Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

  • Highest Rated: 100% Blue (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% The Beach (2000)
  • Birthday: Nov 5, 1960
  • Birthplace: London, England, UK
  • Known throughout Britain for her idiosyncratic performances and long-time association with the late filmmaker Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton is nothing if not one of the more unique actresses to come along during the second half of the 20th century. Born in London on November 5, 1961, Swinton attended Cambridge University, where she received a degree in social and political sciences. While at Cambridge, she became involved in acting, performing in a number of stage productions. Following graduation, Swinton began her professional theater career, working for Edinburgh's renowned Traverse Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.In 1985, Swinton began her long collaboration with Derek Jarman, both as a friend and fellow artist. She made her screen debut in his Caravaggio (1986) and appeared in every one of the director's films until his death from AIDS in 1994. It was for her role as the spurned queen in Jarman's anachronistic, controversial Edward II (1992) that Swinton earned her first dose of recognition, becoming a familiar face to arthouse audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and earning a Best Actress prize at the Venice Film Festival for her work in the film. The acclaim and recognition Swinton garnered was amplified the same year with her title role in Sally Potter's adaptation of Orlando, Virginia Woolf's classic tale of an Elizabethan courtier who experiences drastic changes in both gender and lifestyle over the course of 400 years.Following appearances in Jarman's Blue (1993) and in his acclaimed biopic, Wittgenstein (1994), Swinton earned some of her strongest notices to date for her lead in Female Perversions (1996), in which she played a successful lawyer trying to cope with her own insecurities and self-destructive tendencies. She then portrayed another brilliant, troubled woman in Conceiving Ada (1997), a science fiction piece that cast her as the real-life daughter of Lord Byron, a woman who was widely held to be the inventor of the first computer.Never one to choose films for their simplicity or mainstream appeal, Swinton subsequently appeared in Love Is the Devil (1998), John Maybury's controversial account of the life and times of artist Francis Bacon. She then portrayed a battered wife in The War Zone (1999), Tim Roth's hellish portrait of extreme family dysfunction. Following on a slightly lighter note with Trainspotting director Danny Boyle's The Beach in 2000, Swinton would later take the lead in The Deep End (2001). Noted for her delicately textured performance as an isolated and protective mother who makes a desperate bid to protect her son after assuming he has committed murder, many critics noted Swinton's performance as a key element to the film's success. The next year, the talented actress took on multiple roles in a complex tale of cyborg fantasy and speculative science fiction, Teknolust, and appeared in a small role in Adaptation, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. In 2003, Swinton delivered strong performances opposite Michael Caine in the thriller The Statement and Ewan McGregor in the erotic drama Young Adam. She went on to star in the ensemble comedy Thumbsucker and appeared with Keanu Reeves in the supernatural thriller Constantine. In 2005, she would play the White Witch in the much-anticipated live-action adaptation of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.For her work in 2007's legal thriller Michael Clayton, Swinton earned her first Oscar. That organization was one of many to recognize her portrayal of a cold, controlling corporate achiever as one of the best of the year.She followed that up in 2008 as cold-hearted pediatrician in the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading, and garnered awards consideration for her work in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She earned rave reviews for her work in 2009's I Am Love, and built awards buzz yet again two years later for her work as the mother of a disturbed child in We Need to Talk About Kevin. In 2012 she had a

