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Gleen Close Gender Bender Film ‘Albert Nobbs’ Premieres

Gleen Close latest movie has premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. ?Albert Nobbs? features an amazing performance by Glenn Close as a woman passing for a male waiter in 19th-century Dublin. Critics are talking about an Oscar nomination of Glenn Close performance in this movie.

The Hollywood Reporter has a review of the movie:

Over the 29 years that Glenn Close has dreamed of bringing Albert Nobbs to the big screen, she has accrued 13 Emmy nods, winning three; three Tony nods, winning them all; one Obie nod, which resulted in a win; six Screen Actors Guild nods, winning one; 10 Golden Globe nods, winning two; and five Oscar nods, winning — criminally — none. That last stat might well need to be updated after the next Academy Awards, now that Close, 64, has accomplished her mission — Nobbs had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last night — and given yet another standout performance.

Nobbs was helmed by Rodrigo Garcia, who had previously directed Close twice before on Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (1999) and Nine Lives (2005), but make no mistake about it: it is Close’s movie. She first encountered the material on which it’s based — a short story from the 19th century — when it was being turned into an off-Broadway play in 1982; at the time, she auditioned for and ultimately won the part, and it has been her obsession ever since. After almost getting it financed 10 years ago, things fell apart, but finally came together again about a year ago. She co-wrote the screenplay (with John Banville), co-produced the pic (along with Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, and Alan Moloney), and, of course, played the lead again, all these years since she first did.

Read the full review via THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER