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Ellen Burstyn is a Actor American born on 7 december 1932 at Detroit (USA)

Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn
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Birth name Edna Rae Gilhooley
Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1932 (86 years) at Detroit (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Ellen Burstyn (born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series.

Burstyn's performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama The Last Picture Show brought her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, after which she moved from supporting to leading film and stage roles. Burstyn received a second Academy Award nomination for her lead performance in The Exorcist (1973), and won the Academy Award for Best Actress the following year for her work in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

In 1975, she won the Tony Award for her lead performance in the Broadway production of Same Time, Next Year, and received a Golden Globe Award and a fourth Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 1978 film version of the play.

Burstyn has worked consistently in film, television and theatre since, receiving multiple awards and nominations along the way, including seven additional Golden Globe Award nominations, five Emmy Award nominations (two wins), and two more Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for her performances in the films Resurrection (1980) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).

Burstyn is one of the very few performers to have won the Triple Crown of Acting. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Biography

Marriages and children
In 1950, she married Bill Alexander, but they divorced in 1957. The following year, she married Paul Roberts, with whom she adopted a son named Jefferson in 1961; the couple divorced that same year.

In 1964, she married fellow actor Neil Nephew, who later changed his name to Neil Burstyn, but the union was turbulent. Neil Burstyn was schizophrenic; he would have episodes of violence, and eventually left her. He attempted to reconcile, but she rejected this, ultimately divorcing him in 1972. In her autobiography, Lessons in Becoming Myself, Burstyn revealed that he stalked her for a period of six years after their divorce. He eventually broke into her house and raped her, but no charges were filed, as spousal rape was not yet legally a crime. He died by suicide in 1978.


Religion
Burstyn was raised Catholic but now affiliates herself to all religious faiths. Her spiritual journey began with Sufi Islam. She explains: "I am a spirit opening to the truth that lives in all of these religions... I always pray to Spirit, but sometimes it's to the Goddess. Sometimes it's to Jesus... Sometimes I pray to Ganesha if I need an obstacle removed. Quan Yin is one of my favorite manifestations of the divine, the embodiment of compassion... So I have Quan Yin with me all the time." Burstyn has stated that in her late 30s she began to delve into the spiritual realm, coming under the tutelage of Sufi Muslim teacher Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan; he gave her the spiritual name Hadiya, which means "she who guides" in Arabic.

Best films

The Exorcist (1973)
(Actress)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
(Actress)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
(Actress)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
(Actress)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Ellen Burstyn (80 films)

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Wiener-Dog
Wiener-Dog (2016)

