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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 Ladnier
Nationality USA
Birth 29 november 1932 (87 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.

Biography

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)
(Actress)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1975)
(Actress)
Wild at Heart (1990)
(Actress)

Usually with

Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(9 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(2 films)
Clifton James
Clifton James
(4 films)
John Greyson
John Greyson
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Diane Ladd (58 films)

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Actress

The Last Full Measure, 1h50
Directed by Todd Robinson
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irvine
Roles Alice Pitsenbarger
Rating67% 3.3536753.3536753.3536753.3536753.353675
L'Ultime Sacrifice raconte l'histoire vraie du héros de guerre William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), surnommé PJ, un sauveteur en hélicoptère de l'armée américaine qui a sauvé plus de soixante hommes à lui seul. Lors d'une mission, le 11 avril 1966, on lui propose de s'échapper avec le dernier hélicoptère quittant la zone de combat en plein tir, mais il choisit de rester et de sauver les vies de ses camarades de la première infanterie, avant de faire l'ultime sacrifice lors d'une des plus sanglantes batailles de la guerre. Trente-deux ans plus tard, un employé respecté du Pentagone, Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) est missionné pour étudier la demande faite par le meilleur ami de PJ (William Hurt), et ses parents (Christopher Plummer & Diane Ladd), d'attribuer à PJ la médaille d'honneur du Congrès, à titre posthume. Huffman cherche donc les témoignages de vétérans qui ont assisté au sauvetage entrepris par Pitsenbarger, comprenant ceux de Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) et Mott (Ed Harris). Pourtant, alors qu'Huffman en apprend plus sur les actes héroïques de PJ, il se rend compte que des personnes haut placées essaient de cacher ce qu'il s'est réellement passé et ont refusé la demande de médaille depuis des années. Huffman fera tout pour obtenir justice pour PJ, quitte à y perdre sa carrière.
Joy
Joy (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Children's films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Isabella Cramp, Édgar Ramírez, Elisabeth Röhm
Roles Mimi
Rating65% 3.298743.298743.298743.298743.29874
Aux États-Unis, dans le Massachusetts des années 1980, Joy est une jeune mère célibataire de deux enfants, qui cohabite dans une maison avec son ex-mari, chanteur, vivant au sous-sol, et sa mère qui passe ses journées devant la télévision. Son père Rudy, responsable d’un garage, revient un beau jour après une rupture et doit partager le sous-sol avec son ex-gendre qu’il n’apprécie guère. En recherchant une nouvelle conquête, Rudy rencontre rapidement Trudy, veuve fortunée.
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
Rating50% 2.5174652.5174652.5174652.5174652.517465
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
Rating61% 3.0517053.0517053.0517053.0517053.051705
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, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Julia Ormond, Laura Dern, Nastassja Kinski
Roles Marilyn Levens
Rating69% 3.451733.451733.451733.451733.45173
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
Rating60% 3.049773.049773.049773.049773.04977
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% 3.898623.898623.898623.898623.89862
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
Rating74% 3.7452053.7452053.7452053.7452053.745205
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% 2.679722.679722.679722.679722.67972
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% 3.540963.540963.540963.540963.54096
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% 2.8517652.8517652.8517652.8517652.851765
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% 2.6419752.6419752.6419752.6419752.641975
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.
Sharing the Secret, 1h30
Directed by Katt Shea
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Alison Lohman, Mare Winningham, Tim Matheson, Diane Ladd, Lawrence Monoson, Mary Crosby
Roles Nina's Mother
Rating63% 3.1990153.1990153.1990153.1990153.199015
By all outward appearances, teenager Beth Moss (Alison Lohman) has a good life. She is attractive, popular, and excels academically and at ballet. Beth, however, feels that she is not living up to expectations and is not in control of her life. Adjusting to her parents' divorce and trying to live up to their opposing compliments, Beth is afraid to grow up and at the same time struggles to fit in with her maturing friends. She turns to binging and purging as a means to gain control over at least one aspect of her life.