Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress. She is most widely known for playing the matriarch Ruth O'Connor Fisher Sibley on the HBO funeral drama series Six Feet Under, which earned her a Golden Globe in 2004. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frances Conroy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Scent of a Woman (1992)

UpliftingEmotionalThought provokingTear-jerker

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  James Rebhorn  •  Gabrielle Anwar

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  James Rebhorn  •  Gabrielle Anwar

Billy Bathgate (1991)

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Loren Dean  •  Bruce Willis

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Loren Dean  •  Bruce Willis

Broken Flowers (2005)

Slow movingBoringWeirdWhimsical

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

Catwoman (2004)

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pitof
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Sharon Stone  •  Lambert Wilson

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pitof
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Sharon Stone  •  Lambert Wilson

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

Angela Arden is washed up, has-been singing star who is trapped in a hateful marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. In an attempt to escape her marriage so that she can be with a hunky layabout, she poisons her husband. However Angela's manipulative daughter, her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rucker
CAST:  Angela Paton  •  Jason Priestley  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Charles Busch

Angela Arden is washed up, has-been singing star who is trapped in a hateful marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. In an attempt to escape her marriage so that she can be with a hunky layabout, she poisons her husband. However Angela's manipulative daughter, her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rucker
CAST:  Angela Paton  •  Jason Priestley  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Charles Busch

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

FunnyBrilliantEnjoyableFun

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can be the first to swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Michael Caine  •  Glenne Headly  •  Anton Rodgers

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can be the first to swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Michael Caine  •  Glenne Headly  •  Anton Rodgers

Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

Shopgirl (2005)

RomanticCharming

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

RomanticCharmingCuteEnjoyable

Realising that his father Sam has still not come to terms with his wife Maggie's death, his eight-year-old son Jonah forces him to call a national radio talk show, with the hopes of finding him a companion  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Realising that his father Sam has still not come to terms with his wife Maggie's death, his eight-year-old son Jonah forces him to call a national radio talk show, with the hopes of finding him a companion  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

The Aviator (2004)

ClassicThought provokingGrippingCharming

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

The Wicker Man (2006)

BoringDarkEnjoyableSimple

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil LaBute
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Beahan  •  Frances Conroy

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil LaBute
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Beahan  •  Frances Conroy

Developing (1994)

About the relationship between a girl and her single mother, who has breast cancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marya Cohn
CAST:  Lauren Cohn  •  Natalie Portman  •  Mary Ann Hannon  •  Frances Conroy

About the relationship between a girl and her single mother, who has breast cancer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marya Cohn
CAST:  Lauren Cohn  •  Natalie Portman  •  Mary Ann Hannon  •  Frances Conroy

The Crucible (1996)

A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Winona Ryder  •  Paul Scofield  •  Joan Allen

A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Winona Ryder  •  Paul Scofield  •  Joan Allen

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

Another Woman (1988)

Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his office. When she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Ian Holm  •  Blythe Danner

Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his office. When she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Ian Holm  •  Blythe Danner

Ring of Fire (2013)

“Ring of Fire” recounts June’s meteoric rise to fame with The Carter Family, considered the First Family of country music, before breaking out on her own to perform, when she would become a legend in her own right. Taking a personal look at June’s first two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Jewel  •  Matt Ross  •  Frances Conroy  •  Justin Price

“Ring of Fire” recounts June’s meteoric rise to fame with The Carter Family, considered the First Family of country music, before breaking out on her own to perform, when she would become a legend in her own right. Taking a personal look at June’s first two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Jewel  •  Matt Ross  •  Frances Conroy  •  Justin Price

Making the Rules (2014)

The life of Abby is centered around the fast-paced days of being a successful sous-chef and her marriage to Matt, a loving husband. A sudden accident in the kitchen forces her to leave the job she loves, and worse, to forgo a dream promotion. As the hottest summer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jimbo Lee
CAST:  Jaime Pressly  •  Robin Thicke  •  Tygh Runyan  •  Frances Conroy

The life of Abby is centered around the fast-paced days of being a successful sous-chef and her marriage to Matt, a loving husband. A sudden accident in the kitchen forces her to leave the job she loves, and worse, to forgo a dream promotion. As the hottest summer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jimbo Lee
CAST:  Jaime Pressly  •  Robin Thicke  •  Tygh Runyan  •  Frances Conroy

Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)

There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with the concept of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Sam Waterston  •  Robert Davi  •  Ron Leibman  •  Joe Morton

There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with the concept of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Sam Waterston  •  Robert Davi  •  Ron Leibman  •  Joe Morton

Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011)

After a deadly storm, Tom and Jerry find themselves stranded on an unknown island ruled by the evil Wizard of Oz. As they try to find their way back home, they worry for their master Dorothy's safety.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Brandt  •  Tony Cervone
CAST:  Laraine Newman  •  Grey DeLisle  •  Rob Paulsen  •  Stephen Root

After a deadly storm, Tom and Jerry find themselves stranded on an unknown island ruled by the evil Wizard of Oz. As they try to find their way back home, they worry for their master Dorothy's safety.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Brandt  •  Tony Cervone
CAST:  Laraine Newman  •  Grey DeLisle  •  Rob Paulsen  •  Stephen Root
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