Gena Rowlands

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands (born June 19, 1930) is an American actress. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, including A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Gloria (1980), which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Opening Night (1977). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gena Rowlands, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Fred Draper  •  Lady Rowlands

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Fred Draper  •  Lady Rowlands

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Faces (1968)

Middle-aged suburban husband Richard abruptly tells his wife, Maria, that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman, Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man. As the couple and those around them confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Marley  •  Lynn Carlin  •  Seymour Cassel

Middle-aged suburban husband Richard abruptly tells his wife, Maria, that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman, Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man. As the couple and those around them confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Marley  •  Lynn Carlin  •  Seymour Cassel

Gloria (1980)

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Julie Carmen  •  John Adames  •  Buck Henry

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Julie Carmen  •  John Adames  •  Buck Henry

Hope Floats (1998)

Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Mae Whitman

Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Mae Whitman

Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Walter Matthau  •  Carroll O'Connor

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Walter Matthau  •  Carroll O'Connor

Love Streams (1984)

Two closely-bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Seymour Cassel

Two closely-bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Seymour Cassel

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz comes to her defense from an angry and rebuffed blind date, he falls hopelessly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Val Avery  •  Timothy Carey

Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz comes to her defense from an angry and rebuffed blind date, he falls hopelessly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Val Avery  •  Timothy Carey

Night on Earth (1991)

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Lisanne Falk  •  Alan Randolph Scott

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Lisanne Falk  •  Alan Randolph Scott

Opening Night (1977)

Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Joan Blondell

Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Joan Blondell

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Shadows (1958)

The relationship between Lelia, a light-skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Carruthers  •  Lelia Goldoni  •  Hugh Hurd  •  Anthony Ray

The relationship between Lelia, a light-skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Carruthers  •  Lelia Goldoni  •  Hugh Hurd  •  Anthony Ray

Taking Lives (2004)

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Gena Rowlands

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Gena Rowlands

The Skeleton Key (2005)

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  John Hurt

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  John Hurt

Tony Rome (1967)

Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Jill St. John  •  Richard Conte  •  Gena Rowlands

Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Jill St. John  •  Richard Conte  •  Gena Rowlands

Paulie (1998)

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Roberts
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Cheech Marin  •  Bruce Davison

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Roberts
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Cheech Marin  •  Bruce Davison

Hysterical Blindness (2002)

Two friends lament their unhappy single lives while searching for Mr. Right in 1980s New Jersey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Justin Chambers

Two friends lament their unhappy single lives while searching for Mr. Right in 1980s New Jersey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Justin Chambers

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

An Early Frost (1985)

Michael Pierson, a young gay man and professional attorney, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. Having never even come out to his family, he finds himself in the unenviable position of dropping two bombshells on them. He must come to terms with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Bill Paxton

Michael Pierson, a young gay man and professional attorney, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. Having never even come out to his family, he finds himself in the unenviable position of dropping two bombshells on them. He must come to terms with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Bill Paxton
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