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Glenn Close

Highest Rated:   100% The Wife (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% Home (2011)
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Birthplace:   Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
With elegantly aristocratic features and a career marked by versatility and critical acclaim, Glenn Close is one of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses. Her acclaim is not limited to the film world, as she has also found great success in various television and stage productions, most notably Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical version of Sunset Boulevard and in the acclaimed 1991 made-for-TV movie Sarah, Plain and Tall (which was successful enough to have two sequels, Skylark and Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End.Born in Greenwich, CT, on March 19, 1947, Close grew up in Africa and Switzerland while her father, a doctor, maintained a clinic in the Belgian Congo. As a high school student at Greenwich's Rosemary Hall, the actress organized a touring rep-theater group and performed a number of folk-singing gigs. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, where she studied anthropology and acting, Close appeared in regional theater and then made her New York stage bow in 1974's Love for Love. Her theater work led to her first film role, when director George Roy Hill, after seeing her in the Broadway musical Barnum, cast her in The World According to Garp (1982). Close won the role of the protagonist's political-activist mother, a portrayal made all the more interesting by the fact that the actress was only five years older than Robin Williams, the actor playing her son. Close earned an Oscar nomination for her work, thus catalyzing the acclaim that was to surround much of her subsequent career.Close worked steadily through the remainder of the 1980s, winning Oscar nominations for her divergent performances in The Big Chill (1983), The Natural (1984), and Fatal Attraction (1987). In the last of these films, she all but caused the screen to combust with her fearsome portrayal of a woman who gets very, very angry with Michael Douglas. As evidence of her remarkable versatility, Close avoided being typecast as similarly psychotic women, going on to win another Oscar nomination the next year for her devastatingly wicked performance in Dangerous Liaisons. Further acclaim followed with her role as Sunny Von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), and Close spent the next decade turning in consistently strong performances in films both good and bad, from the critically and commercially lambasted Mary Reilly (1994) to the all-star Mars Attacks! (1996); 101 Dalmatians (1996), in which she got in touch with her inner drag queen as Cruella De Vil; and Air Force One (1997), which featured her as President Harrison Ford's harried Vice President. In 1999, Close took on two very different roles, first lending her voice to the animated Tarzan as the hero's gorilla mother, and then in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, in which she was able to explore Southern-style insanity as the terrifically unhinged Camille Orcutt.Nearly thirty years after her initial Oscar nomination for The World According to Garp, Close captured her sixth nod - this one for Best Actress - for her work in #Albert Nobbs where she played a woman in 19th Century Ireland who pretends to be a man in order to keep a job at a hotel. Close had played the part on stage very early in her career, and had worked for decades to bring the story to the big screen. Her perseverance was rewarded with not just Oscar, but Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actress as well.In addition to her film work, Close has maintained a television and stage career since the early '80s. Her stage work led to Tony Awards for her turns in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing (1984) and Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden in 1992. She garnered further raves and diva status for her starring role as the legendary Norma Desmond in the 1995 Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard (an excellent singer, Close annually performs the National Anthem for the New York Mets' opening-day game). On television, she continued to win prestige for performances in Stones for Ibarra (1988), 1991's Sa

