Cloris Leachman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926 – January 26, 2021) was an American actress and comedian, whose career spanned over seven decades. She won various accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, most awarded actress in Emmy history. In addition, she won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Leachman's breakthrough role was the nosy and cunning landlady Phyllis Lindstrom in the landmark CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–75), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1974 and 1975; its spin-off, Phyllis (1975–77), earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actress – Musical or Comedy.

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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Regina Hall  •  Craig Bierko  •  Bill Pullman

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Regina Hall  •  Craig Bierko  •  Bill Pullman

Alex & Emma (2003)

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Kate Hudson  •  Sophie Marceau  •  David Paymer

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Kate Hudson  •  Sophie Marceau  •  David Paymer

American Cowslip (2009)

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

Bad Santa (2003)

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A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

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Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Mike Judge  •  Bruce Willis  •  Demi Moore  •  Robert Stack

Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Mike Judge  •  Bruce Willis  •  Demi Moore  •  Robert Stack

Beerfest (2006)

During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their Old Country cousins sneer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Chandrasekhar
CAST:  Erik Stolhanske  •  Jay Chandrasekhar  •  Steve Lemme  •  Kevin Heffernan

During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their Old Country cousins sneer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Chandrasekhar
CAST:  Erik Stolhanske  •  Jay Chandrasekhar  •  Steve Lemme  •  Kevin Heffernan

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Strother Martin

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Strother Martin

Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Cloris Leachman  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Stephen W. Burns  •  Elyssa Davalos

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Cloris Leachman  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Stephen W. Burns  •  Elyssa Davalos

High Anxiety (1977)

A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Harvey Korman

A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Harvey Korman

History of the World: Part I (1981)

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An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Ralph Meeker  •  Albert Dekker  •  Paul Stewart  •  Juano Hernández

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Ralph Meeker  •  Albert Dekker  •  Paul Stewart  •  Juano Hernández

Love Hurts (1990)

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Cynthia Sikes  •  Judith Ivey  •  John Mahoney

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Cynthia Sikes  •  Judith Ivey  •  John Mahoney

My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)

The first day of Spring is on its way and the Little Ponies are preparing for it with a big festival. But all the fun may come to an end if the witch Hydia has her way! Can the Ponies defeat Hydia and her evil daughters, Reeka and Draggle? More importantly, can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Joens
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Rhea Perlman

The first day of Spring is on its way and the Little Ponies are preparing for it with a big festival. But all the fun may come to an end if the witch Hydia has her way! Can the Ponies defeat Hydia and her evil daughters, Reeka and Draggle? More importantly, can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Joens
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Rhea Perlman

Never Too Late (1996)

Four old friends reunite to investigate the death of a good friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giles Walker
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jean Lapointe  •  Jan Rubeš  •  Cloris Leachman

Four old friends reunite to investigate the death of a good friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giles Walker
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jean Lapointe  •  Jan Rubeš  •  Cloris Leachman

Sky High (2005)

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Michael Angarano  •  Kurt Russell  •  Kelly Preston  •  Danielle Panabaker

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Michael Angarano  •  Kurt Russell  •  Kelly Preston  •  Danielle Panabaker

Spanglish (2004)

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Téa Leoni  •  Paz Vega  •  Cloris Leachman

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Téa Leoni  •  Paz Vega  •  Cloris Leachman

Texasville (1990)

Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. His wife Karla drinks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Annie Potts  •  Randy Quaid

Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. His wife Karla drinks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Annie Potts  •  Randy Quaid

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Jim Varney  •  Diedrich Bader  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Cloris Leachman

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Jim Varney  •  Diedrich Bader  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Cloris Leachman

The Iron Giant (1999)

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In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

The Last Picture Show (1971)

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures. Duane eyes the army ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Timothy Bottoms  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Ben Johnson

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures. Duane eyes the army ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Timothy Bottoms  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Ben Johnson
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