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Glenn Close takes a look back at her acting career along with the strong female characters she portrayed. 
Glenn Close has been a Hollywood star for many decades and is best known for her many Oscar-nominated roles. More recently, she is also known for her Emmy award winning role on FX's Damages. Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut. She studied acting at the College of William and Mary, and made her New York stage debut in 1974. Her debut in "The World According to Garp" lead to an Oscar nomination. Later on, she would receive five more Oscar nominations, for "The Big Chill", "The Natural", "Fatal Attraction", "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Albert Nobbs." Close has also found success on the stage and is the winner of three Tony Awards with "The Real Thing," "Death and the Maiden" and "Sunset Blvd."

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I'm Not A Grown Up
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Own Your Choices
Close reflects on a piece of inspiring advice that she received early on.

A Very, Very Clear Fight
Close's thoughts on how the word "feminist" has evolved.

She Had To Disguise Herself As A Man
The actress talks about cultures throughout history where women had to disguise themselves as men.

Women Had Absolutely No Rights
She discusses the vision she had for getting "Albert Nobbs" from the stage to the screen.

She's A Real Soldier
Expresses admiration towards the highest ranking officer in the army for coming out as a lesbian, despite the consequences.

The Most Terrifying Book I've Ever Read
The actress reveals which character she wish she played in "Fatal Attraction."

It Wasn't Who The Character Was
Close discusses her opinions on how "Fatal Attraction" ended for her character.

I Thought It Has To Be Perfect
Close looks back on the moment when she realized she shouldn't be so hard on herself.

Scenes Like That Are Gold
Glenn Close reflects on her iconic moment in "The Big Chill."