The Roles of a Lifetime: Glenn Close

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The Roles of a Lifetime: Glenn Close

Oh so close. Between her 1982 breakout role as a pre-feminism feminist (The World According to Garp) and her 2011 performance as a Victorian-era transgendered butler (Albert Nobbs), Glenn Close has been nominated for, but failed to win, six Academy Awards. Meanwhile, however, the press and entertainment industries have heaped praise on this actor who defies typecasting: she has an Obie, a SAG Award, two Golden Globes, three Tonys and three Emmys. In her latest incarnation as intergalactic police chief Nova Prime Rael, Close gamely lends her professional gravitas to sci-fi comedy (and box-office smash) Guardians of the Galaxy. The result is serious fun. We’ve captured the breadth of Close’s performances—serious and not—in this gallery of her movie roles.