Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Highest Rated: 100% Radiator (2015)

Lowest Rated: 6% Dream House (2011)

Birthday: Mar 7, 1971

Birthplace: London, England

A British actress whose name and dark looks effortlessly conjure up associations with Eastern European exoticism, Rachel Weisz first earned the attention of an international audience with her role as the spoiled daughter of a sculptor in Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty (1996). The daughter of a Jewish-Hungarian inventor and an Austrian psychoanalyst (both sides of the family fled Fascist Europe during the '30s), Weisz was born in London on March 3, 1971. Much of her adolescence was spent modeling, and after attending Cambridge to study English, she broke into acting with a role in Sean Mathias' West End revival of Noel Coward's Design for Living.Weisz's performance in the play won her the Critics' Circle Best Newcomer award, and she subsequently took advantage of this recognition with a starring role in the BBC's TV adaptation of Scarlet & Black (1993), and then in 1996 with her aforementioned part in Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty. Although most attention was paid to Liv Tyler in her role as the film's protagonist, Weisz managed to garner notice of her own, and this recognition was furthered by her top billing opposite Keanu Reeves in Chain Reaction that same year. Unfortunately, the big-budget thriller was an unmitigated turkey; Weisz followed it with leads in smaller films such as The Land Girls (1997), a WWII drama that cast her as a young socialite sent to work on a farm; and Going All the Way (1997), a post-war coming-of-age drama starring Ben Affleck and Jeremy Davies that saw Weisz play Wasp, Affleck's Jewish girlfriend.After returning to Britain to star as a hairdresser in the noirish drama I Want You (1998), Weisz reappeared on the Hollywood radar as Brendan Fraser's damsel in distress in the 1999 summer blockbuster The Mummy. That same year, she played yet another love interest, that of a womanizing Ralph Fiennes in Sunshine, István Szabó's epic drama about three generations of a family of Hungarian Jews. Weisz' subsequent turn in the period drama Enemy at the Gates (2000) saw her play the inamorata of yet another Fiennes brother, Joseph. As a Russian-American sniper caught between the affections of a Russian party official (Fiennes) and a legendary sniper (Jude Law), the actress again returned to the early part of the 20th century (this time the Battle of Stalingrad) and to the deep end of the Fiennes family gene pool.Dutifully returning for The Mummy Returns a few short months later, that same year found the starlet gaining positive notice for her role in director Neil LaBute's biting stage drama The Shape of Things. Cast as a young art student whose latest "piece" is a strikingly original form of sculpture, Weisz's character would attempt to transform her boyfriend from schlub to stud to surprising effect. When the play was adapted to film in 2001, the team stuck together with Weisz and co-star Paul Rudd stepping before LaBute's all-seeing lens. For her role in the 2003 crime drama Confidence, Weisz would join a band of talented con artists in a daring bid to take a banker with ties to organized crime for all he's worth. Though the film may not have struck box-office gold, it did prove something of a sleeper and drew generally favorable reviews from critics. Confidence would be one of two films that found Weisz cast alongside screen legend Dustin Hoffman in 2003, the other being the courtroom thriller Runaway Jury. If her last few years had been slightly weighed down in drama, audiences could be assured that things would lighten up considerably when Weisz joined the cast of the Barry Levinson comedy Envy (2004).In 2005 she starred alongside Keanu Reeves again in the comic book adaptation Constantine. The dark film about a man trying to avoid his fate in hell by battling demons on Earth helped keep Weisz's name in circulation, but her next project would create the biggest buzz of her career thus far. Her role in Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener garnered praise from critics and audiences alike, winning

