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Rachel Weisz has credited winning an Academy Award with giving her more creative freedom. Weisz won the 'Best Supporting Actress' Oscar for 2005's The Constant Gardener, beating out fellow nominees Amy Adams, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Michelle Williams. During a recent interview with Deadline, Weisz discussed how winning the prestigious award affected her career. "Immediately afterward, I was offered jobs by interesting directors, including Alejandro Amenábar. Peter Jackson offered me a role," she recalled. "I didn't have to meet people. They just offered me jobs, these big fancy directors." The star continued: "People believe in you more after you've won an Oscar, but it's up to you what choices you make and how that goes." (more) »

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