I just watched The Station Agent.
Clarkson is simply amazing as an actress, she has such fine control facially. I think she’s one of the few actress who can pluck every note on the harp that is the facial expression of sadness.
Her story is much richer being from The Big Easy . She has strong features that wouldn’t look out of place as a Depression-era moll, a society lady, or a heroin addled artiste. I’d like to see her in a more Southern role…I think she’s got the iron to do it well.
I first noticed her in the pic “High Art” with Radha Mitchell and Alley Sheedy. It’s pretty missable - except for Clarkson’s Garbo+Nico cocktail.