Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

Highest Rated: 99% Nomadland (2020)

Lowest Rated: 9% Aeon Flux (2005)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1957

Birthplace: Gibson City, Illinois, USA

As the good-natured, but sharp-minded sheriff on the trail of two murderers in her breakout film, "Fargo" (1996), actress Frances McDormand made a significant mark as an actress, playing one of the more unique, homespun characters in cinema history. Prior to her award-winning performance, McDormand essayed a variety of roles, but mainly focused on put-upon wives or classic femme fatales in films like "Blood Simple" (1984) and "Mississippi Burning" (1988). Later in her career, she branched off into more diverse leading and supporting roles for "Lone Star" (1996), "Wonder Boys" (2000) and "Almost Famous" (2000), though she continued to make her strongest appearances in husband Joel Coens' darkly comic noirs, including "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001). By the time she received her third Academy Award nomination for her supporting performance in "North Country" (2005), it was well established that McDormand was a gifted actress in both comedy and drama and whose best work never failed to impress critics and fans alike.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz (Character) - 2020
99% No Score Yet Nomadland Fern (Character),
Producer
- 2020
90% 87% Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson (Voice) $31.9M 2018
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred (Character) $54.1M 2017
85% 44% Hail, Caesar! C.C. Calhoun (Character) $30M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's the Best Thing In It Herself (Character) - 2015
76% 65% The Good Dinosaur Momma (Voice) $123.1M 2015
32% 32% Every Secret Thing Producer $97K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebels With a Cause Narrator - 2013
78% 72% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Capitaine Chantel DuBois (Voice) - 2012
94% 86% Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop (Character) $45.5M 2012
53% 46% Promised Land Sue Thomason (Character) $7.6M 2012
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mearing (Character) $352.4M 2011
67% 58% This Must Be the Place Jane (Character) $142.2K 2011
78% 71% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Miss Pettigrew (Character) $12.3M 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading Linda Litzke (Character) $60.3M 2008
72% 40% Friends With Money Jane (Character) $13.4M 2006
9% 39% Aeon Flux Handler (Character) $25.9M 2005
69% 76% North Country Glory (Character) $18.3M 2005
72% 69% Something's Gotta Give Zoe Barry (Character) $124.6M 2003
68% 52% Laurel Canyon Jane Bentley (Character) $3.7M 2002
48% 40% City by the Sea Michelle (Character) $22.4M 2002
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Doris (Character) $7.5M 2001
67% 87% Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Voice (Voice) - 2000
82% 83% Wonder Boys Sara Gaskell (Character) $19.4M 2000
89% 92% Almost Famous Elaine Miller (Character) $32.5M 2000
65% 43% Madeline Miss Clavel (Character) $29.8M 1998
No Score Yet 60% Talk of Angels Conlon (Character) $15.5K 1998
No Score Yet 17% Johnny Skidmarks Alice (Character) - 1998
45% 78% Paradise Road Dr. Verstak (Character) $1.9M 1997
94% 83% Lone Star Bunny (Character) $13.1M 1996
76% 89% Primal Fear Dr. Molly Arrington (Character) $56.1M 1996
No Score Yet 72% Hidden in America Gus (Character) - 1996
94% 93% Fargo Marge Gunderson (Character) $24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway (Character) - 1995
64% 63% Palookaville June (Character) $342.4K 1995
39% 71% Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman (Character) $5.1M 1995
95% 89% Short Cuts Betty Weathers (Character) $6.1M 1993
No Score Yet 27% Crazy in Love Clare (Character) - 1992
10% 44% Passed Away Nora Scanlan (Character) $3.8M 1992
25% 29% The Butcher's Wife Grace (Character) $8.9M 1991
84% 72% Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner (Character) $69.2K 1990
84% 59% Darkman Julie Hastings (Character) $32.8M 1990
14% 51% Chattahoochee Mae Foley (Character) $17.5K 1989
84% 90% Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell (Character) $33.7M 1988
91% 85% Raising Arizona Dot (Character) $21.1M 1987
94% 88% Blood Simple Abby (Character) $1.7M 1984

TV

Credit
84% 90% Good Omens God (Voice) 2019
85% 77% The Simpsons Melanie Upfoot (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leg Work Willie Pipal (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Connie Chapman (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Nina Sloan (Guest Star) 1985

QUOTES FROM Frances McDormand CHARACTERS

Officer Olson says: Found somethin' there, Chief?

Marge Gunderson says: No, I just think I'm gonna barf!

Marge Gunderson says: And it's a beautiful day...

Marge Gunderson says: Prowler needs a jump.

Marge Gunderson says: Prowler needs a jump.

Jane says: Who plans on a change of plan? That would be sort of paranoid, don't you think?

Miss Clavel says: Something is not right!

Marge Gunderson says: Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me! I'm just doing my job here.

Charlotte says: We believe the Russians deduced that the rod was a fissionable fuel assembly, believed they had it mastered, and tried to harness it at Chernobyl.

Optimus Prime says: The ship's name was the Ark. I watched it escape Cybertron myself. It was carrying an Autobot technology which would've won us the war. And it's captain.

Charlotte says: Who is it's captain?

Optimus Prime says: The great Sentinel Prime, the technology's inventor. He was commander of the Autobots before me. It's imperative that I find it before the Decepticons learn of its location. Our Autobot spacecraft has the ability to get there. And. . . you must pray it's in time.

Charlotte says: Don't call me a ma'am. I'm not a ma'am.

Carly Miller says: Well, you're a woman aren't you?

