Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-born Australian actress.
"It's far beyond what I ever dreamed for - that would have been too far fetched"
Biography: NaomiWatts's career began in Australian television, where she appeared in commercials and series. In 2001, she starred in The Shaft directed by Dick Maas, which garnered poor reviews. Watts starred in David Lynch's highly acclaimed Mulholland Drive.
In 2002, she starred in one of the biggest box office hits of that year, the English language remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring. The following year, she starred in the film Ned Kelly opposite Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush, as well as the Merchant-Ivory film Le Divorce with Kate Hudson. Her performance opposite Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams earned Watts her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress.
Watts landed the lead role in the sequel to the Ring, The Ring Two. She starred in the much-anticipated remake of King Kong (2005) as Ann Darrow. Naomi Watts starred in the American Japanese drama The Painted Veil with Edward Norton and Liev Schreiber, released in December 2006. Her character in the film was Kitty Garstin Fane. Also that year, she provided the voice of a small role, Suzie Rabbit, in the psychological thriller film Inland Empire. Funny Games, a 2008 remake of the 1997 Austrian film by director Michael Haneke, was co-starred Tim Roth. In the film, she portrayed the character of Ann Farber, the wife of Roth's character.
In 2009, Watts had the starring role alongside Clive Owen in the political thriller film The International. Her character was Eleanor Whitman, a Manhattan assistant district attorney who partners with the agent to take down the bank. She next appeared in the American drama Mother and Child, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. She personified the role of Elizabeth, a lawer woman, who never knew her biological mother. The comedy-drama You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – starring Watts – opened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2010. In January 2010, she was cast for the thriller film Dream House, which will be directed by Jim Sheridan. She starred in the film Fair Game, which opened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, and was later released in the United States on November 5, 2010. In 2010, it was announced that Watts landed the role of Marilyn Monroe in the film Blonde. which is set to start shooting in January 2011....
Part of what redefines her as the film ensues, is Betty's sexuality. Watts has some graphic scenes in the film, notably with co-star Laura Elena Harring, one (a ferocious masturbation scene) more confronting and disturbing than the other. It's a side of Watts we have rarely seen through the years, and the actress admits that shooting these more intimate nude scenes was tough, "especially the second one". "At least when I was with Laura, we were together and we could feel safe with our own bodies, and there was a degree of trust that we'd developed over time. The masturbation scene was incredibly difficult, and was absolutely mortifying and humiliating; it's just a very difficult thing to do."