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Black Widow Melina 2020
93% The Favourite Lady Sarah 2018
84% Disobedience Ronit Krushka 2018
74% The Mercy Clare Crowhurst 2018
76% My Cousin Rachel Rachel Ashley $2.8M 2017
82% Denial Deborah Lipstadt $4.1M 2016
62% The Light Between Oceans Hannah Roennfeldt $12.6M 2016
51% Complete Unknown Alice $0.2M 2016
88% The Lobster Short Sighted Woman $9.1M 2016
72% Youth Leda Ballinger $1.9M 2015
100% Radiator Producer 2015
58% Oz the Great and Powerful Evanora $235M 2013
No Score Yet Unbound Captives Actor 2013
56% The Bourne Legacy Dr. Marta Shearing $113.2M 2012
20% 360 Rose $49.8K 2012
80% The Deep Blue Sea Hester Collyer $1.2M 2012
6% Dream House Libby Atenton $21.4M 2011
93% Page Eight Nancy 2011
75% The Whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac $1M 2011
53% Agora Hypatia $0.7M 2010
No Score Yet Dirt Music Actor 2010
32% The Lovely Bones Abigail Salmon $44M 2009
68% The Brothers Bloom Penelope Stamp $3.5M 2009
70% Definitely, Maybe Summer Hartley $32.1M 2008
20% Fred Claus Wanda $72M 2007
46% My Blueberry Nights Sue Lynne $0.8M 2007
16% Eragon Saphira $75.1M 2006
52% The Fountain Isabel/Izzi Creo $10.1M 2006
83% The Constant Gardener Tessa Quayle $33.6M 2005
46% Constantine Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson $75.5M 2005
8% Envy Debbie Dingman $12.2M 2004
73% Runaway Jury Marlee $49.3M 2003
69% Confidence Lily $12.2M 2003
93% About a Boy Rachel $40.6M 2002
64% The Shape Of Things Producer Evelyn $0.7M 2002
47% The Mummy Returns Evelyn `Evie' O'Connell/Princess Nefertiri Evelyn `Evie' O'Connell/Ksi??niczka Nefertiri $200.7M 2001
37% Beautiful Creatures Petula 2001
54% Enemy at the Gates Tania $50.6M 2001
20% This Is Not An Exit : The Fictional World Of Bret Easton Ellis Actor 2000
74% Sunshine Greta 2000
No Score Yet Tube Tales Angela 1999
60% The Mummy Evelyn 1999
67% I Want You (Beloved) Helen 1998
61% The Land Girls Ag 1998
28% Swept from the Sea Amy Foster 1998
73% Bent Prostitute 1997
68% Going All the Way Marty Pilcher 1997
16% Chain Reaction Dr. Lily Sinclair 1996
51% Stealing Beauty Miranda Fox 1996
No Score Yet Death Machine Junior Executive 1994
No Score Yet White Goods Actor 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2012
2011
2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Nancy Pierpan 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2010

QUOTES FROM Rachel Weisz CHARACTERS

David says: I've got good news. I've had a great idea.

Short Sighted Woman says: What kind of idea?

Lisping Man says: I raise my left foot. I bring my elbow to my knee and tap it twice, I bring my foot to my knee and tap it three times. I lie face down, I kneel down. I touch my left cheek and then lie face up.

Short Sighted Woman says: Are you sure you're prepared to do that

Leda Ballinger says: I pretended to sleep, and for the first time in my life he caressed my cheek.

Mick Boyle says: Parents know when their children pretend.

Marlee says: (last lines) I wanna go home.

Marlee says: I wanna go home.

Nick Easter says: (last lines) Let's... let's go home.

Nick Easter says: Let's... let's go home.

Penelope says: Trick to not feeling cheated is to learn how to cheat.

Penelope says: Photograph is a secret about a secret. More it tells you, less you know.

Evanora says: I'm not the one who's underestimating her cleverness. Or maybe it's you I'm underestimating. Have you finally joined her side, sister?

Theodora/Wicked Witch of the West says: am on no one's side. You know that. I simply want peace. That's all I ever wanted and the wizard can do that. He's a good man.

Evanora says: What do you know about goodness? Deep down you are wicked!

Theodora/Wicked Witch of the West says: I am not wicked!

Evanora says: I am not wicked!

Evanora says: All it does is take one bite...

Evanora says: All it does is take one bite.

Evelyn says: It's all subjective, Adam. Everything.

Evelyn says: Only indifference is suspect.

Evelyn says: He has then been completely and totally refashioned as a person. And yet, open any fashion magazine, turn on any television program, and they will tell you, he's only gotten more interesting, more desirable, more normal. In a word better. He is a living breathing example of our obsession with the surface of things.

