Drake, D: TC-Sandy Edwards * Gotaro Tsunashima) 106m-Abenteuerdrama (07-09; 0309)

The Last Shot (The Last Shot - Die letzte Klappe, 2003-USA; R+B: Jeff Nathanson, K: John Lindley, M: Rolfe Kent, D: Matthew Broderick * Alec Baldwin, TC-Emily French) 93m-Komödie (02-?; 0409)

Connie and Carla (Connie und Carla, 2003-USA; R: Michael Lembeck, B: Nia Vardalos, K: Richard Greatrex, M: Randy Edelman, D: Nia Vardalos * TC-Carla) 97m-Komödie (05-07; 0404)

In Her Shoes (In den Schuhen meiner Schwester, 2004-USA; R: Curtis Hanson, B: Susannah Grant, K: Terry Stacey, M: Mark Isham, D: Cameron Diaz * TC-Rose Feller * Shirley MacLaine) 130m-Tragikomödie (Roman von Jennifer Weiner, 2002) (02-05; 0510)

Like Minds (Like Minds - Verwandte Seelen, 2004/05-AUS/GB; R+B: Gregory J. Read, K: Nigel Bluck, M: Carlo Giacco, D: Eddie Redmayne * Tom Sturridge * TC-Sally Rowe) 110m-Mysterythriller (12-03; 0611)

The Night Listener (The Night Listener, 2005-USA * Patrick Stettner ... Donna D. Logand) (Roman von Armistead Maupin) (03-04; 0608)

Little Miss Sunshine (Little Miss Sunshine, 2005-USA * Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris ... Sheryl Hoover) (06-07; 0607)

The Dead Girl (Dead Girl, 2006-USA; R+B: Karen Moncrieff, K: Michael Grady, M: Adam Gorgoni, D: Josh Brolin * Rose Byrne * TC-Arden * Bruce Davison * James Franco * Marcia Gay Harden * Mary Beth Hurt * Piper Laurie * Brittany Murphy * Giovanni Ribisi * Nick Searcy * Mary Steenburgen * Kerry Washington) 93m-Krimidrama (04-05; 0612)

Evening (Spuren eines Lebens, 2006-USA; R: Lajos Koltai, B: Susan Minot, Michael Cunningham, K: Gyula Pados, M: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, D: Claire Danes * TC-Nina Mars * Vanessa Redgrave) 117m-Melodram (Buch=Roman von Susan Minot, 1998) (09-11; 0706)

Towelhead / Nothing Is Private (Unverblümt - Nichts ist privat, 2006-USA; R+B: Alan Ball, K: Newton Thomas Sigel, M: Thomas Newman, D: Aaron Eckhart ° TC-Melina Hines ° Maria Bello ° Peter Macdissi & Summer Bishil) 116/24m-Drama (Roman von Alicia Erian, 2005) (09-11; 0809)

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2006-AUS; d+B: Cathy Randall, K: Anna Howard, M: Guy Gross, D: Keisha Castle-Hughes * Danielle Catanzariti & TC-Mary) 103m-Tragikomödie (10-12; 0803)

The Black Balloon (2007-AUS/GB; d: Elissa Down, B: Elissa Down, Jimmy the Exploder [=Jimmy Jack], K: Denson Baker, M: Michael Yezerski, D: Rhys Wakefield * Gemma Ward * Luke Ford * Erik Thomson & TC-Maggie Mollison) 97m-Drama (01-02; 0803)

Jesus Henry Christ (Jesus Henry Christ, 2010-USA; R+B: Dennis Lee, K: Danny/Daniel Moder, M: David Torn & Simon Taufique, D: Michael Sheen * TC-Patricia Herman) 92m-Komödie (06-07; 1204 > limited release)

Fright Night (Fright Night, 2010-USA; R: Craig Gillespie, B: Marti Noxon, K: Javier Aguirresarobe, M: Ramin Djawadi, D: Anton Yelchin * Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant & TC-Jane Brewster) 106m-Horrorkomödie (07-10; 1108)

