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11 reasons we think Glenn Close is awesome and you should too

Happy birthday Glenn, you are a legend.

TODAY IS GLENN Close’s 66th birthday, and as you probably know, we like to take some time to contemplate celebrities on their special day each year.

When we started thinking about Glenn Close, it occurred to us that she doesn’t get nearly enough props considering how great she is.

So, lest you are a uncertain about your feelings for Glenn, here are eleven reasons you should think she’s awesome.

She once slid down a hill on a toboggan in this fashion

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She’s an Oscar loser, but she has a sense of humour about it.

She has been nominated six times but has never won.  She’s often joked about it, saying things like,  ”I’ve often been mistaken for Meryl Streep, although never on Oscar night.”

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She’s the founder of a US campaign to end the stigma around mental illness

The organisation is called BringChange2Mind and was inspired by her experience researching her role for Fatal Attraction, as well as the fact that her sister has bi-polar disorder.


Her magnificent drunk acting at the Golden Globes this year

She’s magnificently scary as Cruella Deville in the live action 101 Dalmations


She’s generally gas

Here she is whacking the head of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard with the flowers he’d just given her when she was named their 1990 Woman of the Year.

Look at her.  She’s mad for the craic.  Charles Krupa/AP/Press Association Images

She’s mates with Hilary Clinton

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She’s mad about dogs

Herself and her husband have a company called Fetchdog which specialises in products for dogs and dog lovers.

The dogs in this picture are just some of the ones they own.

Pat Wellenbach/AP/Press Association Images

She can sing too!

She is a Tony Award winning Broadway star on top of her other achievements.


When she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame she did this

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She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in an Irish film

She brilliantly portrayed a woman pretending to be a man in Albert Nobbs which was entirely set in Dublin.


Happy birthday Glenn!

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