Canadian actor and producer Elliot Page came out as transgender on Tuesday.
The actor shared this in a statement released on social media. He dropped the name Ellen Page and signed off the statement as Elliot Page. He also shared that the preferred pronouns by him are he/they. Let us take a look at five of the top performances of the Oscar-nominated actor.
In this 2007 coming-of-age comedy-drama, Elliot played the title role of Juno MacGuff. The high-school student Juno gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption. Elliot received praise from critics for his portrayal of Juno. The movie was nominated in four categories for Academy Awards with Elliot Page receiving a nomination in the Best Actress category.
The actor received appreciation for his role as Hayley Stark in this 2005 thriller film. Elliot Page was still a newcomer in the industry, but his strong performance earned him acclaim and recognition. Elliot won the award for Best Actress at the Austin Film Critics Association Awards in 2006 for his role.
In the 2010 film Inception directed by Christopher Nolan, Elliot played the role of Ariadne, who is an architecture student and has been given the responsibility of designing dream spaces, also called mazes. Talking about his role, Elliot said that his character acts as a proxy to the audience because she is just learning about the ideas of dream-sharing and assists the audience in learning about them.
An American Crime
In the crime horror film, Elliot portrayed the role of Sylvia Likens. The film which is based on a real-life story shows Slyvia and her younger sister being left in the care of an impoverished woman named Gertrude after their parents leave for a tour. A series of torture begins for Slyvia after Gertrude learns a disturbing truth about her daughter.
Starring as Bliss Cavendar in this 2009 sports comedy film, Elliot Page received critical praise. The character Bliss is shown to play for a roller derby team who also discovers her natural skating ability in the process.