Margaret Keane Gifted ‘Big Eyes’ Stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz with Portraits

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz have landed their own Big Eyes portraits by artist Margaret Keane after helping to bring her biopic to life in director Tim Burton’s new movie.

The Django star portrays Keane’s late husband, con artist Walter, who infamously took credit for his wife’s artwork in the 1950s and ’60s, when her paintings of waif-like figures with huge eyes became popular.

“I think people sometimes mistake being quiet for being weak,” Amy recently told Entertainment Tonight. “She’s not a weak woman. She got caught up in something and allowed herself to be manipulated and she would say that she was naive.”

Keane was so happy with the final edit of the film, she invited Waltz and Adams, who played Margaret, and the film’s director Tim Burton to each pick out a portrait for themselves.

Waltz tells the New York Post, “She let us into the gallery that shows and sells her paintings and said to Amy, Tim and myself, ‘Choose whichever one you want.'”

Big Eyes premieres in theaters on Christmas Day.

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