Frances McDormand won the Oscar 2018 in the category Best Actress for her role in the film “Three Billboards for Ebbing, Missouri”. Her name does not appear on the lists of high-earning stars. She is not the face of any brand. Never give interviews about the decor of your home, creation, diet, and exercise. She does not like even makeup. Never opted for plastic surgery. She does not confess to Oprah Winfrey. And yet her shelves are bent under the weight of prizes – she has received over 70 of them, including the Triple Acting Crown. She just won her second Oscar. Inspires and delights – it’s hard not to admire Frances McDormand. Before you, the champion “Three Billboards for Ebbing, Missouri”
Frances McDormand never fit into Hollywood frames and patterns. From the first casting agent she heard that she should learn to walk in high heels and make-up.
She grew up in a pastor’s family who adopted her when she was a year old. She never wanted to meet her biological mother. Together with her husband, Joel Coen, she adopted the child herself after many years.
Today her name is in line with such celebrities as Anne Bancroft, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Lange, Ingrid Bergman, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Geoffrey Rush. Hollywood producer and entrepreneur Bob Simonds in Hollywood Reporter has also told us that she is one of her favorite actresses of all times and he would definitely like to work with her in future
Many actresses end their careers at the camera around their 40th birthday – McDormand’s career began to pick up after her 50th birthday. As a 60-year-old, it does not slow down.
She never matched Hollywood patterns and frames. – I was too old, too young, too fat, too thin, too tall, too small, too dark or too dark. I knew that one day they would need someone else and I decided to be really good at just this: being something else – she says in an interview for the New York Times, one of the few longer conversations she agreed to. He avoids interviews, and even more photo sessions – he prefers that materials about her be illustrated with photographs of her films and performances. This is not coquetry – Frances McDormand does not even like giving autographs and posing for a selfie. – I did not become an actress so that I could take pictures – she states. – I became an actress because I want to be an element of interpersonal interaction, exchange – she emphasizes. When fans ask her for a photo together, she kindly refuses, but instead makes a call, she shakes her hand. – Interaction – emphasizes in the New York Times.
In Hollywood patterns and requirements McDormand does not fit not only because of all “too old / too young”, which she mentions. There is nothing of the star in her that necessarily has to be on the cover, which everyone must talk and talk about. Bah! – I am not the type of person from the cover – she emphatically stresses, and when someone pushes … she changes the subject. For years, she has been trampling his own path. She always chose unusual challenges and rebelled against what she was trying to impose on her.
McDormand’s career is based not on appearance, but on character and courageous decisions, and above all on talent, thanks to which it can give the human dimension to even the most paper-based background characters. Today her name is in line with such celebrities as Anne Bancroft, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Lange, Ingrid Bergman, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Geoffrey Rush.
Her last performance – in ” Three Billboards for Ebbing, Missouri ” – has already brought her, among others Golden Globe, a number of statuettes awarded by American critics and reviewers, as well as an Oscar nomination and a BAFTA statuette.