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Diane Ladd is a Actor American born on 29 november 1932 at Meridian (USA)

Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd
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Birth name Rose Diane Ladner
Nationality USA
Birth 29 november 1932 (86 years) at Meridian (USA)

Diane Ladd (born November 29, 1935) is an American actress, film director, producer and author. She has appeared in over 120 film and television roles. For the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Alice (1980–81), and to receive Academy Award nominations for Wild at Heart (1990) and Rambling Rose (1991). Her other film appearances include Chinatown (1974), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), and American Cowslip (2008). Ladd is the mother of actress Laura Dern, by her ex-husband, actor Bruce Dern.


Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi, the only child of Mary Bernadette (née Anderson; 1912–2002), a housewife and actress, and Preston Paul Ladner (1905–1982), a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and livestock. Ladd is related to playwright Tennessee Williams and poet Sidney Lanier. Ladd was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of her mother.

Ladd was married to actor and one-time co-star Bruce Dern from 1960–1969; the couple had two children, Diane Elizabeth Dern and actress Laura Elizabeth Dern. Diane Elizabeth Dern died at 18 months from head injuries caused by falling into a swimming pool. Ladd and Laura Dern co-starred in the films Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose. They appeared together in Inland Empire, another film by David Lynch. They co-starred on the HBO series Enlightened (2011–13).

Diane Ladd is currently married to Robert Charles Hunter.

Best films

Chinatown (1974)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Wild at Heart (1990)

Usually with

Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(9 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(2 films)
Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(3 films)
Clifton James
Clifton James
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Diane Ladd (55 films)

