Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Movie Trivia News Showtimes
      Kathy Bates

      Kathy Bates

      Highest Rated: 93% Midnight in Paris (2011)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 28, 1948

      Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

      To the general moviegoer, Kathy Bates seemed to materialize from nowhere, giving an Academy Award-winning performance as a psychotic literary fan-turned-kidnapper in the screen adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery" in 1990. Unbeknownst to those outside theater circles, Bates had already enjoyed an over 20-year career as a Tony Award-winning actress on Broadway. Even more impressive, she was over 40 when she first made a dent in Hollywood; a town with a poor track record for accepting anyone who is past society's idea of "a woman's prime" - never mind if she was also plus-sized. But this challenge gave the honest, unflinching actress opportunities to sink her teeth into eccentric character roles like her revered turn in "About Schmidt" (2002), as well as charismatic supporting roles in "Titanic" (1997) and "Primary Colors" (1998). Bates enjoyed a third career incarnation as a director, beginning with network police dramas, before earning acclaim both behind and in front of the camera on HBO's darkly comic "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). Her work in films like the marital drama "Revolutionary Road" (2008), the crowd-pleasing "The Blind Side" (2009), bawdy comedy sequel"Bad Santa 2" (2016) and as one of the stars of Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ) franchise kept the performer in high esteem with both critics and audiences. Still in her prime, Bates continued to break the Hollywood law of averages by letting her talent rather than her age define her as an actress.

      Highest rated movies

      Midnight in Paris poster
      Midnight in Paris
      Misery poster
      Misery
      Titanic poster Titanic About Schmidt poster
      About Schmidt
      Dolores Claiborne poster
      Dolores Claiborne
      Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean poster
      Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
      Men Don't Leave poster
      Men Don't Leave
      Straight Time poster
      Straight Time

