Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. After studying drama on the East Coast, Clarkson launched her acting career in 1985, and has worked steadily in both film and television. She twice won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in Six Feet Under. Film roles included The Green Mile, Far From Heaven, The Station Agent and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Pieces of April (2003). Description above from the Wikipedia article Patricia Clarkson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Green Mile (1999)

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A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

Easy A (2010)

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Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Gluck
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Cam Gigandet

Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Gluck
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Cam Gigandet

All the King's Men (2006)

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

All the Real Girls (2003)

In a small Southern American town, Paul, who is known for having sexual relations with every girl in town, falls in love with his best friend's younger sister who is a virgin. Paul must try to prove to everyone that this time he is in love rather than in lust.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gordon Green
CAST:  Paul Schneider  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Danny McBride  •  Maurice Compte

In a small Southern American town, Paul, who is known for having sexual relations with every girl in town, falls in love with his best friend's younger sister who is a virgin. Paul must try to prove to everyone that this time he is in love rather than in lust.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gordon Green
CAST:  Paul Schneider  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Danny McBride  •  Maurice Compte

Dogville (2003)

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A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

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

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Clooney
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  David Strathairn  •  Alex Borstein  •  Rose Abdoo

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Clooney
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  David Strathairn  •  Alex Borstein  •  Rose Abdoo

High Art (1998)

A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Cholodenko
CAST:  Radha Mitchell  •  Gabriel Mann  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Patricia Clarkson

A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Cholodenko
CAST:  Radha Mitchell  •  Gabriel Mann  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Patricia Clarkson

Jumanji (1995)

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When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jonathan Hyde  •  Bonnie Hunt

When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jonathan Hyde  •  Bonnie Hunt

Miracle (2004)

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When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Sean McCann

When college coach Herb Brooks is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, he brings a unique and brash style to the ice. After assembling a team of hot-headed college all-stars, who are humiliated in an early match, Brooks unites his squad against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin O'Connor
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Sean McCann

Pieces of April (2003)

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Derek Luke  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Oliver Platt

Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Derek Luke  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Oliver Platt

The Dead Pool (1988)

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Van Horn
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Liam Neeson  •  Evan C. Kim

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Van Horn
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Liam Neeson  •  Evan C. Kim

The Dying Gaul (2005)

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lucas
CAST:  Patricia Clarkson  •  Campbell Scott  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Faith Jefferies

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lucas
CAST:  Patricia Clarkson  •  Campbell Scott  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Faith Jefferies

The Station Agent (2003)

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When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Michelle Williams

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Michelle Williams

The Untouchables (1987)

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Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García

Welcome to Collinwood (2002)

Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Michael Jeter

Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Michael Jeter

Playing by Heart (1998)

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Carroll
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  April Grace  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Gena Rowlands

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Carroll
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  April Grace  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Gena Rowlands

Simply Irresistible (1999)

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tarlov
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Dylan Baker  •  Patricia Clarkson

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tarlov
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Dylan Baker  •  Patricia Clarkson

The Pledge (2001)

A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Helen Mirren  •  Robin Wright

A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Helen Mirren  •  Robin Wright

The Woods (2006)

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucky McKee
CAST:  Agnes Bruckner  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Rachel Nichols  •  Lauren Birkell

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lucky McKee
CAST:  Agnes Bruckner  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Rachel Nichols  •  Lauren Birkell
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