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Jane Fonda

Highest Rated:   100% Cat Ballou (1965)
Lowest Rated:   9% Leonard Part 6 (1987)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Hollywood legend has it that Bette Davis was forced to talk to a blank wall rather than her co-star Henry Fonda during filming of her close-ups in Jezebel; the reason was that he had repaired to New York to attend the birth of his daughter Jane. A child of privilege, the young Jane Fonda exhibited the imperious, headstrong attitude and ruthlessness that would distinguish both her film work and her private life. The teenage Fonda wasn't keen on acting until she worked with her father in a 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of The Country Girl. Slightly interested in pursuing a stage career at that point, Fonda nonetheless studied art both at Vassar and in Europe, returning to the States to work as a fashion model. Studying acting in earnest at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio, Fonda ultimately starred on Broadway in Tall Story, then made her film debut by re-creating this stage appearance in 1960. A talented but not really distinctive player at that time, Fonda astonished everyone (none as much as her father) by becoming one of the first major American actresses to appear nude in a foreign film. This was La Ronde (1964), directed by her lover (and later her first husband) Roger Vadim. The event was heralded by a giant promotional poster in New York's theater district, with Fonda's naked backside in full view for all of Manhattan to see. Vadim decided to mold Fonda into a "sex goddess" in a series of lush but forgettable films; the best Fonda/Vadim collaboration was Barbarella (1968), which scored as much on the actress' sharp comic timing (already evidenced in such American pictures as Cat Ballou [1965]) as it did on her kinky costuming. In the late '60s, Fonda underwent another career metamorphosis when she became involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Her notorious visit to North Vietnam at the height of the conflict earned her the sobriquet "Hanoi Jane," as well as the enmity of virtually every ex-GI who fought in Southeast Asia. Even so, Fonda's film stardom ascended in the early '70s; in 1971, she won the first of two Oscars for her portrayal of a high-priced prostitute in Klute (her other was for Coming Home [1978]), and Fonda's career flourished despite a sub-rosa Hollywood campaign to discredit the actress and spread idiotic rumors about her subversive behavior (one widely circulated fabrication had Fonda destroying the only existing negative of Stagecoach because she despised John Wayne).In the 1980s, the actress realized several personal and career milestones: she worked with her father on film for the only time in On Golden Pond (1981); she assisted former peace activist Tom Hayden, whom she had married in the early '70s, in his successful bid for the California State Assembly; and she launched the first of several best-selling exercise videos. She also won an Emmy for her performance in the TV movie The Dollmaker (1984). After her marriage to Hayden ended in the early '80s, Fonda married media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 (the couple would divorce in 2000), and began curtailing her film appearances, all but retiring from the screen after her lead role opposite Robert De Niro in 1990s Stanley & Iris. Fonda was no less the social activist in the 1990s than she was two decades earlier; among her projects was the production of several "revisionist" dramatic specials and documentaries about the history of Native Americans, duly telecast on Turner's various worldwide cable services.Just when it seemed audiences might have seen the last of Fonda on the big screen, she proved that she had no intention of retiring. The 2000's would see the veteran actress continuing to star in a vareity of projects, like Monster-in-Law, Georgia Rule, and Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% Our Souls at Night
  • Addie Moore
2017
29% Fathers And Daughters
  • Teddy Stanton
2016
No Score Yet Elena and the Secret of Avalor
  • Shuriki
2016
73% Youth
  • Brenda Morel
$1.9M 2015
42% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Hilary Altman
$26.8M 2014
No Score Yet The Club
  • Actor
2014
20% Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Actor
$52.3k 2014
No Score Yet The (Dead Mothers) Club
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Jane
  • Actor
2014
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Nancy Reagan
$116.7M 2013
67% All Together
  • Jeanne
$19k 2012
28% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
  • Grace
$0.6M 2012
No Score Yet Jane Fonda: Prime Time - Walk Out
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Jane Fonda: Prime Time - Fit & Strong
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  • Actor
2008
18% Georgia Rule
  • Georgia
$18.9M 2007
No Score Yet Brando
  • Actor
2007
89% Sir! No Sir!
  • Actor
2006
16% Monster-in-Law
  • Viola Fields
$82.9M 2005
88% Tell Them Who You Are
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Academy Award Winners, The First 50 Years: Volume 10 - Hollywood Comes to Age
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Fonda on Fonda
  • Host
1992
29% Stanley & Iris
  • Iris Estelle King
1990
No Score Yet Mandela in America
  • Actor
1990
42% Old Gringo
  • Harriet Winslow
1989
9% Leonard Part 6
  • Herself
1987
71% The Morning After
  • Alex Sternbergen
1986
46% Agnes of God
  • Doctor Martha Livingston
1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Video Event
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
  • Actor
1985
57% Terror in the Aisles
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker
  • Gertie Nevels
1984
No Score Yet Rollover
  • Lee Winters
1981
92% On Golden Pond
  • Chelsea Thayer Wayne
1981
84% 9 to 5
  • Judy Bernly
1980
No Score Yet No Nukes
  • Actor
1980
68% The Electric Horseman
  • Alice `Hallie' Martin
1979
83% The China Syndrome
  • Kimberly Wells
1979
55% California Suite
  • Hannah Warren
1978
86% Comes a Horseman
  • Ella Connors
1978
81% Coming Home
  • Sally Hyde
1978
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Henry Fonda
  • Actor
1978
72% Julia
  • Lillian Hellman
1977
60% Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Jane
1977
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Night
1976
57% Tout va bien
  • Her, Suzanne
1973
No Score Yet Steelyard Blues
  • Iris Caine
1973
No Score Yet F.T.A.
  • Producer
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1972
No Score Yet Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (Lettre à Jane)
  • Actor
1972
97% Klute
  • Bree Daniels
1971
85% They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Gloria
1969
90% Spirits of the Dead
  • Contessa Frederique de Metzengerstein
1969
73% Barbarella
  • Barbarella
1968
29% Hurry Sundown
  • Julie Ann Warren
1967
No Score Yet The Game Is Over
  • Renee Saccard
1967
87% Barefoot in the Park
  • Corie Bratter
1967
No Score Yet Any Wednesday
  • Ellen Gordon
1966
80% The Chase
  • Anna Reeves
1966
100% Cat Ballou
  • Catherine 'Cat' Ballou
1965
No Score Yet Circle of Love
  • Sophie / Die 'Junge Frau'
1964
No Score Yet Les Felins
  • Melinda
1964
No Score Yet Joy House (Les Félins)
  • Actor
1964
100% Sunday in New York
  • Eileen Tyler
1963
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day
  • Christine Bonner
1963
67% Period of Adjustment
  • Isabel Haverstick
1962
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side
  • Kitty Twist
1962
No Score Yet Tall Story
  • June Ryder
1960
No Score Yet The Chapman Report
  • Actor
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
81% Grace and Frankie
2015
  • Grace
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2005
No Score Yet Elena of Avalor
2016
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2014
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Leona Lansing
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2007

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