Circuit Q&A – Choice Penelope Cruz Performance?

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A very Happy Birthday goes out today to Penelope Cruz. The Academy Award winner is now 45 years old and still going strong as a force in Hollywood. One of the highest profile modern day examples of an international screen star, Cruz is a true A-list actress. To celebrate this special day, we want to hear about some of her best work. Which performance or performances of hers have truly blown you away?

Cruz is likely best known for either her Best Supporting Actress winning turn in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” or the collaborations she’s engaged in with filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Films like “All About My Mother” and “Volver” are part of the reason why she’s not just a star stateside, but worldwide. Recently, she also had a leading role in “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” to add to her already impressive resume.

Among other truly notable turns by the actress, there is “Nine” and “Vanilla Sky,” along with the Spanish language original “Open Your Eyes.” No matter where audiences see her, Cruz is a compelling performer. A three time nominated actress by the Academy, she only has one statuette from them on her mantle for now. But that seems likely to change in due time. There’s no reason not to expect Cruz to add a second Oscar within the coming years.

On Penelope Cruz’s birthday, we put the question to you. What are your favorite performances from the Oscar-winning actress? We’re all ears!

What is your favorite performance from Penelope Cruz? Share your thoughts in the comments below!