Cher - Rotten Tomatoes

Cher

Highest Rated:   98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:   0% Good Times (1967)
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Birthplace:   El Centro, California, USA
Born into a lower-income California family, actress/pop singer Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) attempted to escape her poverty by entering show business as a go-go dancer at the age of 16. She met and married singer/promoter Sonny Bono, who lifted her from obscurity as half of the immensely popular singing duo Sonny and Cher. The diminutive, ebullient Bono and the tall, deadpan Cher became a top recording team (their big hit was "I Got You, Babe") and a regular guest act on the many variety shows of the period. Sonny and Cher continued their upward climb until musical tastes changed in the early '70s, whereupon they began concentrating on comedy sketches and kidding-on-the-square insults directed at one another in their own variety weekly, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which enjoyed a successful three-year network run beginning in 1971. It was on this program that Cher, began sharpening her acting versatility in such sketch roles as brash housewife Laverne, sardonic waitress Rosa, and a whole slew of historical vamps. But Cher began to chafe at Bono's hold on her career and her private life, and the couple divorced in 1974. Both Sonny and Cher were starring on separate TV series that fall, but they also each faced poor ratings; so the pair decided to team up professionally once more in 1976 for a new Sonny & Cher Show, although Cher was now married to Gregg Allman and pregnant with their son Elijah. But the old chemistry was no longer there, and the new program was canceled in the following year. Bono eased out of show business for a successful political career, while Cher began seeking out film work. At first treated condescendingly by critics, she matured into a first-rate actress in such movies as Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) (repeating her Broadway role), Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), Suspect (1987), and Moonstruck (1987). She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Silkwood, received one for her role in Moonstruck, and shared a Best Actress award at Cannes for her supporting role in Mask. Something of an enigma in the show business world, Cher has managed to retain her stature as a highly respected film actress while promoting exercise videos and a line of cosmetics, in addition to recording new chart-topping songs and appearing in music videos.She was mother to Winona Ryder in the quirky comedy Mermaids in 1990, and two years later she was one of the many celebrities who made cameos as themselves in Robert Altman's scathing Hollywood satire The Player. She appeared in and directed one of the segments of the abortion drama If These Walls Could Talk, and was part of the impressive ensemble put together for 1999's Tea With Missolini. She had a very funny turn in Stuck on You, and mounted a farewell concert tour in 2003. She was away from the big-screen for a period of years, but came back with the campy musical Burlesque opposite Christina Aguilera in 2010. The next year she lent her distinctive voice to one of the animals in the Kevin James vehicle Zoozeeper.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% The Wrecking Crew
  • Actor
$0.9M 2015
No Score Yet Dear Mom, Love Cher
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2013
14% Zookeeper
  • Janet the Lioness
$80.4M 2011
36% Burlesque
  • Tess
$39.5M 2010
No Score Yet Rona Barrett's Hollywood: Nothing but the Truth
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Pop Hits 8
  • Actor
2006
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Sixties Soft Rock
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Cher - Farewell Tour
  • Actor
2003
61% Stuck on You
  • Herself
$33.9M 2003
No Score Yet SNL: 25 Years of Music (Saturday Night Live - 25 Years of Music)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 2
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Karaoke - Flashback Favorites
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Elvis Lives
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Best of Tina Turner: Celebrate!
  • Actor
2000
65% Tea with Mussolini
  • Elsa
1999
No Score Yet Cher - Live In Concert
  • Actor
1999
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Dr. Beth Thompson
  • Director
1996
7% Faithful
  • Margaret O'Donnell
1996
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
  • Herself
1994
No Score Yet Cher: Extravaganza - Live at the Mirage
  • Actor
1992
98% The Player
  • Herself
1992
73% Mermaids
  • Mrs. Flax
1990
92% Moonstruck
  • Loretta Castorini
1987
69% Suspect
  • Kathleen Riley
1987
73% The Witches of Eastwick
  • Alexandra Medford
1987
93% Mask
  • Rusty Dennis
1985
No Score Yet Ugly Duckling
  • Narrator
1985
75% Silkwood
  • Dolly Pelliker
1983
No Score Yet Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  • Sissy
1982
No Score Yet Sonny & Cher - Nitty Gritty Hour
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Chastity
  • Chastity
1969
0% Good Times
  • Chér / Various
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Judge
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Voice
2011-2016
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Herself
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • 1987

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