Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959) is an American film and theatre actress. Harden's breakthrough role was in The First Wives Club (1996) which was followed by several roles which gained her wider fame including the hit comedy Flubber (1997) and Meet Joe Black (1998). She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lee Krasner in Pollock (2000). She has starred in a string of successful mainstream and independent movies, such as Space Cowboys (2000), Into the Wild (2007) and The Mist (2007). Harden’s recent credits include Lasse Hallstrom’s film, The Hoax, opposite Richard Gere, and The Walt Disney Company’s The Invisible, directed by David S Goyer. She was also recently seen in Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Dead Girl, directed by Karen Moncrief and starring Toni Colette, Kerry Washington, Mary Steenburgen and Brittany Murphy. In 2009, Harden received a Tony Award for the Broadway play God of Carnage. She has been nominated for an Emmy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award two times. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Into the Wild (2007)

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After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

American Dreamz (2006)

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mandy Moore  •  Willem Dafoe

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mandy Moore  •  Willem Dafoe

American Gun (2005)

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aric Avelino
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lisa Long

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aric Avelino
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lisa Long

Bad News Bears (2005)

Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head of a rag-tag group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ken Medlock  •  Aman Johal  •  Greg Kinnear

Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head of a rag-tag group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ken Medlock  •  Aman Johal  •  Greg Kinnear

Flubber (1997)

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Raymond J. Barry

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Raymond J. Barry

Footloose (1984)

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  John Lithgow  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Chris Penn

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  John Lithgow  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Chris Penn

Meet Joe Black (1998)

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When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Claire Forlani  •  Jeffrey Tambor

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Brest
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Claire Forlani  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  John Turturro  •  Jon Polito

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  John Turturro  •  Jon Polito

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

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The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Mystic River (2003)

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The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Tim Robbins  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Marcia Gay Harden

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Tim Robbins  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Marcia Gay Harden

P.S. (2004)

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Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart who was killed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dylan Kidd
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Lois Smith  •  Paul Rudd

Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinstadt, the same name of her high school sweetheart who was killed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dylan Kidd
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Lois Smith  •  Paul Rudd

Pollock (2000)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

She's Too Young (2004)

A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother discovers that her "good girl" daughter is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners that results in an outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Alexis Dziena  •  Mike Erwin  •  Miriam McDonald

A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother discovers that her "good girl" daughter is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners that results in an outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Alexis Dziena  •  Mike Erwin  •  Miriam McDonald

Space Cowboys (2000)

Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Donald Sutherland  •  James Garner

Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Donald Sutherland  •  James Garner

Spy Hard (1996)

The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Friedberg
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Nicollette Sheridan  •  Charles Durning  •  Marcia Gay Harden

The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Friedberg
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Nicollette Sheridan  •  Charles Durning  •  Marcia Gay Harden

The First Wives Club (1996)

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Diane Keaton  •  Maggie Smith

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Diane Keaton  •  Maggie Smith

The Invisible (2007)

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  Justin Chatwin  •  Margarita Levieva  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Chris Marquette

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  Justin Chatwin  •  Margarita Levieva  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Chris Marquette

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate (Ray Romano).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Gene Hackman  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Maura Tierney

A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate (Ray Romano).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Gene Hackman  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Maura Tierney

Desperate Measures (1998)

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Andy García  •  Brian Cox  •  Marcia Gay Harden

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Andy García  •  Brian Cox  •  Marcia Gay Harden

Casa de los Babys (2003)

A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the women to live in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Daryl Hannah  •  Lili Taylor  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Marcia Gay Harden

A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the women to live in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Daryl Hannah  •  Lili Taylor  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Marcia Gay Harden
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