Holly Hunter does not take on a large number of roles but those roles that she takes she attempts to perfect. Holly Hunter in December 2013 was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award by the Sundance Channel for her performance in the TV mini series “Top of the Lake”. This was in addition to the critical acclaim that she received for her performance in another television mini series, “Bonny and Clyde”. She also was able to show another side of herself in the Disney video game “Infinity” in which she voiced one of the characters. She is an actor who is constantly stretching her boundaries and defines the word “perfectionist”.
In 2014 Holly Hunter will be seen in two movie projects, “The Untitled Terrence Malick project," as the female lead actor in “Manglehorn" and in the video “Mondo Art”. One wonders what direction she will take next, will she return to the stage or will she continue with roles on the big screen or small screen? She enjoys keeping the entertainment industry guessing about her direction and one can tell that she enjoys this control just as she protects her personal life as if it were the secret codeword that would allow entry to the White House.
Holly Hunter is unique in that she has been able to become the female lead in several different projects despite not living the life of a typical female Hollywood star who discusses her private life to the enquiring public.
With most successful female “lead” actors whether they be Julia Roberts, Demi Moore or Sarah Jessica Parker the public learns both about their upcoming movie and about their personal lives. Holly Hunter is completely different in that she divulges nothing about her personal life and yet she is still able to get quality acting roles. She is an example to some of the female actresses in Hollywood, in particular the younger actresses, that they do not have to give up the privacy of their personal life to thrive in Hollywood as an actress. The proof of this can be seen through the accomplishments of Academy Award winner Holly Hunter.