Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Highest Rated: 92% Logan Lucky (2017)

Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1974

Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

A professional actress since the age of 16, when she moved to Los Angeles from Bellingham, WA, Hilary Swank first appeared onscreen in 1992's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Two years later, she earned a rudimentary degree of fame when she was picked to star in The Next Karate Kid, but this recognition proved fleeting. Swank subsequently appeared in a number of minor films and did a year-long stint on Beverly Hills 90210. In 1999, however, she won both acclaim and recognition for her lead role in Kimberly Peirce's independent drama Boys Don't Cry. Based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a woman whose decision to lead her life as a man met with dire consequences, Boys Don't Cry was one of the year's most lauded films, with particular praise going to Swank for her stunning performance. She went on to win a number of honors for her work in the film, including Golden Globe and Academy Awards for Best Actress, at the mere age of 25.Predictably, Swank's workload increased significantly after her Oscar win in 2001, and the actress found herself starring in several lesser known but nonetheless challenging roles, including Sam Raimi's psychological thriller The Gift, as well as The Affair of the Necklace with future Oscar winner Adrien Brody. She also accepted a meaty supporting role as an eager-to-please rookie detective alongside Hollywood veteran Al Pacino in 2002's Insomnia. However, Swank did take a break from brooding period pieces and serious explorations of sexuality for one unapologetic big-budget summer blockbuster -- Jon Amiel's The Core (2003), in which she co-starred as one of several individuals chosen to journey to the Earth's core in hopes of jump-starting the collapsing electromagnetic forces.Though she may have cut loose in a few post-Oscar popcorn munchers in a bid to blow off some steam onscreen, Swank had already gained a reputation as a serious-minded actress whose quickly evolving onscreen talent pointed to many great things to come in the future. Meanwhile, Swank and then-husband Chad Lowe (brother of Rob Lowe) mounted Accomplice Films, a Big Apple-based production house, in early 2004. Swank inaugurated this triumph with an executive producer credit on the quirky, little-seen auto-accident drama 11:14. Swank took the lead in the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated 2004 HBO women's suffrage drama Iron Jawed Angels, which also featured Anjelica Huston and Frances O'Connor. Soon after, Swank starred as a South African-born attorney in Tom Hooper's political drama Red Dust. If audiences awaiting another knockout performance from Swank failed to catch her winning turns in Iron Jawed Angels and Red Dust, there was virtually no escaping her unforgettable evocation of a determined female pugilist in director Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby (2004). As Robert De Niro did for another boxing picture over 20 years prior, the already tough-as-nails Swank physically transformed herself to an astonishing degree for the role, immersing herself in a holistic diet of egg-white shakes, fish, vegetables, and protein bars, and testing the barriers of endurance with 4 1/2-hour-a-day, six-day-per-week workouts. This harsh regimen enabled her to pack on 19 pounds of muscle. The gamble paid off onscreen as well. Swank's remarkable vitality and sincerity buoyed the film, which took home the Best Picture prize at the 77th Annual Academy Awards and netted Swank the highly coveted Best Actress award at the same ceremony -- a win that helped to bring Eastwood's critically lauded film a total of four well-deserved Oscars. Doubtless encouraged by the success of Baby, Warner Bros. extended a one-year production deal to Accomplice Films in March 2005 -- an offer that Swank and Lowe immediately embraced, even as they filed for divorce in early 2006.Meanwhile, if Swank stayed offscreen in 2005, she quietly geared up for a full slate of roles. The first in production was a Warners horror picture called The Reaping, produced by Joel Silver and Bo


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fatale Actor 2020
56% The Hunt Athena 2020
90% I Am Mother Woman 2019
50% 55 Steps Colette Hughes 2018
87% What They Had Bridget 2018
92% Logan Lucky Special Agent Sarah Grayson $27.7M 2017
14% Spark: A Space Tail The Queen $0.2M 2017
81% The Homesman Mary Bee Cuddy 2014
48% You're Not You Kate Producer 2014
No Score Yet Mary & Martha Mary 2013
35% The Resident Juliet Devereau Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Nature: Under Antarctic Ice Actor 2012
7% New Year's Eve Claire Morgan $54.6M 2011
15% Something Borrowed Producer $39.1M 2011
67% Conviction Executive Producer Betty Anne Waters $6.8M 2010
20% Amelia Amelia Earhart Executive Producer $14.2M 2009
No Score Yet Birds of America Laura 2008
25% P.S. I Love You Holly Kennedy $53.6M 2007
8% The Reaping Katherine Winter $25.2M 2007
70% Freedom Writers Executive Producer Erin Gruwell $36.5M 2007
91% ...So Goes the Nation Actor 2006
32% The Black Dahlia Madeleine Linscott $22.6M 2006
No Score Yet Beautiful Ohio Producer 2006
No Score Yet On Native Soil Narrator 2005
91% Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald $100.5M 2004
No Score Yet Red Dust Sarah Barcant 2004
92% 11:14 Buzzy Executive Producer Producer 2003
40% The Core Maj. Rebecca Childs $31.1M 2003
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels Alice Paul 2003
92% Insomnia Det. Ellie Burr $67.4M 2002
15% The Affair of the Necklace Comtesse Jeanne de la Motte-Valois 2001
57% The Gift Valerie Barksdale $11.2M 2000
88% Boys Don't Cry Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena 1999
No Score Yet Heartwood Sylvia Orsini 1998
No Score Yet Quiet Days in Hollywood Lolita 1997
No Score Yet Kounterfeit Colleen 1997
No Score Yet Dying to Belong Lisa Connors 1997
No Score Yet The Sleepwalker Killing Lauren Schall 1997
No Score Yet Sometimes They Come Back...Again Michelle Porter 1996
No Score Yet Terror in the Family Deena 1996
7% The Next Karate Kid Julie 1994
No Score Yet Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (Victim of Rage) Patty 1994
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kimberly 1992


No Score Yet Away
Executive Producer Emma Green 2020
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2018
78% Trust
Gail Getty 2018
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Guest 2017
41% Chelsea
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Punk'd (2003)
Appearing 2007
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
Appearing 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Performer 2005
No Score Yet Nature
Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2000
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
Carly Carly Reynolds 1998
No Score Yet Growing Pains
Sasha 1992
29% Camp Wilder
No Score Yet Evening Shade
No Score Yet Leaving L.A.


