Hilary Swank Celebrates Birthday
Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank turns 34 this July 30th.
She has started as a lowly c-grade actress with roles in Beverley Hills 90210 and Karate Kid 1 million (I mean The Next Karate Kid). She even appeared in the 1992 film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Probably not her proudest moments.
Her big break was in the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry when she starred as the androgynous Brandon Teena. This remarkable film made the critics go ballistic, as well as the Academy Awards Committee and she got her first Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She has gone on to star in some turkeys (The Core, PS I Love you) but has never been afraid to take challenging roles.
She won another Oscar for the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby in which she starred opposite screen legend Clint Eastwood.
She is currently in Cape Town, South Africa, shooting a biopic about Amelia Earhart, the pioneering female pilot who disappeared whilst trying to circumnavigate the world. She stars opposite Richard Gere.