One of the most acclaimed and notorious entertainment figures in Australian entertainment history, actress Jacki Weaver earned numerous awards for her gutsy turns in films like "Animal Kingdom" (2010), "Stork" (1971) and "Caddie" (1976), while dominating the Down Under gossip pages with stories of affairs, children born out of wedlock and substance abuse. She reflected a headstrong attitude towards romance and sex both onscreen and off, winning her first Australian Film Institute award for her portrait of a young unwed mother who decided to defy tradition and keep her child in "Stork." Weaver would continue to vacillate between scandal and screen success until the late 1990s, when a stockpile of personal tragedies pushed her into depression and alcoholism. In 2010, she mounted a stellar comeback as the malevolent head of a criminal family in "Animal Kingdom," which brought her near-universal acclaim and overdue praise for a life led in pursuit of high drama on both professional and personal levels. That led to more supporting turns in higher-profile movies like "The Five-Year Engagement" (2012) and "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012), assuring fans that Weaver's comeback was destined to last.