Jennifer Connelly Trivia: 14 Facts About Actress Jennifer Connelly
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Jennifer Connelly Trivia: 14 Facts About Actress Jennifer Connelly

This article is a trivia to actress Jennifer Connelly and her movies, featuring Hulk, Dark Water, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Requiem for a Dream and more.

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1. Jennifer Connelly was born in 1970, in New York.

2. She stands at 5' 7" (1.70 m),

3. She has been married to English actor Paul Bettany since 2003.

4. They have a child together.

5. She has an impressive list of male co-stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Antonio Banderas, husband Paul Bettany, Keanu Reeves, Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Patrick Wilson, Russell Crowe, Billy Crudup, Eric Bana and Jared Leto.

6. She starred with Eric Bana in Hulk, a movie where Bana starred as the title character. The movie was directed by Brokeback mountain director Ang Lee. The film was both critically and commercially a failure. A successful version was made 5 years later (2008), starring Edward Norton as The Hulk. The movie was called The Incredible Hulk. Her Dark City co-star William Hurt played Liv Tyler’s father in the second Hulk film. Liv resumed Jennifer’s role as Betty Ross. Jennifer’s Hulk is rated at 5.7 on IMDB and Liv Tyler’s at 7.1.

Hulk starring Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly Image via

The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton and Liv Tyler Image via

7. She has played leads in remakes: In The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) opposite Keanu Reeves and in Dark Water- which was originally a Japanese horror film. Jennifer’s Dark Water is rated at 5.6 on IMDB. The original is rated at 7.0. The Day the Earth Stood Still is an American film originally made in 1951. The original is rated 8.0 and Jennifer’s version is rated at 5.5.

The Day The Earth Stood Still, 1951Image via

The Day The Earth Stood Still starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly Image via

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Dark Water starring Jennifer Connelly Image via

8. Her film Dark City co-stars Rufus Sewell, William Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland. The film was made in 1998 and has reached cult status. It is an original sci-fi/drama/thriller where aliens keep creating alternating realities and erasing/reloading humans’ memories as they see fit. Only one man is aware of the situation- John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell). Jennifer Connelly believes he is her husband, she is in love with him, she cheated on him and is truly sorry. In reality, they only met that day. She is just programmed to think and feel as they are in love. The director is Alex Proyas, director of another cult film: The Crow. Dark City is rated at 7.8 on IMDB.

Dark City starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt Image via

9. Her romantic comedy He is Just Not That Into You (2009) is based on a best-selling non-fiction book of the same name, written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, published in 2004. The writers wrote episodes for the TV series Sex and The City. The movie also features a very famous cast: Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johannson, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck.

He's Just Not That Into You starring Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johannson and Drew Barrymore Image via

10. Her film with Antonio Banderas is Of Love and Shadows (1994, based on the novel by Isabel Allende). The story takes place in the politically oppressed Chile, and through the love story of a fashion editor and a Spanish photographer/shadow worker, it depicts the political chaos and the struggle to set free.

Of Love and Shadows starring Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Connelly Image via

11. She starred in the short-lived TV series The Street, a Wall Street drama, in 2000.

12. She co-starred with husband Paul Bettany several times: In Inkheart (2008), Creation (2009). And A Beautiful Mind. Creation is about Charles Darwin. Bettany plays Darwin and Jennifer plays his wife.

Inkheart starring Brendan Fraser and Paul Bettany Image via

Creation starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly Image via

13. In 2001’s A Beautiful Mind, she starred opposite Russell Crowe. The movie tells the story of famous mathematician John Nash. Russell Crowe was nominated for best actor Oscar for this role and Jennifer Connelly won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She also won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in this film.

A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettanyl Image via

14. Her 2000 film Requiem for a Dream tells the interconnecting stories of several drug addicts and is rated at 8.5 on IMDB. It is currently at number 62 on IMDB’S top 250 movies list.

Requiem for a Dream starring Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly Image via

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Comments (18)
Ranked #2 in Celebrities

Excellent review. I like Jennifer Connelly too. BTW you forgot to include "Rocketeer" where she was a leading lady to Bruce Campbell.

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Opps I mean Billy Campbell, not Bruce.

Great review. I first saw Jennifer from the movie "Labyrinth" as a teenage girl.

I love these, thank you.

She is such a beauty and a brilliant actress. Just watched the you tube trailer for dark water because I haven't seen that film. It looks very dark and emotional!


didnt know she had a movie with antonio and great picture :)

Patricia Rodrigues

Great review, Pinar !! My favourites with Jennifer: A Beautiful Mind; House of Sand and Fog (she deserved an Oscar for her amazing interpretation); The Day the Earth Stood Still and Dark Water.

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@ deep blue: duly noted:) I want to see that one! I didn't forget, I didn't see it and there is only so much time writing an article lol!! Including posters for everything takes a lot of time. I'll tell you what, I will write a review after seeing it and post you the link;) @ Simplyoj:I think mine was The Street episodes. Loved her immediately!

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@ Susan: thanks

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@lisa: I have never been fond of Japanese thriller/horror flicks. They freak me out:)) But Dark City is a must!

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@vilandra: that movie does involve a very hot scene. They look amazing together. It is not a great movie bu a good enough one. And I like its message and the power of the romance.

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@Patricia I think she is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet and I sure hope she works with Keanu again. I really like of Love and Shadows and He is just not that into you as well.

Patricia Rodrigues

She definitely is one of the most gorgeous women on Earth...

It is a shame that there was no romance between her and Keanu (The Day The Earth Stood Still). Hope to see them in a Love Story.

Seen some of her films. The 'Dark Water' was not so good as the original. Re tweeted, dug and FB liked :)

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@Patricia: Yep! That would be really great! @Phoenix: Much appreciated:)

I like these!

Awesome catalogue of her work. Kind of hard to pick my favorite out of all of these, but, A Beautiful Mind is really, really good. Great list of pop movies, Pinar.

Kanav Dhawan

I kind of feel jealous watching her make love..but at the same time I can't help but just see.

Gosh, I really love her.