Toni Collette, Australian Actress
Toni Collette is an Australian actress who is versatile and talented. Her most famous role was as the mother of the little boy who "sees dead people" in The Sixth Sense.
Whether Toni Collette is acting in a television show like The United States of Tara or in one of the numerous movies like In Her Shoes or Little Miss Sunshine, she becomes the character and shines.
Photo of Toni Collette in 2007 at the Orange British Academy Film Awards.
Photo Credit: Caroline Bonarde, Wiki Commons
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Muriel's Wedding - Toni Collette played Muriel
These are Toni Collette's early movies. Toni Collette starred in Muriel's Wedding, a 1994 Australian film that became an international hit. This was Toni Collette's breakthrough role.
Before starring in Muriel's Wedding, she acted in the TV show A Country Practice and the movie The Efficiency Expert.
Cosi, The Pallbearer, and Emma - 1996 Movies Starring Toni Collette
In 1996, Toni Collette acted in the following movies:
- She was Julie in the Australian movie Cosi.
- Toni Collette starred as Cynthia in The Pallbearer with David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Again she acted with Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie Emma.
The Sixth Sense - Toni Collette Played the Mother
In the 1999 blockbuster movie, The Sixth Sense, Toni Collette played the mother of Haley Joel Osment's character, the little boy who had the sixth sense.
The famous line Cole Sear uttered to Bruce Willis's character, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, "I see dead people" is iconic.
I love the scene where the boy's mother (Collete) leaves the kitchen for just a few seconds and when she comes back, there are Pop-Tarts on the counter. Of course, it was the dead people, not the boy who took them out of the cupboard. She asks him, "Did you want these?"
Connie and Carla - A Hilarious Comedy Also Starring Nia Vardalos
This 2004 movie starring Toni Collette and Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) is a hoot!
These two live in Chicago but skip town to Los Angeles and they get jobs as drag queens in a caberet.
In Her Shoes - Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacClaine
I think In Her Shoes is one of Toni Collette's best movies. She plays the older straight-laced sister of Cameron Diaz and basically gets the short end of the stick most of her life.
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine is another winner! It provides laughs from start to finish.
Starring along with Toni Collette in this movie are Steve Carrell, Greg Kinnear, and Alan Arkin.
The Night Listener
Toni Collette played the young Lilian Singer in Lilian's Story, a movie that was "Based loosely on the life of legendary eccentric Bea Miles, who recited Shakespeare for a dollar on the streets of Sydney and rode taxis for a sonnet," according to IMDb.
The United States of Tara - Tara, Alice, Buck, T, Shana Shoenenberg, Chicken
Talk about being a versatile actress! I loved watching Toni Collete play all of these characters, and play them so well: Tara, Alice, Buck, T, Shana Shoenenberg, and Chicken.
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