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Kathleen Turner is a Actor and Executive producer American born on 19 june 1954 at Springfield (USA)

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner
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Birth name Mary Kathleen Turner
Nationality USA
Birth 19 june 1954 (64 years) at Springfield (USA)

Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954), better known as Kathleen Turner, is an American film and stage actress and director.

Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Prizzi's Honor (1985), the latter two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Turner later had roles in The Virgin Suicides (1999), Baby Geniuses (1999), and Beautiful (2000), as well as guest-starring on the NBC sitcom Friends as Chandler Bing's cross-dressing father Charles Bing, and in the third season of Showtime's Californication as Sue Collini, the jaded, sex-crazed owner of a public relations company. Turner has also done considerable work as a voice actor, namely as Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), as well as Monster House (2006), and the television series King of the Hill.

In addition to film, Turner has worked in the theatre, and has been nominated for the Tony Award twice for her Broadway roles as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Turner has also taught acting classes at New York University.

Biography

Turner married the real estate entrepreneur Jay Weiss of New York City in 1984, and they had one child, their daughter, Rachel Ann Weiss, who was born on October 14, 1987. Turner had been born into a Methodist family, but she has said that she has "taken on a certain amount of Jewish tradition and identity" since marrying her Jewish husband and raising their daughter in Judaism. In 2006, Turner announced that she and Weiss were planning a trial separation. Turner and Weiss carried this forward to a divorce that became official in December 2007, but Turner has said, "[Jay]'s still my best friend."

By the late 1980s, Turner had acquired a reputation for being difficult: what The New York Times called "a certifiable diva." She admitted that she had developed into "not a very kind person," and the actress Eileen Atkins referred to her as "an amazing nightmare." Turner slammed Hollywood over the difference in the quality of roles offered to male actors and female actors as they age, calling the disparity a "terrible double standard."

In 1990, Turner received unfavorable publicity when a deliberately lit fire at the Happy Land Social Club, located in a building managed by her husband, claimed 87 lives. The club was operating without a license and the building had been cited for numerous fire safety violations, but The New Yorker quoted Turner saying, "the fire was unfortunate, but could have happened at a McDonald's."

As a result of her altered looks and weight gain from her rheumatoid arthritis treatment, The New York Times published this statement in 2005, "Rumors began circulating that she was drinking too much. She later said in interviews that she didn't bother correcting the rumors because people in show business hire drunks all the time, but not people who are sick." Turner has had well-publicized problems with alcohol, which she used as an escape from the pain and symptoms of acute rheumatoid arthritis. Turner has admitted that owing to her illness, she was in constant unbearable agony and that as a result, the people she was closest to would suffer from it, as she was constantly drinking to relieve the pain and it made her a very difficult person. A few weeks after leaving the production of the play The Graduate in November 2002, Turner was admitted into the Marworth hospital in Waverly, Pennsylvania, for the treatment of alcoholism. "I have no problem with alcohol when I'm working," she explained. "It's when I'm home alone that I can't control my drinking...I was going toward excess. I mean, really! I think I was losing my control over it. So it pulled me back."

Best films

Marley & Me (2008)
(Actress)
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
(Actress)
The War of the Roses (1989)
(Actress)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
(Actress)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
(Actress)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kathleen Turner (37 films)

