Tilda Swinton often maintains an androgynous nature in her own personal aesthetic, and that permeates her work as well. On that particular subject in W Magazine, Swinton once said, “People talk about androgyny in all sorts of boring ways. [Surrealist artist Claude] Cahun looked at the infinity of an androgynous gesture, something I’ve always been interested in “(through the Red Carpet Fashion Awards).” Infinite “could also be a good word to describe Swinton’s entire career, as she’s played a wide range of characters, and the world is beginning to know just as much as her role in the movie.” Orlando” in 1992.
“Orlando” is about a 17th-century aristocrat, played by Swinton, who inherits a large portion of his fortune from Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp), who commands each to never change. Decades later, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman, with her ownership of the property now in question. The performance allowed Swinton to fulfill the full range of male and female attributes, from military uniforms to sleek capes. And she can maneuver between the two with gravitas and aplomb.
“Orlando” shows how one can live a life that defies weird definition, nicely summarizing Swinton’s life as an actor. She was never constrained to one type of role or film genre. She blends in and wraps up various performances with ease, never letting things like gender representation get in the way of whatever role she wants to play.
https://www.looper.com/803899/the-one-role-that-changed-the-course-of-tilda-swintons-career-forever/ A role that changed the course of Tilda Swinton’s career forever