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

96% The Personal History of David Copperfield Actor 2020
56% The Dead Don't Die Zelda Winston 2019
No Score Yet The Garden Madonna 2019
90% The Souvenir Julie's Mother 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame The Ancient One 2019
No Score Yet The French Dispatch Actor 2019
66% Suspiria Madame Blanc 2018
90% Isle of Dogs Oracle 2018
No Score Yet Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Narrator 2018
86% Okja Lucy Mirando 2017
83% Letters From Baghdad Executive Producer Gertrude Bell $0.4M 2017
48% War Machine Actor 2017
89% Doctor Strange The Ancient One $232.7M 2016
70% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger Executive Producer Screenwriter Actor Director 2016
90% A Bigger Splash Marianne Lane 2016
86% Hail, Caesar! Thora Thacker $28M 2016
75% Dreams Rewired Narrator $3.7K 2015
85% Trainwreck Dianna 2015
No Score Yet Antarctica 3D: On the Edge Actor 2015
50% The Zero Theorem Dr. Shrink-Rom 2014
95% Snowpiercer Mason $2.8M 2014
85% Only Lovers Left Alive Eve 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel Madame D. $57M 2014
No Score Yet Travelling at Night With Jim Jarmusch Actor 2014
No Score Yet Cinema Is Everywhere Actor 2014
93% Moonrise Kingdom Social Services $45.6M 2012
75% We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Executive Producer $1.8M 2012
No Score Yet Climate Of Change Narrator 2010
50% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The White Witch $104.4M 2010
82% I Am Love Producer Emma Recchi $5.1M 2010
No Score Yet The Invisible Frame Actor 2010
74% Julia Julia 2009
43% The Limits of Control Blonde $0.4M 2009
71% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Elizabeth Abbott $127.5M 2008
78% Burn After Reading Katie Cox $60.4M 2008
66% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The White Witch $141.7M 2008
88% Derek Executive Producer Screenwriter Narrator Producer 2008
91% Michael Clayton Karen Crowder $49M 2007
91% Strange Culture Hope Kurtz 2007
69% The Man From London (A Londoni Férfi) Camélia 2007
No Score Yet Caravaggio Lena 2007
96% Deep Water Narrator 2006
90% Stephanie Daley Executive Producer Lyudie Crane 2006
No Score Yet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Actor 2005
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Jadis, the White Witch $291.7M 2005
71% Thumbsucker Audrey Cobb $1.2M 2005
87% Broken Flowers Penny $13.6M 2005
46% Constantine Gabriel $75.5M 2005
No Score Yet Man to Man Actor 2005
63% Young Adam Ella $0.7M 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women Actor 2004
23% The Statement Annemarie Livi $0.6M 2003
91% Adaptation Valerie $22.2M 2002
30% Teknolust Rosetta Stone 2002
42% Vanilla Sky Rebecca Dearborn 2001
82% The Deep End Margaret Hall $8.4M 2001
20% The Beach Sal 2000
No Score Yet The Dilapidated Dwelling Actor 2000
60% Possible Worlds Joyce 2000
84% The War Zone Mum 1999
82% Conceiving Ada Ada Byron King 1999
No Score Yet The Protagonists Actor 1999
68% Love Is the Devil Muriel Belcher 1998
70% Female Perversions Eve 1997
100% Blue Voice 1993
83% Wittgenstein Lady Ottoline Morrell 1993
84% Orlando Orlando $57.8K 1993
100% Edward II Queen Isabella 1992
100% War Requiem Nurse 1990
No Score Yet Play Me Something Hairdresser 1989
50% Aria Young Girl 1988
No Score Yet Friendship's Death Friendship 1987
60% The Last of England Actor 1987
No Score Yet Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung Sally 1986
78% Caravaggio Actor 1986
No Score Yet Derek Jarman - Glitterbox Actor 1985
No Score Yet Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Women, War and Peace
2011
Narrator
  • 2019
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose: The Week
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator
  • 2008

