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Jennifer Jason Leigh: Life and Films
This paper discusses Jennifer Jason Leigh's life and her films.
# 126936 | 2,000 words | 16 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Artist) , Sociology (General)

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This paper provides an analysis of the life and films of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Leigh's personal life and career are discussed, with a focus on her penchant for choosing lurid roles and her painstaking research into them prior to filming in films like 'Rush' (1991), 'Single White Female' (1992), 'Dolores Claiborne' (1995) and numerous others.

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Born in Los Angeles California in ... actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and actress-writer Barbara Turner. Intelligent and attractive Leigh shuns typical female roles in favor of more lurid characters. Film critic Rex Reed maintains the characters in Leigh's gallery represent a collection of sluts and nuts in reference to the women with psychological problems and of ill-repute often favored by Leigh. As the actress once argued 'I could never play the ..."

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