Judy Davis

Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Australian actress best known for her roles in Husbands and Wives, Barton Fink, A Passage to India and in the TV miniseries Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. Davis first came to attention for her role as the fiery Sybylla Melvyn in the 1979 film My Brilliant Career. She has won many acting awards, including two Golden Globe Awards, three Emmy Awards, one BAFTA and five AFI Awards. She has also been nominated twice for an Academy Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Judy Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Barton Fink (1991)

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

To Rome with Love (2012)

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Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing voice, and he seizes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Woody Allen  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Penélope Cruz

Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing voice, and he seizes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Woody Allen  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Penélope Cruz

A Passage to India (1984)

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Absolute Power (1997)

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

Celebrity (1998)

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle

Husbands and Wives (1992)

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Sydney Pollack  •  Liam Neeson

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Sydney Pollack  •  Liam Neeson

Impromptu (1991)

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

Marie Antoinette (2006)

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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Judy Davis  •  Rip Torn

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Judy Davis  •  Rip Torn

Naked Lunch (1991)

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Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Judy Davis  •  Ian Holm  •  Julian Sands

Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Judy Davis  •  Ian Holm  •  Julian Sands

The Break-Up (2006)

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Cole Hauser

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Cole Hauser

The Ref (1994)

Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. The gunman is Gus, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Judy Davis  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Glynis Johns

Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. The gunman is Gus, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Judy Davis  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Glynis Johns

Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

An English widow goes to Italy, falls in love with a dentist's son and marries him, against her straitlaced family's wishes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Helen Mirren  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Barbara Jefford

An English widow goes to Italy, falls in love with a dentist's son and marries him, against her straitlaced family's wishes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Helen Mirren  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Barbara Jefford

Alice (1990)

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  William Hurt  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Alec Baldwin

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  William Hurt  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Alec Baldwin

Dark Blood (2012)

Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Judy Davis  •  T. Dan Hopkins

Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Judy Davis  •  T. Dan Hopkins

Georgia (1989)

A young woman investigates the death of her mother, who drowned when her daughter was still a baby. The question is: was it murder, suicide or merely an accident?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Lewin
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  John Bach  •  Julia Blake  •  Alex Menglet

A young woman investigates the death of her mother, who drowned when her daughter was still a baby. The question is: was it murder, suicide or merely an accident?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Lewin
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  John Bach  •  Julia Blake  •  Alex Menglet

Who Dares Wins (1982)

When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But Skellen's dismissal is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Sharp
CAST:  Lewis Collins  •  Judy Davis  •  Richard Widmark  •  Edward Woodward

When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But Skellen's dismissal is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Sharp
CAST:  Lewis Collins  •  Judy Davis  •  Richard Widmark  •  Edward Woodward

Blood and Wine (1996)

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Judy Davis

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Judy Davis

The Man Who Sued God (2001)

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

Riding a Train of Thoughts (2014)

A documentary directed by Julien Lecat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Lecat
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Reif Larsen  •  Kyle Catlett  •  Guillaume Laurant

A documentary directed by Julien Lecat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Lecat
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Reif Larsen  •  Kyle Catlett  •  Guillaume Laurant
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