Two years later, Paltrow starred in Shakespeare in Love, in which she portrayed the fictional love interest of William Shakespeare, portrayed by Joseph Fiennes. It earned more than US$100 million in domestic box office receipts, and received numerous awards. Shakespeare in Love won the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay, as well as the Academy Award for Best Picture. Paltrow also won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role from the Screen Actors Guild. Later that year, Paltrow won the Academy Award for Best Actress., The year after Paltrow starred in other movie roles such as A Perfect Murder. In 1999 Paltrow starred in The Talented Mr. Ripley which earned over $80 million domestically, and received positive reviews.
In an interview with The Guardian, Paltrow admitted that she divided her career into those movies she did for love and those films she did for money: The Royal Tenenbaums, Proof, and Sylvia fell into the former category, while View from the Top and Shallow Hal were in the latter.
Since winning the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, Paltrow's film success has been less noteworthy. She said she was unequipped to cope with the pressure, leading her to make several bad movie choices, agreeing with peers who believe the win is a curse. She has also made several cameo roles, such as her appearance in the Brittany Murphy film Love and Other Disasters, and several smaller roles, such as her role in Running With Scissors and Infamous, in which she sang Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love?".
She appeared in the 2005 film Proof, based on the play of the same name, in which she plays the protagonist, a young mathematician and daughter Catherine.
Paltrow serves on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization which attempts to alleviate problems caused by poverty in New York City. In 2006 she became the new face for Bean Pole International, a Korean fashion brand. She starred along with actor Daniel Henney in several commercial films. In October 2007, Paltrow signed up for a PBS television series Spain... on the Road Again with Mario Batali that showcases the food and culture of Spain.
My father had that incredible Jewish warmth, really bolstering us [his children] all the time. And when you're nine years old and you're hearing that you are the best person, it gets in there, and you think, 'OK, I'm not going to be afraid to try things, because I'm always loved no matter what.' That kills me, when I think about it. It totally breaks my heart, how lucky I am.
Paltrow had a much-publicized romance and engagement to Brad Pitt. She once stated that she regretted breaking up with Pitt, saying in an interview with Diane Sawyer that she wished Pitt well and could not believe he was with her when she was "such a mess". They were together for over three years. She has been linked romantically with Ben Affleck, Luke Wilson, Chris Heinz, and Robert Sean Leonard.
On turning 30, she said "I had the most incredible birthday weekend until my dad died on me like six days later," said Paltrow, who turned 30 on September 27, 2002. "It's been, in many ways, the worst year of my life and will continue to be." On December 5, 2003, she married Chris Martin of the British rock group Coldplay in a secret wedding ceremony in Southern California at a hotel; she had met him backstage at a concert. Paltrow gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Apple Blythe Alison Martin, five months later, on May 14, 2004, in London. One of Chris Martin's band associates already had a daughter named Apple and Gwyneth and Chris asked their friend if they could 'borrow' the same name for their daughter. Gwyneth further explained the unusual first name on Oprah, saying:
It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and … clean! And I just thought, "Perfect!"
The child's godfather is Simon Pegg, and Paltrow has stated Apple will use her middle name when beginning school. She currently divides her residence between New York and Belsize Park in London where they live in a house bought from Kate Winslet.
In January 2006, Paltrow announced that, "Since my daughter came along, I've not worked much through choice. And with another baby on its way, I don't think I will be doing a lot for the next year or so either. Her second child, a boy named Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, was born on April 8, 2006 in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital. Her son's first name was explained as the song that her husband wrote for her shortly before their secret wedding, called "Moses".
In May 2005, she publicly announced that she had suffered from depression after the death of her father. She practices yoga daily, and follows a macrobiotic diet, although she told People in 2005 that, "I'm not as stringent as I was in the past. Now I'll have cheese once in a while or white flour, but I still believe in whole grains and no sugar.
Paltrow earned the enmity of Sharon Stone due to her performance as Stone in a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at Stone and her then-husband, Phil Bronstein. Paltrow is good friends with Madonna, with whom she shares a personal trainer, and fashion designer Valentino. Steven Spielberg is a close family friend. She was best friends with Winona Ryder until her breakup with Ben Affleck.
On September 27, 2006, Paltrow sang a duet with rap artist Jay-Z during his concert at Royal Albert Hall. She sang the chorus for "Song Cry", from the rapper's album Blueprint. In an interview prior to her appearance she indicated she would be attending the concert, but did not mention she would perform. She was also quoted as saying "I'm a Jay-Z fan. He's my best friend. Her husband, Chris Martin, later performed the song "Beach Chair" with Jay-Z from the rapper's album Kingdom Come.
In December 2006, Paltrow was reported on the Internet to have told Notícias Sábado, the weekend magazine supplement of Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias, that she thought British people were more civilized and intelligent than Americans. Paltrow denied making the statements attributed to her and told People that she never gave an interview to a Portuguese publication, but did a press conference in Spain where she tried to say in Spanish that Europe was an "older culture" and Americans "live to work". Diário de Notícias later clarified in their December 6, 2006 edition that they had not obtained the quotes from an original interview or foreign press conference, but rather from previous English-language articles which are still referenced online.
In the May issue of Vogue, Paltrow revealed that she suffered from post-partum depression after giving birth to her second child, Moses. She stated that she felt "out of her body", "disconnected, "down" and "pessimistic”.
|Hook||Young Wendy Darling|
|1993||Deadly Relations||Carol Ann Fagot|
|Flesh and Bone||Ginny|
|1994||Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle||Paula Hunt|
|Jefferson in Paris||Patsy Jefferson|
|Se7en||Tracy Mills||Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Moonlight and Valentino||Lucy Trager|
|The Pallbearer||Julie DeMarco|
|Emma||Emma Woodhouse||Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical|
|1998||Out of the Past||Sarah Orne Jewett||voice|
|Sliding Doors||Helen Quilley||Russian Guild of Film Critics - Best Foreign Actress|
FFCC Award for Best Actress Also for Shakespeare in Love
San Diego Film Critics Society Award Also for Shakespeare in Love
|A Perfect Murder||Emily Bradford Taylor|
|Shakespeare in Love||Viola De Lesseps||Academy Award for Best Actress|
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast - Motion Picture
Empire Award for Best Actress
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Shared with Joseph Fiennes
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
|1999||The Talented Mr. Ripley||Marge Sherwood|
|Bounce||Abby Janello||Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Shared with Ben Affleck|
|2001||The Anniversary Party||Skye Davidson|
|The Royal Tenenbaums||Margot Tenenbaum||Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical|
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
|Shallow Hal||Rosemary Shanahan|
|2002||Searching for Debra Winger||Herself||Documentary|
|Austin Powers in Goldmember||Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous in 'Austinpussy'|
|2003||View from the Top||Donna Jensen|
|2004||Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow||Polly Perkins||Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Shared with Jude Law|
|2005||Proof||Catherine||Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama|
|Love and Other Disasters||Hollywood Jacks|
|Running with Scissors||Hope Finch|
|2007||The Good Night||Dora|
|2008||Iron Man||Virginia "Pepper" Potts|
|Two Lovers||Michelle||awaiting release|
|Spain... on the Road Again||herself||A 13-episode food travelogue with Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, & Claudia Bassols|
|2010||Iron Man 2||Virginia "Pepper" Potts||Announced|
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