Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2021
SEX WORKER ROLE
June in Palookaville 1995
Character Is A Prostitute
Frances McDormand in Palookaville 1995
“Palookaville” is a crime comedy about three losers and their relations with their dysfunctional families. These three guys have never grown up. Therefore they feel they have nothing else to lose in life. So they decide to pursue a career in crime, with disastrous results. For her part, Frances has a cameo role of a hooker, a minor character part, but a very memorable role. There is that old saying in the acting profession. There are no small parts, only small actors.
Variety would write of this film from 1995:
“Palookaville” patiently draws the viewer into its lower-class Jersey perspective, where human goodness surprisingly holds its own with cynical wisecracks and grand larceny.
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