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Frances McDormand is a Actor and Producer American born on 23 june 1957 at Chicago (USA)

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand
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Birth name Frances Louise McDormand
Nationality USA
Birth 23 june 1957 (61 years) at Chicago (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Frances Louise McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an American actress. She married director and writer Joel Coen in 1984 and has starred in several of the Coen brothers' films, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) and Burn After Reading (2008). McDormand is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. In 1997, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Fargo. In 2011, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the original Broadway production of Good People, and in 2015 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Olive Kitteridge.

McDormand made her Broadway debut in the 1984 revival of the play Awake and Sing, and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 1988 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She returned to Broadway for the first time in 20 years to star in the 2008 revival of The Country Girl, receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her work in the films Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000) and North Country (2005), earned her Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominations. Her other films include Short Cuts (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Wonder Boys (2000) and Something's Gotta Give (2003).

Biography

Frances McDormand, née à Chicago est la troisième et la plus jeune des enfants adoptés par un pasteur canadien, Vernon McDormand, et sa femme Noreen. Elle a huit ans lorsque sa famille emménage à Monessen, en Pennsylvanie.

Passionnée de théâtre depuis le lycée, la jeune femme, meilleure élève de sa promotion, sort diplômée du Bethany College de Virginie puis de la prestigieuse Yale School of Drama.

En 1984, installée à New York, elle partage un appartement avec Holly Hunter (La Leçon de piano, Saving Grace). C'est par la même occasion qu'elle obtient son premier rôle au cinéma, prévu pour Holly Hunter, qui y renonça : le rôle d'Abby, personnage principal du film Sang pour sang réalisé par Joel Coen (dont c'est le premier film).

La même année, elle épouse Joel Coen, qui en fera l'une de ses actrices fétiches notamment dans Arizona Junior en 1987, Miller's Crossing en 1990, mais c'est avec son interprétation de femme flic enceinte dans Fargo qu'elle accède à la notoriété internationale et obtient l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice.

Quand elle ne tourne pas avec son mari, Frances McDormand joue sous la direction d'autres réalisateurs, que ce soit avec des rôles principaux ou secondaires, comme Alan Parker dans Mississippi Burning (1988), qui lui vaut d'être nommée à l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle, Sam Raimi pour Darkman (1990) où elle incarne la petite amie du héros incarné par Liam Neeson, Secret défense (Hidden Agenda) de Ken Loach (1990), Robert Altman avec Short Cuts (1993), John Boorman dans Rangoon (1994), Gregory Hoblit dans Peur primale (1996) et Michael Caton-Jones avec Père et Flic où elle tient la vedette avec Robert De Niro.

Elle joue régulièrement au théâtre, par exemple dans Un tramway nommé Désir, de Tennessee Williams en 2004.

En 2008, elle retourne sous la direction de Joel Coen avec la comédie Burn After Reading, où elle partage la vedette avec George Clooney, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt et Tilda Swinton.
Elle fait partie du casting du film Transformers 3 : La Face cachée de la Lune pour l'été 2011. Elle y côtoie John Malkovich avec qui elle a déjà tourné.

Elle a été présidente du jury à la Berlinale 2004 et au Festival de Saint-Sébastien 2011.

Best films

The Good Dinosaur (2015)
(Actress)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
(Actress)
Burn After Reading (2008)
(Actress)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
(Actress)
Primal Fear (1996)
(Actress)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
(Actress)

Usually with

Frères Coen
Frères Coen
(9 films)
Skip Lievsay
Skip Lievsay
(8 films)
Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Frances McDormand (50 films)

