Lili Taylor

Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress who is known for her distinctive character roles across independent films, feature films and television. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award and three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Taylor's notable film roles are Mystic Pizza (1988), Say Anything... (1989), Dogfight (1991), Short Cuts (1993), The Addiction (1995), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), Ransom (1996), The Haunting (1999), Public Enemies (2009), The Conjuring (2013), and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015). In television, Taylor has appeared in Six Feet Under, Hemlock Grove, and Almost Human. For starring in the anthology series American Crime, she earned critical acclaim. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lili Taylor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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High Fidelity (2000)

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When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Iben Hjejle  •  Todd Louiso  •  Jack Black

Arizona Dream (1993)

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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emir Kusturica
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Lili Taylor

An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emir Kusturica
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Lili Taylor

Cold Fever (1995)

A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Lili Taylor  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Gísli Halldórsson

A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Lili Taylor  •  Fisher Stevens  •  Gísli Halldórsson

Dogfight (1991)

In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Lili Taylor  •  Richard Panebianco  •  Anthony Clark

In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Lili Taylor  •  Richard Panebianco  •  Anthony Clark

Live from Baghdad (2002)

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A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Pecker (1998)

A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Edward Furlong  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Mark Joy

A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Edward Furlong  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Mark Joy

Ready to Wear (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

The Promotion (2008)

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Conrad
CAST:  Seann William Scott  •  John C. Reilly  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Lili Taylor

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Conrad
CAST:  Seann William Scott  •  John C. Reilly  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Lili Taylor

Ransom (1996)

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When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Gary Sinise  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Rene Russo

Say Anything... (1989)

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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ione Skye  •  John Mahoney  •  Lili Taylor

A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ione Skye  •  John Mahoney  •  Lili Taylor

She's Having a Baby (1988)

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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Short Cuts (1993)

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

The Haunting (1999)

Dr. David Marrow invites Eleanor Vance, Luke Sanderson, and Theo to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself — and they soon see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lili Taylor

Dr. David Marrow invites Eleanor Vance, Luke Sanderson, and Theo to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself — and they soon see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lili Taylor

The Impostors (1998)

Wrongly accused of physically abusing a fellow actor, starving thespians Arthur and Maurice find themselves pursued by the law aboard a cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tucci
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Walker Jones

Wrongly accused of physically abusing a fellow actor, starving thespians Arthur and Maurice find themselves pursued by the law aboard a cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tucci
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Walker Jones

The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Gretchen Mol  •  Chris Bauer  •  Jared Harris  •  Sarah Paulson

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Gretchen Mol  •  Chris Bauer  •  Jared Harris  •  Sarah Paulson

The Weather Underground (2002)

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Siegel  •  Sam Green
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Bernardine Dohrn  •  Mark Rudd  •  Brian Flanagan

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Siegel  •  Sam Green
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Bernardine Dohrn  •  Mark Rudd  •  Brian Flanagan

Rudy (1993)

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Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Jon Favreau  •  Ned Beatty  •  Greta Lind

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Jon Favreau  •  Ned Beatty  •  Greta Lind

I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Jared Harris  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Stephen Dorff

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Jared Harris  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Stephen Dorff

Mystic Pizza (1988)

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Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Annabeth Gish  •  Julia Roberts  •  Lili Taylor  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Annabeth Gish  •  Julia Roberts  •  Lili Taylor  •  Vincent D'Onofrio
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