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Margot Kidder is a Actor Canadienne born on 17 october 1948 at Yellowknife (Canada)

Margot Kidder

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Birth name Margaret Ruth Kidder
Nationality Canada
Birth 17 october 1948 at Yellowknife (Canada)
Death 13 may 2018 (at 69 years)

Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American actress. She rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in the film Superman, opposite Christopher Reeve, and her reprisal of the role in the three following sequels.
Kidder began her career in the 1960s appearing in low budget Canadian films and television series before landing a lead role in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970), opposite Gene Wilder. She then appeared in Brian De Palma's thriller film Sisters (1973), Black Christmas (1974), and The Great Waldo Pepper (1975). Other later roles included as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror (1979), and Heartaches (1981).

She has since worked in low budget films as well as theatre, touring with The Vagina Monologues, and has also worked in television, appearing on Smallville, Brothers & Sisters, and The L Word. She also had a role in Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009). In 2015, Kidder won an Emmy award for her performance in R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.

In 2005, Kidder became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and is an outspoken political and environmental activist.


In the past, Kidder dated former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, director Brian De Palma, and actor/comedian Richard Pryor. She has been married and divorced three times: American novelist Thomas McGuane, with whom she had her only child, daughter Maggie (born October 28, 1976); actor John Heard, and French film director Philippe de Broca. None of the marriages lasted longer than a year. Since her divorce from De Broca, she has said that she prefers the companionship of her dogs. She has two grandchildren, Maisie and Charlie Kirn, from her daughter's marriage to the novelist Walter Kirn.

Kidder was involved in a car crash in December 1990, after which she was unable to work for two years, causing her financial problems.

Kidder has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which led to a widely publicized manic episode in April 1996. She disappeared for four days, having become a street person. She was found in a back yard by a homeowner and was taken by Los Angeles police to Olive View Medical Center in a distressed state, the caps on her teeth having fallen out. She was later placed in psychiatric care. In 2007, Kidder said that she had not had a manic episode in 11 years.

Politics and activism
Kidder has been a longtime supporter of Democratic and liberal causes throughout her career. She actively supported Jesse Jackson's bid for the Democratic nomination in 1984. In the early 1990s, during the first Gulf War, Kidder was branded a "Baghdad Betty" and subjected to abuse for her remarks questioning the war. In a piece called Confessions of 'Baghdad Betty' , styled as a letter to her mother and printed in The Nation, Kidder responded by explaining and defending her statements.

As of November 2009, Kidder was the Montana State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America. The organization's website carried her article "Ax Max," in which she criticized Max Baucus, Montana's Democratic senator. On August 23, 2011, Kidder, Tantoo Cardinal, and dozens of others were arrested while protesting in Washington D.C. against the proposed extension of the Keystone Pipeline.

On August 22, 2015, Kidder was named the host of a dinner event by the Yellowstone County Democrats in Billings, Montana called "Billings for Bernie" in support of Bernie Sanders' presidential primary bid.

In addition to her campaigning in the United States, Kidder has expressed support for liberal causes in Canada. In 2011, she supported her brother, John Kidder, in Vancouver, who was running for Prime Minister of Canada:
I'm here not only because John is a dream candidate but because I'm living in the end game in the United States and it's not funny. Canada is starting the same sort of right-wing, corporate ownership of government, corporate tradeoffs with government, smear campaigns, `let's lower the corporate tax rate without mentioning it's going to up the private tax rates' It's happening in Canada. God forbid if anyone should bring up privatizing health care.
Kidder became a United States citizen on August 17, 2005, in Butte, Montana; she lives in Livingston, Montana. She said the reason for her decision to become an American citizen is to participate in the voting process, to continue her protests against U.S. intervention in Iraq, and at the same time to be free of worries about being deported.

