I don't normally follow actors/actresses closely, but this woman is a rare exception. She has such a strong physical presence on screen in her work, with "The Tree of Life" being my favorite so far. I would recommend on of her earliest, "Jolene", to start off with. Okay film at it's core, but she lifts it off a great deal. Even if she doesn't win the Oscar on Sunday, I'll still be a loyal follower of her work in the future.