Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress, writer, producer and model. She has acted in a variety of films, from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. Following her appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue, Thurman's breakthrough role was Dangerous Liaisons (1988) in which she starred. She rose to international prominence with her role as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often hailed as Tarantino's muse, she reunited with the director to play the main role of The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2 (2003, 2004), which brought her two additional Golden Globe Award nominations. Established as a Hollywood leading lady, her other notable films include Henry & June (1990), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Gattaca (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Paycheck (2003), The Producers (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018). In 2011, Thurman was a member of the jury for the main competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and in 2017, she was named president of the 70th edition's "Un Certain Regard" jury. Thurman made her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman (2017–2018). For her performance in the ...

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

Paycheck (2003)

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Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Giamatti

Gattaca (1997)

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In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Be Cool (2005)

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Uma Thurman  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Uma Thurman  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Beautiful Girls (1996)

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

Final Analysis (1992)

A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Uma Thurman  •  Eric Roberts

A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Uma Thurman  •  Eric Roberts

Henry & June (1990)

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

Jennifer Eight (1992)

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Andy García  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Uma Thurman  •  Graham Beckel

A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Andy García  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Uma Thurman  •  Graham Beckel

Johnny Be Good (1988)

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

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An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Lucy Liu  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Daryl Hannah

Les Misérables (1998)

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McNaughton
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Uma Thurman  •  Bill Murray  •  David Caruso

Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive young waitress named Glory for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McNaughton
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Uma Thurman  •  Bill Murray  •  David Caruso

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Luke Wilson  •  Anna Faris  •  Eddie Izzard

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Luke Wilson  •  Anna Faris  •  Eddie Izzard

Prime (2005)

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Younger
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Meryl Streep  •  Annie Parisse

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Younger
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Bryan Greenberg  •  Meryl Streep  •  Annie Parisse

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Ben Duncan (DJ)  •  Daniel Okrent  •  Dan Moran

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Ben Duncan (DJ)  •  Daniel Okrent  •  Dan Moran

The Accidental Husband (2008)

Emma, a radio host, is about to be married to Richard, her perfect match. But right before her wedding, she learns she's already married to Patrick, a charming but irresponsible fireman. Furthermore, Patrick has a secret: he has arranged this little trick because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

Emma, a radio host, is about to be married to Richard, her perfect match. But right before her wedding, she learns she's already married to Patrick, a charming but irresponsible fireman. Furthermore, Patrick has a secret: he has arranged this little trick because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed
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