Frances McDormand - Rotten Tomatoes

Frances McDormand

Highest Rated:   95% Short Cuts (1993)
Lowest Rated:   9% Aeon Flux (2005)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
First professional acting job was with a theatrical troupe in Trinidad in 1982. New York City roommate was friend and fellow Yale graduate Holly Hunter. Met husband Joel Coen while working on her first film, Blood Simple (1984), which was also filmmaking team Joel and Ethan Coen's debut picture. Had a recurring role on Hill Street Blues in 1985. Won her first Oscar for her turn as Marge Gunderson in Fargo(1996), a film that also earned her husband Joel Coen an Oscar for directing. In 2005, she co-starred with Charlize Theron in two films: North Country and Aeon Flux. Turned in a more lighthearted performance as a nanny in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008). In 2010, signed on to return to Broadway to headline the world premiere production of the stage play Good People.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% Isle of Dogs
  • Interpreter Nelson
2018
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Mildred Hayes
$52.1M 2017
85% Hail, Caesar!
  • C.C. Calhoun
$28M 2016
76% The Good Dinosaur
  • Momma
$123.1M 2015
31% Every Secret Thing
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
$97.5k 2015
No Score Yet She's The Best Thing In It
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
  • Actor
2013
51% Promised Land
  • Sue Thomason
$7.7M 2013
65% This Must Be The Place
  • Jane
$0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Rebels With A Cause
  • Actor
2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Captain Chantal Dubois
$216.4M 2012
93% Moonrise Kingdom
  • Mrs. Bishop
$45.6M 2012
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Charlotte
$352.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Botany of Desire
  • Narrator
2009
79% Burn After Reading
  • Linda Litzke
$60.4M 2008
77% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Miss Guinevere Pettigrew
  • Executive Producer
$12.3M 2008
72% Friends With Money
  • Jane
$13.3M 2006
9% Aeon Flux
  • Handler
$25.9M 2005
69% North Country
  • Glory
$18.4M 2005
72% Something's Gotta Give
  • Zoe Barry
$121.5M 2003
68% Laurel Canyon
  • Jane
$3.6M 2003
47% City by the Sea
  • Michelle
$22.4M 2002
80% Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
81% The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Doris
$7.5M 2001
No Score Yet Short Fuse
  • Actor
2001
67% Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
  • Actor
2001
81% Wonder Boys
  • Sara
2000
89% Almost Famous
  • Elaine Miller
$31.8M 2000
No Score Yet Talk of Angels
  • Conlon
1998
62% Madeline
  • Miss Clavel
1998
No Score Yet Johnny Skidmarks
  • Alice
1998
48% Paradise Road
  • Dr. Verstak
1997
No Score Yet Hidden in America
  • Gus
1996
94% Lone Star
  • Bunny
1996
74% Primal Fear
  • Dr. Molly Arrington
1996
93% Fargo
  • Marge Gunderson
1996
39% Beyond Rangoon
  • Andy Bowman
1995
64% Palookaville
  • June
1995
No Score Yet The Good Old Boys
  • Eve Calloway
1995
95% Short Cuts
  • Betty Weathers
1993
No Score Yet Crazy In Love
  • Clare
1992
11% Passed Away
  • Nora
1992
25% The Butcher's Wife
  • Grace
1991
91% Barton Fink
  • Voice of Stage Actress
1991
91% Miller's Crossing
  • Actor
1990
83% Hidden Agenda
  • Ingrid Jessner
1990
83% Darkman
  • Julie Hastings
1990
17% Chattahoochee
  • Mae
1989
No Score Yet Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo
  • Brigette
1989
89% Mississippi Burning
  • Mrs. Pell
1988
91% Raising Arizona
  • Dot
1987
No Score Yet Scandal Sheet
  • Actor
1985
94% Blood Simple
  • Abby
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2001
96% Olive Kitteridge
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • 2001

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