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Martha Coolidge

Highest Rated:   100% Rambling Rose (1991)
Lowest Rated:   4% Material Girls (2006)
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After studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and N.Y.U., filmmaker Martha Coolidge worked in Canadian television while making short films and documentaries. In 1975, she wrote, directed, and produced her first feature film, Not a Pretty Picture, focusing on the issue of high school date rape. It wasn't until 1983 that she would find her niche in comedies with the teen classic Valley Girl, starring a young Nicolas Cage. She stayed with teen movies for her next three projects: National Lampoon's Joy of Sex, Real Genius, and Plain Clothes. For the rest of the '80s, Coolidge directed several TV shows (including a few episodes of The Twilight Zone) and made-for-TV movies before making a comeback in 1991 with the coming-of-age drama Rambling Rose, winning her Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards. In 1992, she made the TNT movie Crazy in Love, featuring an all-star cast with Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, and Frances McDormand. She stayed with comedy dramas for her next two efforts: Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and Angie, starring Geena Davis. The rest of the '90s she made several little-seen features, including the Jack Lemmon/ Walter Matthau comedy Out to Sea. Her television work was more successful, with an Emmy nomination for her biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and a Director's Guild award for a segment of the anthology If These Walls Could Talk 2 (the other segments were directed by Jane Anderson and Anne Heche). A longtime associate of the DGA, Coolidge became the group's first woman president in 2002. The next year, she made the romantic drama Aurora Island, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Kim Basinger. In 2004 Coolidge release The Prince & Me, a romance starring Julia Stiles as a young woman who falls in love with a royal. Two years later Coolidge directed the Duff sisters, Hilary and Haylie as spoiled sisters who lose their fortune, in Material Girls.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tribute
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
  • Director
2009
4% Material Girls
  • Director
$11.4M 2006
No Score Yet 12 Days of Christmas Eve
  • Director
2004
28% The Prince & Me
  • Director
$28.2M 2004
No Score Yet The Flamingo Rising
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Directed by Alan Smithee
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Director
2000
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Director
1999
38% Out to Sea
  • Director
1997
13% Three Wishes
  • Director
1995
10% Beverly Hills Cop III
  • Security Woman
1994
40% Angie
  • Director
1994
71% Lost in Yonkers
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Crazy In Love
  • Director
1992
100% Rambling Rose
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Bare Essentials
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet That's Adequate
  • Herself
1989
No Score Yet Plain Clothes
  • Director
1988
75% Real Genius
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Joy of Sex
  • Director
1984
83% Valley Girl
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Not a Pretty Picture
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Angie Tribeca
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
29% Killer Women
2014
  • Director
  • 2014
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Director
  • 2014
38% Cult
2013
  • Director
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI
2003-2012
  • Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Director
  • 2009
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Director
  • 2007

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