Glenn Close

Glenn Close

  • Highest Rated: 100% Meeting Venus (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Home (2011)
  • Birthday: Mar 19, 1947
  • 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

95% The Lavender Scare Narrator 2019
85% The Wife Joan Castleman 2018
No Score Yet Quien @#*%$ es papá? Actor 2018
57% Crooked House Lady Edith 2017
17% Father Figures Helen $16.8M 2017
29% The Wilde Wedding Eve Wilde 2017
86% The Girl With All the Gifts Dr. Caroline Caldwell 2017
57% 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
26% Anesthesia Maria $22.9K 2016
69% 5 to 7 Ariene $0.2M 2015
50% Low Down Gram 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Prime $270.6M 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
56% 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 Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Cody Narrator 2009
27% Evening Mrs. Wittenborn $12.5M 2007
No Score Yet Gabon: The Last Eden Narrator 2007
70% POV Actor 2006
75% Nine Lives Maggie $0.2M 2005
37% The Chumscrubber Mrs. Johnson 2005
33% Tarzan II Kala 2005
64% Heights Diana $1.1M 2005
47% 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
36% 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 Ens. Nellie Forbush Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Executive Producer Arvella Whipple 2001
50% The Safety of Objects Esther Gold $86.8K 2001
31% 102 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil $65.5M 2000
No Score Yet Baby Executive Producer Adult Sophie 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
89% Tarzan Kala 1999
86% Cookie's Fortune Camille Dixon 1999
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Actor 1998
72% In & Out Herself 1997
76% Air Force One Vice President Bennett 1997
No Score Yet In the Gloaming Janet 1997
48% Paradise Road Adrienne Pargiter 1997
53% Mars Attacks! Marshal Dale 1996
42% 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 Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer Producer 1995
30% 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: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864 Mary Todd Lincoln 1992
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
26% Hook Gutless, Pirate 1991
100% Meeting Venus Karin Anderson 1991
80% Sarah, Plain and Tall Sarah Wheaton Executive Producer 1991
74% Hamlet Gertrude 1990
94% Reversal of Fortune Sunny von Bülow 1990
No Score Yet The Divine Garbo Host 1990
55% 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
75% Fatal Attraction Alex Forrest 1987
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: The Emperor and the Nightingale Actor 1987
80% Jagged Edge Teddy Barnes 1985
0% Maxie Jan / Maxie 1985
82% The Natural Iris Gaines 1984
71% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Jane 1984
67% The Stone Boy Ruth Hillerman 1984
No Score Yet Carnival of the Animals Actor 1984
68% The Big Chill Sarah 1983
75% 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

98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
100% Tales of Arcadia: 3Below
2018
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2012
89% Sea Oak
2017
Aunt Bernie
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2003
  • 1995
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
91% Damages
2007-2012
Patty Hewes
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2005
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Host
  • 2007
No Score Yet POV
1988
Appearing Performer
  • 2007
  • 2003
88% The Shield
2002-2008
Capt. Monica Rawling
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Evelyn Baker Lang
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Fannie Lieber
  • 2002
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
  • 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1992
  • 1989
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator
  • 1988

