Brie Larson

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. When she relocated to Los Angeles, she began her acting career in 1998 with a comedy sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She appeared as a regular in the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad and briefly dabbled with a music career, releasing the album Finally Out of P.E. in 2005. Larson subsequently played supporting roles in the comedy films Hoot (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and 21 Jump Street (2012), and appeared as a sardonic teenager in the television series United States of Tara (2009–2011). Her breakthrough leading role was in Short Term 12 (2013), and she continued to take on supporting parts in The Spectacular Now (2013), and Trainwreck (2015). For her role in the drama Room (2015), Larson won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The 2017 film Kong: Skull Island marked her first big-budget release, after which she starred as Carol Danvers in the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. Larson has also co-written and co-directed two short films, including The Arm (2012), which received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She made her feature film directorial debut in ...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Chris Evans

As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Chris Evans

13 Going on 30 (2004)

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After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

Farce of the Penguins (2007)

In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Applegate  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Jason Alexander

In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Applegate  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Jason Alexander

Hoot (2006)

A young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wil Shriner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Logan Lerman  •  Brie Larson  •  Tim Blake Nelson

A young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wil Shriner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Logan Lerman  •  Brie Larson  •  Tim Blake Nelson

Right on Track (2003)

Based a on a true story about two sisters who came out on top of a man's sport. The story is based on Erica and Courtney Enders, two sisters who get in to junior drag racing and make it all the way to the top. The two sisters fight a battle of fellow racers who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duwayne Dunham
CAST:  Beverley Mitchell  •  Brie Larson  •  Jon Lindstrom  •  Jodi Russell

Based a on a true story about two sisters who came out on top of a man's sport. The story is based on Erica and Courtney Enders, two sisters who get in to junior drag racing and make it all the way to the top. The two sisters fight a battle of fellow racers who are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duwayne Dunham
CAST:  Beverley Mitchell  •  Brie Larson  •  Jon Lindstrom  •  Jodi Russell

Sleepover (2004)

As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they take part in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Nussbaum
CAST:  Alexa PenaVega  •  Mika Boorem  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Sam Huntington

As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they take part in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Nussbaum
CAST:  Alexa PenaVega  •  Mika Boorem  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Sam Huntington

Greenberg (2010)

A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Baumbach
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Ben Stiller  •  Chris Messina  •  Koby Rouviere

A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Baumbach
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Ben Stiller  •  Chris Messina  •  Koby Rouviere

21 Jump Street (2012)

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In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Brie Larson  •  Ellie Kemper

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Brie Larson  •  Ellie Kemper

Rampart (2011)

Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oren Moverman
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Ben Foster  •  Robin Wright

Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oren Moverman
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Ben Foster  •  Robin Wright

Treatment (2011)

All his life, Leonard has dreamed of being a famous filmmaker, but he's better at making excuses than making art. A chance encounter with a wasted A-list movie star could be his lucky break. All he has to do is come up with $15,000 to join the actor at a luxury ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Nelson  •  Steven Schardt
CAST:  Joshua Leonard  •  Sean Nelson  •  Ross Partridge  •  Jessica Makinson

All his life, Leonard has dreamed of being a famous filmmaker, but he's better at making excuses than making art. A chance encounter with a wasted A-list movie star could be his lucky break. All he has to do is come up with $15,000 to join the actor at a luxury ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Nelson  •  Steven Schardt
CAST:  Joshua Leonard  •  Sean Nelson  •  Ross Partridge  •  Jessica Makinson

House Broken (2009)

In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Harper
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Brie Larson  •  Katey Sagal  •  Skyler Stone

In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Harper
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Brie Larson  •  Katey Sagal  •  Skyler Stone

The Glass Castle (2017)

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Max Greenfield

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Max Greenfield

Short Term 12 (2013)

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Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, helps at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Kaitlyn Dever  •  Melora Walters

Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, helps at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Kaitlyn Dever  •  Melora Walters

The Spectacular Now (2013)

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Sutter, a popular party animal, unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger's lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ponsoldt
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Shailene Woodley  •  Brie Larson  •  Masam Holden

Sutter, a popular party animal, unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger's lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ponsoldt
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Shailene Woodley  •  Brie Larson  •  Masam Holden

Don Jon (2013)

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A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tony Danza

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tony Danza

Smorgasbord (2011)

Clara, a young woman dealing with insecurities about her body while working at an all-you-can-eat buffet, falls for the least likely of men. This is a story of Beauty finding the Prince inside the Beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Glynn
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Sarah Ramos  •  Joe Wiebe  •  Jordan James Smith

Clara, a young woman dealing with insecurities about her body while working at an all-you-can-eat buffet, falls for the least likely of men. This is a story of Beauty finding the Prince inside the Beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Glynn
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Sarah Ramos  •  Joe Wiebe  •  Jordan James Smith

The Arm (2012)

In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve - a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. But when Genevieve dies while texting and driving it forces Chance to realize he was never in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brie Larson  •  Sarah Ramos  •  Jessie Ennis
CAST:  Miles Heizer  •  Logan Miller  •  Audrey Corsa  •  Jessica Makinson

In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve - a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. But when Genevieve dies while texting and driving it forces Chance to realize he was never in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brie Larson  •  Sarah Ramos  •  Jessie Ennis
CAST:  Miles Heizer  •  Logan Miller  •  Audrey Corsa  •  Jessica Makinson

The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of his mother has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Knowles
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Lucy Liu  •  Sarah Shahi  •  Brie Larson

35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of his mother has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Knowles
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Lucy Liu  •  Sarah Shahi  •  Brie Larson

Remember the Daze (2008)

During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is secretly a lesbian, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Manafort
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Alexa PenaVega  •  Katrina Begin  •  Melonie Diaz

During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is secretly a lesbian, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Manafort
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Alexa PenaVega  •  Katrina Begin  •  Melonie Diaz

Just Peck (2009)

At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with parents who schedule ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael A. Nickles
CAST:  Keir Gilchrist  •  Tiya Sircar  •  Brie Larson  •  Marcia Cross

At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with parents who schedule ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael A. Nickles
CAST:  Keir Gilchrist  •  Tiya Sircar  •  Brie Larson  •  Marcia Cross
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