10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halle Berry
9. 1st African American actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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“Monster’s Ball” is a 2001 American romantic drama film helmed by director Marc Forster and starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. This raw and emotional film tells the story of Leticia Musgrove a poverty stricken Southern woman who, after the execution of her husband (Sean “Puffy” Combs), falls for a widowed prison-guard (Thorton). Berry’s brilliant, and at times naked, performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, the 1st Academy Award received by a African American actress.