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Actress

Dumb and Dumber To, 1h49
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Steve Tom, Don Lake
Roles Fraida
Rating55% 2.798662.798662.798662.798662.79866
Twenty years after the events of the first film, Lloyd Christmas has been committed at an insane asylum ever since his doomed romance with Mary Swanson. During a visit, Harry Dunne discovers that Lloyd pranked him into thinking he was mentally disturbed the entire time. Lloyd leaves with Harry and they head to their apartment, where Harry reveals one of his kidneys is bad and he needs a donor soon.
Nurse 3D
Nurse 3D (2013)
, 1h20
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson, Paz de la Huerta, Corbin Bleu, Kathleen Turner, Boris Kodjoe
Roles Head Nurse Betty Watson
Rating46% 2.304512.304512.304512.304512.30451
The film opens with Abby Russell at a night club where she explains to the audience via a narration that her "job" is to murder cheating men in order to "keep scum off of the streets"- a job that she thoroughly enjoys. She then murders a man by slicing through his femoral artery and then throwing him off the roof of the club. The following day she attends a ceremony where she watches Danni Rodgers, a nurse she had been mentoring, graduate. She then approaches her and meets Danni's mother and stepfather Larry Cook. Despite this joyful moment and all of her preparation, Danni is ill prepared for her first true day of nursing duty and is berated by Dr. Morris for her inability to respond quickly to an emergency situation. Abby views the situation with disgust, as she knows that Dr. Morris is a sadist that enjoys harassing new nurses.
The Perfect Family, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Same-sex marriage in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain, Michael McGrady, Elizabeth Peña
Roles Eileen Cleary
Rating57% 2.850962.850962.850962.850962.85096
The film tells the story of a devoutly Catholic wife and mother Eileen (Kathleen Turner) who has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She then goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are, especially her lesbian daughter Shannon who marries her girlfriend Angela.
Marley & Me, 1h55
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Haley Hudson
Roles Ms. Kornblut
Rating70% 3.5499353.5499353.5499353.5499353.549935
Soon after their wedding, John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) escape the brutal Michigan winters and relocate to a cottage in South Florida, where they are hired as reporters for competing newspapers. At The Palm Beach Post, Jenny immediately receives prominent front-page assignments, while at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, John finds himself writing obituaries and two-paragraph articles about mundane news like a fire at the local garbage dump.
Monster House, 1h31
Directed by Gil Kenan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Mitchel Musso, Ryan Newman, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon
Roles Constance (voice)
Rating65% 3.299043.299043.299043.299043.29904
Twelve-year-old DJ Walters spies on his elderly neighbor, Horace Nebbercracker, who confiscates any item landing in his yard. DJ's parents leave town for a dentist convention, leaving him in the care of a babysitter, Elizabeth "Zee". DJ's best friend Charles "Chowder" visits him, but accidentally loses his basketball on Nebbercracker's lawn. DJ is caught by Nebbercracker while recovering it, who rages at him before apparently suffering a stroke and being taken away by an ambulance. That night, DJ receives mysterious phone calls from Nebbercracker's house with no one on the other end. DJ eavesdrops on Zee's boyfriend Bones, who tells Zee about losing his kite on Nebbercracker's lawn when he was young and that Nebbercracker supposedly ate his wife Constance. Later, Bones is driven out by Zee after he gets too fresh. When he leaves, he sees his kite in the doorway of Mr. Nebbercracker's house, but he and the kite are consumed, while retrieving it.
The Virgin Suicides, 1h37
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Political films, Films about virginity
Actors James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, A.J. Cook, Michael Paré
Roles Mrs. Lisbon
Rating71% 3.5999253.5999253.5999253.5999253.599925
The story takes place in the suburbs of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in the mid 1970's, as four neighborhood boys reflect on their neighbors, the five Lisbon sisters. Strictly unattainable due to their overprotective, authoritarian parents, math teacher Ronald (James Woods) and his homemaker wife (Kathleen Turner), the girls — Therese (Leslie Hayman), Mary (A. J. Cook), Bonnie (Chelse Swain), Lux (Kirsten Dunst), and Cecilia (Hanna R. Hall) — are the enigma that fill the boys' conversations and dreams.
Prince of Central Park
Actors Kathleen Turner, Danny Aiello, Cathy Moriarty, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Vélez, Jerry Orbach
Rating52% 2.6142852.6142852.6142852.6142852.614285
12-year-old J.J. Somerled (Frankie Nasso) runs away because his mother died and he has been placed in the care of an abusive foster mother. He takes his electronic keyboard, and lives in Central Park in New York City. He learns a lot, and meets a lot of people there including a person called "The Guardian" (Harvey Keitel).
Beautiful
Beautiful (2000)
, 1h52
Directed by Sally Field
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Minnie Driver, Joey Lauren Adams, Kathleen Turner, Kathleen Robertson, Hallie Eisenberg, Leslie Stefanson
Roles Verna Chickle
Rating54% 2.702762.702762.702762.702762.70276
