Anna Paquin

Anna Hélène Paquin (born 24 July 1982) is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She was born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Los Angeles during her youth. She completed a year at Columbia University, before leaving to focus on her acting career. As a child, she played the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's romantic drama film The Piano (1993), despite having had little acting experience. For her performance, she garnered critical acclaim and received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history. Paquin was a successful child actress, receiving multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Fly Away Home (1996), The Member of the Wedding (1997), and A Walk on the Moon (1999), and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for appearing in Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama film Almost Famous (2000). She played mutant superheroine Rogue in multiple films of the X-Men franchise (2000–2014) and was nominated for a Saturn Award for her performance in the first installment. Her other film credits include Jane Eyre (1996), Amistad (1997), 25th Hour (2002), Trick 'r Treat (2007), Margaret (2011), The Good Dinosaur (2015), and The Irishman (2019).

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25th Hour (2002)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalThought provoking

In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Pepper  •  Rosario Dawson

In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Pepper  •  Rosario Dawson

Almost Famous (2000)

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In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band, Stillwater.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Billy Crudup  •  Frances McDormand  •  Jason Lee

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band, Stillwater.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Billy Crudup  •  Frances McDormand  •  Jason Lee

Amistad (1997)

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

Blue State (2007)

A disgruntled Democrat follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Lewy
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Breckin Meyer  •  Joyce Krenz  •  Richard Blackburn

A disgruntled Democrat follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Lewy
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Breckin Meyer  •  Joyce Krenz  •  Richard Blackburn

Buffalo Soldiers (2002)

Thought provokingFunnyViolentAction-packed

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn  •  Anna Paquin

Darkness (2002)

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Balagueró
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Lena Olin  •  Iain Glen  •  Giancarlo Giannini

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Balagueró
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Lena Olin  •  Iain Glen  •  Giancarlo Giannini

Fly Away Home (1996)

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Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carroll Ballard
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Anna Paquin  •  Dana Delany  •  Terry Kinney

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carroll Ballard
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Anna Paquin  •  Dana Delany  •  Terry Kinney

It's the Rage (1999)

A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint. At the centre of it all are Helen and Warren Harding, an up-scale couple on the brink of divorce, whose awakening in the night by a burglar sets off a catastrophic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D. Stern
CAST:  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Robert Forster  •  Andre Braugher

A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint. At the centre of it all are Helen and Warren Harding, an up-scale couple on the brink of divorce, whose awakening in the night by a burglar sets off a catastrophic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D. Stern
CAST:  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Robert Forster  •  Andre Braugher

Jane Eyre (1996)

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

She's All That (1999)

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

The Piano (1993)

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After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

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Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Baumbach
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Laura Linney  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Owen Kline

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Baumbach
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Laura Linney  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Owen Kline

X-Men (2000)

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Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Ian McKellen  •  Famke Janssen

Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Ian McKellen  •  Famke Janssen

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

X2 (2003)

Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker's scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Ian McKellen  •  Halle Berry

Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker's scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Ian McKellen  •  Halle Berry

A Walk on the Moon (1999)

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Goldwyn
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Anna Paquin

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Goldwyn
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Anna Paquin

Finding Forrester (2000)

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Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Rob Brown  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Anna Paquin

Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Rob Brown  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Anna Paquin

Margaret (2011)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Matt Damon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Matt Damon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick

The Romantics (2010)

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Galt Niederhoffer
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Anna Paquin  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Dianna Agron

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Galt Niederhoffer
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Anna Paquin  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Dianna Agron

Open House (2010)

A murderous couple invade a woman's home and hold her captive in the basement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Paquin
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Stephen Moyer  •  Tricia Helfer

A murderous couple invade a woman's home and hold her captive in the basement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Paquin
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Brian Geraghty  •  Stephen Moyer  •  Tricia Helfer
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