Mal in Inception
One of two female characters in the spectacular summer hit, Cotillard's Mal may be the deceased wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's dream stealing Dom, but her haunting beauty, combined with the troubling nature of most of her appearances, more than brings the character to life.
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