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Early life[ edit ] Thurman was born in BostonMassachusetts. Her first name "Uma" literally means "splendor, light" and it is also one of the epithets of Hindu female Goddess Parvatiwhile her second given name "Karuna" means "compassion" or "empathy". Her father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurmanis a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies;  an academic and writer, he lived as an ordained Buddhist monk for three years.
Thurman received a Buddhist upbringing, and spent altogether around two years in the Indo-Himalayan town of Almora.
She has three brothers, Ganden b. In the eighth grade she discovered her love for acting. Talent scouts noticed her performance as Abigail in a production of The Crucible  and offered her the chance to act professionally.
Thurman attended Northfield Mount Hermon Schoola preparatory school in Massachusetts, before dropping out to pursue a career in acting. Her early modeling credits included Glamour and the December and May covers of British Vogue.
In the Oscar-winning drama Dangerous Liaisonsco-starring Glenn Close and John MalkovichThurman took on the role of a naive young woman seduced by a manipulative man. The picture was an arthouse success, and garnered Thurman recognition from critics and audiences;   film critic Roger Ebert found her to be "well cast" in her "tricky" key role.
Her intelligence and poise stand out. The film was the first to receive an NC rating and partly because many American newspapers refused to advertise films with the new rating, it did not get wide release in the United States.
The film was a critical and commercial failure, eventually earning Thurman a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress. The Washington Post described her acting as shallow and remarked: Several actresses were considered for the role, but Tarantino wanted Thurman after their first meeting.
She took little advantage of her new-found fame by choosing not to do any big-budget films for the next three years. Kill Bill and continued success — [ edit ] Thurman would win a Golden Globe for her acting in HBO cable movie Hysterical Blindnesswhere she was also one of the executive producers.
Thurman played a New Jersey woman in the s searching for romance. In its review, the San Francisco Chronicle remarked: Thurman has bent the role to her will.
Tarantino wrote the part specifically for her. He cited Thurman as his muse while writing the film, and gave her joint credit for the character, whom the two conceived on the set of Pulp Fiction from the sole image of a bride covered in blood.
The role was also her most demanding, and she spent three months training in martial artsswordsmanshipand Japanese. Rolling Stone likened Thurman to "an avenging angel out of a s Hollywood melodrama".
The Movieshe had three other major film releases throughout The producers of the film originally planned to have another singer dub in her musical numbers, but Thurman was eager to do her own vocals;  she is credited for her songs in the credits.
While box office receipts were modest, the film garnered acclaim from critics; A. Scott of The New York Times who said: She does a sprightly satiric turn, but [it is] wasted in a movie that would rather tweak male paranoia than liberate a nerdette terrified of her powers". It received a limited theatrical release and was dismissed by critics as "a confusing, painfully overwrought melodrama".
She also took on the role of a cocaine addict in the British television drama My Zinc Bedwhich garnered what was considered poor ratings, especially given her involvement.
But what are tolerable quirks in a person can be deadly to a narrative [ The Lightning Thiefappearing as Medusaa gorgon cursed by Athena. Inshe was a member of the jury for the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival and her only film in the year — Ceremony — was released for VOD and selected theaters after its initial screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
She gives that character some pop, playing both the shallow, demanding side of celebrity [ H, a rejected wife who confronts her estranged husband. Her intelligence and, it has to be said, her innate glamour, make it possible to care about someone you do not believe in".
Variety noted that she "cuts an elegant figure [HOTLINKS: MISCELLANEOUS SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR FILMS My Competitors: other websites of film lists X-Rated Sci-Fi/Fantasy Videos Sci-Fi Attacks on Los Angeles See also TIME TRAVEL: MOVIES AND TV-MOVIES ABOUT TIME TRAVEL OR TIME-LOOPS, below.
Vincent, narrating: final scene. This quote captures the film's focus on science and adventure. Here, Vincent speaks optimistically of his decision to explore the stars. This film is interested in what we choose to notice. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Gattaca by director Andrew Niccol.
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