Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall

Highest Rated: 97% Annie Hall (1977)

Lowest Rated: 15% Suburban Commando (1991)

Birthday: Jul 7, 1949

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Wide-eyed, toothy, pencil-thin leading lady Shelley Duvall is the daughter of prominent Houston attorney Robert Duvall (not to be confused with Robert Duvall, the actor). While attending a party in 1970, Duvall was spotted by director Robert Altman, who cast her as a Superdome tour guide in his Texas-filmed Brewster McCloud (1970). She went on to play eccentric secondary roles in Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) and Nashville (1975), and co-starred opposite another Altman "regular," Keith Carradine, in Thieves Like Us (1974). She earned the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a garrulous, self-involved senior-citizen-center worker in 3 Women (1977), then wrapped up the Altman phase of her career as Olive Oyl (a role she was surely born to play) in Popeye (1980). Of her non-Altman film assignments, her best included Kubrick's The Shining (1980) -- in which she was cast against type as the only thoroughly normal person in the picture -- and Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977); she was also perfection-plus as the protagonist in the made-for-PBS adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976). From 1982 onward, Duvall cut down on her acting appearances, concentrating instead on her behind-the-scenes responsibilities as producer of such superlative Showtime Cable Network projects as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre (1982-1987), Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends (1985-1988), and Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992). These and other star-studded, family oriented endeavors have been assembled by one or all of Duvall's three production companies: Amarillo Productions, Platypus Productions, and Think! Entertainment. Shelley Duvall has also functioned as executive producer of the 1989 TV remake of Dinner at Eight, and has served on the board of governors of the National Association of Cable Programming.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight Actor 2011
22% Manna From Heaven Detective Dubrinski $0.2M 2002
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
No Score Yet Jingle Bells Actor 1999
17% Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy Edith Butros 1999
No Score Yet The 4th Floor Martha Stewart 1999
No Score Yet Alone Estelle 1998
No Score Yet Boltneck Mrs. Stein 1998
31% Home Fries Mrs. Jackson 1998
17% Casper Meets Wendy Gabby 1998
67% Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Amelia Glahn 1998
No Score Yet Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Mrs. Fink 1997
21% RocketMan Mrs. Randall 1997
No Score Yet Changing Habits Sister Agatha 1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone Actor 1997
45% The Portrait of a Lady Countess Gemini 1996
59% The Underneath Nurse 1995
No Score Yet Frankenweenie Susan Frankenstein 1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
No Score Yet Frogs! Annie 1992
No Score Yet Backfield in Motion Executive Producer 1991
15% Suburban Commando Jenny Wilcox 1991
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Little Bo Peep 1990
No Score Yet Frog Actor 1989
89% Roxanne Dixie 1987
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Actor 1985
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre Actor 1983
No Score Yet Booker Laura 1983
89% Time Bandits Pansy 1981
61% Popeye Olive Oyl 1980
85% The Shining Wendy Torrance 1980
97% Annie Hall Pam 1977
94% 3 Women Millie Lammoreaux 1977
No Score Yet Bernice Bobs Her Hair Bernice 1976
67% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Mrs. Cleveland 1976
91% Nashville L.A. Joan 1975
86% Thieves Like Us Keechie 1974
88% McCabe & Mrs. Miller Ida Coyle 1971
85% Brewster McCloud Suzanne 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Hughleys
1998-2002
1999
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Caroline 1995
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1977

QUOTES FROM Shelley Duvall CHARACTERS

Wendy Torrance says: Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?

Jack Torrance says: I think that was farther west in the Sierras.

Wendy Torrance says: Oh.

Danny Torrance says: What was the Donner Party?

Jack Torrance says: They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains. They had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.

Danny Torrance says: You mean they ate each other up?

Jack Torrance says: They had to, in order to survive.

Wendy Torrance says: Jack...

Danny Torrance says: Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV

Jack Torrance says: See, it's OK. He saw it on the television.

Wendy Torrance says: I'm gonna go now.

Jack Torrance says: Wendy?

Wendy Torrance says: I'm gonna try and get Danny down to Sidewinder in the Snow Cat. I'll send back a doctor...

Jack Torrance says: Wendy?

Wendy Torrance says: Yes?

Jack Torrance says: You got a biiiig surprise coming to you. You're not going anywhere. Go check out the Snow Cat and the radio and you'll see what I mean. Go check it out.

Ullman says: Four presidents, movie stars...

