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Jared Leto, Hilary Swank and More Actors Who Got Oscar Love for Cross-Gender Performances

UpdatePosted 02/25/2016 03:00PM

A Short History of the Oscars and Cross-Gender Performances

Originally posted 02/25/2016 01:55PM

On Sunday, movie fans will find out if Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor for his performance as trans woman Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Should Redmayne be victorious, he'd not only score back-to-back Oscars but he would also become the latest in a long line of actors who have courted Oscar attention by playing the opposite sex, playing a trans person or in some other way playing a character whose gender differs than the one of which the actors themselves identify.

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Glenn Close Joins #MindfulAllies Campaign to Help End Stigma Around Mental Illness

Glenn Close Joins #MindfulAllies Campaign to Help End Stigma Around Mental Illness

Originally posted 01/25/2016 06:20PM

Glenn Close is doing her part to help end the stigma around mental illness.

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Michael Douglas and Glenn Close Reunite, Prove Their Not-So-Fatal Attraction is Still Strong

Michael Douglas and Glenn Close Reunite, Prove Their Not-So-Fatal Attraction is Still Strong

Originally posted 12/04/2015 11:55PM

Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, who starred in the iconic 1987 blockbuster Fatal Attraction together, reunited on Thursday and reflected on the film's impact on them and their friendship.

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Glenn Close Wants to End the Fear That People Battling Mental Illness Are 'Dangerous'

Originally posted 11/06/2015 02:25PM

After her sister Jessie confided her suicidal thoughts to her over a decade ago, Glenn Close set out on a journey to end the destructive stigma attached to mental illnesses.

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Glenn Close and Husband David Shaw Have Divorced After 9 Years of Marriage

Glenn Close and Husband David Shaw Have Divorced After 9 Years of Marriage

Originally posted 09/23/2015 11:30PM

Actress Glenn Close and her husband, biotech entrepreneur David Shaw, have divorced after nine years of marriage.

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Glenn Close's Mother, Bettine Moore Close, Has Died

Glenn Close's Mother, Bettine Moore Close, Has Died

Originally posted 02/26/2015 07:25AM

Bettine Moore Close – mother of actress Glenn Close – died on Feb. 23, PEOPLE has learned. She was 90.

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How Glenn Close Saved Her Sister's Life

How Glenn Close Saved Her Sister's Life

Originally posted 10/24/2014 03:00PM

In 2004, as Glenn Close was saying goodbye in the driveway of her sister Jessie's Wyoming house, Jessie pulled her aside.

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From Veep to 24: Pop Culture's Female Politicians Ranked

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From Veep to 24: Pop Culture's Female Politicians Ranked

Originally posted 10/12/2014 06:00PM

Last week, CBS premiered the new political drama Madam Secretary, which stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, the U.S. Secretary of State. It's hardly a far-fetched concept, as we've seen three female secretaries of state since 1997: Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

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Meet the Expenda-Belles: Our Dream Team of Female Action Heroes | Jodie Foster, Linda Hamilton, Pam Grier, Sigourney Weaver

Meet the Expenda-Belles: Our Dream Team of Female Action Heroes

Originally posted 07/31/2014 07:20AM

The Expendables 3 hits theaters this month, giving moviegoers a third round of A-Team-meets-AARP action and giving a host of '80s and '90s stars a reason to flex their muscles onscreen once again.

The cast list reads like a fanboy's dream: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke appeared in the previous installments.

But where are the women?

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