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Kimberly Peirce

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9. Kimberly Peirce makes edgy films that push social boundaries

Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry earned Hilary Swank her first Oscar. Since then, Peirce has been working with top Hollywood actresses like Chloë Grace Moretz in the stellar remake of Carrie and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

On choosing the subject matter for her films, Peirce said, “I like to go for the reality, I like to go for what’s underneath. And I don’t even judge it.”

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