Best films

Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
The Amityville Horror (1979)

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Filmography of Margot Kidder (60 films)

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 1h46
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Menahem Golan, Molly Ringwald, Yoram Globus, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Marina Sirtis
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating73% 3.6959053.6959053.6959053.6959053.695905
Mélangeant interviews, extraits de films et images d’archives, ce documentaire retrace l’histoire de la société de production Cannon Films, créée par Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Dans les années 1980, ces deux producteurs ont sans aucun doute produit les plus grands nanars du cinéma, s’emparant de force de la machine hollywoodienne, et changeant à jamais l’histoire du cinéma bis.
Pride of Lions, 1h41
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Margot Kidder, Seymour Cassel, Bo Svenson, Cedric Smith, Tom Jackson
Roles Jean Dempsey
Rating37% 1.891321.891321.891321.891321.89132
Five young American soldiers are held hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban warlord. When the US Army is slow to act, a grandmother and four grandfathers with military backgrounds fly to Afghanistan to rescue them.
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Jon Gries, Edward Herrmann, Barry Corbin, Margot Kidder, Rance Howard, Larry Thomas
Roles Marlys Baptiste
Rating57% 2.858162.858162.858162.858162.85816
The film tells the story of a sheriff who finds out that someone has been robbing the graves of the dead. The sheriff has to look at his own beliefs about justice and redemption.
Halloween II, 1h45
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, Matt Bush, Brad Dourif, Chase Wright Vanek
Roles Barbara Collier
Rating48% 2.4067352.4067352.4067352.4067352.406735
In a flashback, Deborah Myers (Sheri Moon Zombie) visits her son, a young Michael Myers (Chase Wright Vanek), at Smith's Grove Sanitarium. She gives him a white horse statuette as a gift. Michael says that the horse reminds him of a dream he had of Deborah's ghost, dressed in all white and leading a horse down the sanitarium halls toward Michael, telling him she was going to bring him home. Fifteen years later, after having shot an adult Michael (Tyler Mane), Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) is found wandering around in a state of shock by Sheriff Brackett (Brad Dourif), who takes Laurie to the emergency room. Meanwhile, the paramedics pick up the Sheriff's daughter and Laurie's friend Annie (Danielle Harris) and Michael's psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Malcolm McDowell), who are still alive after having been attacked by Michael, and take them to the hospital. Presumed dead, Michael's body is loaded into a separate ambulance. When the driver has a traffic accident, Michael awakens and escapes the ambulance, walking toward a vision of his mother dressed in white and leading a white horse.
A Single Woman, 1h37
Directed by Kamala Lopez
Origin USA
Genres Biography
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Jeanmarie Simpson, Judd Nelson, Patricia Arquette, Cassidy Lehrman, Karen Black, Peter Coyote
Roles Storyteller
Rating57% 2.872792.872792.872792.872792.87279
In A Single Woman, Jeanmarie Simpson portrays the character of Jeannette Rankin, beginning in 1972 and moving backwards in time to Rankin's childhood in 1880s Montana.
Universal Signs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Sabrina Lloyd, Lupe Ontiveros, Margot Kidder, Robert Picardo, Aimee Garcia, Troy Kotsur
Roles Rose Callahan
Rating70% 3.514453.514453.514453.514453.51445
After the death of his fiancée’s daughter while in his care, Andrew (Anthony Natale), a Deaf artist, becomes a prisoner of his own mind. Tormented day and night by memories and self-blame, Andrew falls in a downward spiral of depression and anger that alienates everyone around him. It is only through a serendipitous friendship and new love with Mary (Sabrina Lloyd) that Andrew is able to sense the life around him – forgive himself, rediscover his muse, and experience the transformative power of love.
On the Other Hand, Death
Directed by Ron Oliver
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Margot Kidder, Daryl Shuttleworth, Gabrielle Rose, Barclay Hope
Roles Dorothy
Rating63% 3.191233.191233.191233.191233.19123
