The first time I saw Patti was in Woody Allen's film - Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Though my main focuses were Javier and Penelope, Patti gently slipped into my mind.
She is ever so graceful, play a small yet important part in the film - making Vicky realizing something quite important.
And she does that in every one of her movie roles - but now she does it big time!
她是如此優雅，在電影中飾演一個小卻不可或缺的角色 - 讓維琪一夜長大、領略婚姻的殘酷。
而她每一次的電影演出都是如此盡責且熠熠生輝 - 現在是佩蒂絕地反攻的時候啦！
In 1998 classic High Art - her character Greta pay tribute to Nico from Velvet Underground,
and the argument & love scene with Lucy (Ally Sheedy) are deadly heartbreaking.
From then on she took some great roles in Green Mile, Welcome to Collinwood & Far from Heaven.
But it wasn't until 2003 patti strike with full force:
She performed in All the Real Girls , Pieces of April, The Station Agent and Lars Von Tier's Dogville.
Pieces of April gave her her first Oscar nods, The Station Agent made her queen of indie,
and who can forget that mean woman shattered Nicole Kidman's China Dolls?
在1998的《高檔貨》 - 她飾演的德國人Greta不僅暗渡《地下絲絨》的妮可意符，
Patti glows in The Station Agent.
After 2003, it is stairway to heaven.
Her guest appearance in the last season of Six Feet Under won herself an Emmy.
You can tell her image changes slightly from then on:
reunite with Clooney in Good Night, and Good Luck - HOT: the situation is a little dangerous but fun,
Patti is the wife Robert Downey Jr. should hide. The ring thing is so sexy.
Blind Date with Stanley Tucci - Lucky Stanley pretend to be blind and touched Patti all over,
"You seems to have nice breats, when did you get them?" "When I started my period, I got ice cream and tits."
a film I am dying to see. Patti is the hot doc in Lars and the Real Girl, outshine Rachel McAdams in Married Life.
She took her clothes off in Elegy, and prepare to have threesome in Woody Allen's Whatever Works.
Smokin' Hot in Elegy.
The A.V. Club: Was High Art a big turning point for you?
Patricia Clarkson: That was the turning point for me. Are you kidding?
It completely changed everything for me in such a beautiful way, in a dream way.
It was more than I could have asked for in an odd way, and so unexpected.
I owe Lisa Cholodenko everything for casting me in that part, which I never thought she would.
I almost didn’t go in. But anyway, things dramatically changed after that.
AVC: I wouldn’t push the comparison too far,
but there’s a little bit of a similarity between that role and your role in Whatever Works.
PC: Oh, definitely. [Laughs.] Crazy lady? Yeah. We were out there. They’ve been through struggles.
They’re people who have humor, we hope, and desperation. Which can sometimes be a lethal cocktail.
But I think, yeah, absolutely. Marietta and Greta are kissing cousins.
AVC: Before High Art came out, I knew you mainly from Murder One.
佩蒂! 我是因為《謀殺一號》愛上妳的！ (*準備收藏)
PC: Great show.
AVC: You played it very well, but it was basically a suffering wife.
PC: That chopped vegetables. I chopped more vegetables in a season of television.
But I loved being a part of such a beautifully crafted show, and they were great actors.
I was proud to be part of the show. But yes, it was that, and a hint of the trophy wife too, which was odd for me to play.
It had such a following, that show. People loved it. I mean they really loved it, and they still talk about it.
People still come up to me after moments and be like, “Oh that show. Murder One. Wow.”
Far From Heaven, 是深宮怨婦 Julianne Moore的好朋友
AVC: Was there a point where you worried that as an actress you might end up,
so to speak, chopping vegetables for a living?
PC: I thought I was going to have to be a grocer, a farmer.
I did these films in my 20s, and I was always doing theater, but then I kind of hit this wall in my 30s.
Then I got Murder One and it was really lovely, and I think, even though I was chopping vegetables, people seemed to really like me on the show.
AVC: They lit you well.
PC: It’s all about lighting. Then I did this little film called Pharaoh’s Army that a handful of people saw. It was my first independent film I did.
It’s a very beautiful little film, just this very tiny little war film that a man named Robby Henson wrote and directed and he shot it in McDaniels, Kentucky.
And then right after, I was doing Three Days Of Rain out in L.A., and hen High Art came, and boom. Then I did Green Mile.
I think that was the last audition of my life. I know some actors are like, [fondly] “Oh, auditions,” and I’m like, “Oh, suck it.” Who wants an audition?
I’m so thrilled that I never have to audition ever in my life again. [Laughs.]
我想《綠色奇蹟》是本人人生中的最後一次試鏡。我知道有很多人一聽到面試就直冒愛心：面試耶！可我覺得： 靠！真不爽！ 佩蒂不需要面試好嗎！
Good Night, and Good Luck !