Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Highest Rated: 93% Traffic (2000)

Lowest Rated: 4% Playing for Keeps (2012)

Birthday: Sep 25, 1969

Birthplace: Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

Both exotic and classic, Wales-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones began acting as a child. By ten she was part of the Catholic congregation's performing troupe, and by 18 she was performing professionally in the West End. It was in there that she caught the eye of French director Philippe de Broca, who offered her the lead in his film Les 1001 Nuits in 1989. After traveling to France to film the movie, she returned to Britain, where she landed a starring role in the Yorkshire Television comedy drama series The Darling Buds of May, based on a series of novels by H.E. Bates. The show was a huge hit, and made Zeta-Jones one of the U.K.'s most popular TV actresses. After the series ended in 1993, she steadily found work playing lead roles in TV movies and miniseries such as Catherine the Great and The Cinder Path. She also played supporting roles small films, including Christopher Columbus: The Discovery and Splitting Heirs. The big screen role that undoubtedly put Zeta-Jones on the map, however, came in 1998 when she was cast opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in 1998's The Mask of Zorro. America was enchanted by the dark-haired actress' charisma and beauty, and she began to be offered better and better roles in American film. She starred in films like Entrapment, The Haunting, and High Fidelity, before taking the prominent role of a white-collar drug kingpin's wife in 2000, in Steven Soderbergh's treatise on the drug war, Traffic. Her performance was impressive to critics and audiences, many of whom felt that she deserved an Oscar nomination.The actress had no time to quibble over awards, however, as she married actor Michael Douglas in November that year, and gave birth to their son Dylan Michael nine months later. Zeta-Jones' took it easy during the next year, appearing only in the romantic comedy America's Sweethearts, but her next project would be the one to cement her as Hollywood royalty: a starring role in the Broadway adaptation Chicago. Few fans were aware of the singing and dancing skills that she'd honed on the musical stage at the beginning of her career, much less that she had sometimes performed with the English National Opera. Her performance blew audiences away, and won her the 2002 Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Zeta-Jones lightened things up in 2003, making audiences laugh alongside George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' movie Intolerable Cruelty, then as an airport employee who falls for stranded immigrant Tom Hanks in The Terminal (2004).The actress' screen time, however, began to diminish at about that point, given her decision to shift priorities and hone in on raising a family with Douglas; her film appearances grew decidedly less frequent, and she thus found time to give birth to a baby girl named Carys Zeta Douglas in April of 2003. On the side, however, she continued to appear in occasional commercials, and the paparazzi often published candid photos of the actress in public, baby-in-arms, which held her in the limelight. The motion pictures in which Zeta-Jones appeared during this period took fewer chances by banking off of recent successes (gone, at least temporarily, were the challenges of such films as Chicago and Traffic). Efforts during this period included the blockbuster sequel Ocean's Twelve (with Clooney, 2004), the onscreen reunion with Antonio Banderas The Legend of Zorro and even the musical concert film Tony Bennett: An American Classic, which reunited Zeta-Jones and Chicago wunderkind Rob Marshall.In 2007, she teamed with Shine director Scott Hicks for an Americanized remake of the German-language comedy Mostly Martha, retitled No Reservations. She followed that up with Australian director Gillian Armstrong's period piece Death Defying Acts -- a cinematization of Harry Houdini's 1926 tour of Britain, co-starring Timothy Spall and Guy Pearce, and scripted by Brian Ward and Tony Grisoni. Zeta-Jones returned to the musical fold in Rock of Ages, a 2012 adaptation of the

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story Griselda Blanco 2018
31% Dad's Army Rose Winters $4.7M 2016
44% Red 2 Katja $53.3M 2013
82% Side Effects Dr. Victoria Siebert $32.2M 2013
28% Broken City Cathleen Hostetler $19.7M 2013
18% Lay the Favorite Tulip $21.5K 2012
4% Playing for Keeps Denise $13.1M 2012
42% Rock of Ages Patricia Whitmore $38.6M 2012
No Score Yet Cleo Cleopatra 2011
41% The Rebound Sandy $0.6M 2009
42% Death Defying Acts Mary McGarvie 2008
42% No Reservations Kate Armstrong $43.2M 2007
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: An American Classic Actor 2006
26% The Legend of Zorro Elena $45.4M 2005
55% Ocean's Twelve Isabel Lahiri $125.5M 2004
61% The Terminal Amelia $77.1M 2004
75% Intolerable Cruelty Marylin Rexroth $35.1M 2003
45% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Marina $26.4M 2003
86% Chicago Velma Kelly 2002
32% America's Sweethearts Gwen Harrison $93.1M 2001
93% Traffic Helena $123.9M 2000
No Score Yet Catherine the Great Catherine the Great 2000
91% High Fidelity Charlie 2000
16% The Haunting Theo 1999
38% Entrapment Virginia `Gin' Baker 1999
82% The Mask of Zorro Elena 1998
No Score Yet Titanic Isabella Paradine 1996
43% The Phantom Sala 1996
No Score Yet Blue Juice Chloe 1995
No Score Yet The Cinder Path Victoria 1995
No Score Yet The Return of the Native Eustacia Vye 1994
8% Splitting Heirs Kitty 1993
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert Actor 1992
7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Beatriz 1992
No Score Yet Les 1001 nuits Sheherazade 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
62% Queen America
2018
Vicki Ellis 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2013
2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2012
2004
2003
2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer 2005
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2005
2004
2003
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Speaker 2003
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest

