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Known for taking smart risks with roles and character-driven films outside the mainstream, actress Holly Hunter continues to give performances that move audiences and win critical acclaim from the Oscars to the Golden Globes to film festivals around the world.

Hunter was born March 20, 1958, in Conyers, Ga., and began acting at an early age. After theatrical training at Carnegie Mellon University, performances on Broadway and a few years in bit parts, Hunter starred in the quirky Coen Brothers comedy Raising Arizona (1987). Oscar-nominated turns in Broadcast News and The Firm followed.

Hunter finally struck Oscar gold with her performance as a mute Scottish woman in Jane Campion's The Piano. She's stayed in the spotlight with O Brother, Where Art Thou? and smaller festival films, notably the 2003 Sundance hit Thirteen, for which she received yet another Oscar nod. Her television series debut in "Saving Grace" earned her back-to-back Emmy nods.

Holly Hunter in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016 PG-13

Superegos battle in superhero fashion while a new threat emerges in this sequel to "Man of Steel." With Batman decamping Gotham City for Metropolis to take on a Superman who's become too powerful, trouble brews for the rest of humanity.

  • Holly Hunter in Blood Simple Blood Simple
  • Holly Hunter in The Firm The Firm
  • Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona Raising Arizona
  • Holly Hunter in The Piano The Piano
  • Holly Hunter in O Brother, Where Art Thou? O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Holly Hunter in The Incredibles The Incredibles
  • Holly Hunter in Paradise Paradise
  • Holly Hunter in Broadcast News Broadcast News
  • Holly Hunter in Crash Crash
  • Holly Hunter in Thirteen Thirteen
  • Holly Hunter in Won't Back Down Won't Back Down
  • Holly Hunter in Bonnie & Clyde Bonnie & Clyde
  • Holly Hunter in Manglehorn Manglehorn
  • Holly Hunter in Moonlight Mile Moonlight Mile
  • Holly Hunter in A Gathering of Old Men A Gathering of Old Men
  • Holly Hunter in Once Around Once Around
  • Holly Hunter in Always Always
  • Holly Hunter in Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
  • Holly Hunter in A Life Less Ordinary A Life Less Ordinary
  • Holly Hunter in Living Out Loud Living Out Loud
  • Holly Hunter in Nine Lives Nine Lives
  • Holly Hunter in The Burning The Burning
  • Holly Hunter in Jesus' Son Jesus' Son
  • Holly Hunter in Harlan County War Harlan County War
  • Holly Hunter in When Billie Beat Bobby When Billie Beat Bobby
  • Holly Hunter in Alleged Texas Cheerleader - Murdering Mom Alleged Texas Cheerleader - Murdering Mom
  • Holly Hunter in Timecode Timecode
  • Holly Hunter in Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
  • Holly Hunter in Little Black Book Little Black Book
  • Holly Hunter in The Big White The Big White
  • Holly Hunter in Saving Grace Saving Grace
  • Holly Hunter in Top of the Lake Top of the Lake