Lily Tomlin

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She has won multiple awards from many quarters, including Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award and has also been nominated for an Academy Award.

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Admission (2013)

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Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer, Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Tina Fey  •  Paul Rudd  •  Ann Harada  •  Ben Levin

Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer, Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Tina Fey  •  Paul Rudd  •  Ann Harada  •  Ben Levin

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marylouise Burke  •  Woody Harrelson  •  L.Q. Jones  •  Tommy Lee Jones

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marylouise Burke  •  Woody Harrelson  •  L.Q. Jones  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Big Business (1988)

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Fred Ward  •  Edward Herrmann

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Fred Ward  •  Edward Herrmann

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Holland
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Zakes Mokae  •  Siobhan Fallon Hogan

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Holland
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Zakes Mokae  •  Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Nashville (1975)

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

Nine to Five (1980)

Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Higgins
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Dolly Parton  •  Dabney Coleman

Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Higgins
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Dolly Parton  •  Dabney Coleman

Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Shadows and Fog (1991)

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Kathy Bates  •  David Ogden Stiers

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Kathy Bates  •  David Ogden Stiers

Short Cuts (1993)

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Jim Varney  •  Diedrich Bader  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Cloris Leachman

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Jim Varney  •  Diedrich Bader  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Cloris Leachman

The Celluloid Closet (1996)

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Armistead Maupin  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Arthur Laurents

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Armistead Maupin  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Arthur Laurents

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Flirting with Disaster (1996)

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Téa Leoni  •  Mary Tyler Moore

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Téa Leoni  •  Mary Tyler Moore

Blue in the Face (1995)

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Tea with Mussolini (1999)

Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Cher  •  Maggie Smith  •  Judi Dench  •  Lily Tomlin

Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Cher  •  Maggie Smith  •  Judi Dench  •  Lily Tomlin

The Kid (2000)

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis (2004)

Andy Warhol described Jackie Curtis as “A pioneer without a frontier.” In this biographical documentary, Curtis’s co-workers and friends speak of her work and her influence, along with clips from Curtis’s Warhol films as well as never-before-seen footage from her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Highberger
CAST:  Jackie Curtis  •  Paul Ambrose  •  Michael André  •  Penny Arcade

Andy Warhol described Jackie Curtis as “A pioneer without a frontier.” In this biographical documentary, Curtis’s co-workers and friends speak of her work and her influence, along with clips from Curtis’s Warhol films as well as never-before-seen footage from her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Highberger
CAST:  Jackie Curtis  •  Paul Ambrose  •  Michael André  •  Penny Arcade

Moment by Moment (1978)

It tells the story of a romance between a young drifter named Strip Harrison and an older wealthy woman, Trish Rawlings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Wagner
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  John Travolta  •  Andra Akers  •  Bert Kramer

It tells the story of a romance between a young drifter named Strip Harrison and an older wealthy woman, Trish Rawlings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Wagner
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  John Travolta  •  Andra Akers  •  Bert Kramer

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Charles Grodin  •  Ned Beatty  •  Henry Gibson

After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Charles Grodin  •  Ned Beatty  •  Henry Gibson
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