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Lynn Carlin is a Actor American born on 31 january 1938 at Los Angeles (USA)

Lynn Carlin

Lynn Carlin
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Birth name Mary Lynn Reynolds
Nationality USA
Birth 31 january 1938 (82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Lynn Carlin (born Mary Lynn Reynolds on January 31, 1938, in Los Angeles) is an American actress. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Faces. Her father, Larry Reynolds, was a Hollywood business manager in the 1930s. Carlin made her stage debut in Clare Boothe Luce's The Women at the Laguna Beach Playhouse.


She was first married to Peter Hall from 1958 until their divorce in 1960. She married, secondly, to Edward Carlin, with whom she had two children. That union (1963–74) also ended in divorce. Her elder child is podcaster/journalist Dan Carlin. She has been married to John Wolfe since 1983.

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Al Ruban
Al Ruban
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Alan Ormsby
Alan Ormsby
(1 films)
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Gloria Katz
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Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
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Filmography of Lynn Carlin (14 films)

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A Killer in the Family, 1h30
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz, Salome Jens, Lynn Carlin
Roles Dorothy Tison
Rating67% 3.3906353.3906353.3906353.3906353.390635
Gary Tison (Robert Mitchum) is serving two consecutive life sentences for murder, while his three young adolescent sons try to move on with their life. The oldest, Donny (James Spader) is the only son making something of his life. He is a pre-law student and is in a loving relationship with his high school sweetheart Carol (Catherine Mary Stewart). His younger brothers Ray (Lance Kerwin) and Ricky (Eric Stoltz) spend their days doing nothing and decide - convinced that he is innocent - to break their father out of jail. Donny, morally challenged, threatens to give them up the police. Noticing their determination, he agrees to go along, convinced that they can never break Gary out without his help. The three young men drive up to prison and Donny and Ricky use their guns to keep everyone hostage, while Ray breaks out Gary and his cellmate Randy Greenawalt (Stuart Margolin).
Superstition, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jim Houghton, Albert Salmi, Stacy Keach, Lynn Carlin, Billy Jayne, Jacquelyn Hyde
Roles Melinda Leahy
Rating58% 2.9056752.9056752.9056752.9056752.905675
Two young men are murdered in an abandoned house after playing a prank on a young couple outside in their car.
Battle Beyond the Stars, 1h44
Directed by Roger Corman, Jimmy T. Murakami
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, Sybil Danning, George Peppard, John Saxon, Darlanne Fluegel
Roles Nell
Rating55% 2.751442.751442.751442.751442.75144
The farmers of the peaceful planet Akir are threatened by the space tyrant Sador (John Saxon) and his army of mutants, the Malmori. Sador's huge ship carries a weapon called a "Stellar Converter", which turns planets into small stars. He threatens to use the Converter unless the planet submits to him when he returns in several days. Zed (Jeff Corey), the last Akira warrior, is old and nearly blind. He suggests they hire mercenaries to protect the planet. Lacking valuable resources, they can only offer food and shelter in payment. Unable to go himself, Zed offers his ship, which has an artificial intelligence navigation and tactical computer named Nell, for the job if they can find a pilot. The ship is fast and well-armed but cannot defeat Sador alone. Shad (Richard Thomas), a young man who has piloted the ship and is well known to Nell, volunteers for the recruiting mission.
French Postcards, 1h35
Directed by Willard Huyck
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Miles Chapin, Blanche Baker, David Marshall Grant, Valérie Quennessen, Debra Winger, Mandy Patinkin
Roles Mrs. Weber
Rating60% 3.0025153.0025153.0025153.0025153.002515
The story line primarily follows three American students as they feel their ways through a year of studies at The Institute in Paris: Laura (Blanche Baker), who ostensibly narrates the goings-on of the film with the postcards she sends to her boyfriend back home; Alex (David Marshall Grant), whose interests aren't so much in studying but with love and life in Paris; and Joel (Miles Chapin), who can't quite seem to live with the courage of his convictions. Alex becomes ensnared in a tryst with his instructor (and the Institute's co-director Madam Tessier (Marie-France Pisier), while Joel falls in love with a local bookstore employee, Toni (Valérie Quennessen). Real American students were used as extras in the movie.
The Lives of Jenny Dolan
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Shirley Jones, Stephen Boyd, Lynn Carlin, Farley Granger, James Darren, George Grizzard
Roles Nancy Royce
Rating62% 3.142473.142473.142473.142473.14247
A newspaper reporter is jeopardized by her investigation of an assassination
Dead of Night, 1h28
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Action, Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Politique, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Backus, John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Henderson Forsythe, Arthur Anderson, Arthur Anderson
Roles Christine Brooks
Rating65% 3.297863.297863.297863.297863.29786
In Vietnam, US soldier Andy Brooks is shot by a sniper and falls to the ground. As he dies, he hears his mother's voice calling out, "Andy, you'll come back. You've got to. You promised." The voice becomes sinister and muffled as Andy's eyes close. Sometime later, his family receives notice of his death in combat.
Taking Off
Taking Off (1971)
, 1h33
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Engel, Anthony Harvey, Kathy Bates
Roles Lynn Tyne
Rating73% 3.6957053.6957053.6957053.6957053.695705
À travers la fugue d'une jeune fille à New York, l'affrontement de deux générations.
Wild Rovers, 2h16
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden, Tom Skerritt, Leora Dana, Moses Gunn
Roles Sada Billings
Rating64% 3.247363.247363.247363.247363.24736
An aging cowboy, Ross Bodine, and a younger one, Frank Post, work on cattleman Walt Buckman's ranch in Montana. A neighboring sheepman, Hansen, is in a long-running feud with Buckman.
… tick… tick… tick…, 1h37
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors George Kennedy, Fredric March, Lynn Carlin, Don Stroud, Clifton James, Janet MacLachlan
Roles Julia Little
Rating65% 3.295663.295663.295663.295663.29566
In a small Mississippi town, deputy Jim Price is elected sheriff over John Little, the incumbent. Racial tensions exist in the community and Price gets little assistance from Little, leaving office, or from Mayor Parks, who insists he be consulted on any decision the new sheriff makes.
Faces (1968)
, 2h10
Directed by John Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel, Fred Draper, Val Avery
Roles Maria Forst
Rating75% 3.7965453.7965453.7965453.7965453.796545
The film, shot in cinéma vérité-style, depicts the final stages of the disintegrating marriage of a middle-aged couple. We are introduced to various groups and individuals the couple interacts with after the husband, Richard Forst's (John Marley), sudden statement of his desire for a divorce. Afterwards, Richard spends the night in the company of brash businessmen and prostitutes, the wife with her middle-aged female friends and an aging, free-associating playboy they've picked up at a bar. The night proceeds as a series of tense conversations and confrontations occur, illustrating where the modern American lifestyle has failed to nourish the interests, love lives, and emotional/spiritual fulfillment of these characters. Nearly everyone we meet expresses deep dissatisfaction with their lives and also a resigned attitude to this malaise. The film offers little hope, only a suggestion that in this world merely understanding that we're unhappy or dissatisfied is a revelation.