In one scene, standing in the abandoned wreck of his childhood home, by just daring to hover there, he lets us tumble and feel it all, and it s like having vertigo.
Apparently, they had even got as far as costume fittings for her, before the role eventually went to Julia Roberts.
Threatened to leave show business, stating she was disenchanted.
The back-to-back failure of both of these films could have ended her career there and then -- but thankfully it didn t.
She played Toni Mannix in Hollywoodland (2006) while her ex-husband Josh Brolin played Mannix s husband Eddie in Ave, César! She stayed away from the screen for the next three years.
Another well-received TV production, Descending Angel (1990), was followed by smaller roles in major films like Richard Attenborough s Chaplin (1992) and Mike Binder s Indian Summer (1993), and larger parts in small independent films like My New Gun (1992), Vital Signs (1990) and Face à face (1992).
[August 1979] 2003: Attended the Academy Awards with Josh Brolin.
Auditioned for the role of Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire (1996), which went to Kelly Preston.
Her next role as a frustrated 1960s housewife in the independent hit Le choix d une vie (1999) deservedly won her rave notices and, at last, gave her career the big lift it needed.