Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE, (born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of United Kingdom and United States television films and small roles in films, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as the 1998 action film The Mask of Zorro and the 1999 crime thriller film Entrapment. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Traffic, for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Zeta-Jones subsequently starred as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film adaptation of the musical Chicago, a critical and commercial success, and received an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Later, she appeared in the 2003 romantic comedy film Intolerable Cruelty and 2004 crime comedy film Ocean's Twelve. Zeta-Jones landed the lead female role in the 2005 sequel of the 1998 film, The Legend of Zorro. She also starred in the 2008 biopic romantic thriller Death Defying Acts. In 2010, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Desiree in A Little Night Music. Description above from the Wikipedia article Catherine Zeta-Jones, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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High Fidelity (2000)

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When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

Chicago (2002)

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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

The Terminal (2004)

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Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Side Effects (2013)

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A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Jude Law  •  Channing Tatum  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Jude Law  •  Channing Tatum  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

America's Sweethearts (2001)

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Billy Crystal  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  John Cusack

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Billy Crystal  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  John Cusack

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Tom Selleck  •  Rachel Ward  •  Robert Davi

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Tom Selleck  •  Rachel Ward  •  Robert Davi

Entrapment (1999)

Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Sean Connery  •  Ving Rhames  •  Will Patton

Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Sean Connery  •  Ving Rhames  •  Will Patton

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julia Roberts

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julia Roberts

The Haunting (1999)

Dr. David Marrow invites Eleanor Vance, Luke Sanderson, and Theo to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself — and they soon see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lili Taylor

Dr. David Marrow invites Eleanor Vance, Luke Sanderson, and Theo to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself — and they soon see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lili Taylor

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Adrián Alonso  •  Julio Oscar Mechoso

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Adrián Alonso  •  Julio Oscar Mechoso

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

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It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson

The Phantom (1996)

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Johnson  •  Patrick Gilmore
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Joseph Fiennes

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Johnson  •  Patrick Gilmore
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Joseph Fiennes

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

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A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Geoffrey Rush

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Geoffrey Rush

Splitting Heirs (1993)

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Young
CAST:  Eric Idle  •  Rick Moranis  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Young
CAST:  Eric Idle  •  Rick Moranis  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

Blue Juice (1995)

JC is the hero of the Cornish surfing community. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends contemplate growing up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Prechezer
CAST:  Sean Pertwee  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Steven Mackintosh

JC is the hero of the Cornish surfing community. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends contemplate growing up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Prechezer
CAST:  Sean Pertwee  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Steven Mackintosh

Rock of Ages (2012)

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

RED 2 (2013)

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Helen Mirren

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Helen Mirren

1001 Nights (1990)

Sheherazade has been married to a ruler who wants many wives, but only one at a time. Consequently, as soon as he has bedded them, he has them put to death. In most retellings, the girl staves off this unfortunate conclusion by putting off the connubial event for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Stéphane Freiss

Sheherazade has been married to a ruler who wants many wives, but only one at a time. Consequently, as soon as he has bedded them, he has them put to death. In most retellings, the girl staves off this unfortunate conclusion by putting off the connubial event for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Stéphane Freiss
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