Sally Field

Sally Field

Highest Rated: 93% Places in the Heart (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Birthday: Nov 6, 1946

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA

Born November 6, 1946, in Pasadena, CA, actress Sally Field was the daughter of another actress, Margaret Field, who is perhaps best known to film buffs as the leading lady of the sci-fi The Man From Planet X (1951). Field's stepfather was actor/stunt man Jock Mahoney, who, despite a certain degree of alienation between himself and his stepdaughter, was the principal influence in her pursuit of an acting career. Active in high-school dramatics, Field bypassed college to enroll in a summer acting workshop at Columbia studios. Her energy and determination enabled her to win, over hundreds of other aspiring actresses, the coveted starring role on the 1965 TV series Gidget. Gidget lasted only one season, but Field had become popular with teen fans and in 1967 was given a second crack at a sitcom with The Flying Nun; this one lasted three seasons and is still flying around in reruns.Somewhere along the way Field made her film debut in The Way West (1967) but was more or less ignored by moviegoers over the age of 21. Juggling sporadic work on stage and TV with a well-publicized first marriage (she was pregnant during Flying Nun's last season), Field set about shedding her "perky" image in order to get more substantial parts. Good as she was as a reformed junkie in the 1970 TV movie Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring, by 1972 Field was mired again in sitcom hell with the short-lived weekly The Girl With Something Extra. Freshly divorced and with a new agent, she tried to radically alter her persona with a nude scene in the 1975 film Stay Hungry, resulting in little more than embarrassment for all concerned. Finally, in 1976, Field proved her mettle as an actress in the TV movie Sybil, winning an Emmy for her virtuoso performance as a woman suffering from multiple personalities stemming from childhood abuse. Following this triumph, Field entered into a long romance with Burt Reynolds, working with the actor in numerous films that were short on prestige but long on box-office appeal.By 1979, Field found herself in another career crisis: now she had to jettison the "Burt Reynolds' girlfriend" image. She did so with her powerful portrayal of a small-town union organizer in Norma Rae (1979), for which she earned her first Academy Award. At last taken completely seriously by fans and industry figures, Field spent the next four years in films of fluctuating merit (she also ended her relationship with Reynolds and married again), rounding out 1984 with her second Oscar for Places in the Heart. It was at the 1985 Academy Awards ceremony that Field earned a permanent place in the lexicon of comedy writers, talk show hosts, and impressionists everywhere by reacting to her Oscar with a tearful "You LIKE me! You REALLY LIKE me!" Few liked her in such subsequent missteps as Surrender (1987) and Soapdish (1991), but Field was able to intersperse them with winners such as the 1989 weepie Steel Magnolias and the Robin Williams drag extravaganza Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). Field found further triumph as the doggedly determined mother of Tom Hanks in the 1994 box-office bonanza Forrest Gump, which, in addition to mining box-office gold, also managed to pull in a host of Oscars and various other awards.Following Gump, Field turned her energies to ultimately less successful projects, such as 1995's Eye for an Eye with Kiefer Sutherland and Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996). She also did some TV work, most notably in Tom Hanks' acclaimed From the Earth to the Moon miniseries (1998) and the American Film Institute's 100 Years....100 Movies series. The turn of the century found Field contributing her talents to a pair of down-home comedy-dramas, first with a cameo matriarch role in 2000's Where the Heart Is and later that year as director of the Minnie Driver vehicle Beautiful. Both films met with near-universal derision from critics; only the Steel Magnolias-esque Heart found a modest box-office following.In 2003, Field took a role alongside Reese