Directed by Todd Solondz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Greta Gerwig, Brie Larson, Julie Delpy, Kieran Culkin, Zosia Mamet, Danny DeVito
Roles Nana
Rating58% 2.9487352.9487352.9487352.9487352.948735
Le portrait d’un teckel et de tous ceux auxquels il apportera un bref instant de bonheur.
Custody
Custody (2016)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ellen Burstyn, Dan Fogler, Tony Shalhoub
Roles Beatrice Fisher
Rating65% 3.251853.251853.251853.251853.25185
Les vies de trois femmes se croisent dans un tribunal aux affaires familiales... Sara Diaz, mère suspectée de maltraitance ; Alexandra Fisher, avocate ; Martha Schulman, juge au tribunal.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7388053.7388053.7388053.7388053.738805
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
The Age of Adaline, 1h52
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Blake Lively, Angela Lansbury, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Anthony Ingruber
Roles Flemming
Rating72% 3.6024353.6024353.6024353.6024353.602435
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) is seen purchasing fake IDs at an apartment in San Francisco. Later that day, at work, she opens a film reel and the narrator explains her life, including her death in a car accident when she swerved into a ravine and died in the frigid water. A lightning strike revived her. As her daughter Flemming (Ellen Burstyn) grows older, it becomes apparent that Adaline is not aging. One day she is pulled over by a police officer, who takes away her ID as it says she is in her mid-40s.
Scout
Scout (2015)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors India Ennenga, James Frecheville, Nikki Reed, Danny Glover, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Seymour
Roles Gram
Rating65% 3.2938053.2938053.2938053.2938053.293805
A 15 year old girl named Scout (India Ennenga), travels with a suicidal man Sam (James Frecheville), to find her young little sister Lulu (Onata Aprile) whilst avoiding Child Services.
Two Men in Town, 1h58
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Luis Guzmán, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Guinee, Dolores Heredia
Roles Mère Garnett
Rating56% 2.805372.805372.805372.805372.80537
William Garnett, ancien membre d’un gang du Sud du Nouveau Mexique, vient de passer dix-huit ans en prison pour meurtre. Converti à l'Islam et en quête de réinsertion, il est libéré en conditionnel pour bonne conduite et essaie de changer de vie. Il se lie d'amitié avec Emily Smith, son officier de probation, qui vient d'être transféré à Luna, petite ville du Nouveau Mexique. Mais au moment où Garnett commence à profiter de sa liberté et à connaitre le bonheur, il est malheureusement rattrapé par son passé. Entre le Sherif Agati, qui veut se venger du meurtre de son adjoint, tué vingt ans plut tôt et son ancien gang qui le harcèle pour le faire revenir, Garnett sent ses vieux démons remonter à la surface.
Interstellar, 2h49
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace
Roles Old Murph Cooper
Rating82% 4.112684.112684.112684.112684.11268
Crop blight has made growing food on Earth nearly impossible, threatening the existence of humanity. Joe Cooper, a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law Donald, son Tom, and daughter Murphy. Murphy believes her bedroom is haunted by a poltergeist. When the "ghost" creates a pattern of dust on the floor, Cooper realizes an unknown intelligence is using gravity to communicate, and interprets the pattern as geographic coordinates, which Cooper and Murphy follow to a secret NASA installation.
Draft Day
Draft Day (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Kevin Costner, Frank Langella, Jennifer Garner, Tom Welling, Joe Manganiello, Chadwick Boseman
Roles Barb Weaver
Rating67% 3.399033.399033.399033.399033.39903
On the morning of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City, Chris Berman, Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr., and other analysts discuss the consensus first overall pick: Wisconsin quarterback Bo Callahan, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr., must decide how to use the seventh overall pick to improve his consistently losing team, but has other issues. He recently learned that his secret girlfriend Ali Parker, the team's salary cap analyst, is pregnant with his child. His father, Sonny Weaver Sr., coached the Browns before Weaver Jr. fired him, and died a week before the draft. His mother is upset at him for missing the reading of Weaver Sr.
When Marnie Was There, 1h43
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Kasumi Arimura, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Takatsuki, Nanako Matsushima, Ava Acres
Roles Nanny
Rating77% 3.850633.850633.850633.850633.85063
Anna Sasaki is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Sapporo with foster parents, Yoriko and her husband. One day at school she collapses from an asthma attack, so her parents send her to spend the summer with Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, relatives of Yoriko, in Kushiro, a rural, seaside town where the air is clear.
Flowers in the Attic, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Kiernan Shipka, Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Dylan Bruce, Chad Willett, Mason Dye
Roles Olivia Foxworth
Rating61% 3.051083.051083.051083.051083.05108
In the late 1950s, the Dollanganger family – 14-year-old Chris, 12-year-old Cathy, 4-year-old twins Carrie and Cory and their parents Christopher and Corrine – live happily together in Pennsylvania. Corrine works as a homemaker and their father in a sales department and is promoted to Vice President. Cathy worries that he'll be home less, but he gives her a promise ring with the assurance he will always love her. Their happy life changes on the day of their father's birthday when a police officer arrives to inform them that Christopher had died in a car accident, leaving the family devastated and heavily in debt. Four months later, Corrine announces they are going to go live with her wealthy parents in Virginia. Confused since having been told they had no living relatives, Corrine explains that she is estranged from her parents and changed her last name to conceal her true identity, which is Foxworth.
The Calling, 1h48
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ella Ballentine, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland
Roles Emily Micallef
Rating57% 2.8998952.8998952.8998952.8998952.899895
Inspector Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) is a sheriff in the small Ontario town of Fort Dundas. She is called to check in on elderly Delia Chandler, and finds the woman nearly decapitated in her living room. Chandler's mouth is twisted as if she is screaming. The police encounter another gruesome murder where a man's stomach has been fed to some dogs. His face was also twisted into a scream. After a third murder, the police come to believe they are dealing with a serial killer. They discover that the mouths have been positioned to form the syllables of the word "libera".
Petals on the Wind, 1h25
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash, Bailey De Young, Dylan Bruce
Roles Olivia Foxworth
Rating61% 3.098113.098113.098113.098113.09811
En 1970, dix ans après la fuite de Cathy, Christopher et Carrie du grenier des Foxworth, ils enterrent Paul Sheffield, l'homme qui les a adoptés. Les enfants tracent chacun leur chemin et réalisent leurs rêves : Cathy est danseuse de ballet ; Christopher est en faculté de médecine ; et Carrie étudie dans une école d'Elite. Cathy rencontre Julian, le fils de sa professeur qui l'emmène dans une école de ballet à New York, elle se retrouvera dans une relation abusive. Christopher, pour oublier son amour pour sa sœur, s’éprend de Sarah Reeves, la fille de son professeur à la faculté. Carrie subit les moqueries de ses camarades qui la traitent d'anormale. Quant à leur mère, Corrine, elle a complètement oublié ses enfants et s'est mariée à Bart Winslow. Elle renouvelle le manoir Foxworth et possède une grande place dans la haute société.
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Directed by Roberto Faenza
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Toby Regbo, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Ellen Burstyn, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Peter Gallagher
Roles Nanette
Rating57% 2.899722.899722.899722.899722.89972
Un été à New York, James Sveck (Regbo), un jeune homosexuel qui se cherche, rêve d'avenir...
Another Happy Day, 1h59
Directed by Sam Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about marriage
Actors Kate Bosworth, Ellen Burstyn, Thomas Haden Church, George Kennedy, Ezra Miller, Demi Moore
Roles Doris
Rating60% 3.049763.049763.049763.049763.04976
Lynn was married to Paul, but they split up on bad terms, and Lynn took custody of their daughter Alice while Paul got their son Dylan. Years later, now that Dylan is getting married, Lynn is attending the wedding at her parents' estate, with her younger sons Elliot and Ben in town. Elliott is a cynical substance abuser and Ben prefers to look at life through a camera than confront the world head on. Meanwhile, Alice deals with her anxieties through cutting; Dylan has only infrequent contact with Lynn; Lynn is fearful of Paul and his second wife Patty; Lynn's mother, Doris, blames her daughter for her family's many troubles; and her father, Joe, is in poor health and hardly cares about what's happening around him. To the surprise of no one, all this has left Lynn an emotional wreck, and she's not sure just how she's going to get through the day.
Main Street, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, Andrew McCarthy, Ellen Burstyn, Amber Tamblyn, Patricia Clarkson
Roles Georgiana Carr
Rating47% 2.351412.351412.351412.351412.35141
Each of the colorful citizens of a close-knit North Carolina community—from a once-wealthy tobacco heiress to the city's mayor to a local police officer—will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood.