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Thora Birch

Thora Birch

Birthday: 11 March 1982, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 163 cm

For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her tu ...Show more

Thora Birch
I admire Jodie Foster. Her head is screwed on really well. It's not loose at all. I admire Jodie Foster. Her head is screwed on really well. It's not loose at all.
(On being fired from Election (1999)) I read the script one way and it became clear that he (Alexand Show more (On being fired from Election (1999)) I read the script one way and it became clear that he (Alexander Payne) had seen something else, so that was it. I just thought, this is ridiculous: why is it written this way? Hide
[on her nude scene in American Beauty (1999)] It was very, very difficult for me to come to terms wi Show more [on her nude scene in American Beauty (1999)] It was very, very difficult for me to come to terms with it in a personal way. Creatively, I was solid. I understood the importance and significance of that scene and I had known in advance that it was going to happen. As you can imagine, I had spoken with the director, Sam Mendes, and we both agreed it was not a gratuitous scene, rather a very realistic moment in Jane and Ricky's relationship. Hide
For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if th Show more For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts. Hide
I just felt like I was making people angry, because I wouldn't wear the frilly bows. I just didn't t Show more I just felt like I was making people angry, because I wouldn't wear the frilly bows. I just didn't take advice and I think people got pissed off at me for not taking advice. Hide
I tried to walk a fine line between being alluring and somewhat glamorous but maintain a strong iden Show more I tried to walk a fine line between being alluring and somewhat glamorous but maintain a strong identity and pursue things that were a little more thoughtful, and I guess nobody really wanted women to do that at that time. Hide
I pissed a lot of people off over a long period of time and they found a way to upset me, hoping tha Show more I pissed a lot of people off over a long period of time and they found a way to upset me, hoping that upset would bring a change in my behavior. Like a distancing ... But I'm done, I'm done. People wanted me to be not fine. A lot of it was bullshit. Hide
If I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I look in the mirror and see the most vile creature. But Show more If I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I look in the mirror and see the most vile creature. But if I'm feeling comfortable about myself, then I'm more accepting. I'm not like, "Oh my God! look at that gorgeous person." It's just like, "Yeah, okay. That's doable." Hide
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