Halle Berry Monster’s Ball 2002

Halle Berry as Leticia Musgrove in Monster’s Ball
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2002

Halle Berry Monster's Ball 2002
Halle Berry Monster’s Ball 2002


Vivian in Jungle Fever 1991

Frankie in Frankie & Alice 2010

First Character Is A Prostitute. The Second Character Is A Stripper

Halle Berry in Jungle Fever 1991 and Frankie & Alice 2010
Halle Berry in Jungle Fever 1991 and Frankie & Alice 2010

In her movie debut, Halle Berry plays a drug-addicted crack user. She turns tricks to keep feeding her habit. Spike Lee describes the character as a “two-dollar crack ho.” Halle had to fight to get this role, auditioning numerous times. Spike Lee couldn’t see someone as beautiful as Halle being that strung out. Nonetheless, she got the part and remembered the chance Spike Lee took to cast her. In her Oscar acceptance speech, Halle made it a point to thank Spike Lee for giving her a chance in this film.

Watch clip of the film “Jungle Fever”

Halle’s Oscar win in 2002 gave her the clout in Hollywood to produce her films. One such movie was “Frankie & Alice.” Halle stars as a stripper who has multiple personality disorders. This film languished for years in development limbo. Eight writers and nine producers, including Halle, were involved in this project. When the film got a release date in 2010, critics raved about Halle’s performance – resulting in a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Halle might have also captured an Oscar nomination if it had been a weaker year for women’s roles. Her performance was that good.

Watch trailer of the film “Frankie & Alice”

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