Helen Hunt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, before being cast in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets (for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress) and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Some of her other Hollywood credits include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want and Pay It Forward. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me. Description above from the Wikipedia article Helen Hunt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

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New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

Bill: On His Own (1983)

Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the fire that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Helen Hunt  •  Edie McClurg  •  Tracey Walter

Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the fire that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Helen Hunt  •  Edie McClurg  •  Tracey Walter

Bob Roberts (1992)

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Bobby (2006)

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

Cast Away (2000)

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Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Helen Hunt  •  Chris Noth  •  Paul Sanchez

Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Helen Hunt  •  Chris Noth  •  Paul Sanchez

Kiss of Death (1995)

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Helen Hunt

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Helen Hunt

Pay It Forward (2000)

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Helen Hunt  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jay Mohr

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Helen Hunt  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jay Mohr

Rollercoaster (1977)

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  George Segal  •  Richard Widmark  •  Timothy Bottoms  •  Henry Fonda

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  George Segal  •  Richard Widmark  •  Timothy Bottoms  •  Henry Fonda

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Helen Hunt  •  John Tormey  •  John Schuck

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Helen Hunt  •  John Tormey  •  John Schuck

The Waterdance (1992)

Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Steinberg  •  Neal Jimenez
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Helen Hunt  •  Wesley Snipes  •  William Forsythe

Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Steinberg  •  Neal Jimenez
CAST:  Eric Stoltz  •  Helen Hunt  •  Wesley Snipes  •  William Forsythe

Trancers (1984)

Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Band
CAST:  Tim Thomerson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Biff Manard  •  Michael Stefani

Angel City trooper Jack Deth is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler, who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Band
CAST:  Tim Thomerson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Biff Manard  •  Michael Stefani

Twister (1996)

An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Bill Paxton  •  Cary Elwes  •  Jami Gertz

An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Bill Paxton  •  Cary Elwes  •  Jami Gertz

What Women Want (2000)

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Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Mel Gibson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Lauren Holly

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Mel Gibson  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Lauren Holly

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Barry Miller  •  Catherine Hicks

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Barry Miller  •  Catherine Hicks

Dr. T & the Women (2000)

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A successful Texas gynecologist finds himself amid a bevy of women and their problems – his wife’s breakdown, his daughter's fake marriage, his other daughter’s conspiracy theories, and his secretary’s crush. Craving time for himself, he finds solace in a kind outsider.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Helen Hunt  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Laura Dern

A successful Texas gynecologist finds himself amid a bevy of women and their problems – his wife’s breakdown, his daughter's fake marriage, his other daughter’s conspiracy theories, and his secretary’s crush. Craving time for himself, he finds solace in a kind outsider.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Helen Hunt  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Laura Dern

Project X (1987)

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious 'Project X'. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Helen Hunt  •  Willie  •  William Sadler

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious 'Project X'. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Helen Hunt  •  Willie  •  William Sadler

Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  David Paymer  •  Julie Warner  •  Mary Mara

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  David Paymer  •  Julie Warner  •  Mary Mara

The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)

With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Sharon Gless  •  Frank Converse  •  Helen Hunt  •  Bill Beyers

With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Sharon Gless  •  Frank Converse  •  Helen Hunt  •  Bill Beyers

A Good Woman (2004)

Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar Wilde play "Lady Windemere's Fan."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Milena Vukotić

Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar Wilde play "Lady Windemere's Fan."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Milena Vukotić

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Lee Montgomery  •  Helen Hunt  •  Morgan Woodward

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Lee Montgomery  •  Helen Hunt  •  Morgan Woodward
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