Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2008
SEX WORKER ROLE
Lena Antognetti in Caravaggio 1986
Character Is A Prostitute
Tilda Swinton in Caravaggio 1986
“Caravaggio” is a fictional biopic of the famed 17th-century Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio, played by Nigel Terry. Caravaggio would pull random people off the street to model for him. Because Caravaggio used street people, many hookers wound up being his models. Tilda made her film debut playing real-life famed prostitute Lena Antognetti. Some historians even suggested Lena was the love of Caravaggio’s life. This film started Tilda’s excellent working relationship and collaboration with director Derek Jarman. This movie also featured the debut of actor Sean Bean, who shines in all his scenes as the third wheel in this triangle.
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