Jessica Chastain
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United States
2022

Freckle Films

Jessica
Chastain

Ten years after first acquiring the rights to make “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Chastain won her first Academy Award for her leading performance as the larger-than-life televangelist and gay icon Tammy Faye Bakker, reinforcing both her fearlessness as an actor and tenacity as a producer. Chastain brushed off the box-office disappointment of the ensemble action film “The 355” and dove right back into work, playing Tammy Wynette opposite Michael Shannon’s George Jones in the limited series “George & Tammy” for Showtime, which she exec produced as well. She starred opposite Eddie Redmayne in the Netflix true-crime thriller film “The Good Nurse,” and coming up on her film slate are the psychological thriller “Mothers’ Instinct;” with Anne Hathaway, and director Michel Franco’s “Memory,” opposite Peter Sarsgaard. 

Career

  • THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
  • ARMAGEDDON TIME
  • SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

Education

  • The Juilliard School (NY, USA)

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Standing by 'George & Tammy‘: How the Cast and Crew Captured George Jones and Tammy Wynette‘s Songs and Spirit

Standing by 'George & Tammy‘: How the Cast and Crew Captured George Jones and Tammy Wynette‘s Songs and Spirit

Above all else, Showtime's "George & Tammy" limited series was charged with getting two things right: the relationship, and the records. Cut any creative corners on either the music or the portrayal of the marriage, and the series might have been shamed by all of Nashville and the country-loving world at large. So far, the series has gotten a lot of love and credit for standing by the truth of George Jones and Tammy Wynette from those who know either...

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