Diane Venora

Diane Venora (born August 10, 1952) is an American stage, television, and film actress.

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Heat (1995)

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Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

Surviving Picasso (1996)

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

Hamlet (2000)

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

The 13th Warrior (1999)

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A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Vladimir Kulich  •  Dennis Storhøi  •  Daniel Southern

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Vladimir Kulich  •  Dennis Storhøi  •  Daniel Southern

The Insider (1999)

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Russell Crowe  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Diane Venora

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Russell Crowe  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Diane Venora

The Jackal (1997)

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Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Richard Gere  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Diane Venora

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Richard Gere  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Diane Venora

True Crime (1999)

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Isaiah Washington  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Diane Venora

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Isaiah Washington  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Diane Venora

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

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In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Claire Danes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Harold Perrineau

In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Claire Danes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Harold Perrineau

The Cotton Club (1984)

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Diane Lane  •  Bob Hoskins  •  James Remar

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Diane Lane  •  Bob Hoskins  •  James Remar

F/X (1986)

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Diane Venora  •  Cliff DeYoung

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Diane Venora  •  Cliff DeYoung

Wolfen (1981)

A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victims were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Wadleigh
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Diane Venora  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Gregory Hines

A city cop is assigned to solve a bizarre set of violent murders where it appears that the victims were killed by animals. In his pursuit he learns of an Indian legend about wolf spirits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Wadleigh
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Diane Venora  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Gregory Hines

Bird (1988)

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Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Diane Venora  •  Keith David  •  Damon Whitaker

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Diane Venora  •  Keith David  •  Damon Whitaker

The Young Girl and the Monsoon (2001)

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A photojournalist (Terry Kinney) upsets his daughter (Ellen Muth) and loses his girlfriend (Mili Avital) by covering stories in remote and dangerous locations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ryan
CAST:  Terry Kinney  •  Ellen Muth  •  Mili Avital  •  Domenick Lombardozzi

A photojournalist (Terry Kinney) upsets his daughter (Ellen Muth) and loses his girlfriend (Mili Avital) by covering stories in remote and dangerous locations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ryan
CAST:  Terry Kinney  •  Ellen Muth  •  Mili Avital  •  Domenick Lombardozzi

Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (1983)

Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole is an unabashedly biased recreation of the controversy concerning the "conquering" of the North Pole. Robert E. Peary (Rod Steiger), a US Navy commander and shameless self-promoter, sets out through Arctic wastes in 1909 to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Rod Steiger  •  Diane Venora  •  Michael Gross

Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole is an unabashedly biased recreation of the controversy concerning the "conquering" of the North Pole. Robert E. Peary (Rod Steiger), a US Navy commander and shameless self-promoter, sets out through Arctic wastes in 1909 to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Rod Steiger  •  Diane Venora  •  Michael Gross

Terminal Choice (1985)

A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Frank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to malpractice. For his defense he investigates with help of doctor Anna Lang. Soon they find out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sheldon Larry
CAST:  Joe Spano  •  Diane Venora  •  David McCallum  •  Robert Joy

A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Frank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to malpractice. For his defense he investigates with help of doctor Anna Lang. Soon they find out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sheldon Larry
CAST:  Joe Spano  •  Diane Venora  •  David McCallum  •  Robert Joy

The Wish List (2010)

Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and discovers that life and love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Jennifer Esposito  •  David Sutcliffe  •  Richard Portnow  •  Mark Deklin

Sarah Fisher, an overly organized, by-the-numbers kind of woman, makes a "wish list" of all the qualities and traits her future husband should have. After finding the perfect man, she falls for a guy who meets none of her criteria and discovers that life and love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Jennifer Esposito  •  David Sutcliffe  •  Richard Portnow  •  Mark Deklin

Little Hercules (2009)

Little Hercules travels from Mt. Olympus to live life as a mortal in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohamed Khashoggi
CAST:  Richard Sandrak  •  Hulk Hogan  •  Elliott Gould  •  Diane Venora

Little Hercules travels from Mt. Olympus to live life as a mortal in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohamed Khashoggi
CAST:  Richard Sandrak  •  Hulk Hogan  •  Elliott Gould  •  Diane Venora

Breaking Dawn (2004)

Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life on the outside tread ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Edwin Robinson
CAST:  Kelly Overton  •  James Haven  •  Sarah-Jane Potts  •  Hank Harris

Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life on the outside tread ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Edwin Robinson
CAST:  Kelly Overton  •  James Haven  •  Sarah-Jane Potts  •  Hank Harris

Follow the Prophet (2009)

Follow the Prophet is an American film that was written by and stars Robert Chimento, which was created to show how polygamist lifestyles affect the children involved. In the film, a young girl escaping from a polygamist cult is aided by an Army Colonel and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Ann Rosenberg
CAST:  Robert Chimento  •  Annie Burgstede  •  Diane Venora

Follow the Prophet is an American film that was written by and stars Robert Chimento, which was created to show how polygamist lifestyles affect the children involved. In the film, a young girl escaping from a polygamist cult is aided by an Army Colonel and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Ann Rosenberg
CAST:  Robert Chimento  •  Annie Burgstede  •  Diane Venora

Heartbreak Hospital (2002)

Neely, an aspiring actress, gets a role on the popular soap opera "Heartbreak Hospital." Her neighbor, Lottie, a huge fan of the show, can't differentiate between fiction and reality, and her obsession and jealousy endanger Neely and the rest of the cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruedi Gerber
CAST:  Chelsea Altman  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Diane Venora  •  John Shea

Neely, an aspiring actress, gets a role on the popular soap opera "Heartbreak Hospital." Her neighbor, Lottie, a huge fan of the show, can't differentiate between fiction and reality, and her obsession and jealousy endanger Neely and the rest of the cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruedi Gerber
CAST:  Chelsea Altman  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Diane Venora  •  John Shea
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