Melanie Griffith

Melanie Richards Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. She began her career in the 1970s, appearing in several independent thriller films before achieving mainstream success in the mid-1980s. Born in New York City to actress Tippi Hedren and advertising executive Peter Griffith, she was raised mainly in Los Angeles, where she graduated from the Hollywood Professional School at age 16. In 1975, a then 17-year-old Griffith appeared opposite Gene Hackman in Arthur Penn's film noir Night Moves. She later rose to prominence for her role portraying a pornographic actress in Brian De Palma's thriller Body Double (1984), which earned her a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Griffith's subsequent performance in the comedy Something Wild (1986) garnered critical acclaim before she was cast in 1988's Working Girl, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her a Golden Globe. The 1990s had Griffith in a series of roles that received varying critical reception; she received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in Buffalo Girls (1995), and as Marion Davies in RKO 281 (1999), while also earning a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performances in Shining Through (1992), as well as receiving nominations for Crazy in Alabama (1999) and John Waters' cult film Cecil B. Demented (2000). Other credits include John Schlesinger's Pacific Heights (1990), Milk Money (1994), the neo-noir ...

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Searching for Debra Winger (2002)

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Celebrity (1998)

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Cherry 2000 (1987)

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve De Jarnatt
CAST:  David Andrews  •  Jennifer Balgobin  •  Marshall Bell  •  Harry Carey, Jr.

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve De Jarnatt
CAST:  David Andrews  •  Jennifer Balgobin  •  Marshall Bell  •  Harry Carey, Jr.

Lolita (1997)

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Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Frank Langella

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dominique Swain  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Frank Langella

Mulholland Falls (1996)

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

Night Moves (1975)

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Susan Clark  •  Harris Yulin

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Susan Clark  •  Harris Yulin

Nobody's Fool (1994)

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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Jessica Tandy

Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Jessica Tandy

RKO 281 (2000)

In 1939, boy-wonder Orson Welles leaves New York, where he has succeeded in radio and theater, and, hired by RKO Pictures, moves to Hollywood with the purpose of making his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  James Cromwell  •  Melanie Griffith  •  John Malkovich

In 1939, boy-wonder Orson Welles leaves New York, where he has succeeded in radio and theater, and, hired by RKO Pictures, moves to Hollywood with the purpose of making his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  James Cromwell  •  Melanie Griffith  •  John Malkovich

Shade (2003)

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Something Wild (1986)

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Ray Liotta  •  Margaret Colin

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Ray Liotta  •  Margaret Colin

Stormy Monday (1988)

When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by a club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Sting  •  Sean Bean

When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by a club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Sting  •  Sean Bean

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Kim Cattrall

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Kim Cattrall

Working Girl (1988)

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Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Harrison Ford  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Alec Baldwin

Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Harrison Ford  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Alec Baldwin

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Alicia Witt  •  Adrian Grenier

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Alicia Witt  •  Adrian Grenier

Body Double (1984)

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After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing in her window. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Craig Wasson  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Gregg Henry  •  Deborah Shelton

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing in her window. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Craig Wasson  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Gregg Henry  •  Deborah Shelton

Pacific Heights (1990)

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Keaton  •  Mako

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Keaton  •  Mako

A Stranger Among Us (1992)

Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  John Pankow  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Lee Richardson

Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  John Pankow  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Lee Richardson

Now and Then (1995)

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Thora Birch  •  Melanie Griffith

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Thora Birch  •  Melanie Griffith

The Harrad Experiment (1973)

At fictional Harrad College students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by Robert Rimmer, this movie deals with the concept of free love during the height of the sexual revolution which took place in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  James Whitmore  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Don Johnson  •  Bruno Kirby

At fictional Harrad College students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by Robert Rimmer, this movie deals with the concept of free love during the height of the sexual revolution which took place in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  James Whitmore  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Don Johnson  •  Bruno Kirby
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