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Gwyneth Paltrow

Highest Rated:   94% Iron Man (2008)
Lowest Rated:   12% Mortdecai (2015)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
Although she initially gained fame for her real-life role as Brad Pitt's girlfriend, Gwyneth Paltrow went on to build a solid reputation as one of the leading actresses of her generation. Repeatedly summoning comparisons to such classic presences as Grace Kelly, the blonde, blue-eyed Paltrow has won acclaim for her parts in a number of films, most notably Shakespeare in Love, for which she won a Best Actress Oscar in 1999.The daughter of actress Blythe Danner and producer/director Bruce Paltrow, Paltrow was born in Los Angeles on September 28, 1972. When she was 11, her family moved to Massachusetts so that her father could direct summer stock productions -- it was there that the actress began to receive theatrical training under her parents' tutelage. Schooled at Manhattan's exclusive Spence School, Paltrow went on to study anthropology at the University of California before deciding to drop out to pursue her acting career. She got her first screen role in the 1991 movie Shout and in the same year she played the young Wendy in Steven Spielberg's Hook.Two years later, Paltrow made her first significant impression with a chilling turn as a young con artist in Flesh and Bone. She went on to minor but memorable roles in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) and Jefferson in Paris (1995) before earning her first true taste of fame with her part as Brad Pitt's wife in Seven (1995). Unfortunately, she got more attention for her status as the actor's girlfriend than for her work in the film, becoming one of the world's most photographed arm ornaments.However, the actress was able to come into her own the following year with the title role in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of Emma. She won acclaim for her work and her flawless British accent, and the same year she could be seen in two more films: The Pallbearer, with David Schwimmer, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight. However, it was not until 1998 -- having broken off her engagement with Pitt the previous year -- that Paltrow became better-known for her acting than for her ability to look good in designer evening gowns. That year, she had starring roles in no less than five films. Although both Hush and A Perfect Murder proved disappointments, and Great Expectations received mixed reviews, Paltrow's two English excursions, the comedy Sliding Doors and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, netted positive receptions. The latter film drew particular acclaim, eventually winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Paltrow.The following year, she had the lead in another high-profile project, Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley. Starring opposite Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Cate Blanchett, Paltrow took part in a film that boasted one of the most photogenic collections of young stars that audiences had seen that year and it further enhanced her reputation as one of the most celebrated members of her generation to step in front of a camera. As photogenic as she may be, however, Paltrow's healthy sense of humor would give the delicate actress the gusto she needed to take on the role of a 300-pound object of funnyman Jack Black's affection in the Farrelly brothers' cheerfully offensive Shallow Hal in 2001. With roles in The Anniversary Party, Possession, and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums that same year, Paltrow's versatility and popularity showed no signs of waning - even if the subsequent flight attendant comedy View From the Top didn't even climb high enough at the box office to take a nosedive.Of course the failure of View From the Top could not be placed squarely on the shoulders of Paltrow, and given the film's troubled production history it's a small wonder that the film was released at all. If that film had simply been a glazed-over comedy that gave its starlet little chance to shine, Paltrow would close out the year with a commendable and notably heavier performance in Sylvia. A film based on the life of literary legend Sylvia Plath, Sylvia

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
12% Mortdecai
  • Johanna
$6.9M 2015
50% Thanks For Sharing
  • Phoebe
$0.8M 2013
79% Iron Man 3
  • Pepper Potts
$409M 2013
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • Pepper Potts
$623.3M 2012
84% Contagion
  • Beth Emhoff
$75.7M 2011
22% Country Strong
  • Kelly Canter
$20.3M 2011
72% Iron Man 2
  • Virginia 'Pepper' Potts
$312.1M 2010
82% Two Lovers
  • Michelle Rausch
$3M 2008
94% Iron Man
  • Pepper Potts
$318.3M 2008
No Score Yet Spain... On The Road Again
  • Actor
2008
31% The Good Night
  • Dora
2007
31% Running With Scissors
  • Hope Finch
$6.8M 2006
73% Infamous
  • Kitty Dean
$1.1M 2006
20% Love and Other Disasters
  • Hollywood Jacks
2006
No Score Yet I'm Going to Tell You a Secret
  • Actor
2005
62% Proof
  • Catherine
$7.5M 2005
72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Polly Perkins
$37.6M 2004
37% Sylvia
  • Sylvia Plath
$1.3M 2003
14% View from the Top
  • Donna Jensen
$15.6M 2003
65% Possession
  • Maud Bailey
$10.1M 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Dixie Normous
$213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Margot Tenenbaum
$52.4M 2002
51% Shallow Hal
  • Rosemary Shanahan
$70.8M 2001
60% The Anniversary Party
  • Skye Davidson
$3M 2001
52% Bounce
  • Abby Janello
2000
20% Duets
  • Liv
$4.3M 2000
No Score Yet Intern
  • Herself
2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Marge Sherwood
1999
92% Shakespeare in Love
  • Viola De Lesseps
1998
No Score Yet Out of the Past
  • Voice of Sarah Orne Jewett
1998
55% A Perfect Murder
  • Emily Bradford Taylor
1998
62% Sliding Doors
  • Helen
1998
13% Hush
  • Helen
1998
38% Great Expectations
  • Estella
1998
83% Emma
  • Emma Woodhouse
1996
42% The Pallbearer
  • Julie Demarco
1996
83% Hard Eight
  • Clementine
1996
15% Moonlight and Valentino
  • Lucy Trager
1995
80% Seven (Se7en)
  • Tracy Mills
1995
33% Jefferson in Paris
  • Patsy Jefferson
1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
  • Paula Hunt
1994
50% Higher Learning
  • Actor
1994
67% Flesh And Bone
  • Ginnie
1993
59% Malice
  • Paula Bell
1993
No Score Yet Deadly Relations
  • Carol
1993
No Score Yet Cruel Doubt
  • Angela Pritchard
1992
30% Hook
  • Young Wendy
1991
No Score Yet Shout
  • Rebecca
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
  • Maya Ganesh
  • 2014
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Holly Holliday
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2011
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004

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