Evelyn says: Don't worry about "Why?" when "What" is in front of you.

Evelyn says: Don't worry about 'Why?' when 'What' is in front of you.

Evelyn says: I don't like art that isn't true.

Sir William Collyer says: This is a tragedy

Sir William Collyer says: This is a tragedy.

Hester Collyer says: Tragedy's too big a word

Hester Collyer says: Tragedy's too big a word.

Abigail Salmon says: I loved the way a photo could capture a moment before it was gone.

Susie Salmon says: I loved the way a photo could capture a moment before it was gone.

Aaron Cross says: June. Your name is June Munroe. Say it.

Dr. Marta Shearing says: June Munroe.

Aaron Cross says: Say it.

Aaron Cross says: Now, pick a place you lived. The last place you lived. The place you know.

Dr. Marta Shearing says: Bethesda.

Aaron Cross says: Bethesda. That's where you lived. Anybody ask, you're June Monroe from Bethesda.

Aaron Cross says: You lost your wallet. I'm driving you home. My name is James. James and June. Got it?

Evelyn says: Stop! You'll kill them!

Beni says: That's the idea.

Alex says: Whoa, mom! When did you learn to do that?!

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: I have no idea! *That* I learned from your father!

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: I think the bracelet is some sort of guide to the lost oasis of Ahm Shere.

Rick O'Connell says: Evy, I know what you're thinking and the answer is no. We just got home.

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: That's the beauty of it, we're already packed.

Rick O'Connell says: Why don't you just give me one good reason.

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: It's just an oasis. Darling. A beautiful, exciting, romantic oasis

Rick O'Connell says: The kind with the white, sandy beach and the palm trees and the cool, clear, blue water and - we could have some of those big drinks with the little umbrellas.

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: Sounds good?

Rick O'Connell says: Sounds too good. What's the catch?

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: Supposedly it's the final resting place of Anubis's army.

Rick O'Connell says: Ah, ya. see. I knew there's a catch. There's always a catch!

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: It's just a chest, no harm ever came from opening a chest

Evelyn/Nefertiri says: It's just a chest, no harm ever came from opening a chest.

Rick O'Connell says: Yeah, right, and no harm ever came from reading a book. You remember how that one went?

Evelyn says: (Referring to Imhotep's bodyguards) Do something Johnathan!

Evelyn says: [referring to Imhotep's bodyguards] Do something Johnathan!

Jonathan says: Me?!

Jonathan says: Me?

Evelyn says: You can control them!

Jonathan says: Oh you've got to be joking!

Evelyn says: Finish the inscription on the cover idiot then you can command them!

Evelyn says: Oh my God it's a... it's a sarcophagus. Buried at the base of Anubis. He must have been someone of great importance. Or he did something *very* naughty.

Imhotep says: Keetah mi pharos aja nilo, isirian.

Beni says: [translating] Come with me, my princess. It is time to make you mine, forever.

Beni says: (Translating) Come with me, my princess. It is time to make you mine, forever

Evelyn says: For all eternity, idiot.

Evelyn says: For all eternity, idiot

Rick O'Connell says: Are you sure you want to be playing around with this thing?

Evelyn says: It's just a book. No harm ever came from reading a book.

Jonathan says: Come on Evey faster!

Evelyn says: Patience is a virtue!

Rick O'Connell says: Not right now it isn't!

Evelyn says: Stop it, you'll kill them!

Beni says: That's the idea.

Dr. Marta Shearing says: I'm not just a science project Doc.

Dr. Marta Shearing says: Well, I'm not just a science project, Doc.

Dr. Marta Shearing says: You've been shot!

Aaron Cross says: That's all right.

Dr. Marta Shearing says: I wanna stop thinking.

Hypatia says: I believe in Reason (in response to so, what do you believe in?)

Hypatia says: I believe in Reason [in response to so, what do you believe in?]

Hypatia says: I believe in Philosophy.

Evelyn says: [Drunk] What a place like me doing in a girl like this?

Evelyn says: [drunk] What a place like me doing in a girl like this?

