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Shelley Duvall

Highest Rated:   97% Annie Hall (1977)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight
  • Actor
2011
22% Manna From Heaven
  • Detective Dubrinski
$0.2M 2002
85% 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
20% 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
24% RocketMan
  • Mrs. Randall
1997
No Score Yet Changing Habits
  • Sister Agatha
1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone
  • Actor
1997
43% The Portrait of a Lady
  • Countess Gemini
1996
57% 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
17% 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
91% Time Bandits
  • Pansy
1981
59% Popeye
  • Olive Oyl
1980
87% The Shining
  • Wendy Torrance
1980
97% Annie Hall
  • Pam
1977
96% 3 Women
  • Millie Lammoreaux
1977
No Score Yet Bernice Bobs Her Hair
  • Bernice
1976
82% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
  • Mrs. Cleveland
1976
94% Nashville
  • L.A. Joan
1975
89% Thieves Like Us
  • Keechie
1974
89% McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Ida Coyle
1971
83% Brewster McCloud
  • Suzanne
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Caroline
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1977

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