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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Actors do movies because you want to make a connection, you want an audience to recognise themselves in what it is that you're depicting. The portrait, you want it to be a reflection of some aspect of humanity that people understand, that they see in their own lives. And so, when a movie makes a connection like that, there's simply nothing better. And in some ways, an Academy Award does validate ...
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