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Kim Basinger is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 8 december 1953 at Athens (USA)

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger
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Birth name Kimila Ann Basinger
Nationality USA
Birth 8 december 1953 (65 years) at Athens (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger (/ˈbeɪsɪŋər/ BAY-sing-ər, often mispronounced /ˈbæsɪndʒər/ BASS-in-jər; born December 8, 1953) is an American actress and former fashion model who has appeared in 38 feature films. She began her acting career on television in 1976 and made her film debut in the 1981 drama Hard Country. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential.

Basinger came to prominence playing Bond girl Domino Petachi in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again, opposite Sean Connery. She went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Memo Paris in The Natural (1984), star as Elizabeth in the controversial erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986), and as Vicki Vale in Batman (1989). For her role in L.A. Confidential, she also won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Final Analysis (1992), I Dreamed of Africa (2000) (as Kuki Gallmann), 8 Mile (2002), The Door in the Floor (2004), Cellular (2004), and the upcoming The Nice Guys (2016).

Biography

Early life
Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia, on December 8, 1953. Her mother, Ann Lee (née Cordell), was a model, actress, and swimmer who appeared in several Esther Williams films. Her father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager; as a U.S. Army soldier, he landed in Normandy on D-Day. The third of five children, she has two brothers, James Michael "Mick" and Skip, and two sisters, Ashley and Barbara. Basinger's ancestry includes English, German, French, Swedish, and Scots-Irish. She was raised a Methodist. Her relationship with her parents was tenuous, and her father's critical nature affected her emotionally from a young age. She has said, "I just couldn't please him enough. He never complimented me ever. And I saw a lot of silence. Children always read into silence as something terrible." Basinger has described herself as extremely shy and lonely during her childhood, and has stated that she faced many hardships during her school years as a result.

Basinger studied ballet from about age three to her mid-teens. By her mid teens, she grew in confidence and successfully auditioned for the school cheerleading team. When Basinger was 16, she started modeling, . At 17, she entered the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant, won at the city level and was crowned Athens Junior Miss. Although she lost in the state pageant to Sue Whitted, who competed as "Georgia's Junior Miss, her beauty was profiled in the national program. She had competed at the state kevel for the Breck Scholarship and was featured in an ad for Breck in a joint portrait with her mother. She was subsequently offered a modeling contract with the Ford Modeling Agency. She turned it down in favor of singing and acting, and enrolled at the University of Georgia, but soon reconsidered and went to New York to become a Ford model. Despite earning $1,000 a day, Basinger never enjoyed modeling, saying "It was very hard to go from one booking to another and always have to deal with the way I looked. I couldn't stand it. I felt myself choking." Basinger has said that even as a model, when others relished looking in the mirror before appearing, she abhorred it and would avoid mirrors out of insecurity. Not long after her Ford deal, Basinger appeared on the cover of magazines. She appeared in hundreds of advertisements throughout the early 1970s, most notably as the Breck Shampoo girl. She alternated between modeling and attending acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse, as well as performing in Greenwich Village clubs as a singer.


Career

In 1976, after five years as a cover girl, Basinger quit modeling and moved to Los Angeles to act. After appearing in small parts on a few TV shows such as McMillan & Wife and Charlie's Angels, her first starring role was in a made-for-TV movie, Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978) in which she played a small town girl who goes to Hollywood to become an actress and winds up becoming a famous centerfold for a men's magazine. She then appeared in the miniseries remake From Here to Eternity (1979) with Natalie Wood and William Devane. Her feature debut was the critically well-received rural drama Hard Country (1981), which she followed up with the adventure film Mother Lode (1982), which co-starred Charlton Heston.

Basinger's breakout role was as the Bond girl Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983), where she starred opposite Sean Connery. To promote her role in the Bond film, Basinger did a famous nude pictorial for Playboy. Basinger said the Playboy appearance led to good opportunities, such as Barry Levinson's The Natural (1984), co-starring Robert Redford, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Her most controversial appearance was in Adrian Lyne's erotic drama 9½ Weeks (1986) with Mickey Rourke, which failed at the box office but quickly acquired a large fanbase on home video. Academy Award winning writer-director Robert Benton cast her in the title role for the film Nadine (1987). Several directors cast her twice in their films, including Blake Edwards for The Man Who Loved Women (1983) and Blind Date (1987) and Robert Altman for Fool for Love (1985) and Prêt-à-Porter (1994). The highest-grossing film of her career thus far was Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster Batman, where Basinger played the role of photojournalist Vicki Vale.

In 1992, Basinger was a guest vocalist on a re-recorded version of Was (Not Was)'s "Shake Your Head", which also featured Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, and reached the UK Top 5. That same year, she starred in the live-action/animated film, "Cool World" (directed by Ralph Bakshi), where she voiced/played Holli Would, a cartoon bombshell who longs to become a real human woman. The film marks her thus far only voice-acting role to date. In 1997, after a three-year hiatus from acting, Basinger made a comeback as the femme fatale in Curtis Hanson's neo-noir L.A. Confidential alongside Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe. She initially turned down the film twice, feeling an insecurity at returning to the screen and enjoying motherhood. The role earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as the Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild Award. She holds the distinction of being the only actress who has both posed nude in Playboy and won an Academy Award. In a 2000 interview with Charlie Rose, Basinger said that L.A. Confidential and her next project, I Dreamed of Africa (2000), were the most pleasurable of her career and that the cast were all there for the right reasons. She says that Vincent Pérez was the "most incredible actor she had ever worked with" and had the "biggest heart of anybody she has ever worked with."



