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Viola Davis

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And this is what was fascinating to me about 'The Help'; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

— Viola Davis

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Can I just tell you, I think it's the most beautiful thing about young people today, it gives me so much hope for the future, that they don't really recognize race the way my generation does.

— Viola Davis

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I can't deal with actors! I can't deal with myself. We're neurotic and miserable ... I love doing what I'm doing, but while I'm doing it, I'm miserable.

— Viola Davis

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I love Wal-Mart. You can put that down. I love Wal-Mart. My husband and I hang out there.

— Viola Davis

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I think that's something that people feel that I do really well; I don't mind it, because ultimately I think the characters I play move people, and who wouldn't want to move people?

— Viola Davis

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I've been online doing all kinds of research and that seems to be the constant criticism, that Aibileen's accent was just too thick. And for me, I don't want anything to distract from the character.

— Viola Davis

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In life, you know, they do this in focus groups; if you were in such and such circumstance, what would you do? Well, you never know what you're going do unless you're faced with it.

— Viola Davis

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Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person's capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else.

— Viola Davis

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That's why I do what I do, and that's why I wanted to be an actress from the time I was six years old. If I can't effectively move people, then I would prefer not to do it.

— Viola Davis

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We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.

— Viola Davis

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Davis was nominated for several awards for this performance including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was involved in the federal TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services programs. In August 2011 Davis played the role of Aibileen Clark in the screen adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help directed by Tate Taylor.

Beginning her career on the stage Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson's King Hedley II (2001). Her eleven-minute-long performance in the film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (2008) earned several honors including an Academy Award nomination.

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