Name: Marion Cotillard
Film: Rust And Bone
Synopsis: Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) a killer whale trainer who late one night meets Alain (Matthias Schoenaerts) in a fracas at the nightclub where he works as a bouncer.
Put in charge of his young son, Alain has come from Belgium to Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family.
Alainâ€™s bond with Stephanie grows deeper after she suffers a horrible accident, bringing the two together once more.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Marion Cotillard won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for La Vie En Rose.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: She was also nominated in the same category for Nine.
Award/Nominations for role: Cotillard was names Actress of the Year at the Hollywood Film Festival.
She has also been nominated for Best Actress at Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, London Film Critics Circle Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Critics: It is a tour de force performance from Cotillard as her character struggles after the loss of her legs.
It is emotional as it is powerful as Stephanie starts to rebuild her life and accept what has happened for her. - FemaleFirst
- The leads save it, particularly Cotillard, who once again subverts her own glamour with ferocious lack of ego. - Boston Globe
- An unusual and unsettling love story, Rust and Bone shows once again that Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard is as close to perfect as any female has ever been onscreen. - Toronto Star
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw