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Carrie Fisher is a Actor, Scriptwriter and In Memory Of American born on 21 october 1956 at Beverly Hills (USA)

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher
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Birth name Carrie Frances Fisher
Nationality USA
Birth 21 october 1956 at Beverly Hills (USA)
Death 27 december 2016 (at 60 years)

Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, and will reprise the character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She is also known for her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the nonfiction book Wishful Drinking based on the show. Besides her work in the Star Wars original trilogy, she has had roles in films such as The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, The 'Burbs, When Harry Met Sally... and Shampoo.

Biography

Fisher dated musician Paul Simon from 1977 until 1983. In 1980 she was briefly engaged to Canadian actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, who proposed on the set of their film The Blues Brothers. She said: "We had rings, we got blood tests, the whole shot. But then I got back together with Paul Simon." Fisher was married to Simon from August 1983 to July 1984, and they dated again for a time after their divorce. During their marriage, she appeared in Simon's music video for the song "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog after the War". Simon's song "Hearts and Bones" is about their relationship.

Subsequently, she had a relationship with Creative Artists Agency principal and casting agent Bryan Lourd. They had one child together, Billie Catherine Lourd (born July 17, 1992). Eddie Fisher states in his autobiography (Been There Done That) his granddaughter's name is Catherine Fisher Lourd and her nickname is "Billy". The couple's relationship ended when Lourd left to be in a relationship with another man. Though Fisher has described Lourd as her second husband in interviews, according to a 2004 profile of the actress and writer, she and Lourd were never legally married.

Fisher also had a close relationship with James Blunt. While working on his album Back to Bedlam in 2003, Blunt spent much of his time at Fisher's residence. When Vanity Fair's George Wayne asked Fisher if their relationship was sexual, she replied: "Absolutely not, but I did become his therapist. He was a soldier. This boy has seen awful stuff. Every time James hears fireworks or anything like that, his heart beats faster, and he gets 'fight or flight.' You know, he comes from a long line of soldiers dating back to the 10th century. He would tell me these horrible stories. He was a captain, a reconnaissance soldier. I became James’s therapist. So it would have been unethical to sleep with my patient."

On February 26, 2005, R. Gregory "Greg" Stevens, a lobbyist, was found dead in Fisher's California home due to an overdose of OxyContin compounded by obstructive sleep apnea. In an interview, Fisher claimed that Stevens's ghost haunted her mansion, which unsettled her: "I was a nut for a year", she explained, "and in that year I took drugs again."

Fisher has described herself as an "enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God". She was raised Protestant, but often attends Jewish services, the faith of her father, with Orthodox friends. She was a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, Inc. television ads that aired in January 2011.


Bipolar disorder and drug problems
Fisher has publicly discussed her problems with drugs, her struggle with bipolar disorder, and her overcoming an addiction to prescription medication, most notably on ABC's 20/20 and The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry for the BBC. She discussed her 2008 memoir Wishful Drinking and various topics in it with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today on December 10, 2008, and also revealed that she would have turned down the role of Princess Leia had she realized it would give her the celebrity status that made her parents' lives difficult. This interview was followed by a similar appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on December 12, 2008, where she discussed her electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments. She has said that she receives ECT every six weeks to "blow apart the cement" in her brain.

While she was in Sydney, Australia, Fisher revealed in another interview that she had a cocaine addiction during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back, and also survived an overdose. "Slowly, I realized I was doing a bit more drugs than other people and losing my choice in the matter", she said in an interview.

Best films

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
(Actress)
Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
(Actress)
Star Wars (1977)
(Actress)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
(Actress)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
(Actress)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(10 films)
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(10 films)
John Williams
John Williams
(10 films)
Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Carrie Fisher (60 films)

