Minnie Driver's First Film Was Her Career's Defining Moment
The always lovely Minnie Driver is currently starring in 'Barney's Version,' a comedy about a man who falls in love at the most inopportune time, alongside heavyweights Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman. The English actress has come a long way from her 1995 film debut, 'Circle of Friends.' And when we asked her what her career's defining moment was, that first movie was precisely her answer.
"In terms of what began everything and got it going, it will always be 'Circle of Friends.'"
She explained, "'Circle of Friends' was really the beginning of it all, the turning point." The movie, which also starred Chris O'Donnell, served as her introduction to American audiences, and catapulted her into the Hollywood spotlight. Shortly thereafter, she starred as Matt Damon's love interest in 'Good Will Hunting,' a role which garnered her an Academy Award nomination and would become her most famous.
Driver acknowledges that 'Hunting' took her career to "another level,' but adds, "In terms of what began everything and got it going, it will always be 'Circle of Friends.'"
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