(Getty Images)The youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee of all-time has only made one movie. She doesn't own a driver's license, and she can't buy cigarettes or beer. At 9 she's not even close. An acting prodigy, she lists Selena Gomez among her favorite actresses and loves cheerleading. She's Quvenzhané Wallis and you might not be able to say her name, but you will remember it.How do you pronounce "Quvenzhané?"When we interviewed her, she pronounced her name Kwah-VEN-Ja-Nay, but we're guessing...Read Full Story
From Left: Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Benh Zeitlin (Photos by: Getty Images).Young director Benh Zeitlin took the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals by storm this year with his first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Queens, NY native has spent a lot of time in post-Katrina, post-BP oil spill Louisiana and has not only adopted the battered southern state, he's made it his muse. To lead his film, Zeitlin chose two non-actors to play the lead roles. Quvenzhane Wallis was...Read Full Story
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The Bottom LineShould you see it?Yes. Why?Beasts of the Southern Wild features an incredible performance from a 6-year-old who deserves to be seen.Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the few movies that shows us a world we never knew could exist. Told through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl with a Don King haircut named Hushpuppy, the film follows her life in the "Bathtub," a Louisiana Bayou in danger of disappearing underwater with each passing storm. Director/co...Read Full Story
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