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Look back at the Emmy nominated actress' best roles

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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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The World According to Garp

Close made her film debut in this 1982 dramedy, playing the feminist mother of T.S. Garp. She earned her first of five Oscar nominations for her performance.
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The Big Chill

Close received her second-straight supporting actress Oscar nomination for her turn as Sarah, one of eight college friends who reunite 15 years later after the death of one of their own.
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The Natural

Close scored her third-straight supporting actress Oscar nod as Iris, Hobbs' childhood sweetheart in the baseball classic. Who can forget the brilliantly shot scene of Close in the stands in white?
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Fatal Attraction

Arguably Close's most famous role, the deranged, bunny-boiling Alex Forrest was a breakaway from her past portrayals of nurturing women. Close earned her fourth Oscar nomination, this time for best actress.
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Dangerous Liaisons

As the scheming Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, Close earned her fifth Oscar nomination and second for best actress.
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101 Dalmatians

Close brought the sinister Cruella de Vil to life in this 1996 live-action remake. She reprised the role in the sequel, 102 Dalmatians.
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Air Force One

That's Madame Vice President to you. Close hit the big screen in this 1997 blockbuster as President Marshall's trusty veep, Kathryn Bennett, who is torn as to what to do when terrorists seize Air Force One.
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The Shield

Close earned an Emmy nomination for her role as the no-nonsense captain Monica Rawling. The season-long stint led to a starring role for her on Damages.
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Two for two! Close won back-to-back Emmys for drama actress for her work on the legal drama. Can she make it a hat trick this year?