Rachel Griffiths

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  • Rachel Griffiths: (About directing) I'm so creative in that environment. I'm so motivated to collaborate with people and help them realize the kind of collective vision. I love to work with the team and the problem solving - It's problem solving in a really vigorous way that acting. Acting is like playing, while directing is really fun, sort of like an orgy.

  • Rachel Griffiths: (About her second short film "Roundabout") It's about a man who has a nervous breakdown, which I call Anxiety Has Arrived, as if I wanted to put you in the seat of having an anxiety attack.

  • Rachel Griffiths: (About Alan Ball) Somehow this guy is someone that can go places that no other writer can take people, where they stay with him and go back for more. He explores their kind of darkest neuroses, and I think it's his discipline of being a sitcom writer that he just knows when to give us a scene or a line that takes the pressure valve and lets our steam out; he's so original.

  • Rachel Griffiths: I remember doing a pilot in the US and on the last day one of the crew asked me what I was going to do once we'd finished and I dropped my American accent and replied "I think I'm going to go back to Australia". The guy almost fell over!

  • Rachel Griffiths: When I accepted my Golden Globe for Six Feet Under I think I surprised a lot of people once they heard me speak. Plus I have a habit of staying in accent for my roles and then at the end of filming going back to my Australian accent.

  • Rachel Griffiths: I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies are the stories contained within the sports. There's nothing as exciting as a comeback - seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.

  • Rachel Griffiths: I'm not against doing all kinds of films and I don't have a political platform about working over a certain budget. As long as the role and the story are good, I'll do anything.

  • Rachel Griffiths: I think Australia shuns films that would push to find an audience anywhere. I think we often make less commercial films so why be surprised when they don't do commercial business? They're art-house films and that draws a certain audience.

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Trivia (29)

  • Griffiths played in the movie Muriel's Wedding, also starring Toni Collette, who was actually required to gain 40 lbs for the role in this movie.This movie, made in 1994, was an Australian movie written and directed by P.J. Hogan.

  • Announced in January 2009, that her and her husband, Andrew Taylor are expecting their third child together.

  • Rachel and her husband named their son, Banjo Patrick Taylor after Banjo Patterson and their Daughter, Adelaide Rose after a city in SA.

  • Rachel has been nominated for four Emmys. In 2008 and 2007, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Brothers and Sisters. In 2002 and 2003, she was nominated for Six Feet Under. In 2003, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and in 2002, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

  • Rachel & Toni Collette are really good friends on an interview with Andrew Denton, Toni was in the audience and was asked what makes Rachel such a good friend. Toni said that she was loyal, etc. They both ended up crying.

  • When Rachel came back to audition the second time for Muriel's Wedding the Director asked if she was on drugs because when she came for the first audition she had made herself look the part of Rhonda.

  • Rachel was nominated for the January 13 Golden Globes Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, for her role as Sarah Whedon on the show Brothers & Sisters.

  • In November of 2007, Rachel revealed in an interview that she intends on moving back to Australia after her contract with Brothers and Sisters ends.

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