I don't know about you, but I consider her one of the great modern american actresses! Forrest Gump is just the tip of the iceberg. Her work on The Pledge, Virgin and Sorry, Haters is just AMAZING. All of these films show very distinctive characters and flawless performances. She's not like DeNiro and Holly Hunter which only have one character, one performance, she's as versatile as Johnny Depp and right up there with other chameleons like Brad Pitt.