It cannot be denied that Jennifer Connelly is one of contemporary Hollywood’s classic beauties, but looks alone have certainly not gotten her the accolades and acclaim she has rightfully earned over her thirty-plus year career. No, there’s much more to Connelly than meets the eye — from Labyrinth to Requiem for a Dream and beyond. Her characters often struggle in the face of unfortunate circumstances or a fraught past. But her unique mix of vulnerability and restraint has resulted in an incredible array of performances for top-notch directors, and opposite co-stars that match her powerful on-screen presence. This video, which opens and closes with the iconic role that put her on the map for so many of us, explores the characteristics that have made Jennifer Connelly such an intriguing and in-demand actress.

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