Hester Collyer says: Anger fades, and it is replaced by regret.

William Collyer says: Anger fades, and it is replaced by regret.

Sir William Collyer says: What's happened to you Hester?

Hester Collyer says: Love Bill. That's all.

Curator says: [stutters in disbelief] Oh, look at this! Sons of the pharaohs! Give me frogs, flies, locusts, anything but YOU! Compared to you the other plagues were a joy!

Evelyn says: I am so very sorry. It was an accident.

Curator says: My darling girl, when Ramses destroyed Syria, that was an accident. You are a catastrophe!

Isabel/Izzi Creo says: I will not die, not here, not now, never...

Rick O'Connell says: [looking at Imhotep's corpse] Is he supposed to look like that?

Evelyn says: No I've never seen a mummy look like this before,...he's still.....still

Evelyn says: No I've never seen a mummy look like this before...he's still...still

Rick O'Connell says: Juicy.............[synchronized]

Rick O'Connell says: Juicy. [synchronized]

Jonathan says: Juicy.............[synchronized]

Jonathan says: Juicy. [synchronized]

Tomas/Tommy/Tom Creo says: There's been progress at work...

Isabel/Izzi Creo says: [laughs] My conquistador! Always conquering...

Evelyn says: Patience is a virtue

Evelyn says: Patience is a virtue.

Rick O'Connell says: Not right now it isn't!

Evelyn says: and now, i'm going to kiss you Mr. O'connell

Evelyn says: And now, I'm going to kiss you Mr. O'connell.

Rick O'Connell says: call me Rick

Rick O'Connell says: Call me Rick.

Libby Atenton says: How could the neighbors not have said anything to us?

Evelyn says: What is a place like me doing in a girl like this?

Kathryn Bolkovac says: I herd the food was really great.

Kathryn Bolkovac says: I heard the food was really great.

John Constantine says: So when a half-breed breaks the rules, I deport their sorry ass straight back to hell. I don't get them all, but I've been hoping to get enough to ensure my... retirement.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: I don't understand.

John Constantine says: I'm a suicide, Angela. When I die, the rules say I've got just one place to go.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: You're trying to buy your way into heaven.

John Constantine says: What would -you- do if you were sentenced to a prison where half the inmates were put there by you?

Marlee says: Anybody can be gotten to.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: I used to pretend that I didn't...that I didn't see things.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: I used to pretend that I didn't, that I didn't see things.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: When we were girls, we would leave each other messages in light... and breath... on the windows.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: When we were girls, we would leave each other messages in light. And breath on the windows.

Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson says: Oh, God. Oh, God, all those people. Oh, Isabel. I've always known. I've always known where they are. I've always known where to - where to find them, where to - where to aim and where to duck, and I've always known where they were. I've always known that it wasn't luck. Always known that it wasn't luck. I've always known, I've always known that I could see.

Saphira says: Careful old man, only my voice is gentle

Brom says: A Rider can live on if his dragon is killed. But if he is killed...

Brom says: A Rider can live on if his dragon is killed. But if he is killed.

Saphira says: So, is his dragon...

Saphira says: So, is his dragon.

Saphira says: (talking to Eragon).. I've waited 1000 years to hear your thoughts. and now you can hear mine. I am Saphira. And you are my Rider.

Saphira says: (talking to Eragon) I've waited 1000 years to hear your thoughts, and now you can hear mine. I am Saphira. And you are my Rider.

Evelyn says: Oh my God it's a..it's a sarcophagus. Buried at the base of Anubis. He must have been someone of great importance. Or he did something very naughty.

Evelyn says: Mr. O'Connell, can you look me in the eye, and guarantee me that this isn't all some kind of a flimflam?

Evelyn says: Oh, for heaven's sake, girl! It wasn't that good of a kiss.

Summer Hartley says: Dumped me for a sophomore. Told me it was for my own good.

Will Hayes says: Everybody seems to be using that line these days.

Hypatia says: If I could just unravel this just a little bit more, and just get a little closer to the answer, then... Then I would go to my grave a happy woman.

Hypatia says: Synesius, you don't question what you believe, or cannot. I must.