Shirley Stoler - Rotten Tomatoes

Shirley Stoler

Highest Rated:   97% Klute (1971)
Lowest Rated:   62% Frankenhooker (1990)
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Hefty Brooklyn-born actress Shirley Stoler couldn't have escaped being a Cult Figure if she wanted to. Stoler's most colorful screen roles included the sadistic, sexually supercharged prison-camp commandant in Wertmullers Seven Beauties (1976), as Spike the Bartender in Frankenhooker (1990), and as pawnshop owner Edie Wulgemuth in Miami Blues (1990) (in the latter film, she expresses her displeasure with sleazy con man Alec Baldwin by cutting off his fingers with a machete!). It was par for the course for Stoler, who'd first made her mark on the cinematic world with a chilling and compeling performance as homicidal 200-pounder Martha Beck in the 1970 sleeper The Honeymoon Killers. Prior to that, Stoler was a veteran of the ground-breaking La Mama and Living Theatre performance companies; her resume also included several Broadway productions and a number of TV guest shots. A comparatively laid-back Shirley Stoler can be seen in a few scattered pictures like The Deer Hunter (1978, as John Savage's mother) and Malcolm X (1992); she also evinced signs of normality as Dottie Jessup on the 1980 TV series Skag. Stoler died of heart failure in 1999.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chief Zabu
  • Joan Ironwood
2016
71% Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady)
  • Grocer
2000
No Score Yet The Deli
  • Irma
1997
91% Malcolm X
  • Mrs. Swerlin
1992
70% Mac
  • Customer
1992
No Score Yet Me and Veronica
  • Shouting Woman
1992
62% Frankenhooker
  • Spike
1990
81% Miami Blues
  • Edie Wulgemuth
1990
63% Shakedown
  • Irma
1988
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers
  • Reeba
1988
70% Three O'Clock High
  • Eva
1987
87% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Jail Matron
$27.4M 1985
No Score Yet Brass
  • Woman in Window
1985
No Score Yet Splitz
  • Dean Hunta
1984
No Score Yet Below the Belt
  • Trish
1980
No Score Yet Teen Mothers
  • Corky
1980
94% The Deer Hunter
  • Steven's Mother
1978
No Score Yet American Short Story
  • Actor
1977
91% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze)
  • Commandant
1976
97% Klute
  • Mama Reese
1971
95% The Honeymoon Killers
  • Martha Beck
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Charlie Maylen Charlie
  • 1991

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