The Oscar-winning actress and Lowe met in 1992 on the set of Quiet Days in Hollywood, and wed in a lavish ceremony in 1997.
They announced their split in 2006 and the former couple has since moved on - Lowe welcomed his first daughter with girlfriend Kim Painter in May (09), while Swank is now dating her agent, John Campisi.
But the Million Dollar Baby star still cherishes the time she spent with her ex-husband.
She says, "It's really such a part of the past, it's over now, so there's no sense in diving back into that. He'll always be one of my best friends. You know, you can't spend 14 years with someone and not carry them in your heart forever."
Newly single actress Hilary Swank has confirmed she is dating her agent John Campisi.
The Oscar-winning star filed for divorce from her husband of nine years Chad Lowe in May.
Swank says, "I'm dating a great guy. You rely on your friends when you go through something so big. My friends are my family."
Swank: 'Divorce Is Not the End of the World'
Hilary Swank believes her pending divorce from Chad Lowe is "not the end of the world" because couples separate all the time.
The Million Dollar Baby star filed for divorce from Lowe in May, and is pleased to be getting on with her life.
She says, "That's life. Millions of men and women fall in love, get married and then get divorced.
"If what happened to me helps someone realize they're in a great relationship and to hold the person closer, then do it.
"If it makes someone realize they're in an unhealthy relationship that is making them both unhappy, then it's not the end of the world."
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Oscar winner Hilary Swank has found love again with top Hollywood agent John Campisi, according to reports.
The actress split from husband Chad Lowe last year and filed for divorce earlier this year, but she isn't planning on being single for long if romantic pictures of Swank in Rome are anything to go by.
According to Life & Style magazine, the man romancing Swank on vacation in Italy is Creative Artists Agency (CAA) boss Campisi.
The couple was spotted kissing and holding hands while taking in the romantic sights of Rome on Aug. 27.
Despite the photographic evidence, Campisi is adamant his relationship with the actress is all about business and friendship.
His lawyers state, "Mr. Campisi has a strictly platonic relationship with Ms. Swank."
An insider tells Life & Style that Campisi has been helping Swank through her heartache and the two are more than friends.
One pal says, "Hilary cried on his shoulder when she and Chad split. He comforted her through that intensely difficult period."
Campisi was Swank's date to the Academy Awards in March and the couple has been together ever since.
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The inspirational real-life story of Seabiscuit is a history lesson worth being taught. During the height of the Depression this too-small unruly glue factory-bound racehorse triumphed over great odds to win races--and the heart of a nation. He eventually beat the Triple Crown winner of the day War Admiral in a 1938 match race heard by millions nationwide on the radio. Yet in addition to the horse itself Seabiscuit revolves around the three men who groom train and care for the animal--three men who are each wounded souls in their own right. There's owner Charles Howard (Jeff Bridges) a born salesman with a kind heart who makes a fortune selling Buicks in Northern Calif. but it means nothing after he loses his son in a tragic accident; there's trainer Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) an obsolete cowboy whose world of wide open plains is slowly vanishing under barbed wire train tracks and roads; and jockey John "Red" Pollard (Tobey Maguire) a young man who is torn from his impoverished family at the beginning of the Depression and lives a hard life as a part-time jockey part-time boxer. They're all beaten but somehow when the four come together--it's magic. Even though the film suffers from the you-know-how-this-is-going-to-turn-out syndrome as well as venturing a bit much into the melodramatic Seabiscuit still lifts your spirit and shows how despite a time of great suffering the underdogs gave hope that the American Dream could be possible again.
The talented trio handles their tasks admirably. Bridges harkens back to his performance as the idealistic car inventor Preston Tucker in the 1988 film Tucker; Howard like Tucker is a dreamer successful in his endeavors great at public relations but perhaps a little too trusting of others. Bridges fits comfortably into this role but digs deeper this time showing Howard's pain--and his ultimate salvation in his winning horse. Maguire is also well suited as the lanky Red but the poor guy sure takes a beating playing the role. It's gut-wrenching watching the downtrodden Red starve himself so he can still be considered for jockey jobs or getting the snot kicked out of him in a boxing match which ultimately results in him losing sight in one eye. Then to top it off Red shatters his leg in a riding accident weeks away from the big race against War Admiral. It's tough being Red but Maguire doesn't shy away. As for Cooper he shines once again. After winning an Oscar for his turn in Adaptation the underrated actor shows how good he really is by giving another exquisite performance as the horse whisperer-like trainer. It's the quiet moments that work best; when Smith is sitting whittling outside Seabiscuit's stall letting the horse get some rest--with barely a trace of a smile on his lips as he ignores the swarm of reporters around the stable. And in wonderful moments of hilarity William H. Macy gives a great performance as "Tick-Tock" McGlaughlin a conglomerate of those colorful radio announcers who gave the craving public blow-by-blow accounts of the horse races during the Depression. Macy gets out-loud laughs every time he shows up.
Seabiscuit is a labor of love--a love for anything to do with horses and horse racing which may not necessarily be exciting to all although the movie's message will speak to everyone. Based on Lauren Hillenbrand's best-selling novel of the same name writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville) plunges headlong into the story of this inspirational horse carefully setting up the history surrounding his rise to stardom. The cinematography is extraordinary. Ross expertly blends archive footage within in the movie where at times you feel like you are watching another well-made documentary á la Ken Burns. One particular moment where this works best is when at the start of the race between War Admiral and Seabiscuit Ross switches to archive images of real folk listening to the race on the radio as you hear the real-life commentators giving the details. Of course showing the final stretch of the race is the payoff and though you know who is going to win you're on the edge of your seat anyway. It's after this however where the film begins to lose its momentum and lapses into clichéd sap. Seabiscuit hurts his leg too and is deemed never to race again. He convalesces with Red on Howard's farm until they both miraculously heal well enough to race one more time. It's almost too much to believe even though it is still a true story. Seriously how much can one man and his horse take?