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Actress

Star Wars: Episode IX
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher
Roles General Leia Organa (archive footage)
Rating17% 0.8624250.8624250.8624250.8624250.862425
Les éléments de l'intrigue de Star Wars IX sont gardés dans le secret par l'équipe du film, comme ce fut le cas avec les opus précédents, Star Wars VII et VIII.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, 2h32
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega
Roles General Leia Organa
Rating71% 3.5981953.5981953.5981953.5981953.598195
L'univers de Star Wars est amorcé avec le conflit entre la République galactique et la Confédération des systèmes indépendants, alliance de planètes séparatistes. Cette confédération entraîne des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables à cause des manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, chef d'État de la République, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en visant secrètement à établir un empire. Pour rétablir la paix, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, sans savoir que les deux camps sont manipulés par les Seigneurs Sith (Palpatine étant en réalité le Seigneur Sith Dark Sidious). Les Jedi, comme les Sith, sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2h15
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, John Boyega
Roles General Leia Organa
Rating79% 3.995293.995293.995293.995293.99529
L'univers de Star Wars se déroule dans une galaxie théâtre d'affrontements entre les Chevaliers Jedi et les Seigneurs noirs des Sith, personnes sensibles à la Force, un champ énergétique mystérieux leur procurant des pouvoirs psychiques. Les Jedi maîtrisent le côté lumineux de la Force, pouvoir bénéfique et défensif, pour maintenir la paix dans la galaxie. Les Sith utilisent le côté obscur, pouvoir nuisible et destructeur, pour leur usage personnel et pour dominer la galaxie. Les Sith vont par deux : un maître et un apprenti.
Maps to the Stars, 1h51
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Carrie Fisher, Sarah Gadon
Roles Herself
Rating61% 3.098383.098383.098383.098383.09838
Agatha arrives in Los Angeles and employs limousine driver Jerome to take her to the site of the former house of child star Benjie Weiss. Agatha has severe burns to her face and body, and takes a copious amount of medication. Benjie visits a child suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the hospital; however, the girl later dies. Benjie’s father, Dr. Stafford Weiss, is a TV psychologist who is treating aging actress Havana Segrand for abuse she suffered at the hands of her deceased mother, also an actress. Havana’s agent struggles to get Havana a role in a remake of her mother’s film Stolen Waters. Havana routinely hallucinates about the deceased younger version of her mother.
It's Christmas, Carol!, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Ghost films
Actors Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher, Tygh Runyan, Chelah Horsdal, Susan Hogan, Karin Konoval
Roles Eve
Rating60% 3.001893.001893.001893.001893.00189
Carol Huffman est une éditrice influente de Chicago qui mène sa carrière et la maison d'édition que dirigeait son ancienne patronne, Eve Miller, décédée dans un accident de circulation. Tout ça d'une main de fer, sans aucune marque de mansuétude envers tous ceux qui l'entourent, y compris sa mère. Après avoir congédié une ancienne employée, Carol se retrouve face au fantôme d'Eve qui revient l'emmener dans un voyage dans le temps à travers chaque Noël de son passé pour la confronter aux malheurs qu'elle aura semés depuis très longtemps. Peu à peu, Carol se rend alors compte de la sécheresse de son cœur et de tout ce tourment qui laisse le vide dans sa vie.
Fanboys
Fanboys (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kyle Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Space opera
Actors Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell, David Denman
Roles Doctor
Rating65% 3.298423.298423.298423.298423.29842
On October 31, 1998, Eric Bottler reunites with his old high school buddies Linus, Hutch, Windows, and Zoe at a Halloween party. There is tension between Bottler and his old friends, due to Bottler being the only one that matured since high school. Bottler, now a car salesman at his father's dealership, finds that his friends have not changed a bit since high school: the number one thing they still have in common is their love of Star Wars. The gang expresses their anticipation for the latest installment to the franchise, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Linus proposes an idea that Bottler and he had been plotting since they were children, to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal a rough cut of the film, but Bottler dismisses it.
White Lightnin', 1h32
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Edward Hogg, Carrie Fisher, Muse Watson, Kirk Bovill, Raymond Waring, Steve Nicolson
Roles Cilla