Mona Hibbard (Driver) is a young woman from a troubled home who has one overarching goal: to become the winner of the Miss American Miss pageant. Her mother is an alcoholic who graduates from berating her young daughter for not doing well in kids' pageants to declaring she will not provide any money or support for Mona if she keeps competing. Fortunately for Mona, she becomes best friends with Ruby Stilwell (Adams), who joins forces with her kind-hearted grandmother to help Mona as she begins her steady rise in the beauty pageant ranks. Unfortunately for Mona, she becomes pregnant and is horrified because women with children are not eligible for the MAM crown, and she has a young daughter (Eisenberg), but Ruby selflessly agrees to raise Vanessa as her own daughter. Mona becomes colder and meaner as she gets closer to achieving her goal, whether she's sabotaging a fellow contestant Leslie Stefanson on her routine and earning a lifelong enemy of an aspiring newscaster, or pawning all of her inconveniences onto Ruby while ignoring how obvious it is that Vanessa looks exactly like her, a path that leads to her victory in the Miss Illinois pageant. When Ruby is falsely accused of euthanasia and jailed, Mona is forced to take care of Vanessa, a task she is neither good at nor happy to do as she is afraid that her MAM crown bid will be ruined; Vanessa reacts to the situation by being angry and difficult to handle. Mona heads to the MAM showcase while her old enemy thinks she has a scoop about Vanessa's parentage, but only after being coldly rejected for a last time by her own worthless mother, which leads to her implying to Vanessa that she IS the girl's mom and can't say so in public. Mona also grows up when she desperately seeks guidance from jailed Ruby, only to have Ruby finally tell her friend that she needs to start taking care of her responsibilities. Mona comes to see that the pursuit of pageant fame is empty next to taking care of her family, and finally announces when she's made the MAM Final 3 that she is Vanessa's mom and is withdrawing from the pageant. But the judges see that the crowd is 100% in her favor, and change their rules so that Mona becomes the new Miss America Miss, as her old enemy finds her "scoop" and dreams of journalistic fame are both dead. Mona finishes the film as a happy mother to her little girl, a good friend to Ruby, and someone ready to turn the page on past turmoil and start a better life to come. Note: this movie is not to be mistaken with the book in which a beautiful woman (a.
Baby Geniuses, 1h37
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Peter MacNicol, Kim Cattrall, Dom DeLuise, Ruby Dee
Roles Elena Kinder
Rating26% 1.3044451.3044451.3044451.3044451.304445
Two scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder (Kathleen Turner) and Dr. Heep (Christopher Lloyd), use genius-baby studies to fund BabyCo's theme park "Joyworld". According to Dr. Kinder's research on toddlers/babies, babies are born possessing vast, universal knowledge and speak a secret yet impossible-to-translate baby pre-language called Babytalk. However at age 2–3, the knowledge and language are lost as the babies cross over by learning how to speak human languages. Most of the babies raised in Dr. Kinder's underground research facility were adopted from the Pasadena City orphanage, transformed into little geniuses through use of the Kinder Method, and then used in experiments to decipher this secret yet impossible-to-translate language used by the 7 baby-geniuses.
Love and Action in Chicago, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Action
Actors Courtney B. Vance, Regina King, Kathleen Turner, Jason Alexander, Edward Asnere
Rating50% 2.52472.52472.52472.52472.5247
Eddie (Courtney B. Vance) is trained killer for the Eliminator Corp, a shadowy government organization dedicated to wasting society's undesirables. Since he is a devout Catholic, he reconciles his beliefs and career choice by taking a vow of celibacy. Sensing that her underling could use some fun, Eddie's boss—known only as Middleman (Kathleen Turner) -- sets him up on a blind date with no-nonsense Lois Newton (Regina King). The tenacious Lois is struck by the gloomy loner and sets about trying to break Eddie's vow of chastity and his homicidal line of work. In the process, Eddie begins to rethink his life, much to the dismay of Middleman and his work associates. Jason Alexander, Michael Gilio, and Ed Asner co-star in this debut effort by writer-director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran. Love and Action in Chicago premiered at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
The Real Blonde, 1h45
Directed by Tom DiCillo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener, Maxwell Caulfield, Daryl Hannah, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Marlo Thomas
Roles Dee Dee Taylor
Rating59% 2.999722.999722.999722.999722.99972
Joe is an aspiring actor working as a bus boy in a high-class restaurant. His longtime girlfriend Mary works as a cosmetician for the fashion industry and largely supports him with her steady income. Joe is more concerned with expressing himself than getting a paying job, and has been unwilling to accept roles that do not live up to his artistic standard. Mary supports Joe, but urges him to accept any role to get his foot in the door. Meanwhile, his co-worker Bob lands a lucrative role on a soap opera. Bob is a classically trained actor, but is willing to overlook the quality of the material for the money. He also has a fetish for natural blonde women, leading him to date Sahara, a naive model, and then dump her after discovering that her hair is dyed.
A Simple Wish, 1h25
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Les fées, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Deborah Odell, Amanda Plummer, Francis Capra
Roles Claudia
Rating54% 2.701632.701632.701632.701632.70163
Oliver Greening is rejected from a coveted performance in a musical version of A Tale of Two Cities for simply not being a bankable performer. After Oliver's daughter Annabel attempts to get her brother Charlie to believe that the tooth fairy exists, Murray, a clumsy fairy godmother, appears after Charlie has gone to sleep. Annabel wants to wish for her father to get the role, but Murray suddenly remembers he is late for an important engagement and promises to return to grant her wish later.
Moonlight and Valentino, 1h45
Directed by David Anspaugh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Elizabeth Perkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Bon Jovi, Josef Sommer, Peter Coyote, Jeremy Sisto
Roles Alberta Trager
Rating58% 2.900222.900222.900222.900222.90022
Rebecca Lott is a thirtysomething poetry teacher who is widowed when her husband is killed while jogging. Helping her cope with her grief is a support system consisting of her sister Lucy Trager, a chain-smoker still trying to deal with their mother's death from cancer fourteen years earlier; her best friend Sylvie Morrow, who is trapped in an unhappy marriage to Paul; and her former stepmother Alberta Russell, a high-powered Wall Street executive so caught up in the financial world she has difficulty relating to anyone not involved with it. Romance finds its way back into Rebecca's life when a flirtatious handsome younger man hired to paint the house takes an interest in her, and his presence affects the other women as well.