Wendy Torrance says: Royalty?

Ullman says: All the best people.

Dick Hallorann says: Mrs. Torrance, your husband inroduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy?

Wendy Torrance says: I'm a Wendy.

Dick Hallorann says: Oh. That's nice, that's the prettiest.

Pam says: I'm a Rosicrucian myself.

Alvy Singer says: Are you?

Pam says: Yeah.

Alvy Singer says: I can't get with any religion that advertises in Popular Mechanics.

Pam says: Did you catch Dylan?

Alvy Singer says: No, I couldn't make it-- my raccoon had hepatitis.

Pam says: You have a raccoon?

Alvy Singer says: Few.

Wendy Torrance says: How could you?!, How could you?!.

Wendy Torrance says: How could you?! How could you?!

Wendy Torrance says: The loser has to keep America clean.

Pam says: Sex with you is really a Kafka-esque experience.

Alvy Singer says: Oh, thank you.

Pam says: I mean that as a complement.

Jack Torrance says: Have you ever had a SINGLE MOMENT'S THOUGHT about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought, for a single solitary moment about my responsibilities to my employers? Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the OVERLOOK Hotel until May the FIRST. Does it MATTER TO YOU AT ALL that the OWNERS have placed their COMPLETE CONFIDENCE and TRUST in me, and that I have signed a letter of agreement, a CONTRACT, in which I have accepted that RESPONSIBILITY? Do you have the SLIGHTEST IDEA, what a MORAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLE IS, DO YOU? Has it ever occurred to you what would happen to my future, if I were to fail to live up to my responsibilities? Has it ever occurred to you? HAS IT?

Wendy Torrance says: [swings the bat] Stay away from me!

Danny Torrance says: Redrum! Redrum! Redrum!

Wendy Torrance says: [Wendy wakes up and screams] Danny![takes the knife away from his hand] Danny stop it! Danny!

Wendy Torrance says: [Wendy wakes up and screams] Danny! [takes the knife away from his hand] Danny stop it! Danny!

Jack Torrance says: [After Smashing the door and Wendy and Danny hide in the bathroom] Wendy, I'm home.

Wendy Torrance says: Please! Don't hurt me!

Jack Torrance says: I'm not gonna hurt you.

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away from me!

Jack Torrance says: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. [Wendy gasps]

Jack Torrance says: Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in! ha ha ha

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!

Jack Torrance says: [sarcastically] I'm not gonna hurt ya...

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away! Stop it!

Jack Torrance says: Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...

Jack Torrance says: Has it ever occured to you! HAS IT?!

Jack Torrance says: Has it ever occured to you! Has it?

Wendy Torrance says: (crying)Stay away from me.

Wendy Torrance says: [crying] Stay away from me.

Jack Torrance says: Why?

Wendy Torrance says: I just wanna go back to my room.

Wendy Torrance says: I just wanna go back to my room!

Wendy Torrance says: [crying] Stay away from me.

Jack Torrance says: Why?

Wendy Torrance says: I just wanna go back to my room!

Wendy Torrance says: Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over!

Jack Torrance says: You've had your whole FUCKING LIFE to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?

Wendy Torrance says: Please! Don't hurt me!

Jack Torrance says: Please! Don't hurt me!

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away from me!

Jack Torrance says: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. [Wendy gasps]

Jack Torrance says: Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in! ha ha ha

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!

Jack Torrance says: [sarcastically] I'm not gonna hurt ya...

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away! Stop it!

Jack Torrance says: Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...

Wendy Torrance says: (runs up to Jack) - Thank God you're here. There's someone eIse in the hotel with us. There's a crazy woman in one of the rooms. She tried to strangle Danny.

Wendy Torrance says: (runs up to Jack) Thank God you're here. There's someone eIse in the hotel with us. There's a crazy woman in one of the rooms. She tried to strangle Danny.

Jack Torrance says: (looks annoyed) - Are you out of your fu**ing mind?!

Jack Torrance says: (looks annoyed) Are you out of your fu**ing mind?!

Wendy Torrance says: (to Jack) - You son of a bitch! You did this to him, didn't you!? How could you!? How could you!?

Wendy Torrance says: (to Jack) You son of a bitch! You did this to him, didn't you!? How could you!? How could you!?

Wendy Torrance says: (to Jack) - It's amazing how fast you get used to such a big place. I tell you, when we first came up here I thought it was kind of scary.

