Elisabeth Shue

Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her starring roles in the films The Karate Kid (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Soapdish (1991), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Saint (1997), Hollow Man (2000), and Piranha 3D (2010). She has won several acting awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. She starred as Julie Finlay in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2012 to 2015. More recently she had supporting roles in Battle of the Sexes (2017) and Death Wish (2018). She was also a series regular in the first season of the Amazon series The Boys (2019). Description above from the Wikipedia article Elisabeth Shue, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson  •  Michael Apted
CAST:  Leven Rambin  •  Gerard Butler  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Abigail Spencer

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson  •  Michael Apted
CAST:  Leven Rambin  •  Gerard Butler  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Abigail Spencer

Mysterious Skin (2004)

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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Brady Corbet  •  Michelle Trachtenberg  •  David Lee Smith

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Brady Corbet  •  Michelle Trachtenberg  •  David Lee Smith

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

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When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Maia Brewton  •  Keith Coogan  •  Anthony Rapp

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Maia Brewton  •  Keith Coogan  •  Anthony Rapp

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

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Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Lea Thompson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Lea Thompson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Thomas F. Wilson

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Thomas F. Wilson

City of Angels (1998)

When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meg Ryan  •  Andre Braugher  •  Dennis Franz

When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meg Ryan  •  Andre Braugher  •  Dennis Franz

Cocktail (1988)

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, and Brian adopts his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Brown  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Lisa Banes

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, and Brian adopts his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Brown  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Lisa Banes

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story (2005)

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gatins
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gatins
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Heart and Souls (1993)

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles Grodin  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Elisabeth Shue

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles Grodin  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Elisabeth Shue

Hide and Seek (2005)

David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Polson
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Famke Janssen  •  Elisabeth Shue

David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Polson
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Famke Janssen  •  Elisabeth Shue

Hollow Man (2000)

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Josh Brolin  •  Kim Dickens

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Josh Brolin  •  Kim Dickens

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Julian Sands  •  Richard Lewis

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Julian Sands  •  Richard Lewis

Palmetto (1998)

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Gina Gershon  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Michael Rapaport

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Gina Gershon  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Michael Rapaport

Soapdish (1991)

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Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, plot to aggravate her into leaving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Cathy Moriarty

Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, plot to aggravate her into leaving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Cathy Moriarty

The Karate Kid (1984)

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After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Martin Kove  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Randee Heller

After some violent confrontations with his new classmates, Daniel LaRusso learns karate from Japanese handyman Mr. Miyagi, in order to defend himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Martin Kove  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Randee Heller

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

After discovering that his father is at death's door, Mr. Miyagi sets out to Japan, to see him with Daniel. Upon arriving, Miyagi must confront an old rival. Meanwhile, Daniel encounters a new love, and some new enemies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Martin Kove  •  Charlie Tanimoto

After discovering that his father is at death's door, Mr. Miyagi sets out to Japan, to see him with Daniel. Upon arriving, Miyagi must confront an old rival. Meanwhile, Daniel encounters a new love, and some new enemies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Ralph Macchio  •  Pat Morita  •  Martin Kove  •  Charlie Tanimoto

The Saint (1997)

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Henry Goodman

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Henry Goodman

Twenty Bucks (1993)

A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keva Rosenfeld
CAST:  Linda Hunt  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo  •  Melora Walters

A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keva Rosenfeld
CAST:  Linda Hunt  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo  •  Melora Walters

Link (1986)

Young graduate student Jane Chase becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Terence Stamp  •  Steven Finch  •  Richard Garnett

Young graduate student Jane Chase becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. But when one of the chimps is found dead and the professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Elisabeth Shue  •  Terence Stamp  •  Steven Finch  •  Richard Garnett
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