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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 1The Brazilian beauty sure knows how to pick her film roles! She starred in the aptly-cast Brazilian docu-drama, City of God, to critical acclaim before learning to kick some overgrown man ass in the MMA-themed RedBelt. Next up for Alice is navigating the pleasant fictitious world of legal organ trafficking in Repo Men and then a starring role in the movie every remake aficionado is pining to see, Predators.

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 2Born and raised in Brazil, Alice Braga’s exposure to the world of acting came at an exceedingly early age. As both her mother and aunt are actresses, Alice often accompanied the two to film sets and it didn’t take long for the little girl to develop an appreciation for all things theatrical. She started out her career by appearing in school plays and even a few commercials, but it wasn’t until she was a teenager that she began seriously pursuing roles in television and movies. In 1998, Alice made her debut in a Spanish-language short called Trampolim, but quickly receded back into anonymity to finish her schooling.

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 3Alice’s big break came in 2002 after she was cast as Angelica in the critically acclaimed smash City of God, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. She followed that up with appearances in a pair of well-regarded South American films -- 2005’s Lower City and 2006’s Only God Knows -- and also took on a role on the popular Spanish television program Carandiru, Outras Historias. Alice made her English-language debut in 2006 with a starring role opposite Brendan Fraser, Mos Def and Catalina Sandino Moreno in Journey to the End of Night, which premiered at the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival and eventually went straight to video in North America.

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 4In 2007, Alice was cast in the Will Smith blockbuster I Am Legend, and the drama Crossing Over (which stars Harrison Ford, Sean Penn and Ashley Judd). And she was cast in the 2008 David Mamet flick called Redbelt, in which she appears alongside Tim Allen and Chiwetel Ejiofor).

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 5The niece of famed actress Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress Alice Braga rode to fame on the back of key performances in works produced in her native country, such as City of God (2002) and Sólo Dios Sabe (2005). She then branched out into international crossover hits as the female lead in such pictures as the Hollywood sci-fi/action opus I Am Legend (2007, starring Will Smith), the David Mamet-helmed sports drama Redbelt (2008), and the illegal immigrant-themed muckraker Crossing Over (2008). That same year, she re-teamed with City of God director Fernando Meirelles for the haunting film Blindness, playing the only woman left in her village with the ability to see, after a mysterious condition renders everyone else blind. She also joined the cast of the sci-fi thriller Repossession Mambo (2009), opposite Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 6Alice Braga. She first caught our eye in the amazingly beautiful/amazingly fucked up City of God, and she's gone on to feature roles in I Am Legend and Journey to the End of the Night. She looks like one of them tough chicks that don't take no shit, so we'll just look (not that she'd let us touch anyway).

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 7Opening next weekend is director Mikael Hafstroem’s (1408) supernatural thriller The Rite and it stars Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, and Toby Jones. “Inspired by true events, The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith.” For more on the film, watch some clips here.

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 8Anyway, I recently got to sit down with Alice Braga and we talked about how she got involved in the film, what it was like to work with Anthony Hopkins, filming in Rome and Budapest, what she recommends if you visit Brazil, and she also told me about how she got involved in Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road, who she plays, and what it was like to make the film. Hit the jump to read or listen to what she said:

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    Alice Braga Hairstyle 9The latest addition to the cast of Neill Blomkamp‘s mysterious second film Elysium is Alice Braga, who has been seen in Predators, Repo Men, The Rite, and City of God. As with most of the cast of the film, we know nothing about her role at this point. Indeed, apart from the fact that the script contains some of the same blend of sci-fi and topical commentary that characterized District 9, and the fact that it is set 150 years in the future and involves Jodie Foster as the head of state of an alien planet, we know very little about Elysium as a whole.
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