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Diane Lane

Highest Rated:   98% Inside Out (2015)
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Birthplace:   New York City, NY
Diane Lane was born in New York City in 1965, the daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and Playboy centrespread Colleen Farrington; her eyes seemed to sparkle with stars from the tender age of six. Cast in a La Mama Experimental Theatre production of Medea, Lane would subsequently appear on stage in numerous productions, both in her native New York and abroad. It wasn't long before the late-'70s found Lane reaching the apex of her early career, and in 1978 she made her film debut in director George Roy Hill's A Little Romance. Cast alongside no less than Sir Laurence Olivier, Lane held her own in the role of an American student who finds love while studying abroad, and as a result gained remarkable exposure on the cover of Time Magazine in August of the following year. Lane was touted as one of the most promising actors of her generation, and this success parlayed her into a series of neglected films. In a number of these instances, she could not be faulted for choosing substandard material; her appearance in Lamont Johnson's fresh and rousing female western Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), for example (alongside Amanda Plummer, Burt Lancaster and Rod Steiger) drew lavish critical praise even as the studio inexplicably threw the film into the wastecan. Lane fared better with twin roles in a pair of teen dramas from director Francis Ford Coppola in 1983 (The Outsiders and Rumble Fish) once again earned the burgeoning film actress the spotlight and reminded audiences of her immense talent; she became a Coppola favorite, but didn't fare as well with his Cotton Club, a massive critical and commercial flop that did little to boost her career, even as it introduced her to co-star Richard Gere (with whom she would reteam, professionally, years later).After rounding out the decade with yet another memorable turn in the television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), Lane's career once again became a more low-key affair, though her performances frequently outshined the otherwise unremarkable series of films she appeared in.Though roles in such efforts as Chaplin (1992), A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), and Jack (1996) kept her from falling off the radar, Lane didn't truly shine again until her role as a housewife who embarks on a fragile extramarital affair in A Walk on the Moon (1998). Following that film with a pair of memorable performances in My Dog Skip and The Perfect Storm (both in 2000), Lane's career seemed to have achieved some stability, but it wasn't before a pair of forgettable features (Hardball and The Glass House, both in 2001) that Lane scored with yet another tale of marital infidelity. Director Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, a retooling of Claude Chabrol's La Femme Infidèle, once again found Lane in the throes of an alluring stranger. Unfaithful - the anticipated onscreen reunion of Lane with Richard Gere - pondered the crushing reverberations of extramarital carnality, and Lane provided an ample and intriguing center of gravity for the film. When February 2003 rolled around and the Academy announced its nominations for the previous year, Lane received her first-ever Oscar nod for her emotional turn in Unfaithful. It did not pay off with a win, but Lane's follow-ups with roles in substantial fare including Just Like Mona (2002) and the wildly-popular Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) suggested that Lane's career had finally found solid box-office ground. Time validated this assertion: 2005's Must Love Dogs, a romantic comedy vehicle co-starring Lane and John Cusack, drew positive responses from many moviegoers and did decent, if not spectacular, box office, despite the excoriation of some critics (Salon's Stephanie Zacharek moaned, "It's ostensibly about adults, but there's nothing remotely adult about it.") 2006's Hollywoodland casts Lane in a mystery about the enigmatic demise of Superman's George Reeves. Over the next several years, Lane would prove she had no intention of slowing down , appearing in films like Untraceable,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne)
  • Anne Lockwood
$5.5M 2017
No Score Yet Felt
  • Audrey Felt
2017
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Martha Kent
$293.8M 2016
73% Trumbo
  • Cleo Trumbo
2015
98% Inside Out
  • Mom
$264.4M 2015
31% Every Secret Thing
  • Helen Manning
$97.5k 2015
No Score Yet Ny Film Critics Series: Every Secret Thing
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat's Owner
  • Actor
2014
94% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
55% Man of Steel
  • Martha Kent
$291.1M 2013
No Score Yet Cinema Verite
  • Pat Loud
2011
63% Secretariat
  • Penny Chenery
$59.7M 2010
43% Killshot
  • Carmen Colson
2008
30% Nights in Rodanthe
  • Adrienne Willis
$41.9M 2008
16% Jumper
  • Mary Rice
$80.1M 2008
16% Untraceable
  • Jennifer Marsh
$28.7M 2008
No Score Yet Why Be Good? Sexuality and Censorship in Early Cinema
  • Narrator
2008
68% Hollywoodland
  • Toni Mannix
$14.3M 2006
35% Must Love Dogs
  • Sarah
$43.9M 2005
24% Fierce People
  • Liz Earl
2005
62% Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Frances
$43.5M 2003
49% Unfaithful
  • Connie Sumner
$52.7M 2002
21% The Glass House
  • Dr. Erin Madre-Glass
$17.4M 2001
39% Hardball
  • Elizabeth Wilkes
$39.7M 2001
47% The Perfect Storm
  • Christina Cotter
2000
73% My Dog Skip
  • Ellen Morris
2000
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Molly Stark
2000
72% A Walk on the Moon
  • Pearl Kantrowitz
1999
20% Gunshy
  • Melissa
1998
No Score Yet The Only Thrill
  • Katherine
1998
No Score Yet Grace & Glorie
  • Gloria/Glorie Greenwood
1998
95% The Full Monty
  • Louise
1997
34% Murder at 1600
  • Nina Chance
1997
17% Mad Dog Time
  • Grace
1996
17% Jack
  • Karen Powell
1996
41% Wild Bill
  • Savannah Moore
1995
18% Judge Dredd
  • Judge Hershey
1995
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Stella
1995
No Score Yet Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
  • Lucy Honicut Marsden
1994
65% Indian Summer
  • Beth
1993
20% Knight Moves
  • Kathy Sheppard
1993
57% Chaplin
  • Paulette Goddard
1992
No Score Yet The Setting Sun
  • Lian
1992
50% My New Gun
  • Debbie
1992
No Score Yet Descending Angel
  • Irina Stroia
1990
No Score Yet Love Dream
  • China
1990
50% Vital Signs
  • Gina Wyler
1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic
  • Actor
1990
57% The Big Town
  • Lorry Dane
1987
No Score Yet Lady Beware
  • Katya Yarno
1987
75% The Cotton Club
  • Vera Cicero
1984
64% Streets of Fire
  • Ellen Aim
1984
No Score Yet Music Video from "Streets of Fire"
  • Actor
1984
69% Rumble Fish
  • Patty
1983
65% The Outsiders
  • Cherry Valance
1983
No Score Yet Miss All-American Beauty
  • Sally Butterfield
1982
No Score Yet Six Pack
  • Breezy
1982
0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness
  • Liza
1982
No Score Yet Child Bride of Short Creek
  • Jessica Rae Jacobs
1981
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches
  • Jenny (Little Britches)
1981
No Score Yet Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Corinne "Third Degree" Burns
1981
No Score Yet Touched by Love
  • Karen
1980
69% A Little Romance
  • Lauren King
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Arts & the Mind
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2003
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2005

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