Mental (2011-AUS/USA; d+B: PJ Hogan, K: Donald McAlpine, M: Michael Yezerski, D: TC-Shaz, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman) 111m-Komödie (07-09; 1210)

Hitchcock (Hitchcock, 2012-USA; R: Sacha Gervasi, B: John J. McLaughlin, K: Jeff Cronenweth, M: Danny Elfman, D: Anthony Hopkins * Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, TC-Peggy Robertson) 98m-Biopicdrama (Buch Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho von Stephen Rebello, 1990) (04-05?06; 1211)

The Way Way Back (Ganz weit hinten, 2012-USA; R+B: Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, K: John Bailey, M: Rob Simonsen, D: Steve Carell * TC-Pam * Allison Janney * AnnaSophia Robb * Sam Rockwell * Maya Rudolph & Liam James) 103m-Tragikomödie (07-24 Tage; 1307)

Enough Said (Genug gesagt, 2012-USA; R+B: Nicole Holofcener, K: Xavier Pérez Grobet, M: Marcelo Zarvos, D: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, TC-Sarah) 93m-Liebeskomödie (08-09; 1309)

A Long Way Down (A Long Way Down, 2012-GB; R: Pascal Chaumeil, B: Jack Thorne, K: Ben Davis, M: Dario Marianelli, D: Pierce Brosnan * TC-Maureen * Aaron Paul * Imogen Poots) 96m-Tragikomödie (Roman von Nick Hornby, 2005) (09-10; 1403)

Lucky Them (2013-USA; d: Megan Griffiths, B: Huck Botko, Emily Wachtel, K: Ben Kutchins, M: Craig Wedren, D: Toni Collette: Ellie Klug ° Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold, Ahna O'Reilly & Oliver Platt) 97m-Tragikomödie (01-02; 1405)

Hectors Reise oder Die Suche nach dem Glück / Hector and the Search for Happiness (2013-D/CDN; R: Peter Chelsom, B: Maria von Heland, Peter Chelsom, Tinker Lindsay, K: Kolja Brandt, M: Dan Mangan mit Jesse Zubot, D: Simon Pegg ° Toni Collette: Agnes ° Rosamund Pike ° Stellan Skarsgård ° Jean Reno ° Veronica Ferres, Barry Atsma & Christopher Plummer) 119m-Tragikomödie (Roman Le voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur von François Lelord, 2002) (03-06; 1408)

Tammy (Tammy, 2013-USA; R: Ben Falcone, B: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, K: Russ T. Alsobrook, M: Michael Andrews, D: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole & Dan Aykroyd & Kathy Bates / TC-Missi) 96m-Komödie (05-?; 1407)

Glassland (2014-IRL; d+B: Gerard Barrett, K: Piers McGrail, D: Jack Reynor: John, Will Poulter: Shane, Michael Smiley: Jim & Toni Collette: Jean) 93m-Drama (01; 1504)

Miss You Already (Im Himmel trägt man hohe Schuhe, 2014-GB; R: Catherine Hardwicke, B: Morwenna Banks, K: Elliot Davis, M: Harry Gregson-Williams, D: Toni Collette: Milly * Drew Barrymore) 112m-Tragikomödie (09-10; 1509)

Krampus (Krampus, 2015-USA; R: Michael Dougherty, B: Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, K: Jules O'Loughlin, M: Douglas Pipes, D: Adam Scott, Toni Collette: Sarah, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen & Krista Stadler) 98m-Horrorkomödie (03-05; 1512)


Foster (2010-GB * Jonathan Newman ... Zooey) 90m-Tragikomödie (03-05) > nur Videovertrieb (PG; 2.35; 1204)

AWARDS

Australian Film Institute Award (beste Hauptdarstellerin) für Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Australian Film Institute Award (beste Nebendarstellerin) für Lilian's Story (1996)

Australian Film Institute Award (beste Nebendarstellerin) für The Boys (1998)

Australian Film Institute Award (beste Hauptdarstellerin) für Japanese Story (2003)

Australian Film Institute Award (beste Nebendarstellerin) für The Black Balloon (2008)

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