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Actress

Isle of Dogs, 1h41
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Ken Watanabe
Roles Interpreter Nelson (voice)
Rating79% 3.999023.999023.999023.999023.99902
Dans un futur dystopique, dans la ville japonaise de Megasaki, un virus de la grippe canine se propage dans toute la population canine. Le maire autoritaire, Kobayashi, signe un décret bannissant tous les chiens à Trash Island, bien que le scientifique Watanabe insiste sur le fait qu'il est sur le point de trouver un remède. Le premier chien à être banni est Spots, qui appartenait à Atari Kobayashi, le neveu orphelin et pupille du maire.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 1h55
Directed by Martin McDonagh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Lucas Hedges
Roles Mildred Hayes
Rating81% 4.0999354.0999354.0999354.0999354.099935
Après des mois sans que l'enquête sur la mort de sa fille ait avancé, Mildred Hayes prend les choses en main, affichant un message controversé visant le très respecté chef de la police sur trois grands panneaux à l'entrée de leur ville.
Hail, Caesar!, 1h46
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about films
Actors George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare, Ralph Fiennes
Roles C. C. Calhoun
Rating62% 3.1452653.1452653.1452653.1452653.145265
À Hollywood, dans les années 1950, Eddie Mannix travaille durement à la production pour le célèbre studio américain Capitol Pictures. Il officie également comme fixeur, sa pire activité : en l'espace d'une journée, il va devoir régler les problèmes en tout genre des stars, ainsi que retrouver la plus grosse star du studio, Baird Whitlock, qui a disparu en plein tournage du péplum Hail, Caesar !, kidnappé par un groupe de militants communistes. Il gère à la fois plein de petits tracas : le réalisateur exigeant Laurence Laurentz, qui n’apprécie guère qu’on lui ait attribué le jeune espoir du western comme tête d’affiche de son prochain drame psychologique ; les rivalités entre deux chroniqueuses ennemies qui sont également des sœurs jumelles ; la réputation de l'actrice DeeAnna Moran la reine du ballet nautique... Eddie Mannix sort ainsi ces acteurs du pétrin où ces derniers tombent avec facilité, mais doit aussi gérer en parallèle sa vie de famille ainsi que la société Lockheed qui souhaite l'engager. Une journée qui s'annonce mouvementée et pénible pour Eddie Mannix.
The Good Dinosaur, 1h34
Directed by Peter Sohn, Bob Peterson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Lucas Neff, John Ratzenberger, John Lithgow, Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand
Roles Momma (voice)
Rating66% 3.349953.349953.349953.349953.34995
In an alternate timeline in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid and dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth Mountains, he befriends a human caveboy that he names Spot.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, 1h25
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter
Roles Captain Chantel DuBois (voice)
Rating68% 3.445843.445843.445843.445843.44584
Many days after bidding the penguins goodbye, Alex has a nightmare about himself and his friends still being stranded in Africa and finding that they have all gotten old. He then wakes up from his nightmare on his birthday and the animals present him with a miniature model of New York City made out of mud. Alex suggests to his friends and the lemurs that they should go to Monte Carlo to get the penguins and the chimpanzees and fly back to New York City, which they agree to do.
Moonrise Kingdom, 1h34
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Scoutisme, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand
Roles Mrs. Bishop
Rating77% 3.8994853.8994853.8994853.8994853.899485
In September 1965, on a New England island called New Penzance, 12-year-old orphan Sam Shakusky is attending Camp Ivanhoe, a Khaki Scout summer camp led by Scoutmaster Randy Ward. Suzy Bishop, also 12, lives on the island with her parents, Walt and Laura, both attorneys, and her three younger brothers in a house called Summer's End. Sam and Suzy, both introverted, intelligent and mature for their age, met in the summer of 1964 during a church performance of Noye's Fludde and have been pen pals since then. Having fallen in love over the course of their correspondence, they have made a secret pact to reunite and run away together. Sam brings camping equipment, and Suzy brings her binoculars, six books, her kitten, and her brother's battery-powered record player. They hike, camp and fish together in the wilderness with the goal of reaching a secluded cove on the island. They are confronted by a group of Khaki Scouts who try to capture them, and during the resulting altercation, Suzy injures one of the Scouts with scissors and Camp Ivanhoe's dog is killed by a stray shot from a bow and arrow wielded by one of the Scouts. The Scouts flee and Sam and Suzy hike to the cove which they name Moonrise Kingdom. They set up camp and go swimming. Later, while drying off, they begin dancing to Françoise Hardy in their underwear. As the romantic tension between them grows, they kiss repeatedly.
Promised Land, 1h46
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Environmental films
Actors Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Tim Guinee, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucas Black
Roles Sue Thomason
Rating65% 3.297933.297933.297933.297933.29793
Steve Butler has caught the eyes of top management at his employer, Global Crosspower Solutions, an energy company that specializes in obtaining natural gas trapped underground through a process known as fracking. Butler has an excellent track record for quickly and cheaply persuading land owners to sign mineral rights leases that grant drilling rights over to his employer. Butler and his partner Sue Thomason arrive in an economically struggling Pennsylvania farming town whose citizens are proud of having family farms passed from one generation to the next.
This Must Be the Place, 1h58
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles Jane
Rating67% 3.3514553.3514553.3514553.3514553.351455