Miss Guinevere Pettigrew says: Not everything comes along exactly when you want it.

Marge Gunderson says: Hiya, Lou. Whoo! What ya got there?

Officer Olson says: Margie, thought you might need a little warm-up.

Marge Gunderson says: Thanks a bunch. ... So, what's the deal? Gary says triple homicide.

Marge Gunderson says: Thanks a bunch. So, what's the deal? Gary says triple homicide.

Glory Dodge says: Before your law firm hired you did they put your feet up in the air and look in your insides?

Mrs. Bishop says: I'm sorry, Walt.

Mr. Bishop says: It's not your fault. (pause) Which injuries are you apologizing for, specifically?

Mrs. Bishop says: Specifically? Whichever ones still hurt.

Mr. Bishop says: Half of those were self-inflicted.

Mrs. Bishop says: I beg your pardon. Are you a lawyer?

Scout Master Ward says: No, maâ??am, but

Scout Master Ward says: No, ma'am, but

Mrs. Bishop says: Well, I am!

Mrs. Bishop says: Does it concern you that your daughterâ??s just run away from home?

Mrs. Bishop says: Does it concern you that your daughter's just run away from home?

Mr. Bishop says: Thatâ??s a loaded question.

Mr. Bishop says: That's a loaded question.

Captain Chantel DuBois says: Silly little animals, you should never left the forest. Now you deal with me!

Captain Chantel DuBois says: Well played Lion. Game on.

Alex says: This is right place for Animals like you(saying to Dubois)

Alex says: This is right place for animals like you. [saying to Dubois]

Captain Chantal Dubois says: Roar

Captain Chantal Dubois says: Roar.

Marge Gunderson says: No, I - Mike - wyncha sit over there, I'd prefer that.

Mike Yanagita says: Huh? Oh, okay, I'm sorry.

Marge Gunderson says: No, just so I can see ya, ya know. Don't have to turn my neck.

Marge Gunderson says: I'd be very surprised if our suspect was from Brainerd.

Elaine Miller says: Rock stars have kidnapped my son.

Marge Gunderson says: I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work there, Lou.

Mrs. Bishop says: Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Mr. Bishop says: Why?

Captain Sharp says: Did you hit him?

Mrs. Bishop says: No, he drove into a ditch.

Mr. Bishop says: What am I looking at here?

Mrs. Bishop says: He does watercolors. Landscapes, a few nudes.

Captain Chantal Dubois says: Poor animals now you deal with me.

Captain Chantel DuBois says: You fool how could you let them get away!

Captain Chantel DuBois says: When in Rome... VIVA LA FRANCE!

Charlotte says: I don't care who you are. If you breathe a word of what you see in here, you will do time for treason.

Captain Chantel DuBois says: Voila! Giraffe at 12 o' clock.

Mr. Bishop says: What am I lookin' at?

Mrs. Bishop says: He does water colors. Mostly landscapes, but a few nudes.

Marge Gunderson says: So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well. I just don't understand it.

Linda Litzke says: Dribble? Dribble?

Linda Litzke says: Organs?

Mrs. Bishop says: Frances, where the hell are you?

Mr. Bishop says: I'm up here!

Mrs. Bishop says: Does it concern that your daughter has run away from home?

Mr. Bishop says: ... That's a loaded question.

Mr. Bishop says: That's a loaded question.

Marge Gunderson says: And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?

Sam Witwicky says: The whole thing has been a set-up since the beginning! The Decepticons wanted Optimus to find Sentinel because he was the only one who could revive him.

Charlotte says: But we have the space bridge...

Sam Witwicky says: Mearing, you have 5 pillars- I just learned they that have hundreds! You're doing exactly what they wanted you to do! What do you need me say to you? The decepticons are coming for Sentinel?

Peyton Westlake/Darkman says: Don't look at me...

Julie Hastings says: I want to look.

Dino says: (About Optimus) He's in a bad mood, he's not talking to anybody today.

Dino says: [about Optimus] He's in a bad mood, he's not talking to anybody today.

Charlotte says: What is this, the silent treatment?

Ironhide says: We've seen that and this is not that.

Que says: No definitely not!

Ironhide says: This is worse. Prime, make something of yourself! (Hits optimus who transforms into his robot mode) He's pissed.

Ironhide says: This is worse. Prime, make something of yourself! [hits optimus who transforms into his robot mode] He's pissed.

Elaine Miller says: I didn't ask for this role, but I'll play it. Now go do your best. Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. Goethe said that. It's not too late for you to become a person of substance, Russell. Please get my son home safely. You know, I'm glad we spoke.

Elaine Miller says: I didn't ask for this role, but I'll play it. Now go do your best. Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. Goethe said that. It's not too late for you to become a person of substance, Russell. Please get my son home safely. You know, I'm glad we spoke. [Elaine hangs up]

Charlotte says: It's a work perk.

Dot says: Reilly!!!, You take that diaper off your head and put it back on your sister!

Dot says: Reilly, You take that diaper off your head and put it back on your sister.

Mrs. Pell says: If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard.

Linda Litzke says: That's Fantastic!!!

Linda Litzke says: That's fantastic.

Marge Gunderson says: Marge Gunderson: Say, Lou, didya hear the one about the guy who couldn't afford personalized plates, so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?

Marge Gunderson says: Say, Lou, didya hear the one about the guy who couldn't afford personalized plates, so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?

Officer Olson says: Yah that's a good one

Officer Olson says: Yah that's a good one.

Marge Gunderson says: You betcha!

Mrs. Pell says: you prick