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By Anjelica Oswald
From a newcomer award at the Deauville Film Festival in 2011 to a career tribute this fall, two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has come a long way in just three years. This year, she has been a part of four films: Christopher Nolan’s potential best picture nominee Interstellar, which opens in select theaters Nov. 5; J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which is opening AFI Fest Nov. 6; Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; and Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is a combination of 2013’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him.
After graduating from Juilliard in 2003, Chastain was plucked from relative obscurity by Al Pacino to star in his production of Salome at Los Angeles’ Wadsworth Theatre in 2006. Pacino chronicles »
- Anjelica Oswald
Chastain played guest roles in several television shows before making her feature film debut in the 2008 independent film "Jolene".
In 2011, she gained wide public recognition for her starring roles in seven film releases, including "The Help".
For her lead performance in the 2012 military thriller "Zero Dark Thirty", Chastain won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for 'Best Actress' and the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama', as well as an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'.
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