Sally Hawkins Found Strength And Soul In Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’

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Oscar loves a good speech. In
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, Sally Hawkins' Elisa gets one of the best and most moving in recent memory. And yet, she does it without saying a word. Elisa is mute, and Hawkins had to learn period ASL for the '60s-set tale of a cleaner (Hawkins) at a government facility who falls madly in love with an unusual creature from the deep that is being held in her workplace's darkest recesses. "The way he looks at me," she signs, "he…