Best Movies of All Time + [top 5]

Catherine Keener

Today, we're celebrating the 53rd birthday of Academy Award-nominated actress, Catherine Keener. She got her acting start in 1986 with her performance in The Education of Allison Tate, but it wasn't until she earned her first Oscar nomination for her supporting role in the 1999 film Being John Malkovich that she truly started to make a name for herself. From there, Keener found steady work in the film industry, appearing in movies opposite the likes of Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Daniel Day-Lewis, Steve Carell and Philip Seymour Hoffman through the early 2000s. Most recently, audiences have seen Keener in the 2011 film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, and we'll next see her on the big screen in the 2012 film Maladies. So, to celebrate her birthday, I've listed my five favorite of Catherine Keener's performances, and I've supplied some clips for your viewing pleasure. Once again, happy birthday, Catherine!

5. Trish
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

4. Nelle Harper Lee
Capote (2005)

*****
3. Jan Burres
Into the Wild (2007)

*****
2. Gertrude Baniszewski
An American Crime (2008)

*****
1. Maxine Lund
Being John Malkovich (1999)