Katherine Winter says: What? No!

Maggie Fitzgerald says: I've seen you lookin' at me.

Frankie Dunn says: Yeah, out of pity.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Don't you say that! Don't you say that if it ain't true! I want a trainer. I don't want charity and I don't want any favours.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: If you're not interested that I got more celebratin' to do.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: I seen you looking at me.

Frankie Dunn says: Yeah, out of pity.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Don't you say that! Don't you say that if ain't true! I want a trainer. I don't want charity and i don't want favours.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: If you're not interested i got more celebrating to do.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: You don't have to hang around all day.

Frankie Dunn says: I like it here. I don't mind. In fact, if you weren't here, I'd come here anyway to read my books.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Workin' the bag, boss.

Frankie Dunn says: I'm not your boss and that bag's workin' for you.

Frankie Dunn says: How many eyes do you need to finish this fight?

Maggie Fitzgerald says: One's enough

Maggie Fitzgerald says: You ever own a dog?

Frankie Dunn says: No. Closest I ever came was a middleweight from Barstow.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Will you tell him I'm real sorry?

Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris says: No. I will do no such thing, Maggie.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: I've got nobody but you, Frankie.

Frankie Dunn says: Well, you've got me.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: You're gonna leave me again?

Frankie Dunn says: Never.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: I saw your last fight, Shawrelle. Spent so much time face down that I thought the canvas had titties.

Katherine Winter says: (talking to Maddie about her daughter Loren) I'm just tryin' to help her.

Katherine Winter says: I'm just tryin' to help her.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: (in a ambulance) Fly there, drive back.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Fly there, drive back.

Frankie Dunn says: What did you learn tonight.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Always protect myself.

Frankie Dunn says: Now, what is the rule.

Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert says: Who's this?

Madeleine Cathcart Linscott says: Balto. The paper is the L.A. Times for Aug. 1, 1926. Balto was bringing in the paper when Daddy found out he made his first million. And he wanted to consecrate the moment, so he shot him.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: She's tough, I can't go inside, I can't get close enough to hit her.

Frankie Dunn says: You know why that is?

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Why?

Frankie Dunn says: Cause she's a better fighter than you are, that's why. She's younger, she's stronger, and she's more experienced. Now, what are you gonna do about it?

Maggie Fitzgerald says: [Next round starts and Maggie knocks her out inmediatly]

Maggie Fitzgerald says: [next round starts and Maggie knocks her out inmediatly]

Sharon says: Plus, you're American, you got foreign exotic stuff going on for you.

Holly says: There is nothing exotic about being an American.

Sharon says: He doesn't know that!

William says: I'd love a shower.

Denise says: What a great idea!!

Sharon says: Oh my God! There's one downstairs, it's fantastic! Come on, I'll get you some linen and towels and show ya. Great. Take your wine.

Holly says: [whisper] What are you crazy?!

Denise says: He's staying the whole night. He's gonna be here all night long. All night long. He's gonna be here all night.

Claire Morgan says: Remember, second chances don't expire until midnight.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: We're flyin'?.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: We're flyin'?

Frankie Dunn says: Would you rather drive?.

Frankie Dunn says: Would you rather drive?

Maggie Fitzgerald says: You're askin' me?.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: You're askin' me?

Frankie Dunn says: Would you rather fly or would you rather drive?.

Frankie Dunn says: Would you rather fly or would you rather drive?

Maggie Fitzgerald says: So I finally get to decide somethin'.

Frankie Dunn says: That's what I'm sayin'.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: Fine. Fly there, drive back.

Frankie Dunn says: That's the stupid thing I've ever heard. Now, how are we gonna do that?.

Frankie Dunn says: That's the stupid thing I've ever heard. Now, how are we gonna do that?

Maggie Fitzgerald says: You said it was up to me.

Loren McConell says: What about the boy?.

Katherine Winter says: What boy?.

Loren McConell says: The boy inside you. We gotta take care of him too!.

Loren McConell says: The boy inside you. We gotta take care of him too!

Ellie Burr says: "a good cop cant sleep 'coz theres a piece of the puzzle is missing ..and a bad cop cant sleep 'coz his conscience wont let him.." You said that once..

Ellie Burr says: A good cop can't sleep at night because he's missing a piece of the puzzle. And a bad cop can't sleep because his conscience won't let him.

Det. Will Dormer says: I did?? well..sounds like something I'd say..dont it?

Ellie Burr says: its 10'o clock detective dormer

Ellie Burr says: It's 10'o clock Detective Dormer.

Ellie Burr says: It's ten o'clock Detective Dormer.

Det. Will Dormer says: you bet

Det. Will Dormer says: You bet.

Ellie Burr says: at night

Ellie Burr says: At night.

Maggie Fitzgerald says: I saw your last fight, Shawrelle. Spent so much time face down I thought the canvas had titties.

Daniel says: What do women want?

Holly says: We have no idea what we want.

Dr. Juliet Dermer says: There's something creepy about my apartment.

Dr. Juliet Dermer says: Someone called about a rental here?

Brandon Teena says: Lana, you are one cranky girl