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Originally posted 11/16/2014 09:30PM
Hilary Swank already felt a strong connection to the frontier woman she plays in The Homesman – for which she's getting Oscar buzz – but she initially didn't realize that the story hit surprisingly close to home.
Originally posted 11/14/2014 10:30AM
Angelina! Reese! Benedict!
Originally posted 10/17/2014 02:00PM
Hilary Swank returns to the big screen in a big way with two upcoming films: You're Not You and The Homesman and the 40-year-old actress revealed her passion for dancing when she chatted with PEOPLE this week.
Originally posted 04/17/2014 01:25PM
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart could end up in very close proximity next month.
The exes are among the scores of stars slated to attend the famed Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 to 25 and revealed its lineup in a press conference Thursday.
Pattinson, 27, has two films in contention: The Rover, a gritty drama set in a near-future Australia, and Maps to the Stars, a Hollywood-skewering drama costarring Julianne Moore and John Cusack. Stewart, 24, will be seen in the drama Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche.
Originally posted 09/11/2013 02:40PM
Talk about reeling one in.
Hilary Swank stopped by the Pure Food Fish Market – a fourth generation fish market out of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market – on Monday to stock up on seafood and pose with quite the catch.
The Million Dollar Baby star – who divulged she was having a dinner party – purchased fresh king salmon, scallops, king crab, oysters and mussels.
"She was absolutely delightful," fishmonger Tom Sackville-West told PEOPLE.
Later, Swank posed for a photograph – with a big thumbs up – beside Sean Lakeside, Sr., who has been working at Pure Food Fish Market for 30 years.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 09/11/2013 03:00PM
There was a time when I would only hear my male clients talk about how they wanted fit, chiseled arms. Nowadays, almost all of my female clients are adamant about having strong, sculpted arms, and that's thanks, in part, to the über-fit actresses dominating the movie screens of the '90s and early 2000s.
The incredible arms of Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, Halle Berry in Catwoman, Demi Moore in G.I. Jane, Resident Evil's Milla Jovovich, and Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider, all inspired women to lose the sleeves and focus on making their arms as amazing as the rest of their bodies.
There are two main muscle groups in the arms: The biceps, which are located on the front of the upper arms; and the triceps, which are on the back of the upper arms. The main function of the biceps is to bend the elbow, while the triceps straighten the arm at the elbow.
Originally posted 08/20/2012 04:35PM
It wasn't quite a summer of love for Hilary Swank.
A rep for the actress exclusively confirms to PEOPLE that she and boyfriend John Campisi have ended their five-year relationship. The pair split in May.
The Oscar winner, who has spent the majority of the summer filming Mary & Martha with Brenda Blethyn in South Africa and Wilmington, N.C., and Campisi began dating in 2007.
Originally posted 02/22/2012 11:10AM
Forget about Law & Order – stars like Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank got into the Mardi Gras spirit this week in New Orleans, participating in the festival's traditional Krewe of Orpheus parade on Monday.
Decked out in bright, sparkling attire atop a decorated float, the actresses tossed beads and doubloons to the crowd gathered along the parade route.
Singer Bret Michaels, donning a bandana and sunglasses, also rode in the procession and tossed out beads to the throng of spectators.
The Poison frontman posted pictures of himself with both actresses on his Twitter feed. – Liz Raftery
Originally posted 01/12/2012 05:55AM
Who says actresses don't eat? Hilary Swank and boyfriend John Campisi hit up The Counter Century City for lunch, where they customized their own juicy burgers. Swank opted for one topped with cheese and onions, while her boyfriend ordered his stacked with toppings and stuffed inside an English muffin. The couple shared an order of French fries, and chatted happily over lunch. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 10/13/2011 09:20AM
Hilary Swank has expressed profound regret for attending a concert in Chechnya on Oct. 5 that was essentially a huge birthday party for president Ramzan Kadyrov, who is accused of human rights violations.
After Human Rights Watch criticized her decision to fly in for the show, the two-time Oscar winner, 37, gave a statement to the Associated Press that read: "I deeply regret attending this event. If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be, I would never have gone."
Swank says the invitation said nothing about Kadyrov's 35th birthday. Human-rights groups have accused the Chechen leader of torture, abductions and killings.
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