Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress and documentary film producer. She came to fame during the 1980s, having appeared in several films aimed at a teenage audience. Two decades later, she had an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated role in the 2004 film Sideways.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marylouise Burke  •  Woody Harrelson  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Tommy Lee Jones

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marylouise Burke  •  Woody Harrelson  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Candyman (1992)

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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Tony Todd  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Kasi Lemmons

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Tony Todd  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Kasi Lemmons

Dune (1984)

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

Firewall (2006)

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Paul Bettany  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Carly Schroeder

Full Disclosure (2001)

A reporter discovers a woman who is a suspected terrorist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bradshaw
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Christopher Plummer

A reporter discovers a woman who is a suspected terrorist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bradshaw
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Christopher Plummer

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

In this film based on actual events, black activist Medgar Evers is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  James Woods  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Whoopi Goldberg

In this film based on actual events, black activist Medgar Evers is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  James Woods  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

In the year 2024, the ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz to set things right. Opposition comes from both the planet Ziest (MacLeod and Ramirez's homeworld) and a corporation profiting from the supposed lack of ozone. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Sean Connery  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Michael Ironside

In the year 2024, the ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz to set things right. Opposition comes from both the planet Ziest (MacLeod and Ramirez's homeworld) and a corporation profiting from the supposed lack of ozone. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Sean Connery  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Michael Ironside

Hot to Trot (1988)

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  John Candy  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Virginia Madsen

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  John Candy  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Virginia Madsen

Sideways (2004)

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Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Sandra Oh

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Sandra Oh

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)

With school out for the summer, The Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audu Paden
CAST:  Wayne Brady  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie

With school out for the summer, The Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audu Paden
CAST:  Wayne Brady  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

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Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jon Gries  •  Max Thieriot

Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jon Gries  •  Max Thieriot

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 Hot Spot (1990)

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Charles Martin Smith

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Charles Martin Smith

The Number 23 (2007)

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Logan Lerman  •  Danny Huston

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Logan Lerman  •  Danny Huston

The Prophecy (1995)

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Widen
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Elias Koteas  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Eric Stoltz

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Widen
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Elias Koteas  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Eric Stoltz

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

Zombie High (1987)

A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Link
CAST:  Paul Feig  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Clare Carey

A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Link
CAST:  Paul Feig  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Clare Carey

Class (1983)

Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby Chicago, where he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis John Carlino
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Rob Lowe  •  Andrew McCarthy  •  Cliff Robertson

Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby Chicago, where he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis John Carlino
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Rob Lowe  •  Andrew McCarthy  •  Cliff Robertson

Electric Dreams (1984)

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Lenny Von Dohlen  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Bud Cort

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Lenny Von Dohlen  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Bud Cort

Modern Girls (1986)

Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ex-boyfriend, a pseudo-sadist, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Kramer
CAST:  Cynthia Gibb  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Daphne Zuniga  •  Clayton Rohner

Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ex-boyfriend, a pseudo-sadist, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Kramer
CAST:  Cynthia Gibb  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Daphne Zuniga  •  Clayton Rohner
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