Candice Bergen

Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model. She won five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her portrayal of the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1988–1998, 2018-2019). She is also known for her role as Shirley Schmidt on the ABC drama Boston Legal (2005–2008). In films, Bergen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Starting Over (1979), and for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Gandhi (1982). Bergen began her career as a fashion model and appeared on the cover of Vogue before she made her screen debut in the film The Group (1966). She starred in The Sand Pebbles (1966), Soldier Blue (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), and The Wind and the Lion (1975). She made her Broadway debut in the 1984 play Hurlyburly and starred in the revivals of The Best Man (2012) and Love Letters (2014). From 2002 to 2004, she appeared in three episodes of the HBO series Sex and the City. Her other film roles include Miss Congeniality (2000), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), The Women (2008), Bride Wars (2009), Book Club (2018) and Let Them All Talk (2020).

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11 Harrowhouse (1974)

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Candice Bergen  •  James Mason  •  Trevor Howard

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Candice Bergen  •  James Mason  •  Trevor Howard

2010 (1984)

EnjoyableFuturistic

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban

Carnal Knowledge (1971)

The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Candice Bergen  •  Art Garfunkel  •  Ann-Margret

The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Candice Bergen  •  Art Garfunkel  •  Ann-Margret

Gandhi (1982)

EpicGrippingEmotionalEnjoyable

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

Miss Congeniality (2000)

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Michael Caine  •  Candice Bergen

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Michael Caine  •  Candice Bergen

Soldier Blue (1970)

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson

Stick (1985)

After getting out of jail, car thief Ernest "Stick" Stickley witnesses the murder of his friend Rainy during a drug deal. To avoid getting killed by the same people, who work for mobster Chucky, Stick gets a job as a chauffeur for millionaire Barry Braham and lies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  George Segal  •  Charles Durning

After getting out of jail, car thief Ernest "Stick" Stickley witnesses the murder of his friend Rainy during a drug deal. To avoid getting killed by the same people, who work for mobster Chucky, Stick gets a job as a chauffeur for millionaire Barry Braham and lies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  George Segal  •  Charles Durning

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

RomanticBrilliantCharmingCute

New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Josh Lucas  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Candice Bergen

New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Josh Lucas  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Candice Bergen

The Magus (1968)

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Candice Bergen  •  Anna Karina

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Candice Bergen  •  Anna Karina

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

The Wind and the Lion (1975)

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers, and the attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Candice Bergen  •  Brian Keith  •  John Huston

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers, and the attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Candice Bergen  •  Brian Keith  •  John Huston

View from the Top (2003)

UpliftingRomanticEnjoyableFun

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Christina Applegate  •  Candice Bergen  •  Marc Blucas

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Christina Applegate  •  Candice Bergen  •  Marc Blucas

Starting Over (1979)

After divorcing his ambitious singer wife, a middle-aged man begins a new relationship with a teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Charles Durning

After divorcing his ambitious singer wife, a middle-aged man begins a new relationship with a teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Charles Durning

Oliver's Story (1978)

Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of the senior partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Candice Bergen  •  Nicola Pagett  •  Edward Binns

Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of the senior partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Candice Bergen  •  Nicola Pagett  •  Edward Binns

The Romantics (2010)

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Galt Niederhoffer
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Anna Paquin  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Dianna Agron

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Galt Niederhoffer
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Anna Paquin  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Dianna Agron

Mary & Tim (1996)

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)

A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Hector Elizondo  •  Eli Wallach

A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Hector Elizondo  •  Eli Wallach

Inequality for All (2013)

U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich tries to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Kornbluth
CAST:  Robert Reich  •  Dolly Parton  •  Tyne Daly  •  Lily Tomlin

U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich tries to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Kornbluth
CAST:  Robert Reich  •  Dolly Parton  •  Tyne Daly  •  Lily Tomlin

T.R. Baskin (1971)

Enthusiastic young woman runs away to Chicago to start a new life. She is soon confronted with the emotional coldness of the big city and has to search for her place in the scheme of things.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Boyle  •  James Caan  •  Marcia Rodd

Enthusiastic young woman runs away to Chicago to start a new life. She is soon confronted with the emotional coldness of the big city and has to search for her place in the scheme of things.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Boyle  •  James Caan  •  Marcia Rodd

The Hunting Party (1971)

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Medford
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Gene Hackman  •  Candice Bergen  •  Simon Oakland

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Medford
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Gene Hackman  •  Candice Bergen  •  Simon Oakland
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