Hilary Swank 2007| 17mins
Director: Wayne R. Reynolds | Producer: Wayne R. Reynolds
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United States
The Academy of Achievement brings students face-to-face with the extraordinary leaders, visionaries and pioneers who have helped shape our world. Movie audiences got their first look at Hilary Swank in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The Next Karate Kid". She was dropped from her regular role on "Beverly Hills, 90210", but was soon cast as the tragic Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry". Her performance brought her the Oscar for Best Actress. She received a second Best Actress Oscar for her physically demanding and emotionally wrenching portrayal of the doomed Maggie Fitzgerald in "Million Dollar Baby". Audiences, critics and Oscar voters alike are awed by Hilary Swank's conviction, dedication and emotional power as an actress.