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  • Hilary Swank

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Conviction (2010)

Hilary Swank as "Betty Anne Waters"

When her older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) vows to get the conviction overturned. Beginning an 18-year quest to exonerate Kenny, Betty Anne puts herself through college and law school. With the help of her best friend (Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores over piles of suspicious evidence and retraces the steps that led to Kenny's arrest in the hope of finally winning her brother's freedom.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

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10 of the Greatest Movie Transformations Ever

Posted by
Cydney Fisher on Nov 22nd 2014, 4:00AM

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:00AM

'New Year's Eve': The Most Important Movie Ever Made

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Dec 9th 2011, 12:20PM

Dec 9th 2011, 12:20PM

Bursting at the Seams: 'New Year's Eve' and Other Movies With Too Many Stars

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 8th 2011, 10:00AM

Dec 8th 2011, 10:00AM

Hilary Swank on Attending Birthday of Accused Chechen Human Rights Violator: 'Shame on Me' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 3rd 2011, 5:00AM

Dec 3rd 2011, 5:00AM

Report: Hilary Swank Fired by PR Firm

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 4th 2011, 4:50AM

Nov 4th 2011, 4:50AM

Report: Hilary Swank Fires Manager After Attending Birthday of Accused Human Rights Violator

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 31st 2011, 4:30AM

Oct 31st 2011, 4:30AM

Hilary Swank to Donate Payment From Chechen Birthday Party

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 14th 2011, 7:20AM

Oct 14th 2011, 7:20AM

Hilary Swank Apologizes for Attending Birthday Party of Chechen Leader Accused of Human Rights Violations

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 13th 2011, 6:50AM

Oct 13th 2011, 6:50AM

Hilary Swank Criticized for Attending Birthday of Chechen Leader Accused of Human Rights Violations

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 12th 2011, 7:20AM

Oct 12th 2011, 7:20AM

18 Movie Stars Get Together in the Trailer for 'New Year's Eve'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 28th 2011, 5:50AM

Sep 28th 2011, 5:50AM

Tom Hardy in 'Warrior' and More Actors Who Keep Reminding Us We're Out of Shape

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 12th 2011, 3:00AM

Sep 12th 2011, 3:00AM

Cannes Roundup: Butler/Biel Rom-Com; 'Seven Psychopaths' Lines Up Walken, Rourke; McConaughey Headlines 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 12th 2011, 10:30AM

May 12th 2011, 10:30AM

Early Edition: Matthew McConaughey Gets Plum Role; Julianne Moore Joins 'What Maisie Knew'; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on May 12th 2011, 4:00AM

May 12th 2011, 4:00AM

Hilary Swank's Latest Goes Straight to DVD -- Is Her Career in a Slump?

Posted by
Mike Bracken on Jan 7th 2011, 3:00PM

Jan 7th 2011, 3:00PM

Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher Make Dates for 'New Year's Eve'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Nov 8th 2010, 5:00PM

Nov 8th 2010, 5:00PM

Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell Show Some 'Conviction' (review)

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Oct 17th 2010, 5:30PM

Oct 17th 2010, 5:30PM

Exclusive Clip From 'Conviction': Hilary Swank, Stars Talk About Making of Movie

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Oct 15th 2010, 12:32PM

Oct 15th 2010, 12:32PM

If These 'Ripped From the Headlines' Films Were TV Movies ... (and Vice Versa)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 27th 2010, 7:00AM

Sep 27th 2010, 7:00AM

TIFF in 60 Seconds: Nicole Kidman, 'Black Swan' and Roger Ebert's 3D Exception

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 15th 2010, 10:15AM

Sep 15th 2010, 10:15AM

Trailer Park: Last Train Home, Stone, The Resident

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jul 31st 2010, 3:02PM

Jul 31st 2010, 3:02PM

Shelf Life: Insomnia

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Jul 20th 2010, 1:02PM

Jul 20th 2010, 1:02PM

Finally - Hilary Swank In Something Good Again! A Trailer for 'Conviction'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 18th 2010, 12:32PM

Jun 18th 2010, 12:32PM

John Carpenter to Direct Hilary Swank in 'Fangland'

Posted by
Bryan Enk on Jun 7th 2010, 6:00AM

Jun 7th 2010, 6:00AM

John Carpenter to Direct Hilary Swank in 'Fangland'

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Jun 6th 2010, 9:33AM

Jun 6th 2010, 9:33AM

Who Was That? Unforgettable Movie Star Transformations

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on May 27th 2010, 6:25PM

May 27th 2010, 6:25PM

Hammer Horror Revamping Its Image With New Releases

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 13th 2010, 5:48AM

May 13th 2010, 5:48AM

John Krasinski Ain't Cap, But He May Have a New Franchise

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Mar 10th 2010, 1:02PM

Mar 10th 2010, 1:02PM

Oscar After-Parties: Bullock Craves Burgers; Miley's New Man 'Fesses Up

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Mar 8th 2010, 6:34AM

Mar 8th 2010, 6:34AM

'Amelia' Crash Lands

Posted by
Pamela Chelin on Feb 5th 2010, 1:00PM

Feb 5th 2010, 1:00PM

New on DVD: Week of February 2

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Feb 2nd 2010, 3:00AM

Feb 2nd 2010, 3:00AM

New Stills from Hammer Films' 'The Resident'

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jan 8th 2010, 11:05AM

Jan 8th 2010, 11:05AM

A Dozen Dream Roles We'd Like to See

Posted by
Jason Newman on Dec 10th 2009, 7:54AM

Dec 10th 2009, 7:54AM

Cinematical Seven: Silliest Disaster Scenarios

Posted by
William Goss on Nov 12th 2009, 5:15PM

Nov 12th 2009, 5:15PM

'Amelia' Movie Reviews

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00PM

Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00PM

Hilary Swank on 'Amelia,' Learning to Fly & Meryl Streep

Posted by
Angie Argabrite on Oct 23rd 2009, 9:05AM

Oct 23rd 2009, 9:05AM

Review: Amelia

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Oct 23rd 2009, 5:03AM

Oct 23rd 2009, 5:03AM

Which Hollywood Actresses Are Smart Investments?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 8th 2009, 12:50PM

Oct 8th 2009, 12:50PM

When Pictures Ruin Our Expectations

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 20th 2009, 3:15PM

Jul 20th 2009, 3:15PM

The Trailer for 'Amelia' Takes Flight

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Jun 26th 2009, 6:02AM

Jun 26th 2009, 6:02AM

This Decade's Oscar Winner Batting Averages

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Feb 23rd 2009, 3:32PM

Feb 23rd 2009, 3:32PM

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