Claire Danes

An American actress of television, stage and film. She has appeared in roles as diverse as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, as Yvaine in Stardust and as Temple Grandin in the HBO TV film Temple Grandin. Description above from the Wikipedia article Claire Danes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Brokedown Palace (1999)

Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jacqueline Kim

Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jacqueline Kim

Home for the Holidays (1995)

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Charles Durning

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Charles Durning

How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Igby Goes Down (2002)

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Kieran Culkin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Jared Harris

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Kieran Culkin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Jared Harris

It's All About Love (2003)

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

Les Misérables (1998)

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Uma Thurman  •  Claire Danes

Little Women (1994)

With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Samantha Mathis

With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Armstrong
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Samantha Mathis

Shopgirl (2005)

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Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bridgette Wilson

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bridgette Wilson

Stage Beauty (2004)

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Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Stardust (2007)

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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

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started. Good thing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Mostow
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Nick Stahl  •  Claire Danes  •  Kristanna Loken

It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started. Good thing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Mostow
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Nick Stahl  •  Claire Danes  •  Kristanna Loken

The Family Stone (2005)

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bezucha
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Diane Keaton  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Dermot Mulroney

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bezucha
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Diane Keaton  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Dermot Mulroney

The Hours (2002)

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"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Julianne Moore  •  Meryl Streep  •  Stephen Dillane

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Julianne Moore  •  Meryl Streep  •  Stephen Dillane

The Mod Squad (1999)

Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Silver
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Omar Epps  •  Dennis Farina

Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Silver
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Omar Epps  •  Dennis Farina

The Rainmaker (1997)

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When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Danny DeVito  •  Danny Glover  •  Claire Danes

When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Danny DeVito  •  Danny Glover  •  Claire Danes

U Turn (1997)

When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Joaquin Phoenix

When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Nick Nolte  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Joaquin Phoenix

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 Rage in Placid Lake (2003)

Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on graduation night, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony McNamara
CAST:  Jordan Brooking  •  Ben Lee  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Richardson

Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on graduation night, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony McNamara
CAST:  Jordan Brooking  •  Ben Lee  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Richardson

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Peter Gallagher  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Claire Danes  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Peter Gallagher  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Claire Danes  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Geoffrey Beene 30 (1993)

A profile of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene, on his 30 years in the industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Kalin
CAST:  Eunice Anderson  •  Belinda Becker  •  Nicole Burdette  •  Claire Danes

A profile of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene, on his 30 years in the industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Kalin
CAST:  Eunice Anderson  •  Belinda Becker  •  Nicole Burdette  •  Claire Danes
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