Cinema: She's a Big Girl Now

Boys Don't Cry has catapulted Hilary Swank into the major leagues. Will she be able to stay there?

Hilary Swank is cranked up. The high-cheekboned, high-energy beauty is nearly popping from the chair outside her local Starbucks. It's not the Tazo Awake tea that's got her this way; it's her schedule. "The ninth is the New York Film Critics Awards," she begins, beaming a toothy grin. "The 10th I do Jay Leno, the 11th I fly to Paris to find a dress, the 18th is the National Board of Review, the 19th is the Los Angeles Film Critics and the 23rd is the Golden Globes."

Fly to Paris to find a dress? Four awards ceremonies in two weeks?...

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