Viola Davis

Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. Known primarily as a stage actress, Davis won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for her role in King Hedley II (2001). She won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in Fences. She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004). Her films include Traffic (2000), Antwone Fisher (2002), and Solaris (2002). Her performance in Doubt (2008) was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Description above from the Wikipedia article Viola Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

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Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Cecelia Ann Birt  •  Matt Damon

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Cecelia Ann Birt  •  Matt Damon

Prisoners (2013)

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Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello

Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Boden  •  Ryan Fleck
CAST:  Keir Gilchrist  •  Emma Roberts  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Lauren Graham

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Boden  •  Ryan Fleck
CAST:  Keir Gilchrist  •  Emma Roberts  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Lauren Graham

Ender's Game (2013)

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Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

Kate & Leopold (2001)

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When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spends with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Breckin Meyer

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spends with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Breckin Meyer

Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

Disturbia (2007)

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Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Far from Heaven (2002)

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Patricia Clarkson

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Patricia Clarkson

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  50 Cent  •  Joy Bryant  •  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje  •  Omar Benson Miller

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  50 Cent  •  Joy Bryant  •  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje  •  Omar Benson Miller

Out of Sight (1998)

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Jim Robinson

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Jim Robinson

Solaris (2002)

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A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Viola Davis  •  Jeremy Davies

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Viola Davis  •  Jeremy Davies

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Matt Damon  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Chris Cooper

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

World Trade Center (2006)

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

The Pentagon Wars (1998)

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Cary Elwes  •  Viola Davis  •  John C. McGinley

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Cary Elwes  •  Viola Davis  •  John C. McGinley

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)

In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence as the winner of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Allen
CAST:  Fantasia Barrino  •  Viola Davis  •  Loretta Devine  •  Ashley LeConte Campbell

In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence as the winner of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Allen
CAST:  Fantasia Barrino  •  Viola Davis  •  Loretta Devine  •  Ashley LeConte Campbell

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2014)

Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ned Benson
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Bill Hader  •  Viola Davis

Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ned Benson
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Bill Hader  •  Viola Davis

Get on Up (2014)

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Eversman

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Eversman

Won't Back Down (2012)

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Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community's broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Ving Rhames  •  Lance Reddick

Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community's broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Ving Rhames  •  Lance Reddick

Lila & Eve (2015)

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Shea Whigham  •  Aml Ameen

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Shea Whigham  •  Aml Ameen
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