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Family Affair Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Sylvia Simon (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 100% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered Doña Maria, la Marquesa de Montemayor (Character) - 2022
      71% 67% Home Bernadette (Character) - 2020
      77% 96% Richard Jewell Bobi Jewell (Character) $22.3M 2019
      58% 73% The Highwaymen Governor Ma Ferguson (Character) - 2019
      19% 53% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Barbara Haggermaker (Character) - 2018
      72% 76% On the Basis of Sex Dorothy Kenyon (Character) $24.7M 2018
      13% 48% Krystal Vera (Character) - 2017
      23% 34% Bad Santa 2 Sunny Soke (Character) $17.7M 2016
      65% 69% The Great Gilly Hopkins Maime Trotter (Character) - 2016
      51% 25% Complete Unknown Nina (Character) $166.8K 2016
      22% 38% The Boss Ida Marquette (Character) $63.0M 2016
      92% 88% When Marnie Was There Mrs. Kadoya (Voice) $314.3K 2014
      46% 60% Boychoir Headmistress (Character) - 2014
      24% 36% Tammy Lenore (Character) $84.5M 2014
      0% 33% You May Not Kiss the Bride Bryan's Mother (Character) - 2011
      4% 52% A Little Bit of Heaven Beverly Corbett (Character) $10.0K 2011
      93% 83% Midnight in Paris Gert (Character) $56.8M 2011
      18% 47% Valentine's Day Susan (Character) $110.5M 2010
      66% 85% The Blind Side Miss Sue (Character) $256.0M 2009
      50% 39% Chéri Charlotte Peloux (Character) $2.7M 2009
      No Score Yet 39% Personal Effects Gloria (Character) - 2009
      67% 71% Revolutionary Road Helen Givings (Character) $22.9M 2008
      20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Regina Jackson (Character) $79.4M 2008
      53% 61% Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys Charlotte (Character) $37.0M 2008
      No Score Yet 42% Christmas Is Here Again Miss Dowdy (Voice) - 2007
      25% 80% P.S. I Love You Patricia (Character) $53.7M 2007
      43% 51% The Golden Compass Hester (Voice) $70.1M 2007
      21% 45% Fred Claus Mother Claus (Character) $72.0M 2007
      49% 53% Bee Movie Janet Benson (Voice) $126.6M 2007
      No Score Yet 23% 3 & 3 The Judge (Character) - 2006
      41% 43% Bonneville Margene (Character) - 2006
      78% 62% Charlotte's Web Bitsy (Voice) $82.5M 2006
      No Score Yet 31% Relative Strangers Agnes Menure (Character) - 2006
      23% 52% Failure to Launch Sue (Character) $88.7M 2006
      No Score Yet 83% The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 58% Ambulance Girl Jane Stern (Character),
      Director
      - 2005
      No Score Yet 78% Warm Springs Helena Mahoney (Character) - 2005
      21% 41% Rumor Has It ... Aunt Mitsy (Character) $43.0M 2005
      4% 36% The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Marquesa (Character) $42.9K 2004
      22% 37% Little Black Book Kippie Kann (Character) $20.4M 2004
      32% 34% Around the World in 80 Days Queen Victoria (Character) $24.0M 2004
      No Score Yet 46% Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy The Sea Hag (Voice) - 2004
      14% 68% Unconditional Love Grace Beasley (Character) - 2002
      54% 76% Love Liza Mary Ann Bankhead (Character) $211.7K 2002
      86% 74% About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel (Character) $65.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 67% My Sister's Keeper Christine Chapman (Character) - 2002
      7% 62% Dragonfly Mrs. Belmont (Character) $30.1M 2002
      14% 67% American Outlaws Ma James (Character) $13.3M 2001
      45% 64% Rat Race Squirrel Lady (Character) $56.6M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2001
      20% 69% Bruno Mother Superior (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 67% Dash and Lilly Director - 1999
      No Score Yet 57% Annie Miss Agatha Hannigan (Character) - 1999
      33% 71% The Waterboy Helen 'Mama' Boucher (Character) $161.5M 1998
      81% 64% Primary Colors Libby Holden (Character) $39.0M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Effects of Magic Voice of Raphaella (Character) - 1998
      28% 76% Swept From the Sea Miss Swaffer (Character) $283.1K 1997
      88% 69% Titanic The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Character) $656.5K 1997
      23% 35% Diabolique Shirley Voguel (Character) $16.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 56% The Late Shift Helen Kushnick (Character) - 1996
      60% 75% The War at Home Maurine Collier (Character) $43.9K 1996
      67% 68% Angus Meg Bethune (Character) $4.8M 1995
      No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Ella Tate (Character) - 1995
      85% 82% Dolores Claiborne Dolores Claiborne (Character) $22.8M 1995
      No Score Yet 67% The West Side Waltz Mr. Goo (Character) - 1995
      14% 27% North Alaskan Mom (Character) $6.6M 1994
      No Score Yet 67% Hostages Peggy Say (Character) - 1993
      50% 73% A Home of Our Own Frances Lacey (Character) $1.5M 1993
      44% 37% Used People Bibby Berman (Character) $17.1M 1992
      63% 39% Prelude to a Kiss Leah Blier (Character) $19.3M 1992
      54% 55% Shadows and Fog Prostitute (Character) $2.4M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Mecca Elsa Barlow (Character) - 1992
      57% 74% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Hazel Quarrier (Character) $1.3M 1991
      75% 91% Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch (Character) $81.2M 1991
      91% 90% Misery Annie Wilkes (Character) $54.7M 1990
      50% 62% White Palace Rosemary (Character) $16.9M 1990
      82% 62% Men Don't Leave Lisa Coleman (Character) $5.8M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place Like Home Bonnie Cooper (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 38% High Stakes Jill (Character) - 1989
      13% 30% Arthur 2: On the Rocks Mrs. Canby (Character) $14.1M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Heat Ruth (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Ordained Bobbi Birk (Character) - 1987
      63% 38% The Morning After Woman on Mateo Street (Character) $22.4M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Bull Katherine Kovacs (Character) - 1986
      83% 81% Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Stella Mae (Character) - 1982
      82% 83% Straight Time Selma Darin (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel: Full Story Unknown (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 54% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2019
      77% 67% American Horror Story Iris (Character) 2013-2016 2018
      81% 83% The Big Bang Theory Mrs. Fowler (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2018
      19% 88% Disjointed Ruth (Character) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
      41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 62% Mike & Molly Kay McKinnon (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 90% American Dad! D.O. Rothy (Guest Voice) 2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
      43% 55% Harry's Law Harry Korn (Character) 2011-2012
      65% 66% Two and a Half Men Charlie Harper (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011
      81% 89% The Office Jo Bennett (Guest Star) 2010-2011
      33% 65% Alice Unknown (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
      81% 96% Six Feet Under Bettina (Guest Star),
      Director
      2001-2005
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
      93% 96% Everwood Director 2002
      No Score Yet 66% King of the Hill Patrol Officer Jane Cooper (Guest Voice) 2001
      No Score Yet 76% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
      92% 96% Oz Director 1998