Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931) is an American actress. In 1987, she won an Academy Award, BAFTA, and a Golden Globe for her performance in Moonstruck. She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra, and Emmy nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City, and Joan of Arc.

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3 Needles (2005)

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Shawn Ashmore  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Stockard Channing

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Shawn Ashmore  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Stockard Channing

Jeffrey (1995)

Jeffrey, a gay man living in New York City with an overwhelming fear of contracting AIDS, concludes that being celibate is the only option to protect himself. As fate would have it, shortly after his declaration of a sex-free existence, he meets the handsome Steve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Ashley
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michael T. Weiss  •  Sigourney Weaver

Jeffrey, a gay man living in New York City with an overwhelming fear of contracting AIDS, concludes that being celibate is the only option to protect himself. As fate would have it, shortly after his declaration of a sex-free existence, he meets the handsome Steve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Ashley
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michael T. Weiss  •  Sigourney Weaver

Look Who's Talking (1989)

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  George Segal

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  George Segal

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  F. Murray Abraham

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  F. Murray Abraham

Moonstruck (1987)

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No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Glenne Headly  •  Jay Thomas  •  Olympia Dukakis

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Glenne Headly  •  Jay Thomas  •  Olympia Dukakis

Never Too Late (1996)

Four old friends reunite to investigate the death of a good friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giles Walker
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jean Lapointe  •  Jan Rubeš  •  Cloris Leachman

Four old friends reunite to investigate the death of a good friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giles Walker
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jean Lapointe  •  Jan Rubeš  •  Cloris Leachman

Picture Perfect (1997)

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Gordon Caron
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jay Mohr  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Olympia Dukakis

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Gordon Caron
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jay Mohr  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Olympia Dukakis

Sisters (1973)

Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Jennifer Salt  •  Charles Durning  •  William Finley

Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Jennifer Salt  •  Charles Durning  •  William Finley

Steel Magnolias (1989)

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This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Dolly Parton  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Julia Roberts

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Dolly Parton  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Julia Roberts

The Great New Wonderful (2005)

The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jim Gaffigan  •  Judy Greer  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jim Gaffigan  •  Judy Greer  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)

When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Winther
CAST:  Noah Wyle  •  Sonya Walger  •  Bob Newhart  •  Kyle MacLachlan

When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Winther
CAST:  Noah Wyle  •  Sonya Walger  •  Bob Newhart  •  Kyle MacLachlan

The Rehearsal (1974)

An indictment of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. The film tries to give a reconstruction of the events during the students' uprising in the Athens Polytechnic (November 1973) by documents, rehearsals, interviews, songs and poems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Míkis Theodorakis  •  Olympia Dukakis

An indictment of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. The film tries to give a reconstruction of the events during the students' uprising in the Athens Polytechnic (November 1973) by documents, rehearsals, interviews, songs and poems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Míkis Theodorakis  •  Olympia Dukakis

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Paul Reiser  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Paul Reiser  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  Elizabeth Perkins

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

Look Who's Talking Too (1990)

Mollie and James are together and raising a family, which now consists of an older Mikey and his baby sister, Julie. Tension between the siblings arises, and as well with Mollie and James when Mollie's brother Stuart moves in. Mikey is also learning how to use the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Bruce Willis  •  Gilbert Gottfried

Mollie and James are together and raising a family, which now consists of an older Mikey and his baby sister, Julie. Tension between the siblings arises, and as well with Mollie and James when Mollie's brother Stuart moves in. Mikey is also learning how to use the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Bruce Willis  •  Gilbert Gottfried

The Pentagon Wars (1998)

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Cary Elwes  •  Viola Davis  •  John C. McGinley

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Cary Elwes  •  Viola Davis  •  John C. McGinley

I Love Trouble (1994)

Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson and Peter Brackett join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Saul Rubinek  •  James Rebhorn  •  Julia Roberts

Rival Chicago reporters Sabrina Peterson and Peter Brackett join forces to uncover a train wreck conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Saul Rubinek  •  James Rebhorn  •  Julia Roberts

Dad (1989)

A busy executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Ted Danson  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kevin Spacey

A busy executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Ted Danson  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kevin Spacey

Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

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Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Jay Mohr  •  Billy Burke  •  Christina Applegate  •  Pamela Gidley

Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Jay Mohr  •  Billy Burke  •  Christina Applegate  •  Pamela Gidley
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