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Greta Gerwig

Highest Rated:   100% LOL (2006)
Lowest Rated:   26% Arthur (2011)
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Though she began her career with playwriting ambitions, Greta Gerwig soon skirted to fame as one of the preeminent actresses in "mumblecore" films. As led by the Amerindie filmmakers including Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha), Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair), and Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs), this movement of early-21st century American cinema relied on shoestring budgets and characterized itself via such elements as shaky, handheld photography, loosely strung narratives, and ultra-informal, from-the-hip dialogue that sustained the illusion of complete spontaneity. Gerwig -- a graduate of Barnard College and a longtime resident and habitué of Brooklyn, NY -- first made her presence known in Swanberg's 2006 LOL (as a girl who sends pictures of herself to an admirer via cell phone), but only rocketed to fame the following year, as the lead in the same director's Hannah Takes the Stairs. In that feature, she fully evoked the complexities and contradictions of a young woman drifting through a long, hot Chicago summer and blithely but unsuccessfully attempting to fulfill her romantic yearnings. The picture (like LOL) immediately became a sensation and turned Gerwig into a screen favorite among enthusiasts of grassroots independent filmmaking. In many ways, however, 2008 represented Gerwig's breakthrough year -- the year that witnessed her essaying supporting roles in two additional mumblecore features (Yeast and Baghead) and posing a triple threat as lead actress, screenwriter, and co-director (alongside Swanberg) on Nights and Weekends. This off-center romantic comedy stars Gerwig and Swanberg as two geographically estranged lovers grappling with the impracticalities of a long-distance relationship.In 2010, Gerwig received rave reviews and critical acclaim as the female lead opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. The next year, she moved to mainstream films, appearing in No Strings Attached and with Russell Brand in the remake of Arthur, and in 2012, played a supporting role in Woody Allen's To Rome With Love. Gerwig also continued to star in smaller movies, playing the title role in Lola Versus and reteaming with Baumbach for Frances Ha.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Isle of Dogs
  • Actor
2018
89% 20th Century Women
  • Abbie
$5.7M 2017
89% Jackie
  • Nancy Tuckerman
$14M 2016
77% Wiener-Dog
  • Dawn Wiener
$0.3M 2016
85% Maggie's Plan
  • Maggie
$3.4M 2016
No Score Yet Lady Bird
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2016
83% Mistress America
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Brooke
2015
83% Eden
  • Julia
$41.8k 2015
51% The Humbling
  • Pegeen
2015
No Score Yet Little Women
  • Screenwriter
2015
93% Frances Ha
  • Screenwriter
  • Frances
$4M 2013
92% Side by Side
  • Greta Gerwig
$29.1k 2012
44% To Rome with Love
  • Sally
$16.6M 2012
35% Lola Versus
  • Lola
$0.2M 2012
75% Damsels in Distress
  • Violet
$1.1M 2012
58% The Dish & The Spoon
  • Rose
2012
26% Arthur
  • Naomi
$29.2M 2011
49% No Strings Attached
  • Patrice
$70.3M 2011
75% Greenberg
  • Florence Marr
$2.3M 2010
86% The House of the Devil
  • Megan
2009
No Score Yet Northern Comfort
  • Cassandra
2009
No Score Yet Art House
  • Nora
2009
89% Nights and Weekends
  • Screenwriter
  • Mattie
  • Producer
  • Director
2008
79% Baghead
  • Michelle
2008
No Score Yet Yeast
  • Gen
2008
59% Hannah Takes the Stairs
  • Screenwriter
  • Hannah
2007
100% LOL
  • Greta
2006
No Score Yet Une aventure New-Yorkaise (A NY Thing)
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Sarah
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest

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