The Evolution of Tilda Swinton, From ‘Orlando’ to ‘Suspiria’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Tilda Swinton, From ‘Orlando’ to ‘Suspiria’ (Photos)
Tilda Swinton is basically the David Bowie of film, a multi-faceted, eccentric chameleon who is equally comfortable in experimental, art house cinema, character driven indies and massive blockbusters. It helps that she’s a spitting image of Bowie too. In a 30+ year career between acting, performance art, theatre and more, it’s less that Swinton has gotten increasingly adventurous and more that now even mainstream audiences have come to accept her frequent innovations and daring transformations. She’s pulled her biggest gambit yet in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” opening Oct. 26. Here’s how Swinton has evolved up till now.

Caravaggio (1986)

Tilda Swinton’s first film was the experimental drama “Caravaggio,” kicking off a long, working relationship with director Derek Jarman. It’s a fictionalized look at the life of Michelangelo and also is the film debut of actor Sean Bean.

Orlando (1992)

Swinton landed the lead role in Sally Potter’s Elizabethan-era drama “Orlando,
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