Private Investigator Donald Strachey is under the impression he is tailing an unfaithful housewife for evidence that she is cheating on her husband, but it turns out that the "housewife" is actually an undercover cop who promptly arrests him. After six hours of questioning the cop, Officer Gina Santer, and Detective 'Bub' Bailey let him go, but instruct him to turn over any information he obtains on the client that claimed Santer was his wife. Most of the info on file at Strachey Investigations about this mystery client is fake. Meanwhile, at the home of Dorothy 'Dot' Fisher and her partner Edith Strong, Dorothy chases out a vandal after he breaks into their home and spray paints homophobic graffiti on their wall. The next day, Andrew McWhirter, close friend of Fisher and Strong—and Timmy Callhan's former boyfriend—introduce Donald and Timmy to the lesbian couple after a contentious school board meeting at which Dorothy, a guidance counselor at the school, is placed on paid leave due to objections from a homophobic parent whose gay son Derek has been counseled by Fisher. The two are invited by the middle-aged women and houseguest Andrew back to their home in Hollis, but the socialization is interrupted when the returning vandal throws a brick through the window. Strachey chases him back to his car, but the license plate is obscured by mud.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman, 1h40
Directed by Kevin Burns
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about children, Documentary films about the visual arts, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Documentaire sur la bande dessinée, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Kevin Spacey, Dean Cain, Richard Donner, Stan Lee, Bryan Singer, Gerard Christopher
Roles Self
Rating77% 3.8872253.8872253.8872253.8872253.887225
Des comics books aux diverses incarnations animées ou de chair et d'os, la fabuleuse histoire d'une icône emblématique de la culturelle américaine, appartenant au monde imaginaire de l’Univers DC: Superman...
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, 1h56
Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Roles Lois Lane
Rating75% 3.7992953.7992953.7992953.7992953.799295
On the planet Krypton, criminals General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) are sentenced to eternal banishment inside the Phantom Zone by Jor-El (Marlon Brando) for insurrection and murder, amongst other crimes. Later, the shockwaves resulting from Krypton's explosion change the trajectory of the Phantom Zone, causing it to set on the same course as Kal-El's starship to Earth. Thirty years later, Superman (Christopher Reeve) diverts an XK-101 missile into outer space and, unknowingly, destroys the Phantom Zone as it drifts towards Earth and frees its captives.
Cool Money
Cool Money (2005)
, 1h29
Directed by Gary Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors James Marsters, Larry Manetti, John Cassini, Wayne Robson, Robin Brûlé, Margot Kidder
Roles Peggy Comfort
Rating56% 2.804852.804852.804852.804852.80485
Bobby Comfort (Marsters) was a convicted thief, before he escaped from prison and cleared himself of all charges. He returns home to his wife and daughter, but finds himself unsatisfied with the domestic lifestyle. Sammy Nalo (John Cassini), Comfort's new partner in crime, appears and they begin robbing trendy New York City hotels. Meanwhile, Phil Parris (Jason Schombing), Comfort's second cousin, attempts to change Comfort for the better.
I'll Be Seeing You, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Alison Eastwood, Mark Humphrey, Bo Svenson, Richy Müller, Margot Kidder, Matthew Walker
Roles Frances Grolier
Rating50% 2.5193052.5193052.5193052.5193052.519305
Patricia Collins vit seule avec sa mère depuis la disparition de son père, quelques mois auparavant, dans un grave accident. Un soir, à quelques mètres de chez elle, une jeune femme se fait assassiner. Aucun indice ne permet à la police d'établir son identité sauf un détail, son visage est trait pour trait celui de Patricia.
Crime and Punishment, 2h6
Directed by Menahem Golan
Genres Drama
Actors Crispin Glover, Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt, Margot Kidder, Philip Jackson, John Neville
Roles Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov
Rating56% 2.800712.800712.800712.800712.80071
Though the novel Crime and Punishment was written and set in the 19th century, this film version takes place in the then-future setting of the early 21st century. Rodion Raskolnikov, a student in his twenties who lives in Moscow, has published a paper which he argues that certain superior individuals can legitimately ignore laws, even the law against murder. He acts out this arrogant theory by murdering an old woman, a pawnbroker, and her sister who accidentally witnesses the crime. In the aftermath, Raskolnikov is increasingly tortured by his conscience.
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes, 1h40
Directed by Michel Viotte
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Films about spiders, Batman films, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Stan Lee, Tim Burton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
Roles Lois Lane (archive footage)
Rating68% 3.430543.430543.430543.430543.43054
Ce documentaire est consacré à l'histoire des super-héros américains depuis leur apparition dans les années 1930. Il présente de nombreux dessins issus des comics originaux, des extraits de leurs adaptations en films et dessins animés, ainsi que des entretiens avec des auteurs importants du genre.
The Hi-Line, 1h35
Directed by Ronald Judkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rachael Leigh Cook, Ryan Alosio, Tantoo Cardinal, Stuart Margolin, Margot Kidder
Roles Laura Johnson
Rating59% 2.9978852.9978852.9978852.9978852.997885