Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and producer. She has received many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and three nominations for Academy Award. Pfeiffer began to pursue an acting career in 1978 and had her first leading role in the musical film Grease 2 (1982). Frustrated with being typecast as the token pretty girl, she actively pursued more serious material and had her breakthrough role as gangster moll Elvira Hancock in the crime film Scarface (1983). Further success came with leading roles in the fantasy feature The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and the comedy Married to the Mob (1988). Her roles in Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) garnered her two consecutive Academy Award nominations, for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively; her portrayal of lounge singer Susie Diamond in the latter is one of the most acclaimed of her career. Pfeiffer went on to star as Catwoman / Selina Kyle in Tim Burton's superhero film Batman Returns (1992), following which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress and earned a third Academy Award nomination for playing a troubled housewife in Love Field (1992). She continued to gain praise for her performances in the dramas The Age of Innocence (1993) and White Oleander (2002), and the horror films Wolf (1994) and What Lies Beneath (2000). During this time, she also produced a series of films under her production company Via Rosa Productions. After a ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

A film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy about lovers whose romantic affections are manipulated by fairy magic. The setting is updated to a Tuscan hill town in the late 19th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Rupert Everett  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Sophie Marceau

A film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy about lovers whose romantic affections are manipulated by fairy magic. The setting is updated to a Tuscan hill town in the late 19th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Rupert Everett  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Sophie Marceau

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

Batman Returns (1992)

Action-packedEnjoyableThrillingWhimsical

While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin, an employee of a corrupt businessman transforms into the Catwoman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin, an employee of a corrupt businessman transforms into the Catwoman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

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

Dangerous Minds (1995)

Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns to the classroom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John N. Smith
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  George Dzundza  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Robin Bartlett

Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns to the classroom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John N. Smith
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  George Dzundza  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Robin Bartlett

Frankie and Johnny (1991)

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Al Pacino  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Kate Nelligan

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Al Pacino  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Kate Nelligan

Grease 2 (1982)

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Birch
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Lorna Luft  •  Maureen Teefy

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Birch
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Lorna Luft  •  Maureen Teefy

Hairspray (2007)

Musical

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

I Am Sam (2001)

Depressing

Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessie Nelson
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Dianne Wiest

Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessie Nelson
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Dianne Wiest

I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Paul Rudd  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Stacey Dash

Into the Night (1985)

OriginalEnjoyableAdventurous

Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Carmen Argenziano  •  Stacey Pickren

Ladyhawke (1985)

EpicRomanticClassicAdventurous

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Alfred Molina

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Alfred Molina

Married to the Mob (1988)

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

Scarface (1983)

ViolentAction-packedClassicEnjoyable

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Stardust (2007)

CharmingFantasticalAdventurousRomantic

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Claire Danes  •  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

The Age of Innocence (1993)

Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Winona Ryder  •  Alexis Smith

Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Winona Ryder  •  Alexis Smith

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ellie Raab

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ellie Raab

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

UpliftingEnjoyableMusicalEpic

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Up Close & Personal (1996)

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joe Mantegna

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joe Mantegna

What Lies Beneath (2000)

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Diana Scarwid  •  James Remar

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Diana Scarwid  •  James Remar
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