Claire Forlani

Claire Forlani


7/1/1972, Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK

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Claire Forlani



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Clair Forlani
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Claire Forlani is an English actress known for her roles in Meet Joe Black (1998), Boys and Girls (2000), and Anti-Trust (2001). Born July 1st, 1972, in Middlesex, England, Claire began acting in her pre-teens and performed in productions of The Nutcracker Ballet and Orpheus in the Underworld.…more


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    • Claire: (on her inspiration) I love being inspired by art, film, books, theater, people, places. That's the beauty of being alive, anything can impact at different times and make you feel differently or better or brave or really anything.

    • Claire: (on what sparked her interest in acting) Black and white movies, I loved them as a child. It happened one night, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby.

    • Claire: (on what she would be if not an actress) Hopefully someone who does something useful, like a teacher, doctor or I would love to be a pianist. I can't play the piano, but I've dreamt of being able to play all day long and get lost in music. That would be heavenly.

    • Claire: (on her favorite place) My home, with my family and my dogs, that's when I feel happiest. And the south of France.

    • Claire: (on her last meal) I love this question. I ask people this question all the time. Caviar to start, crispy duck and then chocolate cake with ice cream, and red wine!

    • Claire: (on her happiest moment) The happiest moment I have had was marrying my husband and being married to him.

    • Claire: There's a higher form of happiness in commitment. I'm counting on it.

    • Claire: Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been.

    • Claire: I look at smoking as a crutch, and as an actor I would like strip away as many crutches as possible.

    • Claire: After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine.

    • Claire: The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be.

    • Claire: I am an unpredictable journey.

    • Claire: I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.

    • Claire: Alright, so I'm a manic depressive. What do you want from me?

    • Claire: My accent depends on whom I'm around.

    • Claire: When I was younger, I think I intimidated people much more because I was far more insecure.

    • Claire: Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.

    • Claire: I love accents.

    • Claire: I play Hopkins' daughter. Brad Pitt plays Death. He's a very-good looking Death. With him, dying isn't so bad.

    • Claire: I was truly ignorant about art before the film.

    • Claire: I went to a private arts school. We had to wear cloaks.

    • Claire: I'd be quite excited to play somebody British.

    • Claire: I'd come out to Los Angeles for a vacation to see a friend and just fell in love with it.

    • Claire: I've just got a new house in Pacific Palisades. It's really cute.

    • Claire: If I had a great body, I'd be naked all the time.

    • Claire: My parents are Italian and British. They live in Berkeley now - we all moved there four years ago.

    • Claire: Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it's a very gray place.

    • Claire: The fact that people didn't know I was British did work for quite a while.

    • Claire: The last three films I've done are about self-immolation.

    • Claire: The older I get, the more relaxed I am.

    • Claire: The surest thing about me is that I will change my mind.

    • Claire: The weather in England can really darken your spirits.

    • Claire: When you work with Sir Anthony there are days when he will do a lot of takes if he's really enjoying a scene.

    • Claire: I'm lucky I had parents willing to be open and believe that an 11-year-old might know what she wanted to do. Or maybe they thought I'd find out that's what I didn't want to do.

    • Claire: As an actor you get used to being uncomfortable; if you're not in freezing cold water in the middle of winter, then you're bound and gagged.

    • Claire: (on interest in video games) That's something again that I haven't really explored. For some reason I haven't found myself sitting in front of the TV and doing it.

    • Claire: I'd been offered horror movies over the years but it is a genre that genuinely terrifies me until I can't sleep at night.

    • Claire: I think as an actor, and especially as you get older, you can relate to so many more things and connect to things on a deeper level even if they haven't happened to you. You can find a place within yourself and you can connect to that. One of the beauties of acting is that as you get older, it's always challenging, but it's always an interesting journey.

    • Claire: (on the attention she got from doing Meet Joe Black and how it affected her) That was the year my mother was dying, and died, so to be honest it was so far from my mind. I missed all of that because I was in a very different place at that time.

    • Claire: (on the question of being dramatic as a child) I was shy to start off with, but I liked to sing and dance around the house. I would escape into American TV and films - probably too much for my own good.

    • Claire: (on being cast in "Meet Joe Black" alongside legendary actors Sir Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt) I was just so moved that I was going to get to participate. Then, when I was confronted with the cast, blind panic set in. I begged and pleaded with God to not let me suck.

    • Claire: I'm an illegal alien and have been for many years. If you rub my skin, I go green.

    • Claire: Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.

    • Claire: After I saw the first thing I ever did, I got a migraine.

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    Claire Forlani is really a talented actress. In every role she really makes you believe that she actually is the character she's portraying. This sense of realism is what makes her really stand out above the masses of the rest of actresses today. My favorite movie of her's is "Mallrats."