Talk:Hilary Swank

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How is her name pronounced?[edit]

Swenk or Swonk? (talk) 19:49, 31 January 2011 (UTC)


Hilary Swank's birthplace should be stated correctly in this article. Lincoln, Nebraska may not be the correct birthplace. She may have been born in Washington, even though she may have fibbed about it. See an ongoing discussion about this at WP:BLPN.Anythingyouwant (talk) 05:10, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Hilary Swank stated on her appearance on Inside the Actors Studio that she was born in Lincoln (can be viewed here). Is there a particularly believable source that contradicts this? All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 11:36, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes.[1] The interview that you link to aired November 9, 2009 and it is very convincing. I'm not sure whether we're supposed to consider it, however, given that YouTube may not be a reliable source. But I will not revert your article edit.Anythingyouwant (talk) 20:33, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
That is just a newspaper reference. Well, not "just", but in this situation I wouldn't see a newspaper mention or two as topping her own word (unless they produced a birth certificate or the like... long-form, of course). I saw that episode on television and Swank said the same thing. No body messed with the YouTube video. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 11:36, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
The clincher for me is that her parents were sitting right there. It's hard to believe she would have fibbed right in front of them. But the long-form vault copy of the bc would be helpful. :-)Anythingyouwant (talk) 18:24, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Dread reliable source[edit]

We have this text supported by a article at Dread Is this a reliable source?

"However, it was turned down when she said on October 18, 2010 that she has nothing to do with Fangland.[1]" --BwB (talk) 18:39, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

de facto birthday celebration[edit]

Wth is a de facto birthday celebration? Irish Melkite (talk) 16:28, 11 October 2011 (UTC) 16:27, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Mercury Levels[edit]

"Swank developed potential health problems through certain preparations for her roles, including elevated mercury levels in her body"

I do not understand what this means as there is no reference. Was this a contaminated diet she went on, poisonous makeup or some illness that introduced mercury into her body? (talk) 12:41, 14 October 2011 (UTC) Moriarty


I restored the unsourced piece about R&ABresnik to the Amelia Earhart section (shifting it from the personal section and dropping the "relationship" mention). I was supporting the effort to include the interesting side-light rather than leaving it cut completely (as had been done) because it wasn't sourced. I Googled it and found nothing, but maybe someone can come up with a print source. If there's a verifiable personal angle, it could be reinstated in that section too. Meantime, I don't see how the bit as now constituted can do any big harm as a "cite-needed" piece. It doesn't sound malicious or made-up to me.

The original unsourced bit didn't say which Legoland they met at, so I haven't linked to the name (a dab page for several parks) in the article. If the specific park can be identified, obviously linked would be better. Swliv (talk) 23:11, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Local noise[edit]

u yanks can't see who's good and who's not,can wonder mark twain is so cynical.

Alrite sweetie, i know u dont have much of a head but u have more grit than anyone....Denzel Washington as well. So the two of you must work together....and pick a patient director....make it tough...i know you for DW...he's got personal its always tough with him..:))) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:48, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Wtf does this mean?? Anyone? (talk) 10:06, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^