Played "Meg McGrath" in "Crimes of the Heart", a play by Beth Henley
, in 1982 at John Golden Theatre (her Broadway debut).
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I was trying to get as much experience as I could. But very early on, I was always extremely particular. From the beginning, I was never desperate. I did other things for money; you know, the normal, boring stuff - I temped, I did waitressing. But I actually quit a play early on in my career - it was one of the first things that I ever got cast in, but I quit because there was something about it ...
In 1993, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for The Piano
(1993), in which she utilised her real-life piano skills. Eleven years later, Jamie Foxx
won Best Actor for Ray
(2004), in which he also played the piano. Both of them had been nominated for a supporting performance in those respective years, and both were nominated for a role they played opposite Tom Cruise
. Hunter appeared in The Firm