Rating70% 3.545423.545423.545423.545423.54542
Jesco White (Edward Hogg) is the last of the West Virginia mountain dancers. He is the son of D Ray White (Muse Watson), the greatest mountain dancer of all time. Ever since Jesco was a child, D Ray tried to keep him on a straight path—one that would put him on the right hand of the Lord. Dancing was just one way to keep Jesco from losing his soul. But from a young age, there was temptation drawing him away from D Ray, away from the dancing. There were the voices in his head, tormenting him. Maybe that’s why Jesco loved to get high.
Sorority Row, 1h41
Directed by Steward Hendler
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Feminist films, Serial killer films, Political films, Comedy horror films, Buddy films
Actors Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Glenn Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, Julian Morris
Roles Mrs. Crenshaw
Rating52% 2.600852.600852.600852.600852.60085
Theta Pi sorority sister Megan (Audrina Patridge) discovers that her boyfriend Garrett (Matt O'Leary) is cheating on her, and enlists the help of her friends and sorority sisters Cassidy (Briana Evigan), Jessica (Leah Pipes), Ellie (Rumer Willis), Claire (Jamie Chung), and Garrett's sister Chugs (Margo Harshman) to pull a prank on him. After Megan fakes her own death while having sex with him, Garrett and the girls bring her to a lake, where they intend to dump her body. When Jessica mentions they need to release the air out of her lungs so her body will not float to the surface, Garrett actually kills Megan by stabbing her in the chest with a tire iron. Jessica, Claire, and Chugs dump Megan's body and the tire iron in a nearby mine shaft. Everyone swears to never mention the incident to anyone, much to Cassidy and Ellie's dismay.
The Women
The Women (2008)
, 1h54
Directed by Diane English
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen
Roles Bailey Smith
Rating49% 2.450252.450252.450252.450252.45025
Clothing designer Mary Haines lives in a beautiful suburban Connecticut home with her wealthy financier husband Steven and their 11-year-old daughter Molly. Her best friend since college, Sylvie Fowler, is the editor of a prominent fashion magazine that dictates the latest in taste and style for New York City fashionistas. When Sylvie learns Steven is involved with Crystal Allen, a perfume salesgirl in Saks Fifth Avenue, from chatty manicurist Tanya, she confides in the ever-pregnant Edie Cohen but hesitates to tell Mary, who discovers the news from the same woman after getting a manicure herself. Despite her mother Catherine's exhortation to keep quiet about what she knows, Mary confronts Crystal first, in a lingerie store, and then Steven, before asking for a divorce.
Cougar Club, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Warren Kole, Joe Mantegna, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Faye Dunaway, Carrie Fisher, Mo Collins
Roles Gladys Goodbey
Rating42% 2.1056452.1056452.1056452.1056452.105645
Having no family, Marshall Hogan III (Warren Kole) has been granted residency in the house of his best friend Spence Holmes (Jason Jurman). But Hogan has a sexual habit that makes Spence's dad and girlfriend (Kaley Cuoco) fear that Spence could adopt it, too. It is an attraction to older—if not just plain old—women.
Suffering Man's Charity
Directed by Alan Cumming
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Boreanaz, Alan Cumming, Anne Heche, Karen Black, Carrie Fisher, Henry Thomas
Roles Reporter
Rating48% 2.4135452.4135452.4135452.4135452.413545
John, an eccentric music teacher, takes in Sebastian, a younger writer, ostensibly in an effort to help him, but is really attracted to him. When Sebastian starts dating a woman and it becomes serious, John starts a fight that ultimately results in Sebastian's accidental death. John then finds the manuscript of Sebastian's surprising, unpublished book and decides to publish it as his own.
Dreams on Spec, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Larry Karaszewski
Rating62% 3.143873.143873.143873.143873.14387
The film follows three aspiring screenwriters as they struggle to turn their scripts into movies. David is a hip talent agent's assistant with three scripts circulating around town. He's plugged into "young Hollywood" - and when he's not working or writing, he's usually hanging out at the beach. Joe is a middle-aged family man who has split time over the last three years between caring for his autistic daughter and writing what he believes could be the great American screenplay. And Deborah is trying to become one of the few African-American women to ever write and direct a feature film, though she's struggling just to pay her bills while she searches for money to produce her script. Between these stories, the film intercuts critical insight from such Hollywood screenwriters as James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Ed Solomon, Paul Guay, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.