QUOTES FROM Tilda Swinton CHARACTERS

The Ancient One
You want to know what I see in your future? Possibility.
Stephen Vincent Strange
Why are you doing this?
The Ancient One
There are other ways to save lives; so much you don't know.
Stephen Vincent Strange
...Teach me.
Stephen Vincent Strange
Teach me.
The Ancient One
You're a man looking at the world through a keyhole. You've spent your life trying to widen it. Your work saved the lives of thousands. What if I told you that reality is one of many?
Narrator
Every age thinks it's the modern age.
Narrator
Take a moment. Consider the present. The natural order of time is destroyed.
Dianna
I like you, Amy. You're clever but you're not too brainy. You're pretty-ish and you're not gorgeous. You're approachable.
Mason
We know you well, Mr. Curtis. We've been watching you. Precisely 74% of you shall die.
Mason
Now, as in the beginning, I belong to the front. You belong to the tail. When the foot seeks the place of the head, the sacred line is crossed. Know your place. Keep your place. Be a shoe.
Mason
Happy Yekatrena Bridge, you filthy ingrates!
Mason
Passengers, this is not a shoe. This is disorder. This is size ten chaos. This. See this? This is death.
Eve
Her name is Yasmine. She'll be famous one day.
Adam
I hope not. She's too good to be famous.
Mason
I belong to the front, you belong to the tail
Mason
I belong to the front, you belong to the tail.
Eva
Why?
Kevin
I used to think I knew. Now I'm not so sure.
Anne Marie Livi
Unless the whole truth is brought ou into the open, the dead will never rest easy.
Col. Roux
And neither will you.
Gabriel
Lucifer!
Satan
This world is mine, in time. You, best of all of us, Gabriel! You'd understand. Perdition.
Gabriel
Son of perdition. Little horn! Most unclean!
Satan
I do miss the old names. Time to go home, son.
Gabriel
I will smite thee, in His honor.
Satan
Looks like somebody doesn't have your back any more.
Gabriel
Father...
Eva
Two years. Plenty of time to think about it. I want you to tell me ... why?
Eva
Two years. Plenty of time to think about it. I want you to tell me... why?
Kevin
I used to think I knew. Now I'm not so sure.
Jadis the White Witch
You know, Aslan, I'm a little disappointed in you. Did you honestly think by all this that you could save the human traitor? You are giving me your life and saving no one. So much for love. Tonight, the Deep Magic will be appeased, but tomorrow, we will take Narnia forever! In that knowledge, despair... and die!
Jadis the White Witch
Your brother, is he unintelligent?
Edmund Pevensie
Well, I think so.
Social Services
"Find the boy and deliver him to Social Services. Nothing else is in your power."
Social Services
Find the boy and deliver him to Social Services. Nothing else is in your power.
Eva
Why would you have something like that?
Kevin
I collect them.
Eva
Isn't that a weird thing to collect?
Kevin
Unlike stamps.
Eva
Well, what's the point?
Kevin
There is no point. That's the point.
Eva
Why would you have something like that?
Kevin
I collect them.
Kevin (Teenager)
I collect them.
Eva
Isn't that a weird thing to collect?
Kevin
Unlike stamps.
Kevin (Teenager)
Unlike stamps.
Eva
Well, what's the point?
Franklin
There is no point. That's the point.
Kevin (Teenager)
There is no point. That's the point.
Jadis the White Witch
I can make anything you like.
Edmund Pevensie
Can you make me taller?
Mr. Fox
Forgive me, your Majesty.
Jadis the White Witch
Oh, don't waste my time with flattery.
Mr. Fox
Not to seem rude, but I wasn't actually talking to you.
Social Services
Where's the boy? I'm told that he's just been struck by lightening.
Scout MasterWard
It's true.
Narrator
"We are all human beings, and we have dreams. This voyage was Don's."
Narrator
We are all human beings, and we have dreams. This voyage was Don's.
Jadis the White Witch
Do you know why you're here, faun?
Mr. Tumnus
Because I believe.. in a free Narnia.
Eva
You just can't get uncomfortable enough can you?
Kevin
Uncomfortable? With my own mother?
Eva
(answer to a question for her asking if she knows where she'll go on afterlife)- Oh, yes I do as a matter fact. I'll go straight to hell. total damnation, the whole bit.
Eva
[answer to a question for her asking if she knows where she'll go on afterlife] Oh, yes I do as a matter fact. I'll go straight to hell. total damnation, the whole bit.
Eva
Mommy was happy before Kevin came along. Now she wakes up every morning and wishes she was in France!
Rebecca Dearborn
Most of us live our whole lives... without any real adventure to call our own.
Gabriel
You are going to die young because you smoked 30 cigarettes a day since you were 15... and you're going to go to hell because of the life you took.
Gabriel
You are going to die young because you smoked 30 cigarettes a day since you were 15, and you're going to go to hell because of the life you took.
Gabriel
I will smite thee, in His honour.
Gabriel
I will smite thee, in his honour.
Jadis the White Witch
You'll love it there, Edmund. It has whole rooms simply stuffed with Turkish Delight.
Edmund Pevensie
Couldn't I have some more now?
Jadis the White Witch
NO! ...I wouldn't want to ruin your appetite.