Her next role was opposite , as the loving mother of three children in 's experimental drama , which she had filmed in 2008. Chastain signed on to the film without receiving a traditional screenplay from Malick, and she improvised several scenes and dialogues with Pitt. Her highest-grossing releases came with the science fiction films Interstellar 2014 and The Martian 2015 , as she continued to draw praise for her performances in the dramas The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby 2013 and A Most Violent Year 2014. During the film's opening weekend in North America, Chastain became the first performer in 15 years to have leading roles in the top two films Mama and Zero Dark Thirty at the box office. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen.
It tells the tragic tale of a sexually repressed aristocrat who wishes to sleep with her father's valet played by. The production led her to audition for the in New York City, where she was soon accepted and granted a scholarship funded by the actor. She graduated from the school with a degree in 2003. She has complained about a lack of female film critics, which she believes hinders a gender-neutral perspective on film.
From 2012 to 2014 she was featured in 's listing of the most desirable women, and in 2015, magazine ranked her as one of the best-dressed women. Her highest-grossing releases came with the science fiction films 2014 and 2015 , and she continued to receive critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas 2014 , 2016 , and 2017. The film was screened at the 2011 , and critic Tim Robey of noted how much Chastain's supporting part aided the narrative. Also in 2009, she played the part of in production of Shakespeare's tragedy , co-starring as and as.
Chastain was attracted to Ullmann's feminist take on the subject. Upcoming projects In 2019, Chastain will join the in the installment entitled , in which she plays an alien shapeshifter. The film premiered at the to a polarized reception from the audience, although it was praised by critics and won the. She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film. She starred in the acclaimed film The Help, which co-starred Emma Stone.
Born and raised in , Chastain developed an interest in acting from a young age. Chastain at the After portraying a series of intense roles, Chastain actively looked for a light-hearted part. Chastain made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Heiress in the same year. Chastain began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows, before making her feature film debut in Jolene 2008. Her mother worked as a vegan chef.
She then starred as the titular character of a depressed woman who separates from her husband played by following a tragic incident in the drama 2013 , which she also produced. Chastain might leave you with a pants-stain! She won a Best Actress award at the. It follows the life of a sexually abused teenager over the course of a decade. Lea Goldman of compares her craft to that of actresses Meryl Streep and , and writes that she values her craft over her looks. She will also star alongside in a film adaption of the 2016 video game.
In the former, an adaptation of 's non-fiction book of the , she co-starred with as the real-life Polish zookeepers who saved many human and animal lives during. She did however get a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City and upon graduating, moved to California and started looking for acting jobs. The critic considered her performance as proof of her being one of the best actors of her generation. Zero Dark Thirty received critical acclaim but was for scenes of that were shown providing useful intelligence in the search for bin Laden. She later remarked that her participation in a successful production of during her second year helped build her confidence.
The film tells a partly fictionalized account of the for leader after the. In 2010, Chastain starred in 's dramatic thriller , portraying a young agent sent to in the 1960s to capture a former doctor who carried out medical experiments in. Archived from on April 9, 2016. She was nominated for and won a number of awards, including a 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help 2011. The difficult subject matter made it unpleasant for Chastain to film.