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Dame Helen Mirren has claimed that there is a "misogynist, sexist" attitude in Hollywood. The star will shortly be appearing in Hitchcock as the legendary director's wife Alma. According to The List, when asked about her recent surge in popularity after appearances in the likes of Red, Arthur and Hitchcock, she replied: "Well, that's how it looks from the outside. My success grew slowly but constantly. I've been working every year since I started acting and I got many awards before I won the Oscar for The Queen. "Maybe it's because I've never been interested in big Hollywood flicks and I've only been in a few recently. I've always sensed a misogynist and sexist attitude, even in the '60s and '70s. (more) »

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