Viola Davis2011 Performances: The Help and Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseNominated: Best Actress for The Help
Sebastian Kim for TIME
By TIME Staff
February 9, 2012

Viola Davis on the performances that changed her life, the difficult choice to play a maid and the difference between entertainment and experience.

2011 Performances: The Help and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Nominated: Best Actress for The Help

THE PERFORMERS SPEAK:

Jessica Chastain

George Clooney

Adepero Oduye

Viola Davis

Uggie

Michelle Williams

Brad Pitt

Rooney Mara

Christopher Plummer

Bérénice Bejo

Jean Dujardin

Octavia Spencer

Michael Fassbender

Highlights

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