1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email

Swank, Hilary

Hilary Swank began acting at the age of nine. Since then she's starred in films such as "The Affair of the Necklace," "Insomnia" and "The Gift." Swank received an Academy Award for her role as Brandon Teena in the 1999 film, "Boys Don't Cry."
  1. "Affair of the Necklace"
  2. "Amelia"
  3. "Freedom Writers"
  4. "Million Dollar Baby"
  5. "New Year's Eve"
  6. "PS, I Love You"
  7. "The Black Dahlia"
  8. "The Core"
  9. "The Reaping"
  10. Conviction

Hilary Swank on "Amelia" and Amelia Earhart
Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank did an incredible amount of research in order to, as accurately as possible, portray legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart in "Amelia." Swank even went as far as to take flying lessons. "You cannot play Amelia Earhart and not learn how to fly," said Swank. "It was just as exhilarating and freeing and exciting as she writes about. I get it."

Hilary Swank Shows Off Her Softer Side in "PS I Love You"
Hilary Swank on "P.S. I Love You," starring in a romantic comedy, singing, and working with director Richard LaGravenese.

On the Red Carpet - Hilary Swank at the "PS I Love You" Premiere
The stars of Warner Bros Pictures' romantic comedy P.S. I Love You braved a chilly Hollywood night to chat up the movie at the film's world premiere. Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow and soundtrack artist James Blunt talked about the film's appeal.

Exclusive Interview with Hilary Swank
(March 2007) Hilary Swank on "The Reaping," filming in Louisianna, working with blue screens, the film's subject matter, and getting injured by Gerard Butler on the set of "P S I Love You."

Another Hilary Swank Interview on "The Reaping"
Hilary Swank and AnnaSophia Robb discuss the creepy thriller, their views on paranormal experiences, and the attraction to the topic.

Exclusive Interview with Hilary Swank
(March 2007) Hilary Swank on "The Reaping," filming in Louisianna, working with blue screens, the film's subject matter, and getting injured by Gerard Butler on the set of "P S I Love You."

Another Hilary Swank Interview on "The Reaping"
Hilary Swank and AnnaSophia Robb discuss the creepy thriller, their views on paranormal experiences, and the attraction to the topic.

Interview Video - "The Reaping"
Video clip of Hilary Swank discussing "The Reaping" at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con.

Interviews from the Premiere of "Insomnia"
Hilary Swank and Robin Williams discuss their work in the Christopher Nolan film, "Insomnia."

Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe Split Up
Actors Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe has separated after eight years of marriage, according to a statement issued by the couple on January 9, 2006.

Hilary Swank Joins "Dallas Buyers Club"
(May 2011) Matthew McConaughey and Hilary Swank are confirmed to star in the dramatic film "The Dallas Buyer's Club" based on a true story. Content Films is in Cannes pumping up interest in the film and selling the international rights. Jean-Marc Vallee ("The Young Victoria") is directing the project.

Hilary Swank Injured on the Set of "PS I Love You"
(Nov 2006) Hilary Swank was injured on the set of the movie "PS I Love You" while filming a scene in which her co-star Gerard Butler was performing a striptease.

Hilary Swank Responds to Oscar Nomination
Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman react to the 7 Oscar nominations for "Million Dollar Baby."

Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe Split Up
Actors Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe has separated after eight years of marriage, according to a statement issued by the couple on January 9, 2006.

Hilary Swank Signs on to "Freedom Writers"
Hilary Swank will star in the movie "Freedom Writers," based on the book "The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them."

Broadcast Film Critics Nominate Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank was among the nominees for the 2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association's Best Actress honors.

Hilary Swank to Star in "The Black Dahlia"
Hilary Swank joins Josh Hartnett and Scarlett Johansson in the movie "The Black Dahlia," directed by Brian De Palma.

Hilary Swank Takes Home a Golden Globe
"Million Dollar Baby" star Hilary Swank received a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a box in the Clint Eastwood movie.

"The Affair of the Necklace" Production Photos
Photo gallery of publicity stills featuring Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, and Adrien Brody as they star in Warner Bros. Pictures' romantic tale, based on the true story of Jeanne De La Motte Valois.

"Amelia" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "Amelia" starring Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere and Joe Anderson.

"The Black Dahlia" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the Universal Pictures movie, "The Black Dahlia," starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart.

"Conviction" Photos
Gallery of photos from the dramatic movie "Conviction" starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver and Melissa Leo.

"The Core" Photo Gallery
Here's a gallery of photos from Paramount Pictures' "The Core," featuring Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Greenwood, Tcheky Karyo and DJ Qualls.

"Freedom Writers" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from "Freedom Writers" featuring photos of Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, April Lee Hernandez, Deance Wyatt, Mario, and the real Erin Gruwell.

"Freedom Writers" Premiere Photos
Gallery of photos from the premiere of "Freedom Writers" featuring pics of Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Mario, April Lee Hernandez, Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Brad Grey, Brenda Song, Common, Dave Foley, Deance Wyatt, Erin Gruwell, Gary Sturgis, Giovonnie Samuels, Vanetta Smith, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Hunter Parrish, Kristin Herrera, Sally Kirkland, Scott Glenn, and Richard LaGravenese.

"Insomnia" Premiere Photos
Photos from the LA Premiere of "Insomnia" featuring photographs of Hilary Swank, Robin Williams, Nicky Katt and Martin Donovan.

"Million Dollar Baby" Photos
Gallery of photos from the Warner Bros. movie, "Million Dollar Baby," featuring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Anthony Mackie.

"PS I Love You" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "PS I Love You" starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Harry Connick Jr.

"PS I Love You" Premiere Photos
Gallery of photos from the Hollywood Premiere of the Warner Bros Pictures movie "PS I Love You" featuring Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Harry Connick Jr, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, James Blunt, Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, James Marsters, Richard LaGravenese, Mary-Louise Parker, Cecelia Ahern, Allison Janney, Joy Lauren, and Abby Brammell.

"The Reaping" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the Warner Bros Pictures movie, "The Reaping," starring Hilary Swank and Idris Elba.

"The Reaping" Comic Con Photos
Gallery of photos of Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb, and producer Joel Silver from "The Reaping" movie presentation at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con.

"The Reaping" Premiere Photos
Gallery of photos from the Hollywood Premiere of the Warner Bros Pictures movie "The Reaping" featuring Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb, Idris Elba, Stephen Hopkins, Charlize Theron, Missi Pyle, Brian Krause, Cerina Vincent, Emile Hirsch, Joel Silver, Josh Hutcherson, Kimberly Stewart, Majandra Delfino, Matthew Lillard, Robert Zemeckis, and Susan Downey.

"Boys Don't Cry"
Hilary Swank won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena in this 1999 film based on a true story.

"Insomnia"
Al Pacino stars as Will Dormer, a veteran LAPD detective who travels to a small Alaskan town with his partner Hap (Martin Donovan) to investigate the disturbing murder of a 17 year-old girl. Hilary Swank co-stars as an unproven but perceptive local cop.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.