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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 10 Best Actresses of 21st Century Showbiz
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Marion Cotillard


Marion Cotillard is a French actress and singer-songwriter. She is also an environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace. She has garnered worldwide acclaim and awards for her performances in films such as A Very Long Engagement, La Vie en Rose, Nine, Inception, Rust and Bone, The Immigrant, and Two Days, One Night. In 2007, Cotillard starred as French singer Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, César Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She is the first and only actor to win an Academy Award for a performance in the French language. She received in 2010 a Golden Globe for ...more

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 10 Best Actresses of 21st Century Showbiz
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Julianne Moore


Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women, and has received many accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance. Her film debut was in 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, and she continued to play small roles for the next four years – including in the thriller The ...more

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Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 10 Best Actresses of 21st Century Showbiz
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Viola Davis


Viola Davis is an American actress. Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson's King Hedley II. She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel, followed by a second Tony and a third Drama Desk Award for her role in Fences. Davis has played supporting roles in several films, including Traffic, Solaris, Knight and Day and Ender's Game. Her eleven-minute-long performance in Doubt, an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's play earned her several honors, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture nomination. Her leading role in the film ...more

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 10 Best Actresses of 21st Century Showbiz
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Maggie Smith


Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, CH, DBE is an English actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to drama. Smith began her career on stage at the Oxford Playhouse in 1952 and made her Broadway debut in New Faces of '56. For her work on the London stage, she has won a record five Best ...more

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