Uma Thurman: The Biography

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Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Henry and June. In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, she met actor Ethan Hawke, whom she married in 1998. Back in top form after the birth of her second child and her ...

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Overview

Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Henry and June. In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, she met actor Ethan Hawke, whom she married in 1998. Back in top form after the birth of her second child and her subsequent separation from Hawke, she gave an electrifying performance as a wronged bride on a rampage of revenge in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film Kill Bill. This complete biography looks at Uma Thurman’s rise to fame as well as what lies ahead for this mesmerizing star.

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Usually, biographies written about individuals who haven't even left their thirties are puff pieces meant to capitalize on fleeting fame. However, because so little is known about Uma Thurman and because the Kill Bill films cap a long career, this book is both interesting and timely. Thurman grew up surrounded by intellectuals, hated her looks, and struggled to find herself. She dropped out of school at 15 and went to New York City to become an actress. She had quick success with Dangerous Liaisons but struggled against being typecast as a sex symbol. It wasn't until Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction that she became a star. Some might say that Thurman is Tarantino's muse, and neither had another big hit until Kill Bill. The authors (Nicole Kidman) cover Thurman's films and reveal both juicy, behind-the-scenes details and little-known facts, e.g., Thurman's mother was once married to Timothy Leary. The book was originally published in Britain, and the many Britishisms can be distracting, but, all in all, this is a worthy addition to the biography genre. Recommended for performing arts collections.-Rosellen Brewer, formerly with the Monterey Cty. Free Libs., Salinas, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781845131012
  • Publisher: Aurum Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Picture Credits xi
Prologue: Not So Pleasantly Dumb 1
1 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You 5
2 The Quest For The Middle Way 13
3 Who Am I? 22
4 Ignorance, Bravery And A Side Order Of Stupidity 31
5 A Jayne Mansfield Body And A Horrifyingly Great Brain 44
6 A Kind Of It Girl 52
7 Tall, Dark, Damaged And Handsome 62
8 No Man's Land 71
9 The End Of The Crazy Love Affair 82
10 Even Film Stars Get The Blues 92
11 A Hitchhiker's Guide To Disaster 102
12 The Mia Movie 109
13 The Enjoyment Of Bustle 124
14 You're Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don't 132
15 A Quantum Leap 142
16 The Latex Experience 153
17 Corsets And Catsuits 161
18 Year Of The Mother 174
19 Sweet And Low-Key 182
20 Saying Hello To The Stage 189
21 The Hip Viciousness Of La-La Land 201
22 Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder 211
23 Kitchen-Sink Dramas 222
24 A New Yorker, An Actress And A Mother 230
25 The Tarantino Touch 235
26 A Walk In The Park 254
27 What Kinda Kick Do You Want? 262
28 Trix Are For Kids 269
Epilogue: Turning On The High Beams 274
Curriculum Vitae 278
Index 281
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