Heather Matarazzo

  1. Emani Sledge, Palindromes, 2004.      After winning great reviews and a Best Debut Peformance Spirit award for her spot-on portrayal of junor high school angst in Welcome to the Dollhouse, 1995, New York’s Matarazzo backed out of reprising her Dawn Wiener. So the sequel started with her funeral and she became a new 13-year-old, played by eight actors of varying ages, sizes, colours, even sexes, in Todd Solondz’s sequel. A match for his others, said Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers: “As always, he goes too far. As always, you don’t want to look away.”

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