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% Little Evil Miss Shaylock 2017
85% Hello, My Name is Doris Doris Miller $14.5M 2016
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aunt May $183.3M 2014
89% Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln $129.5M 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man Aunt May $262.1M 2012
89% The Desert Of Forbidden Art Artists' Voices 2011
No Score Yet Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo Actor 2007
19% Two Weeks Anita Bergman 2006
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Rep. Victoria Rudd $89.9M 2003
9% Say It Isn't So Valdine Wingfield $4.9M 2001
16% Beautiful Director $2.9M 2000
35% Where the Heart Is Mama Lil 2000
No Score Yet A Cooler Climate Iris Prue 1999
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco Sassy 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Karen McCann 1996
No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means Bess Steer Garner Executive Producer 1995
70% Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump $330.1M 1994
72% Mrs. Doubtfire Miranda Hillard 1993
87% Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey Sassy 1993
23% Dying Young Producer 1991
50% Not Without My Daughter Betty Mahmoody 1991
69% Soapdish Celeste Talbert/Maggie 1991
No Score Yet Twisted Justice Actor 1990
70% Steel Magnolias M'Lynn Eatenton 1989
56% Punchline Lilah Krytsick 1988
13% Surrender Daisy Morgan 1987
73% Murphy's Romance Emma Moriarty 1985
93% Places in the Heart Edna Spalding 1984
No Score Yet AFI Salute to Lillian Gish Actor 1984
No Score Yet Kiss Me Goodbye Kay Villano 1982
80% Absence Of Malice Megan 1981
40% Back Roads Amy Post 1981
17% Smokey and the Bandit II Carrie 1980
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Celeste Whitman 1979
88% Norma Rae Norma Rae 1979
69% Hooper Gwen Doyle 1978
60% The End Mary Ellen 1978
No Score Yet Heroes Carol Bell 1977
80% Smokey and the Bandit Carrie 1977
71% Stay Hungry Mary Tate Farnsworth 1976
No Score Yet Sybil Sybil Dorsett 1976
No Score Yet Home for the Holidays Actor 1972
No Score Yet Hitched Actor 1971
No Score Yet Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Denise 'Dennie' Miller 1970
No Score Yet The Way West Mercy McBee 1967

TV

Credit
71% Dispatches from Elsewhere
2020
Janice 2020
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
85% Maniac
2018
Dr. Greta Mantleray 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2014
2012
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2017
2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2017
2012
2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
Appearing 2016
2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2016
2006
2005
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest 2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2006
2003
2002
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice 2011
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Executive Producer Nora Holden Nora Walker Producer 2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Maggie Wyczenski Maggie Wyczkenski Maggie 2006
2003
2002
2001
2000
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Trudy Cooper Director 1998
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
1998
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1993
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Woman 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
1971

QUOTES FROM Sally Field CHARACTERS

Aunt May says: I once told you that secrets have a cost, the truth does too!

Aunt May says: The last time you did laundry, you turned everything blue and red.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I was, uh, washing the American flag.

Truvy Jones says: What are your colors, Shelby?

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: My colors are "blush" and "bashful"

M'Lynn Eatenton says: Her colors are "pink" and pink"

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: My colors are "blush" and "bashful", Mama!

M'Lynn Eatenton says: How precious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?

Aunt May says: What happened to your face?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I was cleaning the chimney.

Aunt May says: We have no chimney.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Whaaaa???

Aunt May says: What happened to your face? It's filthy.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I was cleaning the chimney.

Aunt May says: We have no chimney.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: What?

Novalee Nation says: Oh, I got money. The president of Wal-Mart gave me five hundred dollars.

Mama Nell says: Why, he's not the father of the baby, is he?

Novalee Nation says: No.

Mama Nell says: Ah, shit.

Edna Spalding says: Moze.

Moze says: Yes, ma'am.

Wayne Lomax says: You took a no-account piece of land and a bunch of people that didn't know what they were doin', and you farmed it better than anyone. Colored or white.

Mrs. Gump says: What's normal anyways?

Mary Todd Lincoln says: (To Thaddeus Stevens) You have always taken such a lively, even prosecutorial, interest in my household accounts

Mary Todd Lincoln says: You have always taken such a lively, even prosecutorial, interest in my household accounts.

Thaddeus Stevens says: Well, that's because you're household accounts have always been so interesting.

Sassy--The Cat says: Shadow is that people?

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Yes Sassy I'm going to find them.

Chance--The Bulldog says: What, no, no strangers Shadow they'll take us to the pound they'll lock us up we'll never come out again!

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: They're just looking for the little girl chance she needs us we have to help.

Chance--The Bulldog says: Okay I just hope you know what you're doing I don't want to back there again ever.

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Don't worry, Sassy you keep her warm I'll be right back.

Sassy--The Cat says: Hurry Shadow!

Chance--The Bulldog says: Ow ow! he bit me with his butt!

Chance--The Bulldog says: Ow ow! He bit me with his butt!

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Oh chance you really are a 'bull' dog aren't you?

Chance--The Bulldog says: I was just curious!

Sassy--The Cat says: Like my mother always said 'curiosity killed the dog'

Sassy--The Cat says: Like my mother always said, "Curiosity killed the dog."

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Sassy can you pull those things out?

Sassy--The Cat says: I'll try.

Chance--The Bulldog says: Ow Sassy you got my lip!

Sassy--The Cat says: Relax I'm a professional!

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: They look like they're in deep.

Sassy--The Cat says: Really deep.

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Whatever you do don't lick yourself!

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Whatever you do don't lick yourself!

Chance--The Bulldog says: (To retreating porcupine ) Jerk!

Chance--The Bulldog says: Jerk!

Riley says: Sorry shadow I had the whole gang out looking for him the dog is just not around but if you want to go to the bridge we have to leave now.

Shadow says: But I just can't leave him here.

Sassy says: But Shadow we can't keep staying here either think about Hope think about Peter.

Shadow says: Well I do miss Peter.

Riley says: Is that a yes?

Sassy says: Believe me that's as close to a yes as you'll ever get.

Riley says: Okay let's shake some booty or as James Brown would say, we're going to the bridge HEY!

Riley says: Okay let's shake some booty or as James Brown would say, we're going to the bridge hey!

Mary Todd Lincoln says: You think I'm ignorant of what you're up to because you haven't discussed this scheme with me as you ought to have done? When have I ever been so easily bamboozled? I believe you when you insist that amending the Constitution and abolishing slavery will end this war. And since you're sending my son into the war, woe to you if you fail to pass the amendment.

Sassy--The Cat says: [some dogs are flirting with her] Oh, great. "Catcalls".

Sassy--The Cat says: [some dogs are flirting with her] Oh, great. 'Catcalls'.

Aunt May says: Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever.

Norma Rae says: I'm always fine. I'm a horse.

Mary Todd Lincoln says: "No one ever been loved so much by the people, Don't waste that power!"

Mary Todd Lincoln says: No one ever been loved so much by the people, Don't waste that power!

Chance--The Bulldog says: (Trying to catch fish in the river) There's one, no wait there's one! Shadow how did you get one of these?

Chance--The Bulldog says: [trying to catch fish in the river] There's one, no wait there's one! Shadow how did you get one of these?

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: (Licking a fish) Sassy

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: [licking a fish] Sassy.

Chance--The Bulldog says: Sassy come on help me out here I'm starving.

Sassy--The Cat says: Say it first.

Chance--The Bulldog says: What? Oh come on!

Sassy--The Cat says: Say It!

Chance--The Bulldog says: (Quietly) Cat's rule and dogs drool!

Chance--The Bulldog says: [quietly] Cat's rule and dogs drool!

Sassy--The Cat says: I can't hear you!

Chance--The Bulldog says: Cat's rule and dogs drool you happy!

Sassy--The Cat says: Thank you precious!

Chance--The Bulldog says: You're welcome cupcake!

Sassy--The Cat says: "MY BOYS MY BOYS!"

Sassy--The Cat says: MY BOYS MY BOYS!

Chance--The Bulldog says: Sassy! Sassy! Sa... Whoa Gopher hole!"

Chance--The Bulldog says: Sassy! Sassy! Sa... Whoa Gopher hole!

Sassy--The Cat says: "Chance Shadow, oh shadow I'd thought I never see you again!"

Sassy--The Cat says: Chance Shadow, oh shadow I'd thought I never see you again!

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: "Sassy you're alive, I missed you so much!"

Shadow--The Golden Retriever says: Sassy you're alive, I missed you so much!

Chance--The Bulldog says: "Yeah me too."

Chance--The Bulldog says: Yeah me too.

Sassy--The Cat says: "Really?"

Sassy--The Cat says: Really?

Chance--The Bulldog says: "Well we could've used you around."

Chance--The Bulldog says: Well we could've used you around.

Sassy--The Cat says: "I missed you too Chance."

Sassy--The Cat says: I missed you too Chance.

Chance--The Bulldog says: "Hey can we go fishing now Sassy, huh can we?"

Chance--The Bulldog says: Hey can we go fishing now Sassy, huh can we?

