Toni Collette celebrates her 47th birthday on November 1, 2019. The Oscar-nominated actress has become a favorite of both the art house and mainstream crowd, ably hopping back-and-forth between small scale indie fare and big budget crowdpleasers. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.
Born in 1972 in Sydney, Australia, Collette came to the attentions of American audiences with a star-making turn in “Muriel’s Wedding” (1995), which brought her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Comedy/Musical Actress. She reaped her first Oscar bid in Best Supporting Actress just four years later for “The Sixth Sense” (1999), a supernatural horror flick that scared up massive box office receipts and critical acclaim.
In addition to her Oscar success, Collette earned Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), for which she won the SAG Awards prize for top ensemble. She contended once more at BAFTA for “About a Boy” (2002) and again with SAG voters for the ensemble of “The Hours” (2002). Her performance in another horror film, “Hereditary” (2018), brought her a Gotham award and bids at the Independent Spirit Awards and the Critics Choice Awards. On the TV side, she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the first season of “The United States of Tara,” competing at the SAG Awards for the role. She competed at the Globes and Emmys for the second season, and once more for the TV movie “Tsunami: The Aftermath” (2006).
Tour our photo gallery of Collette’s 12 greatest films, including some of the titles listed above, as well as “In Her Shoes” (2005), “Enough Said” (2013), “Knives Out” (2019) and more.
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