Toni Collette Explores Darker Side in 'Night Listener' It's a big summer for Australian actress Toni Collette: She has two new films, in which she plays two very different mothers. Collette discusses her role as a manipulative and delusional woman in the dark drama The Night Listener.
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Toni Collette Explores Darker Side in 'Night Listener'

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Toni Collette Explores Darker Side in 'Night Listener'

Toni Collette Explores Darker Side in 'Night Listener'

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In the dark, psychological drama The Night Listener, Toni Collette portrays Donna Logand, a manipulative, blind woman who is caring for a teenage boy. Anne Joyce/Miramax Films hide caption

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In the dark, psychological drama The Night Listener, Toni Collette portrays Donna Logand, a manipulative, blind woman who is caring for a teenage boy.

Anne Joyce/Miramax Films

In the independent comedy Little Miss Sunshine, Collette plays Sheryl Hoover, the comparatively normal matriarch of a dysfunctional family. Eric Lee/Fox Searchlights Films hide caption

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In the independent comedy Little Miss Sunshine, Collette plays Sheryl Hoover, the comparatively normal matriarch of a dysfunctional family.

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Toni Collette: A Selected Filmography

Little Miss Sunshine (2006), directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

The Night Listener (2006), directed by Patrick Stettner

In Her Shoes (2005), directed by Curtis Hanson

About a Boy (2002), directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz

Changing Lanes (2002), directed by Roger Michell

The Sixth Sense (1999), directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Velvet Goldmine (1998), directed by Todd Haynes

Clockwatchers (1997), directed by Jill Sprecher

Emma (1996), directed by Douglas McGrath

The Pallbearer (1996), directed by Matt Reeves

Muriel's Wedding (1994), directed by P.J. Hogan