Hanson cast her again, as Eminem's alcoholic mother in the hit film 8 Mile (2002). In 2004, Basinger starred opposite Jon Foster in The Door in the Floor, a drama with heavy sexual themes adapted from the novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving. She was next featured in the crime thrillers Cellular (2004) and The Sentinel (2006), and starred in the Lifetime original movie The Mermaid Chair (2006) as a married woman who falls in love with a monk. Her 2009 film, The Informers, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. Her next film, The Burning Plain, was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and at the Savannah Film Festival in October 2008.

Basinger's more recent work in the 2010s includes Charlie St. Cloud (2010) and Grudge Match (2013). She recently finished filming 4 Minute Mile for director Charles-Olivier Michaud, where she stars alongside Richard Jenkins, Kelly Blatz and Analeigh Tipton, and a German-Danish movie directed by Anders Morgenthaler, I Am Here. The latter work has been presented at the 2014 Hamburg Film Festival, held in September.

Best films

Batman (1989)
(Actress)
8 Mile (2002)
(Actress)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
(Actress)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
(Actress)
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
(Actress)
The Natural (1984)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kim Basinger (48 films)

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Actress

Fifty Shades Freed, 1h46
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Arielle Kebbel, Fay Masterson, Max Martini
Roles Elena Lincoln
Rating46% 2.314232.314232.314232.314232.31423
Pensant avoir laissé derrière eux les ombres du passé, les jeunes mariés Christian et Ana profitent pleinement de leur relation tortueuse et partagent une vie de luxe. Mais alors qu’Anastasia commence tout juste à s’adapter à son nouveau rôle de Madame Grey et que Christian s’ouvre finalement à elle, de nouvelles menaces viennent mettre en péril leur vie commune avant même qu’elle n’ait débuté.
Fifty Shades Darker, 1h58
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Alexis Bledel, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Eric Johnson
Roles Elena Lincoln
Rating46% 2.339812.339812.339812.339812.33981
Ana est convaincue que Christian et elle ne sont pas compatibles. Après leur rupture, elle commence à travailler pour une maison d'édition. Mais, Christian réapparaît vite dans sa vie en se rendant a l'exposition de photo de José. Il l'invite ensuite à une soirée à laquelle une personne ayant marqué la vie passée de Christian refait surface. Cependant, leur relation passionnée recommence, mais cette fois-ci, tout sera différent : Christian accepte d'essayer d'avoir pour la première fois de sa vie une relation amoureuse. Néanmoins, leur courte séparation a causé chez le jeune homme des problèmes de confiance et une angoisse permanente. Il lui fait une proposition qu'elle ne peut pas refuser. Christian se dévoile et Ana fait face à des personnes ayant marqué le passé de ce dernier.
Nocturnal Animals
Directed by Tom Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher
Roles Anne Sutton, Susan's mother.
Rating74% 3.7489153.7489153.7489153.7489153.748915
Deux histoires : celle d'une femme dont la vie est bouleversée lorsqu'elle lit le manuscrit d'un thriller envoyé par son ancien mari, et celle d'un homme dont les vacances en famille tournent mal.
The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Roles Judith Kuttner
Rating73% 3.697253.697253.697253.697253.69725
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
I Am Here
I Am Here (2014)
, 1h37
Directed by Anders Morgenthaler
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Schipper, Peter Stormare
Roles Maria
Rating51% 2.5588952.5588952.5588952.5588952.558895
Maria, la quarantaine, PDG d'une entreprise de transports, est mariée et semble heureuse. Pourtant, depuis une dizaine d'années, elle tente de concevoir un enfant. Après une énième fausse couche, elle apprend qu'elle ne sera jamais mère de sa vie. Elle apprend qu'il existe un réseau de prostitution qui exploite des mineures et qui se trouve le long de la frontière germano-tchèque. Prête à tout pour avoir un bébé, au bord de la folie, elle espère sauver celui d'une très jeune prostituée qu'elle espère recueillir.
4 Minute Mile, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger, Kelly Blatz, Richard Jenkins, Rhys Coiro
Roles Claire Jacobs
Rating62% 3.1463553.1463553.1463553.1463553.146355
A teen track runner Drew (Kelly Blatz) is struggling on the track as well as at home. He accepts an offer from his reclusive neighbor (Richard Jenkins) to train him and the two form a bond.
Third Person, 2h17
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello
Roles Elaine
Rating63% 3.196543.196543.196543.196543.19654
The film tells three inter-connected love stories that take place in Paris, New York and Rome.
Grudge Match, 1h53
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger
Roles Sally Rose
Rating63% 3.1973053.1973053.1973053.1973053.197305
In their prime, Pittsburgh boxers Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert De Niro) become rivals after two fights, one in which Kid beats Razor and one in which Razor beats Kid, the only defeats of their careers. Before they have a rematch, Razor announces his retirement without explanation, infuriating Kid and costing them a big payday.
