Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pinault (born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez; September 2, 1966) is a Mexican and American actress and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and starred in the film El Callejón de los Milagros (Miracle Alley) for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991, Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in films such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West, and Dogma (both 1999). Hayek's breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida, as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, for which she was nominated for Best Actress for the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Film Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and which she also produced. This movie received widespread attention and was a critical and commercial success. Hayek won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special for The Maldonado Miracle in 2004, and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series after guest-starring in the ABC television comedy-drama Ugly Betty in 2007. She also guest-starred on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2009 to 2013. In 2017, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Beatriz at Dinner. Hayek's subsequent films include Grown Ups (2010), Puss in Boots (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Tale of Tales (2015), Sausage Party (2016), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Like a Boss (2020) and The ...

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Grown Ups 2 (2013)

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Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises—the last day of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kevin James  •  Chris Rock  •  David Spade

Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises—the last day of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kevin James  •  Chris Rock  •  David Spade

Grown Ups (2010)

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After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Salma Hayek  •  Maria Bello  •  Steve Buscemi

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Salma Hayek  •  Maria Bello  •  Steve Buscemi

Across the Universe (2007)

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When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dana Fuchs

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in the United States, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, who joins the growing anti-war movement. As the body count in Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dana Fuchs

Searching for Debra Winger (2002)

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

54 (1998)

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Christopher
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Salma Hayek  •  Mike Myers  •  Neve Campbell

Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Christopher
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Salma Hayek  •  Mike Myers  •  Neve Campbell

After the Sunset (2004)

An FBI agent is suspicious of two master thieves, quietly enjoying their retirement near what may - or may not - be the biggest score of their careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Salma Hayek  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Troy Garity

An FBI agent is suspicious of two master thieves, quietly enjoying their retirement near what may - or may not - be the biggest score of their careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Salma Hayek  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Troy Garity

Ask the Dust (2006)

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Towne
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Salma Hayek  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Eileen Atkins

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Towne
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Salma Hayek  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Eileen Atkins

Bandidas (2006)

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Desperado (1995)

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Mariachi plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho, for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend and a beautiful bookstore owner, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

Mariachi plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho, for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend and a beautiful bookstore owner, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

Dogma (1999)

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The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Matt Damon  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Jason Mewes

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Matt Damon  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Jason Mewes

Fled (1996)

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Salma Hayek  •  Will Patton

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Salma Hayek  •  Will Patton

Frida (2002)

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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Johnny Depp  •  Eva Mendes

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Johnny Depp  •  Eva Mendes

Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

The Faculty (1998)

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

Timecode (2000)

A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering divorce, while Rose's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Xander Berkeley  •  Golden Brooks  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Viveka Davis

A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering divorce, while Rose's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Xander Berkeley  •  Golden Brooks  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Viveka Davis

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

Wild Wild West (1999)

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Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Kevin Kline  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Salma Hayek

Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Kevin Kline  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Salma Hayek

Fools Rush In (1997)

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Matthew Perry  •  Salma Hayek  •  Jon Tenney  •  Siobhan Fallon Hogan

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Matthew Perry  •  Salma Hayek  •  Jon Tenney  •  Siobhan Fallon Hogan
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