QUOTES FROM Catherine Zeta-Jones CHARACTERS

Chloe says: Are you telling a woman with pan full of boiling fat in her hands that she doesn't know what she's doing?

Roxie Hart says: Forget it. It'll never work.

Velma Kelly says: Why not?

Roxie Hart says: 'Cause I hate you.

Velma Kelly says: There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.....[She raises her eyebrow, grins slyly and Roxie turned around and change her sad mood into a glad condition.]

Velma Kelly says: There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.

Velma Kelly says: We can make a couple hundred a week. Think about it, Roxie. Our faces back in the papers, our names on the marquee.Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart.

Roxie Hart says: Shouldn't it be alphabetical?

Velma Kelly says: That could work.

Roxie Hart says: A couple hundred? Maybe we could ask for a thousand.

Velma Kelly says: We're worth it...

Velma Kelly says: We're worth it.

Velma Kelly says: The spread eagle...

Amelia Warren says: You told me you were delayed, you never said it was for nine months!

Elena says: (dancing with Capt. Love) Yes? Were you looking for something?

Elena says: [dancing with Capt. Love] Yes? Were you looking for something?

Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro says: The sense of the miraculous in everyday life...

Capt. Harrison Love says: Oh really? Well why don't you try looking someplace else. The lady and I were trying to dance.

Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro says: You were trying...she was succeeding! ... Forgive me, Capitan...a shameless joke at your expense, and I hope it will not be the last!

Velma Kelly says: Me and Roxie, We just like to say thank you!!!

Velma Kelly says: Me and Roxie, We just like to say thank you!

Roxie Hart says: Thank you!!! Believe us we could not have done it,...without you!!!

Roxie Hart says: Thank you! Believe us we could not have done it, without you!

Patricia Whitmore says: This man, THIS MAN is responsable for so much filth! He's like machine that spews out three things! Sex! Hatefull music and... Sex!

Therapist says: Why do you come to see me every week?

Kate says: My boss said she'd fire me if I didn't get therapy.

Therapist says: Why do you think, she thinks you need therapy? Why?

Kate says: You know what, I haven't the faintest idea

Kate says: You know what, I haven't the faintest idea.

Miles Massey says: You are a carnivore?

Marylin Rexroth says: Oh, Mr. Massey, you have NO idea!

Marylin Rexroth says: [laughing] Oh, Mr. Massey. You have *no* *idea*.

Velma Kelly says: First of all i'd like to point out the qoute about being burgled was said by roxie hart.... Person: DO you swear to tell the whole truth nothing but the truth so help you god Velma: and then some

Roxie Hart says: You want some advice, well here's a piece of advice from me to you, lay, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Frank Dixon says: You're the kind of woman that can get any guy she wants... why Viktor Navorski?

Frank Dixon says: I'm just curious. You are the kind of woman who can get any guy she wants. Why Viktor Navorski?

Amelia Warren says: Thats something a? guy like you could never understand.

Amelia Warren says: That's something a guy like you could never understand.

Velma Kelly says: He was trying to burgle me.

Roxie Hart says: He was trying to burgle me.

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison says: From what I hear, he's been burgling you three times a week for the past month.

Martin Harrison says: From what I hear, he's been burgling you three times a week for the past month.

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison says: This is hanging case, and we're ready to go to in front of the jury tomorrow.

Roxie Hart says: Wha-Wha-What do you mean hanging?

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison says: You're not so tough now, are you?

Velma Kelly says: What do ya mean hanging?

Velma Kelly says: Well of course, I'm not a complete idiot.

Velma Kelly says: Why, sure. I'm not a complete idiot.

Dr. David Marrow says: Ok so what do we all need in life? Food, water, shelter...

Dr. David Marrow says: Ok, so what do we all need in life? What are the basics? Food, water, shelter...

Theo says: sex...

Theo says: Sex.