Black November, 1h35
Origin Nigeria
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Environmental films, Politique, Political films
Actors Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies, Vivica A. Fox, Nse Ikpe Etim
Roles Kristy
Rating55% 2.761132.761132.761132.761132.76113
The film opens in a Warri prison in the Niger Delta where a noose is being set up to hang Ebiere (Mbong Amata). It switches to Los Angeles, California; Tom Hudson (Mickey Rourke), CEO of Western Oil is kidnapped on his way to the airport by a movement group tagged "United People's Front for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta People of Nigeria". The kidnap is carried out by Tamuno (Enyinna Nwigwe - the leader of the movement, Timi (Wyclef Jean), Opuwei (Akon), Timi (Razaaq Adoti) and Pere (Robert Peters) after orchestrating an accident near the second street tunnel. Also kidnapped is a reporter, Kristy (Kim Basinger) and her cameraman. Tom Hudson, his wife (Kristin Peterson) and Kristy, together with several others at the accident scene are captured and held hostage within this tunnel which has already been closed off on both sides by the group. Seven hours, no communication is heard from the tunnel - the police, the anti-terrorism unit and the general public have no idea who the "terrorists" are or what they want. Meanwhile in the tunnel, Tamuno tells Tom that they are in Los Angeles to save Ebiere and declares that if Ebiere is eventually hung in Nigeria, then the "truly guilty" ones should go with her. He releases the women and children and instructs Kristy to record what is happening in the tunnel.
Charlie St. Cloud, 1h40
Directed by Burr Steers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta, Amanda Crew, Charlie Tahan, Augustus Prew
Roles Louise St. Cloud
Rating65% 3.25513.25513.25513.25513.2551
Charlie St. Cloud is a sailor who wins a boating race on his sailboat, the Splendid Splinter, along with his younger brother Sam. He receives a sailing scholarship to Stanford University. Charlie graduates from Winslow High School and after returning from his graduation ceremony, Charlie promises Sam that they will practice baseball every day until he leaves for Stanford. That night Charlie is supposed to go to a graduation party with his friends, but his mother makes him babysit Sam while she picks up another shift at her job.
The Burning Plain, 1h48
Directed by Guillermo Arriaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence, Joaquim de Almeida, José María Yazpik, John Corbett
Roles Gina
Rating67% 3.3985753.3985753.3985753.3985753.398575
Typical of Arriaga's works, this film is told in a non-linear narrative, where events are revealed out of sequence. The following plot summary is in chronological order, and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events as seen on screen.
The Informers, 1h38
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Brad Renfro, Amber Heard
Roles Laura
Rating49% 2.4994652.4994652.4994652.4994652.499465
The movie opens in 1983 at an elegant L.A. party at a mansion. Bruce (Fernando Consagra) wanders away from the party and is killed by a speeding car. After the funeral, his friends Graham, Martin and Tim sit drinking on a fancy hotel patio. Only Raymond is truly devastated and cries bitterly. The friends dismiss Raymond's tears. When Raymond leaves, Graham follows him.
While She Was Out, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Christmas films
Actors Kim Basinger, Lukas Haas, Craig Sheffer, Luke Gair, Rachel Hayward
Roles Della
Rating48% 2.402632.402632.402632.402632.40263
On Christmas Eve, suburban housewife Della Myers (Kim Basinger) gets into an argument with her abusive husband Kenneth (Craig Sheffer). After putting her two children to bed, she drives to the mall to buy some wrapping paper and cards. At the mall, she can't find a parking space for a while and angrily leaves a note on the window of a car that is parked using up two parking spaces. She leaves the store as the mall is closing, and the parking lot is nearly deserted. She notices the note is gone from the 'offending' car. As she enters her own car, the car on which she had left the note pulls up behind her.
The Sentinel, 1h48
Directed by Clark Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Kim Basinger, David Rasche
Roles Sarah Ballentine
Rating60% 3.0492553.0492553.0492553.0492553.049255
Peter "Pete" Garrison (Michael Douglas) is a Secret Service agent and one of the personal bodyguards for First Lady of the United States Sarah Ballentine (Kim Basinger), with whom he is having an affair. He is one of the oldest and most experienced agents, having been involved in saving Ronald Reagan's life during the Reagan assassination attempt.
Even Money
Even Money (2006)

Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, Nick Cannon, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker
Roles Carolyn Carver
Rating59% 2.9502452.9502452.9502452.9502452.950245
Carolyn Carver is a published author whose husband and daughter believe she is working on a new book, when in fact she is gambling away their life savings. She is befriended by Walter, a has-been magician with a gambling habit who entertains casino guests for tips. Clyde Snow, meanwhile, is deeply in debt to gamblers, to the extent that he must ask his younger brother Godfrey, a college basketball star, to shave points at games.