QUOTES FROM Glenn Close CHARACTERS

Alex Forrest
Why is it that all the interesting guys are married?
Dan Gallagher
Well, maybe that's why you find them interesting because you can't have them.
Cruella De Vil
I'll be wearing Anita's dogs ! Hahahhaha...
Cruella De Vil
I'll be wearing Anita's dogs!
Cruella De Vil
I'm getting really tired of you ROLAND !
Cruella De Vil
I'm getting really tired of you Roland!
Roger
ROGER !
Roger
Roger!
Cruella De Vil
Whatever !
Cruella De Vil
Whatever!
Esther Gold
[thinking] How did I get here? Somewhere along the way, things have gotten out of hand. I don't know how. I tried to do things right, but...maybe that's the problem. Maybe there is no right or wrong. Weâ??re ruled by chaos. That would make more sense. That there are no rewards, no punishments. Life isn't a series of results of things done right or wrong. Itâ??s all just random. Those are the rules. There are no rules.
Esther Gold
[thinking] How did I get here? Somewhere along the way, things have gotten out of hand. I don't know how. I tried to do things right, but...maybe that's the problem. Maybe there is no right or wrong. We're ruled by chaos. That would make more sense. That there are no rewards, no punishments. Life isn't a series of results of things done right or wrong. It's all just random. Those are the rules. There are no rules.
Esther Gold
If you are ever in a praying situation with Him: Be Specific! Include certain clauses. It's not enough to assume that if a person lives they'll be okay... Cause God has a wicked sense of humor. And even though he knows you mean more, he'll only give you exactly what you ask for.
Jack Palmer
He died alright about four years later in Alabama, in a button factory accident.
Emma Duvall
A button factory?
Camille Orcutt
Seems the hole poker machine broke loose and fell on him. He had 273 holes in him before they could get it off.
Camille Orcutt
How dare you do this to me, you crazy old lady!
Camille Orcutt
Aunt Jewel did not commit suicide. Suicide is a dig race. Crazy people commit suicide.
Albert Nobbs
Life without decency is unbearable
Albert Nobbs
Life without decency is unbearable.
Kala
close your eyes. *puts Tarzan's hand to his chest* now forget what you see what do you feel?
Kala
Close your eyes. *puts Tarzan's hand to his chest* now forget what you see what do you feel?
Young Tarzan
My heart
Young Tarzan
My heart.
Kala
come here, *brings Tarzan to her chest*
Kala
Come here. *brings Tarzan to her chest*
Young Tarzan
Your heart
Young Tarzan
Your heart.
Kala
see? they're exactly the same, Kerchak just can't see that
Kala
See? They're exactly the same, Kerchak just can't see that.
Young Tarzan
I'll make him see it, I'll be the best ape ever!
Dr. Holloran
Why aren't you in fancy dress?
Albert Nobbs
I'm a waiter.
Dr. Holloran
Well I'm a doctor. We are both disguised as ourselves.
John
He has a knife, a knife!
Eleanor Of Aquitaine
Of course he has a knife! I have a knife. We all have knives. It's 1183 and we're all barbarians!
Marquise De Merteuil
When it comes to marriage, one man is as good as the next.
Jacob Witting
"My wife died six years ago.. I hope you don't expect--"
Jacob Witting
My wife died six years ago.. I hope you don't expect--
Sarah Wheaton
"It's alright, Mr. Whitting, I didn't come here for love."
Sarah Wheaton
It's alright, Mr. Whitting, I didn't come here for love.
Jacob Witting
"What I meant is that the house is not in perfect order.. I didn't ask for love."
Jacob Witting
What I meant is that the house is not in perfect order.. I didn't ask for love.
Eleanor Of Aquitaine
Every family has their problems. . .
Eleanor Of Aquitaine
Every family has their problems.
Granny
Well, what's your name?
Boingo
Umm... just put "To my biggest and cutest fan, Boingo!" And then, like, put some Xs and Os and a little smiley face.
Boingo
Umm... just put 'To my biggest and cutest fan, Boingo!' And then, like, put some X's and O's and a little smiley face.
Granny
Fo' shizzle!
Granny
Use the hood, Red! Use the hood!
Granny
AHAAAAAA!!!
Granny
AHAAAA!
Granny
Bring it, honey.
Granny
Who's that? Who's there?
Granny
BONSAI!
Granny
Boo-yah!
Tarzan
No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.
Kala
And you will always be in my heart.
Cruella De Vil
Anyway you want; poison them! Drown them! Bash them on the head! Got any chlorophol? I DON'T CARE HOW YOU KILL THE LITTLE BEASTS, JUST DO IT AND DO IT NOW!
Cruella De Vil
Anyway you want. Poison them! Drown them! Bash them on the head! Got any chlorophyl? I don't care how you kill the little beasts, just do it, and do it now!
Marquise De Merteuil
"War"
Marquise De Merteuil
War.
Alex Forrest
I won't be ignored, Dan!