Cheyenne is a wealthy former rock star, now bored and jaded in his 20-year retirement in Dublin. He retired after two of his teenaged fans committed suicide. He travels to New York to reconcile with his estranged father during his final hours, only to arrive too late. The reason he gives for not communicating with his father for 30 years was that his father rejected him when he put on glam rock make-up at the age of 15. He reads his father's diary and learns about his father's persecution in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS officer Alois Lange. He visits a professional Nazi hunter named Mordecai Midler who tells him that Lange is small fry.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 2h37
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Space adventure films, Jeu, Politique, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Political films, Alternate history films, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey
Roles National Intelligence Director
Rating62% 3.1487653.1487653.1487653.1487653.148765
In 1961, the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention capable of ending the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, lands on the far side of the Earth's Moon. The crash is detected on Earth by NASA, and President John F. Kennedy authorizes a mission to put a man on the Moon as a cover for investigating the craft. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lands on the Moon to explore the craft.
Burn After Reading, 1h36
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality
Actors George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins
Roles Linda Litzke
Rating69% 3.4982553.4982553.4982553.4982553.498255
Faced with a demotion at work due to a drinking problem, angry Osbourne Cox quits his job as a CIA analyst and resolves to write a memoir about his life and career. When his pediatrician wife Katie finds out, she sees it as a justifiable opportunity to file for divorce and continue her adulterous affair unimpeded. Taking her lawyer's advice, she copies financial records and several other files from her husband's computer onto a CD. These files contain a rambling, meaningless diatribe by Cox on purported CIA activities.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, 1h32
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, Lee Pace, Mark Strong, Tom Payne
Roles Guinevere Pettigrew
Rating70% 3.548473.548473.548473.548473.54847
Set in London just prior to World War II, the film is about a middle-aged, strait-laced vicar's daughter and governess Guinevere Pettigrew, who has been fired from her fourth job. When employment agency head Miss Holt insists that she will not help her, the destitute Miss Pettigrew leaves the office with an assignment intended for a colleague, unaware that flamboyant American singer-actress Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams) wants a social secretary rather than a nanny.
Friends with Money, 1h28
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan
Roles Jane
Rating57% 2.896052.896052.896052.896052.89605
Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is a single, cash-strapped woman working as a maid in Los Angeles in order to make ends meet. She is surrounded by a support network of well-off friends consisting of Franny (Joan Cusack) – a stay at home mom with a large trust fund; Christine (Catherine Keener) – a successful television writer; Jane (Frances McDormand) – a fashion designer; and their respective husbands.
Æon Flux
Æon Flux (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Karyn Kusama
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Spy, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Clonage, Films about music and musicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Charlize Theron, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Frances McDormand, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Handler
Rating55% 2.750062.750062.750062.750062.75006
In 2011, a deadly pathogenic virus has killed 99% of the Earth's population, forcing the survivors to regroup and scatter across the Earth.
North Country, 2h6
Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Political films
Actors Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Lee Renner
Roles Glory
Rating72% 3.648573.648573.648573.648573.64857
In 1989, Josey Aimes returns to her hometown in northern Minnesota with her children, Sammy and Karen, after escaping from her abusive husband. She moves in with her parents, Alice and Hank. Hank is ashamed of Josey, who had Sammy as a teenager by an unknown father and therefore thinks Josey is promiscuous. The townspeople believe the same, which causes the community not to associate with her. Her only friends are Glory Dodge and Glory's husband, Kyle. Glory, who works at the local iron mines (the town's main source of income), aids Josey in getting a job there. Glory and Kyle also allow Josey to stay at their home with her children, due to Josey's poor relationship with her father.
Catwoman
Catwoman (2004)
, 1h44
Directed by Pitof
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy, Alex Borstein
Rating33% 1.6582951.6582951.6582951.6582951.658295
Artist and graphics designer Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) is a meek people pleaser whose only support is her best friend Sally (Alex Borstein). She works for a cosmetics company called Hedare Beauty, which is ready to ship a new skin cream called Beau-Line, that is able to reverse the effects of aging. However, as Patience visits the factory where it is being manufactured, she overhears a discussion between the scientist, Dr. Ivan Slavicky (Peter Wingfield), and Laurel Hedare (Sharon Stone), the wife of company owner George Hedare (Lambert Wilson); speaking about the dangerous side effects from continued use of the product. Laurel's guards discover Patience and are ordered to dispose of her. Patience tries to escape using a conduit pipe, but the minions have it sealed and flush her out of it, drowning her. Lying washed up on the shore and lifeless, Patience is mysteriously brought back to life by an Egyptian Mau cat, who appeared at her apartment earlier, and from that moment on develops cat-like abilities.