Sassy--The Cat says: "Oh Chance you are hopeless but all right let's go fishing!"

Sassy--The Cat says: Oh Chance you are hopeless but all right let's go fishing!

Chance--The Bulldog says: "Yes FISH FISH FISH!"

Chance--The Bulldog says: Yes FISH FISH FISH!

Shadow says: "We can't leave until we find, Chance."

Shadow says: We can't leave until we find, Chance.

Sassy says: "Why not?"

Sassy says: Why not?

Shadow says: "You know you miss him."

Shadow says: You know you miss him.

Sassy says: "Oh all right I miss his stupid face and his stupid laugh and his stupid stupidness!"

Sassy says: Oh all right I miss his stupid face and his stupid laugh and his stupid stupidness!

Shadow says: "Oh Sassy stop it!"

Shadow says: Oh Sassy stop it!

Sassy says: "And I'm stupidly starting to worry about him!"

Sassy says: And I'm stupidly starting to worry about him!

M'Lynn Eatenton says: I don't wanna alienate the entire neighborhood

M'Lynn Eatenton says: I don't wanna alienate the entire neighborhood.

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie says: I think the neighborhood would feel more alienated if they got covered in bird shit at my reception.

M'Lynn Eatenton says: Pretty talk!! Do ya have to be so crude?!!

M'Lynn Eatenton says: Pretty talk! Do ya have to be so crude?!

Aunt May says: Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever

May Parker says: Your father was a very secretive man, Peter.

Murphy Jones says: Stay to dinner murphy?

Emma Moriarty says: I won't do that unless I'm still here at breakfast.

Emma Moriarty says: How do you like your eggs?

Carrie says: Are we going a hundred and ten?! We're going a hundred and ten!

Miranda Hillard says: I bring home a birthday cake and a few gifts. You bring home the goddamn San Diego Zoo and I have to clean up after it!

Mrs. Gump says: (the school bus comes to a complete stop and Young Forrest prepares to board it.) You do your very best now, Forrest?.

Mrs. Gump says: [the school bus comes to a complete stop and Young Forrest prepares to board it] You do your very best now, Forrest?

Young Forrest says: I sure will, Momma?.

Young Forrest says: I sure will, Momma?

Forrest Gump says: (Mrs. Gump kisses Young Forrest on the forehead as he's about to board the bus) (voice over) I remember the bus ride to school very well....

Forrest Gump says: [Mrs. Gump kisses Young Forrest on the forehead as he's about to board the bus] [voice over] I remember the bus ride to school very well...

Mrs. Gump says: This is not children's eyes?.

Mrs. Gump says: This is not children's eyes.

Mrs. Gump says: Remember what I told you, Forrest. You're the same as everybody else. Do you hear what I said, Forrest. You're the same as everybody else. You are no different.

Mrs. Gump says: Remember what I told you, Forrest. You're no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You're the same as everybody else.

Principal Hancock says: Your boy's different, Ms. Gump. His I.Q. is seventy five.

Principal Hancock says: Your boy's... different, Mrs. Gump. Now, his I.Q. is seventy-five.

Mrs. Gump says: Well, we're all different, M.r. Hancock.

Mrs. Gump says: Well, we're all different, Mr. Hancock.

Aunt May says: Life is like a box of chocolates....

Aunt May says: Life is like a box of chocolates.

Edna Spalding says: EDNA SPALDING: "Moze." MOZE: "Yes, mam." EDNA SPALDING: "You took a no-account piece of land and a bunch of people that didn't know what they were doing...and you farmed it better than anyone. Colored or white.

Edna Spalding says: Moze.

Moze says: Yes, mam.

Wayne Lomax says: You took a no-account piece of land and a bunch of people that didn't know what they were doing, and you farmed it better than anyone. Colored or white.

Kirkwood says: Here kitty, kitty kitty.

Sassy--The Cat says: 'Here kitty, kitty, kitty' Not on your life chubby.

Sassy--The Cat says: 'Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Not on your life chubby.

Sassy--The Cat says: Do you even know where that's been?

Chance--The Bulldog says: Oh yeah that's why i love it, want some?

Chance--The Bulldog says: Oh yeah that's why I love it, want some?

Sassy--The Cat says: I'm not into leather.