Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft (born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano; September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an American actress, director, screenwriter, and singer associated with the method acting school, having studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft was acknowledged for her work in film, theatre, and television. She won one Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, two Tony Awards, and two Emmy Awards, and several other awards and nominations. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anne Bancroft, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Elephant Man (1980)

TragicClassicDramaticTear-jerker

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anne Bancroft  •  John Gielgud

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anne Bancroft  •  John Gielgud

Antz (1998)

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

Blazing Saddles (1974)

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A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Cleavon Little  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Cleavon Little  •  Gene Wilder  •  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Professor Van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the Count.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Mel Brooks  •  Amy Yasbeck  •  Peter MacNicol

When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Professor Van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the Count.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Mel Brooks  •  Amy Yasbeck  •  Peter MacNicol

G.I. Jane (1997)

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jason Beghe

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jason Beghe

Garbo Talks (1984)

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe (Ron Silver) finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle (Anne Bancroft), has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Ron Silver  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Catherine Hicks

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe (Ron Silver) finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle (Anne Bancroft), has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Ron Silver  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Catherine Hicks

Heartbreakers (2001)

Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Ray Liotta  •  Gene Hackman

Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Ray Liotta  •  Gene Hackman

Home for the Holidays (1995)

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Charles Durning

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Charles Durning

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal psychologist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dale Launer
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Tate Donovan  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Blake Clark

Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal psychologist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dale Launer
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Tate Donovan  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Blake Clark

Nightfall (1956)

An innocent man turns fugitive as he reconstructs events that implicate him for a murder and robbery he did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Aldo Ray  •  Brian Keith  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jocelyn Brando

An innocent man turns fugitive as he reconstructs events that implicate him for a murder and robbery he did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Aldo Ray  •  Brian Keith  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jocelyn Brando

Point of No Return (1993)

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom killer and subdued into obedience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Miguel Ferrer

Silent Movie (1976)

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Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

The Graduate (1967)

ClassicCharmingDramaticSimple

Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Katharine Ross  •  Murray Hamilton

Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Katharine Ross  •  Murray Hamilton

The Hindenburg (1975)

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Gene Saks  •  Elizabeth Wilson

Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Gene Saks  •  Elizabeth Wilson

Young Winston (1972)

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

Jo, the mother of seven children, divorces her second husband in order to marry Jake, a successful but promiscuous screenwriter. Though they are physically and emotionally compatible, they are slowly torn apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Finch  •  James Mason  •  Janine Gray

Jo, the mother of seven children, divorces her second husband in order to marry Jake, a successful but promiscuous screenwriter. Though they are physically and emotionally compatible, they are slowly torn apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Finch  •  James Mason  •  Janine Gray

Delgo (2008)

In a divided land, it takes a rebellious boy and his clandestine love for a Princess of an opposing race to stop a war orchestrated by a power hungry villain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc F. Adler  •  Jason Maurer
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Val Kilmer  •  Anne Bancroft

In a divided land, it takes a rebellious boy and his clandestine love for a Princess of an opposing race to stop a war orchestrated by a power hungry villain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc F. Adler  •  Jason Maurer
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Val Kilmer  •  Anne Bancroft
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