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Look for Annie Corley '82 in New Film with Oscar Buzz, Crazy Heart

December 1, 2009

Annie Corley BW side.jpgDecember 1, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Annie Corley, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, is in the cast of the new film Crazy Heart, which opens nationwide on Wednesday, December 16. Corley portrays Donna in the motion picture, which stars Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall.

"Fox Searchlight is throwing an exciting wrench into the Best Actor race by deciding to release its country-music drama Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges in what's said to be a career-best performance, in mid-December for awards consideration," according to Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger. "Bridges is a four-time past nominee (his first nomination was 37 years ago for The Last Picture Show) and seems like the kind of guy who's due for major recognition. And early screenings of the film have indicated that Bridges' Crazy Heart Poster 2009.jpgturn as an alcoholic crooner could just do the trick."

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Corley was most recently seen in Law Abiding Citizen, which was released in mid-October, as well as The Answer Man, a romantic comedy starring Jeff Daniels, which opened in July. She also acted in an August episode of TV's The Closer.

A communication major who was active in student theatrical productions while at DePauw, Annie Corley is best known for portraying the daughter of Meryl Streep's character in The Bridges of Madison County. She performed in three films that were nominated for 2004 Academy Awards: 21 Grams, Seabiscuit and Monster. Corley has also had roles in The Cider House Rules, Stick It, The Lucky Ones, Here on Earth, Juwanna Mann and Free Willy 3: The Rescue.

On television, Corley has had guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Crossing Jordan and Murder, She Wrote.

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