Happy birthday to Tilda Swinton, who turns 60 today.
The English actress, born in London, made her debut in the world of theater acting, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, then the partnership with the director Derek Jarman who wanted her for his “Caravaggio” (where she plays the prostitute Lena) and several of his other films. From that moment on, the actress will star in dozens of films. The most famous: “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Doctor Strange” and the remake of “Suspiria” by Dario Argento.
Little curiosity: as a child she was a classmate of Diana Spencer at West Heath Girls’ School in Kent. Born on November 5, 1960, of Scottish origin, she won the Academy Award in 2008 as best supporting actress for the film “Michael Clayton. “. Androgynous beauty, thin features and many ambiguous roles have made her an authentic icon of the LGBT world over the years. Here’s her career and how she has (not) changed over the years. Fresh winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, awarded to her in Venice last September, Tilda Swinton is one of the best known and most loved faces on the big screen. Muse of homosexual director Derek Jarman, she has collaborated with some of the most important contemporary filmmakers: from Terry Gilliam to Wes Anderson, passing through the brothers Cohen and David Fincher
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