Elisabeth Shue's career has had an interesting trajectory, starting way back in 1984 when audiences (and Ralph Macchio) fell in love with the actress in The Karate Kid. After finding continued success by taking over the role of Michael J. Fox's girlfriend in Back to the Future II and III, Shue landed an Oscar nomination for 1995's Leaving Las Vegas. Instead of appearing in any and every movie she could, Shue prefers to make one a year. "I don't work that often to be honest," Shue told The Independent. "It sort of comes down to really a film a year and then an odd thing here or there that only lasts a few days."
Shue's latest effort, Piranha 3-D, seems like a change in direction, straying from the more independent movies she's been appearing in of late. Shue admits that it was Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja that convinced her to accept the role of Sheriff Julie Forester in the upcoming movie. find out what sold Shue, and what was her biggest challenge >> Posted 08.18.10 by Ryan