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Weisz likes films that inspire debate

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- British actress Rachel Weisz says she enjoys playing women who fight for what they believe in in films that raise awareness and spark discussion.

Weisz played a woman who tries to bring down the gun industry years after her sister is shot to death in the 2003 courtroom drama, "Runaway Jury."

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She can now be seen playing an activist murdered after discovering a pharmaceutical company was using unethical testing practices in Africa in the new romantic thriller, "The Constant Gardener."

Weisz recently told UPI in London: "Some movies are just entertaining and some movies will raise public debate and I think that's interesting -- movies that are about issues that are in the newspapers most days and I think both films divide and create debate."

The actress said she fell in love with the "Gardener" script because she is fascinated by activists who "devote their lives to a cause" and also because it was a "classic, globe-trotting political thriller mixed with this very passionate, unusual love story."

With Ralph Fiennes as a man desperate to find his wife's killer and finish the work she started, "The Constant Gardener" is in theaters now.

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