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Sarah Polley's been acting her entire life. And more than almost anyone else, she does things her way, or not at all.
By the time she was eight, Sarah was a Canadian star on 'Road to Avonlea.' By twelve, she was reportedly blacklisted by Disney for wearing a peace symbol to a White House dinner during the first Gulf War. Eventually, she quit acting and high school to become an activist. She even had two teeth knocked out by police at a protest.
At seventeen, she got back into acting, and starred in Atom Egoyan's 'The Sweet Hereafter.' That got her a Genie nomination for best actress. After that, she walked out on the role that made Kate Hudson 'Almost Famous'. And instead opted for films like 'Go', 'Dawn Of The Dead', and 'Beowulf and Grendel.'
After that, she made her directorial debut with 'Away From Her' - a story about an elderly couple torn apart by Alzheimer's. Now, she's back in a new sci fi thriller alongside Adrien Brody called 'Splice.