Claire Danes plays the title role and Julia Ormond is her mother in HBO Films' "Temple Grandin."
Back in 1995, Steven Spielberg went out of his way to praise two people. No one had asked him, but he raved about Julia Ormond ("this amazing actress") and a teen: "Claire Danes is one of the most exciting actresses to debut in 10 years. ... She's just captured my heart."
Now, 15 years later, those two have acted together for the first time. Ormond, 45, and Danes, 30, play mother and daughter in HBO's "Temple Grandin."
In what? Director Mick Jackson remembers his reaction when he heard the title: "I said, 'That's nice; what is that? Is it about religion? Architecture?' "
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