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Joy (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Isabella Cramp, Édgar Ramírez, Elisabeth Röhm
Roles Mimi
Rating65% 3.2988353.2988353.2988353.2988353.298835
Aux États-Unis, dans le Massachusetts des années 1980, Joy est une jeune mère célibataire de deux enfants, qui doit également faire tourner une maison dans laquelle son ex-mari, chanteur de cabaret, vit au sous-sol et sa mère passe la journée devant des soap operas. Son père Rudy, responsable d'un garage de camions, débarque un beau jour, rejeté par sa compagne et doit cohabiter avec son ex-gendre qu'il n'apprécie guère. Il part à la recherche d'une nouvelle conquête, et rencontre rapidement Trudy, veuve fortunée. À l'occasion d'une sortie sur le voilier de Trudy, Joy doit nettoyer les verres de vin brisés sur le pont en teck. Cela lui donne l'idée d'un balai-serpillère auto-essorant. Dans le garage de son père et avec l'aide financière de Trudy, elle monte un atelier d'assemblage, à partir de pièces qu'elle trouve à faire fabriquer en Californie. Une relation de son ex-mari lui permet de rencontrer Neil Walker, directeur d'une toute nouvelle activité télévisuelle de vente de produits. Joy convainc Neil et obtient la présentation de son balai par le présentateur vedette de la chaîne de télé-achat. Mais l'essai en direct est un fiasco total. Joy revient à la charge et arrache de pouvoir présenter elle-même son produit : le succès est alors au rendez-vous.
American Cowslip, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Val Kilmer, Diane Ladd, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Rip Torn, Cloris Leachman, Priscilla Barnes
Roles Roe
Rating52% 2.61362.61362.61362.61362.6136
Ethan Inglebrink (Ronnie Gene Blevens) is an agoraphobic heroin addict who lives in a homogeneous California town where nothing ever happens. A misfit, clad in a powder blue tux, he has convinced his poker buddies, and surrogate moms, Roe (Diane Ladd), Sandy (Cloris Leachman), and Lou Anne (Lin Shaye), that he is diabetic and his needles are for insulin, not heroin. His next-door neighbor is his landlord and former high school football coach Trevor O'Hart (Rip Torn), who wants nothing more than to kick Ethan out on the street. Complicating matters even further is that Ethan's older brother Todd (Val Kilmer), the local sheriff, is convinced that his brother can only be saved by an act of God, and recruits the family priest (Peter Falk) to get the job done. Meanwhile, as the Garden of the Year competition draws near, Ethan becomes convinced that he can take the $10,000 top prize and pay off his delinquent rent if he can just grow the perfect American Cowslip. Little does Ethan realize that salvation may lie not in the money he could win for growing a rare flower, but with the companionship and understanding offered by his 17-year-old neighbor Georgia (Hanna R. Hall), who longs to escape her abusive father (Bruce Dern).
Nora Roberts’ Montana Sky, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Western
Actors Ashley Williams, John Corbett, Charlotte Ross, Laura Mennell, Diane Ladd, Aaron Pearl
Roles Bess
Rating62% 3.100193.100193.100193.100193.10019
Half-sisters Willa, Tess, and Lily Mercy are left their wealthy father's multimillion-dollar estate, including his Montana ranch, after his death. The only stipulation is that the women will have to live with each other for a year.
Inland Empire, 3h
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Julia Ormond, Laura Dern, Nastassja Kinski
Roles Marilyn Levens
Rating69% 3.451373.451373.451373.451373.45137
The film opens to the sound of a gramophone playing Axxon N, "the longest-running radio play in history". Meanwhile, a young prostitute, identified in the credits as the "Lost Girl", cries while watching television in a hotel room, following an unpleasant encounter with her client. The Lost Girl’s television displays a family of surrealistic anthropomorphic rabbits who speak in cryptic statements and questions. Occasionally, there are laugh track responses within these Rabbit scenes. These three elements become recurring motifs throughout Inland Empire.
Come Early Morning, 1h37
Directed by Joey Lauren Adams
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Ray McKinnon, Laura Prepon, Jason Davis, Scott Wilson
Roles Nana
Rating61% 3.0990553.0990553.0990553.0990553.099055
Lucy Fowler, a construction firm employee, has a habit of drinking on weekends, having a one-night stand, and, come early morning, waking up and leaving quickly, checking out and paying for the motel room.
The World's Fastest Indian, 2h7
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Paul Rodriguez, Jessica Cauffiel, Joe Howard, Christopher Lawford
Roles Ada
Rating77% 3.8991253.8991253.8991253.8991253.899125
Burt Munro is a sort of folk hero in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand, known for his friendly easygoing personality, for having the fastest motorcycle in New Zealand and Australia, and for being featured in Popular Mechanics magazine. However, that recognition is contrasted by his exasperated next-door neighbours, some of whom are fed up with his un-neighbourly habits such as revving his motorbike early in the morning, urinating on his lemon tree, and not mowing his grass. Burt however has a longtime dream, to travel to the USA and test his motorbike's capabilities at the Bonneville Speedway.
Gracie's Choice, 1h30
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristen Bell, Diane Ladd, Shedrack Anderson III, Anne Heche, Roberta Maxwell, Andrew Airlie
Roles Louela Lawson
Rating76% 3.8438753.8438753.8438753.8438753.843875
The film follows 16-year-old Gracie (Kristen Bell) who, for as long as she can remember, has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother (Rowena) is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled apart, Gracie first takes on temporary parental responsibility and finally seeks to gain custody of her brothers. Gracie gives up a lot for her brothers and will do anything to keep them all together as a family.
Redemption of the Ghost, 1h51
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Diane Ladd, John Savage, Alexandra Paul, Rachel Hunter, Scott Terra, Patrick Labyorteaux
Roles tante Hélène
Rating53% 2.680532.680532.680532.680532.68053
Un escroc s'évade de prison, échappe miraculeusement à la mort et se cache dans la dépendance d'une demeure isolée. Deux enfants viennent y jouer et changent sa façon de se rapporter au monde. Mais tous vont-ils accepter cette rédemption ?
Talking to Heaven
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Reece Thompson, Jack Palance, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty
Roles Regina Van Praagh
Rating70% 3.540923.540923.540923.540923.54092
Seven dead boys are trying to communicate through James (Ted Danson), to tell their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. James agrees to work alongside the detective investigating the murders, and discovers who murdered the seven boys.
Daddy and Them, 1h41
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Laura Dern, Billy Bob Thornton, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston, Andy Griffith, Sandra Seacat
Roles Jewel
Rating57% 2.8519152.8519152.8519152.8519152.851915
Ruby and Claude Montgomery are a very insecure and jealous couple, who must help when Claude's Uncle Hazel is jailed for attempted murder. An Arkansan family reunites as they travel with Ruby's older sister Rose, with whom Claude had a previous relationship, and Ruby and Rose's mother Jewel, who continuously talks about Rose and Claude's past relationship, which irritates Ruby.
More Than Puppy Love
Origin USA
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Diane Ladd, Pamela Bach, Kyla Pratt, Allan Kayser
Roles Aunt Edna
Rating52% 2.6454352.6454352.6454352.6454352.645435
A family is given a puppy for a year to undergo domestic training to become a help dog for the disabled. The young daughter in the household becomes a best friend of the puppy and finds it difficult to be parted from him when the time is up for him to leave.
28 Days
28 Days (2000)
, 1h45
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins, Diane Ladd, Steve Buscemi
Roles Bobbie Jean
Rating60% 3.0000553.0000553.0000553.0000553.000055
Gwen Cummings (Sandra Bullock) spends her nights in a drunken haze with her boyfriend, Jasper (Dominic West). She ruins her sister (Elizabeth Perkins) Lily's wedding by showing up late and disheveled, delivering a drunken, rambling speech, and knocking over the wedding cake. Intoxicated, Gwen steals a limousine from the reception, tries to locate a cake store, and winds up losing control of the car and crashing into a house. She is given a choice between 28 days in jail or in a rehab center, and she chooses rehab.
Can't Be Heaven, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ralph Macchio, Michelle Trachtenberg, Diane Ladd, Rachel Ticotin, Matt McCoy, Garry Marshall
Roles Nona Gina
Rating60% 3.003793.003793.003793.003793.00379
Danny (Bryan Burke), is a young student in middle school. He starts to develop feelings for his best friend, Julie (Michelle Trachtenberg). However a new student by the name of Archie (Michael Galeota) comes in and sweeps Julie off her feet. Danny flees to the graveyard where his father is buried and talks to him about his problems. He soon comes across Hubbie the Ghost (Ralph Macchio), who helps Danny with his girl problems. As a former living person from the 30's, Hubbie, gives Danny his advice. The advice repeatedly backfires, always leaving Danny depressed. Danny soon learns that Hubbie once had a former lover before dying in an accident. Danny and Julie end up together at a school dance and Hubbie re-connects with his former love with the help of Danny.
Christy: Return to Cutter Gap, 1h29
Directed by Chuck Bowman
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Lauren Lee Smith, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, James Waterston, Diane Ladd, Emily Perkins, Andrew Stahl
Rating58% 2.914022.914022.914022.914022.91402
Set in early 20th century Tennessee, this film tells the story of schoolteacher Christy Huddleston who attempts to force a small community into progressing with the outside world. Considered an outsider by the residents of Cutter Gap, North Carolina native Christy is beloved as a teacher but has begun to stir up conflict with her pleas for progress and stories of an outside world of skyscrapers and modern conveniences. When an aviatrix crash lands in Cutter Gap, the attention is taken off Christy, until a series of robberies occur. Believing the thieves would never have come if it weren't for the new road Christy had built, the town unites against her. Faced with this series of setbacks, Christy contemplates returning home to North Carolina, but is persuaded to stay.