Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf interviews Rachel Weisz about her career that spans 25 years and dozens of terrific films.
Rachel Weisz has starred in both mainstream successes like The Bourne Legacy, Runaway Jury and The Mummy and independent prize-winners such as Michael Winterbottom's I Want You, Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener (for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress) and Adam Brooks's Definitely, Maybe. Among her most impressive work is Alejandro Amenabar's Agora — a historical drama of 2009 in which she plays a philosopher and teacher in 4th Century Alexandria — and The Whistleblower, Larysa Kondracki's 2011 drama based on the real experiences of a Nebraska policeman who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and confronted the UN for covering up a sex scandal. In recent years, Weisz has played both real figures (such as Deborah Lipstadt in Denial) and imaginative creations (as in Joshua Marston's Complete Unknown). She has also worked onstage, notably in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, the Broadway revival directed by Mike Nichols (and co-starring her husband Daniel Craig) in 2013.