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Crooked House
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Father Figures
  • Actor
2017
25% The Wilde Wedding
  • Eve Wilde
2017
84% The Girl With All the Gifts
  • Dr. Caroline Caldwell
2017
59% What Happened to Monday
  • Nicolette Cayman
2017
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Nonnie Hopkins
2016
No Score Yet Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
  • Actor
2016
28% Anesthesia
  • Maria
$22.9k 2016
100% The Wife
  • Joan Castleman
2016
72% 5 to 7
  • Ariene
$0.2M 2015
52% Low Down
  • Gram
2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Nova Prime
$270.6M 2014
94% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
62% Love, Marilyn
  • Actor
$2.9k 2012
57% Albert Nobbs
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Albert Nobbs
$3.1M 2012
No Score Yet Not My Life
  • Actor
2011
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
  • Granny
$10.2M 2011
0% Home
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Cody
  • Narrator
2009
No Score Yet Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries
  • Narrator
2009
27% Evening
  • Mrs. Wittenborn
$12.5M 2007
No Score Yet Gabon: The Last Eden
  • Narrator
2007
70% POV
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Tarzan 2
  • Actor
2005
75% Nine Lives
  • Maggie
$0.2M 2005
35% The Chumscrubber
  • Mrs. Johnson
2005
33% Tarzan II
  • Kala
2005
64% Heights
  • Diana
$1.1M 2005
46% Hoodwinked
  • Granny
$50.9M 2005
26% The Stepford Wives
  • Claire Wellington
$59.4M 2004
No Score Yet Strip Search
  • Karen Moore
2004
No Score Yet The Lion in Winter
  • Eleanor Of Aquitaine
2003
40% Anything Else
  • Actor
$3.2M 2003
37% Le Divorce
  • Olivia Pace
$9M 2003
No Score Yet A Closer Walk
  • Narrator
2003
No Score Yet Brush with Fate
  • Cornelia Englebrecht
2003
No Score Yet What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet P.O.V. - What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Actor
2003
0% Pinocchio
  • The Blue Fairy [U.S. Version]
$3.7M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War
  • Narrator
2002
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
  • Executive Producer
  • Ens. Nellie Forbush
2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Executive Producer
  • Arvella Whipple
2001
49% The Safety of Objects
  • Esther Gold
$86.8k 2001
31% 102 Dalmatians
  • Cruella De Vil
$65.5M 2000
No Score Yet Baby
  • Adult Sophie
  • Executive Producer
2000
74% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
  • Dr. Elaine Keener
2000
No Score Yet Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Sarah Witting
1999
88% Tarzan
  • Kala
1999
86% Cookie's Fortune
  • Camille Dixon
1999
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Actor
1998
72% In & Out
  • Herself
1997
78% Air Force One
  • Vice President Bennett
1997
No Score Yet In the Gloaming
  • Janet
1997
48% Paradise Road
  • Adrienne Pargiter
1997
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Marshal Dale
1996
38% 101 Dalmatians
  • Cruella De Vil
1996
26% Mary Reilly
  • Mrs. Farraday
1996
97% Anne Frank Remembered
  • Diary Readings
1995
No Score Yet Journey
  • Executive Producer
1995
No Score Yet Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
  • Producer
  • Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
1995
29% The House of the Spirits
  • Ferula Trueba
1994
88% The Paper
  • Alicia Clark
1994
No Score Yet Skylark
  • Sarah Witting
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1993
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
1992
29% Hook
  • Gutless, Pirate
1991
100% Meeting Venus
  • Karin Anderson
1991
80% Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Sarah Wheaton
  • Executive Producer
1991
76% Hamlet
  • Gertrude
1990
94% Reversal of Fortune
  • Sunny von Bülow
1990
No Score Yet The Divine Garbo
  • Host
1990
60% Immediate Family
  • Linda Spector
1989
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years)
  • Ambisextra
1988
93% Dangerous Liaisons
  • Marquise De Merteuil
1988
No Score Yet Stones for Ibarra
  • Sara Everton
1988
78% Fatal Attraction
  • Alex Forrest
1987
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: The Emperor and the Nightingale
  • Actor
1987
82% Jagged Edge
  • Teddy Barnes
1985
0% Maxie
  • Jan / Maxie
1985
81% The Natural
  • Iris Gaines
1984
69% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  • Jane
1984
80% The Stone Boy
  • Ruth Hillerman
1984
No Score Yet Carnival of the Animals
  • Actor
1984
68% The Big Chill
  • Sarah
1983
79% The World According to Garp
  • Jenny Fields
1982
No Score Yet Elephant Man
  • Princess Alexandra
1982
No Score Yet Orphan Train
  • Jessica
1979
No Score Yet Too Far to Go
  • Rebecca
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2003
  • 1995
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Patty Hewes
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Host
  • 2007
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Performer
  • Appearing
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Capt. Monica Rawling
  • 2005
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Evelyn Baker Lang
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Fannie Lieber
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1992
  • 1989
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Actor
  • Narrator
  • 1988

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