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17 Reasons Why Hilary Duff Is A Sorta Actress

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17- She played Wendy in the direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 film "Casper", "Casper Meets Wendy" which also starred George Hamilton and was directed by Sean McNamara who would later work with Hilary on multifarious projects. (1998)

16- She appeared in the television film "The Soul Collector", which was based on a Kathleen Kane novel, for which she won a Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress)". (1999)


15- She made a name for herself after portraying Lizzie McGuire in the hit Disney Channel TV show of the same name. The character of Lizzie was merchandised by Disney, especially through a large set of Lizzie McGuire books, soundtrack albums and DVDs. Fortune magazine estimated in 2003 that Lizzie McGuire merchandise had earned the Walt Disney Co. nearly $100 million. (2001-2004)

14- She had a very small appearance in the indie movie "Human Nature" which was showcased at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals to positive reviews. (2002)

13- She went on to star in a Disney Channel Original Movie entitled "Cadet Kelly" that premiered to an estimated 7,8 million viewers becoming the network's most watched program in its 19-year history. (2002)

12- She reprised her role as Lizzie McGuire for the movie spin-off "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" which debuted at #2 at the North American box office behind "X2: X-Men United". (2003)

11- She starred in eight family and teen movies between 2003 and 2006: "Agent Cody Banks", "Cheaper by the Dozen", "A Cinderella Story", "Raise Your Voice", "In Search of Santa", "The Perfect Man", "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" and "Material Girls". (2003-2006)

10- As of September 2006, Hilary's films have grossed $401,693,300 million at the US box office and $556,079,917 at the international box office. Her most successful role is in "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003) which opened with $27,557,647 million opening weekend and grossed over $138 million in the US alone.
She collaborated on many movie soundtracks: "The Santa Clause 2", "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" (#1 on Billboard's Top Soundtracks Chart), "Cheaper by the Dozen", "A Cinderella Story" (#1 on Billboard's Top Soundtracks Chart), "Raise Your Voice", "Material Girls", "Her Best Move", "War, Inc." and "What Goes Up".

09- She lent her voice to computer-animated film "Foodfight!" produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed by Larry Kasanoff. The film also features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady, Eva Longoria Parker, Greg Ellis, Haylie Duff, Chris Kattan and Christopher Lloyd. Hilary finished working on the movie in 2005; the release date was pushed back numerous times due to production issues. (2005-)

08- She played a sexed pop star in 2008's "War, Inc." which was filmed in 2006 when she was only 19. Her performance was praised for she mastered a Middle Eastern accent. (2008)

07- Her movie "Stay Cool" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2009 becoming her second movie after "War, Inc." to premiere at the prestigious film festival that was founded by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. Early 2009, MTV placed the movie which was filmed in 2008 at #5 on the "Top 10 Movies That Will Have You Screaming 'OMG!'". (2009)

06- She received rave reviews for her performance as a troubled student in the indie coming-of-age drama "What Goes Up". The movie was filmed in 2007. (2009)

05- She appeared in an episode of "Ghost Whisperer" (Thrilled to Death) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Selfish), the latter for which she was considered for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in the full list of submissions for nomination. She also played Olivia Burke, a movie star who is seeking an ordinary college life, in a seven-episode arc of "Gossip Girl". (2009)

04- She stars in the ABC movie "The Business of Falling in Love", a romantic comedy based on the book "Diary of a Working Girl," by Daniella Brodsky and directed by Gil Junger, proving that even a TV movie can be a good career move. Hilary will executive produce the film, co-starring Frank Von Zerneck, Robert Sertner, Ira Pincus and Jessica Horowitz. (2009)

03- She plays Raven Halfacre, a character described as “precocious,” mature beyond her years, in "Provinces of Night" which is based on the book of the same name by William Gay. Hilary said "these little [independent] movies are the most fun". (2009)

02- Hilary stars and serves as executive producer for the teen indie drama "Greta" which stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn and Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo; it is directed by popular music video director Nancy Bardawil. The movie deals with teen suicide, interracial love, dreams and family. She filmed the pic in 2007, even before filming "What Goes Up". (2007-2009)

01- Finally, she portrays Bonnie Parker in the indie "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" which is directed by Tonya S. Holly from her own script which is a new adaptation of the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rather than a remake of the 1967 classic film starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. Holly began working on the project after reading old newspaper articles about the gangster pair in an abandoned house on her family's property. Kevin Zegers plays Clyde Barrow, Kate Maberly plays Billy Parker, Richard Tyson plays Bob Alcorn and Rance Howard plays Henry Barrow. (2009)



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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm:
So, in your opinion is Hilary Duff a successful actress or in reference to your title a "sorta" actress? It sounds like to me that she has made a good career of acting.
 
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ZadaRox101This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm:
I don't understand your point.....
 
Dr.JonesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 11:26 am :
Neither do I...
 
Brooke B. replied...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm :
I don't understand either.. what does it have to do with her being a "somewhat actress"?
 
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