Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange (born April 20, 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota) is an American screen and stage actress. Most recently, she debuted also as a photographer. Despite for being considered as one of the most respected actresses of her generation, she has not become part of the Hollywood mainstream scene. In contrast to her fellow Meryl Streep, Lange has continued to work with moderate commercial success outside of the spotlight, while appearing often in independent films following the millennium. In response to, the artist was in 2006 "crowned" by the international webzine PopMatters, which is known for cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture, the Anti-Streep icon of modern era. The actress may be most notable for her performance of Frances Farmer (ranked #85 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time in 2006) in Frances, and Tootsie. Both from 1982, for which she was nominated on Oscars in two categories at the same time, becoming the first such female case since 1942. Her other significant roles featured Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams (1985), Carly Marshall in Blue Sky (1994), Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), Irma Applewood in Normal (2003), and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens (2009). Amongs other, she has won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and lately an Emmy Award. After three decades in front of the camera, Lange has realized her dream of being on the other side of the lens, and published in 2008 her ...

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Big Fish (2003)

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Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Albert Finney  •  Billy Crudup  •  Jessica Lange

All That Jazz (1979)

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Jessica Lange  •  Leland Palmer  •  Ann Reinking

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Jessica Lange  •  Leland Palmer  •  Ann Reinking

Blue Sky (1994)

Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different reasons. He is an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Powers Boothe  •  Carrie Snodgress

Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different reasons. He is an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Powers Boothe  •  Carrie Snodgress

Broken Flowers (2005)

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As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

Cape Fear (1991)

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Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jessica Lange  •  Juliette Lewis

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jessica Lange  •  Juliette Lewis

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

King Kong (1976)

In this remake of the 1933 classic, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of a giant ape and brings him back to New York to exploit him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Jessica Lange  •  Charles Grodin  •  John Randolph

In this remake of the 1933 classic, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of a giant ape and brings him back to New York to exploit him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Jessica Lange  •  Charles Grodin  •  John Randolph

King Kong Lives (1986)

After falling from the Twin Towers, Kong lies in a coma for ten years. When his heart begins to fail, scientists engineer an artificial heart, and a giant female ape is captured to serve as a source for a blood transfusion. When Kong awakens following his heart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Linda Hamilton  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Brian Kerwin  •  John Ashton

After falling from the Twin Towers, Kong lies in a coma for ten years. When his heart begins to fail, scientists engineer an artificial heart, and a giant female ape is captured to serve as a source for a blood transfusion. When Kong awakens following his heart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Linda Hamilton  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Brian Kerwin  •  John Ashton

Masked and Anonymous (2003)

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

Normal (2003)

A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Anderson
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Jessica Lange  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Clancy Brown

A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Anderson
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Jessica Lange  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Clancy Brown

Rob Roy (1995)

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  John Hurt  •  Tim Roth  •  Eric Stoltz

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  John Hurt  •  Tim Roth  •  Eric Stoltz

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jessica Lange  •  John Colicos  •  Michael Lerner

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jessica Lange  •  John Colicos  •  Michael Lerner

Titus (1999)

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jessica Lange  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Matthew Rhys

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jessica Lange  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Matthew Rhys

Tootsie (1982)

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When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jessica Lange  •  Teri Garr  •  Dabney Coleman

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jessica Lange  •  Teri Garr  •  Dabney Coleman

Frances (1982)

The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Clifford
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Kim Stanley  •  Sam Shepard  •  Bart Burns

The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Clifford
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Kim Stanley  •  Sam Shepard  •  Bart Burns

Country (1984)

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pearce
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Sam Shepard  •  Wilford Brimley  •  Matt Clark

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pearce
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Sam Shepard  •  Wilford Brimley  •  Matt Clark

Sweet Dreams (1985)

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Ed Harris  •  Ann Wedgeworth  •  David Clennon

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Ed Harris  •  Ann Wedgeworth  •  David Clennon

Music Box (1989)

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Donald Moffat  •  Lukas Haas

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Donald Moffat  •  Lukas Haas

Losing Isaiah (1995)

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Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, and her husband, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Halle Berry  •  David Strathairn  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, and her husband, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Halle Berry  •  David Strathairn  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Hush (1998)

Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection for Helen, and, despite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Darby
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Johnathon Schaech  •  Nina Foch

Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection for Helen, and, despite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Darby
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Johnathon Schaech  •  Nina Foch
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