Wendy Torrance says: (to Jack) It's amazing how fast you get used to such a big place. I tell you, when we first came up here I thought it was kind of scary.

Jack Torrance says: The most terrible nightmare I ever had. It's the most horrible dream I ever had.

Wendy Torrance says: It's OK; it's OK now...Really.

Wendy Torrance says: It's OK; it's OK now. Really.

Jack Torrance says: I dreamed that I, that I killed you and Danny. But I didn't just kill ya. I cut you up in little pieces. Oh my God. I must be losing my mind.

Wendy Torrance says: Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?

Jack Torrance says: I think that was farther west in the Sierras.

Wendy Torrance says: Oh.

Danny Torrance says: What was the Donner Party?

Jack Torrance says: They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains. They had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.

Danny Torrance says: You mean they ate each other up?

Jack Torrance says: They had to, in order to survive.

Wendy Torrance says: Jack...

Wendy Torrance says: Jack.

Danny Torrance says: Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.

Jack Torrance says: See, it's OK. He saw it on the television.

Wendy Torrance says: I'm gonna go now.

Jack Torrance says: Wendy?

Wendy Torrance says: I'm gonna try and get Danny down to Sidewinder in the Snow Cat. I'll send back a doctor...

Wendy Torrance says: I'm gonna try and get Danny down to Sidewinder in the Snow Cat. I'll send back a doctor.

Wendy Torrance says: Yes?

Jack Torrance says: You got a BIG surprise coming to you. You're not going anywhere. Go check out the Snow Cat and the radio and you'll see what I mean. Go check it out...GO CHECK IT OUT, HA-HA-HA-HA!

Jack Torrance says: You got a BIG surprise coming to you. You're not going anywhere. Go check out the Snow Cat and the radio and you'll see what I mean. Go check it out. Go check is out, ha-ha-ha-ha!

Jack Torrance says: I don't think that's true. I think you have some very definite ideas about what should be done with Danny and I'd like to know what they are.

Wendy Torrance says: Well, I think...maybe...he should be taken to a doctor.

Wendy Torrance says: Well, I think maybe he should be taken to a doctor.

Jack Torrance says: You think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?

Jack Torrance says: You think 'maybe' he should be taken to a doctor?

Wendy Torrance says: Yes.

Jack Torrance says: "When" do you think "maybe" he should be taken to a doctor?

Jack Torrance says: 'When' do you think 'maybe' he should be taken to a doctor?

Wendy Torrance says: (crying) - As soon as possible.

Wendy Torrance says: (crying) As soon as possible.

Jack Torrance says: (mocking/imitating her) - "As soon as possible."

Jack Torrance says: (mocking/imitating her) 'As soon as possible.'

Jack Torrance says: Wendy, let me explain something to you. Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you're breaking my concentration. You're distracting me. And it will then take me time to get back to where I was. You understand?

Wendy Torrance says: Yeah.

Jack Torrance says: Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing (types) or whether you DON'T hear me typing, or whatever the F**K you hear me doing; when I'm in here, it means that I am working, THAT means don't come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?

Jack Torrance says: Now, we're going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing (types) or whether you DON'T hear me typing, or whatever the F**K you hear me doing, when I'm in here, it means that I am working, THAT means don't come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?

Jack Torrance says: Good. Now why don't you start right now and get the f**k out of here?

Wendy Torrance says: I just wanna go back to my room!

Jack Torrance says: Why?

Wendy Torrance says: Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over!

Jack Torrance says: You've had your whole FU**ING LIFE to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?

Wendy Torrance says: Please! Don't hurt me!

Jack Torrance says: I'm not gonna hurt you.

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away from me!

Jack Torrance says: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt you. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm just going to bash your brains in...I'm gonna bash them right the f**k in!

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!

Jack Torrance says: (sarcastically) - I'm not gonna hurt you...

Jack Torrance says: (sarcastically) I'm not gonna hurt you...

Wendy Torrance says: Stay away! Stop it!

Jack Torrance says: Stop swinging the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...

Jack Torrance says: Stop swinging the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat.

Jack Torrance says: It is so fucking typical of you to create a problem like this when i have a chance to accomplish something! When I am really into my work! I couldn't do much if I went back to Boulder now, could I?! Shoveling down driveways! Work at a carwash! Does that appeal to you?!

Wendy Torrance says: (cries) Jack

Jack Torrance says: Wendy! I have let you fuck up my life so far, but I will not let you fuck this up!