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Amy Adams

Born: August 20, 1974, Vicenza - Italy

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress.

She is known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, and as of 2017 is among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

She has received several awards, including two Golden Globes, and has been nominated for five Academy Awards and six British Academy Film Awards.

Born in Vicenza, Italy, and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado, Adams is the fourth of seven siblings. She trained to be a ballerina, but at age 18 found musical theater a better fit, and from 1994 to 1998 she worked in dinner theater.

She made her feature film debut with a supporting part in the 1999 satire “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. After moving to Los Angeles, she made several guest appearances on television, and took on “mean girl” parts in small-scale features.

Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic “Catch Me If You Can”, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, but she was unemployed for a year afterward. Her breakthrough came in the part of a loquacious pregnant woman in the 2005 independent film “Junebug”.

The 2007 musical “Enchanted”, in which she played a cheerful Disney Princess, was Adams' first major success as a leading lady.

She followed it by playing naive, optimistic women in a series of films, including the 2008 drama “Doubt”.

She subsequently played stronger female parts to positive reviews in the sports film “The Fighter” (2010), and the psychological drama “The Master” (2012).

In 2013, she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe.

She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film “American Hustle” (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keane in the biopic “Big Eyes” (2014).

In 2016, she received acclaim for her leading roles in the science fiction film “Arrival” and the psychological thriller “Nocturnal Animals”.

Adams' stage roles include the Public Theater's revival of Into the Woods in 2012, in which she played the Baker's Wife.

In 2014, she was named one of the “100 most influential people in the world” by Time and featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

Adams is married to the actor Darren Le Gallo, with whom she has a daughter.

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Vice (2018)

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Biopic of Dick Cheney, the 46th Vice President of the US, under President Bush, and during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential VPs in history, he is known for promoting an expansion of powers of the presidency, through which he held strong political influence towards conservative orthodoxy and coordination of the War on Terrorism.

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Disenchanted (2018)

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Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.

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Justice League (2017)

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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Arrival (2016)

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Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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A woman named Susan receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband — a man she left 20 years earlier — asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation turns violent.

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Big Eyes (2014)

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A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

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Lullaby (2014)

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High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. Rebecca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky's ex-lovers, Manuel. The mother and daughter begin making up for lost time, when suddenly, a murder occurs...

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Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, when the world is threatened, he must emerge as a hero and the symbol of hope for all mankind.

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Her (2013)

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In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the users every needs. To Theordores surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

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American Hustle (2013)

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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

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The Master (2012)

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An agitated Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

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On the Road (2012)

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Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for \It\ results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

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Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.

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The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.

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The Fighter (2010)

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The Fighter, is a drama about boxer \Irish\ Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

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Leap Year (2010)

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A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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| 105 Min

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that theyve been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larrys (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

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Julie & Julia (2009)

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Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

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When Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) stumbles upon the chance to become the new "social secretary" to glamorous high-society singer and actress Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams), she seizes the opportunity despite being totally out of her element. Swept up into the glamorous whirl of high society, it’s all Miss Pettigrew can do to keep up with Delysia as she juggles her lovelife and career!

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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

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A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business, a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

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Doubt (2008)

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In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

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| 102 Min

A drama based on Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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Enchanted (2007)

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Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to access the girls' locker room. Despite Jim and Christine's efforts to spend some time alone, various shenanigans and schemes interfere.

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Underdog (2007)

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A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

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Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like \Shake and bake!\ But when a rival French driver coasts onto the track to challenge their records, they'll have to floor it to retain their top-dog status.

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Junebug (2005)

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On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz) is convinced by her husband, George (Alessandro Nivola), that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleines affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends Georges wide-eyed and pregnant sister-in-law, Ashley (Amy Adams), who is nearing her due date. Through the family, Madeleine gains greater insight into Georges character.

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The Wedding Date (2005)

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With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best man. Determined to show everyone -- most of all Jeffrey -- that her romantic life is as full and thrilling as ever, Kat hires a charming male escort as her date.

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is a cunning con man -- posing as a doctor, lawyer and pilot all before turning 21. He's also a deft forger, and his work attracts the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who makes it his mission to put Frank behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit, even taking time to taunt Carl by phone.

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Serving Sara (2002)

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Serving Sara is a 2002 romantic comedy film which stars Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley and Bruce Campbell. Joe Tyler (Perry) is a process server who is given the assignment to serve Sara Moore (Hurley) with divorce papers.

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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out. During her \episodes\ several beach goers are found murdered.

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