Tilda Swinton

Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton (born 5 November 1960) is a British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Michael Clayton.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Vanilla Sky (2001)

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David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Kurt Russell

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Kurt Russell

Adaptation. (2002)

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A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chris Cooper  •  Tilda Swinton

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chris Cooper  •  Tilda Swinton

Broken Flowers (2005)

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As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

Conceiving Ada (1999)

Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the "difference ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Hershman Leeson
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Francesca Faridany  •  Timothy Leary  •  Karen Black

Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the "difference ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Hershman Leeson
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Francesca Faridany  •  Timothy Leary  •  Karen Black

Constantine (2005)

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John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Djimon Hounsou

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Djimon Hounsou

Edward II (1991)

England, 14th century. King Edward II falls in love with Piers Gaveston, a young man of humble origins, whom he honors with favors and titles of nobility. The cold and jealous Queen Isabella conspires with the evil Mortimer to get rid of Gaveston, overthrow her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  John Lynch  •  Steven Waddington  •  Andrew Tiernan  •  Nigel Terry

England, 14th century. King Edward II falls in love with Piers Gaveston, a young man of humble origins, whom he honors with favors and titles of nobility. The cold and jealous Queen Isabella conspires with the evil Mortimer to get rid of Gaveston, overthrow her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  John Lynch  •  Steven Waddington  •  Andrew Tiernan  •  Nigel Terry

Orlando (1992)

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England, 1600. Queen Elizabeth I promises Orlando, a young nobleman obsessed with poetry, that she will grant him land and fortune if he agrees to satisfy a very particular request.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sally Potter
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Quentin Crisp  •  Jimmy Somerville  •  John Wood

England, 1600. Queen Elizabeth I promises Orlando, a young nobleman obsessed with poetry, that she will grant him land and fortune if he agrees to satisfy a very particular request.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sally Potter
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Quentin Crisp  •  Jimmy Somerville  •  John Wood

Teknolust (2002)

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Hershman Leeson
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Davies  •  James Urbaniak  •  Karen Black

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Hershman Leeson
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Davies  •  James Urbaniak  •  Karen Black

The Beach (2000)

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Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Staffan Kihlbom

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Staffan Kihlbom

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

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One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson
CAST:  Ben Barnes  •  William Moseley  •  Anna Popplewell  •  Skandar Keynes

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson
CAST:  Ben Barnes  •  William Moseley  •  Anna Popplewell  •  Skandar Keynes

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson
CAST:  Georgie Henley  •  Skandar Keynes  •  William Moseley  •  Anna Popplewell

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson
CAST:  Georgie Henley  •  Skandar Keynes  •  William Moseley  •  Anna Popplewell

The War Zone (1999)

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Roth
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Lara Belmont  •  Colin Farrell

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Roth
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Lara Belmont  •  Colin Farrell

Young Adam (2003)

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Peter Mullan  •  Emily Mortimer

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Peter Mullan  •  Emily Mortimer

Blue (1993)

Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Derek Jarman  •  John Quentin

Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Derek Jarman  •  John Quentin

The Statement (2003)

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Alan Bates

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Alan Bates

Caravaggio (1986)

As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with a dashing gambler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Sean Bean  •  Robbie Coltrane

As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with a dashing gambler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Sean Bean  •  Robbie Coltrane

The Garden (1990)

A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Johnny Mills  •  Pete Lee-Wilson  •  Spencer Leigh

A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  Johnny Mills  •  Pete Lee-Wilson  •  Spencer Leigh

The Last of England (1989)

The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  'Spring' Mark Adley  •  Gay Gaynor  •  Spencer Leigh

The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Tilda Swinton  •  'Spring' Mark Adley  •  Gay Gaynor  •  Spencer Leigh
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