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Michelle Pfeiffer is a Actor and Producer American born on 29 april 1958 at Santa Ana (USA)

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer
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Birth name Michelle Marie Pfeiffer
Nationality USA
Birth 29 april 1958 (62 years) at Santa Ana (USA)

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (/ˈfaɪfər/; born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her breakout performance in Scarface (1983). Pfeiffer's greatest commercial successes are Batman Returns (1992), What Lies Beneath (2000) and Hairspray (2007).

She has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for her performances in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), and Love Field (1992).

Biography

While taking acting classes in Los Angeles, Pfeiffer was taken in by a seemingly friendly couple who ran a metaphysics and vegetarian cult. While they helped Pfeiffer to no longer drink, smoke, or do drugs, the couple took control of her entire life. Much of her money went to the group. "I was brainwashed... I gave them an enormous amount of money." Pfeiffer, insecure, felt that she could no longer live without them. At an acting class taught by Milton Katselas in Los Angeles, Pfeiffer met fellow budding actor, Peter Horton. Pfeiffer and Horton began dating. The actor took notice of the young actress' plight, and decided to try to help her. Horton was cast in a film called Split Image. His character in the film is enrolled in Peter Fonda's cult. He is then de-programmed by James Woods. While doing research in San Francisco for the role, Horton took Pfeiffer along to meet real-life cult de-programmers. It was due to this experience that Pfeiffer finally felt strong enough to leave the couple.

Pfeiffer and Horton eventually married in Santa Monica in 1981, and it was on their honeymoon that she discovered she had won the lead role in Grease 2. Horton directed Pfeiffer in a 1985 ABC TV special, One Too Many, in which she played the high school girlfriend of an alcoholic student (Val Kilmer); and in 1987, the real-life couple played an on-screen couple in the 'Hospital' segment of John Landis's comedy skit compilation, Amazon Women on the Moon. However, they decided to separate in 1988, and were divorced two years later; Horton later blamed the split on their devotion to their work rather than on their marriage.

After her marriage to Horton, Pfeiffer had a three-year relationship with actor/producer Fisher Stevens. They met when Pfeiffer was starring in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night, in which Stevens played the role of Sir Andrew Aguecheek.

Pfeiffer was also involved in an affair with John Malkovich, her co-star in Dangerous Liaisons, who at the time was married to Glenne Headly.

In January 1993, Pfeiffer was set up on a blind date with television writer and producer David E. Kelley, who took her to the movies to see Bram Stoker's Dracula the following week, and they began dating seriously. They married on November 13, 1993. She made a brief uncredited cameo appearance in one episode of Kelley's television series Picket Fences and played the title character in To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday, which Kelley wrote the screenplay for. Pfeiffer had entered into private adoption proceedings before she met Kelley. In March 1993, she adopted a newborn daughter, Claudia Rose, who was christened on Pfeiffer and Kelley's wedding day. In August 1994, Pfeiffer gave birth to a son, John Henry.

Having been a smoker for ten years and having a niece who suffered from leukemia for ten years, she decided to support the American Cancer Society. Her charity work also includes her support for the Humane Society. Pfeiffer is a vegan.

Best films

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
(Actress)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
(Actress)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
(Actress)
Batman Returns (1992)
(Actress)
Dark Shadows (2012)
(Actress)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
(Actress)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
John Landis
John Landis
(3 films)
Jessie Nelson
Jessie Nelson
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michelle Pfeiffer (53 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 1h58
Directed by Joachim Rønning
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley
Roles Reina Ingrith
Rating66% 3.315243.315243.315243.315243.31524
Cinq années après la conjuration de la malédiction qui pesait sur elle depuis son plus jeune âge, la princesse Aurore, qui règne désormais sur le royaume de la Lande, voit sa main demandée par le prince Philippe. Ce dernier s’apprête à hériter du royaume réunifié suite à la mort du père d’Aurore.
Avengers: Endgame, 3h1
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland
Roles Janet Van Dyne
Rating83% 4.1990154.1990154.1990154.1990154.199015
Le Titan Thanos ayant réussi à s'approprier les six Pierres d'Infinité et à les réunir sur le Gantelet doré, a pu réaliser son objectif de pulvériser la moitié de la population de l'Univers d'un claquement de doigts. Les quelques Avengers et Gardiens de la Galaxie ayant survécu, Captain America, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, War Machine, Nébula et Rocket, espèrent réparer le méfait de Thanos. Ils le retrouvent mais il s'avère que ce dernier a détruit les pierres et Thor le décapite. Cinq ans plus tard, alors que chacun essaie de continuer sa vie et d'oublier les nombreuses pertes dramatiques, Scott Lang, alias Ant-Man, parvient à s'échapper de la dimension subatomique où il était coincé depuis la disparition du Docteur Hank Pym, de sa femme Janet Van Dyne et de sa fille Hope Van Dyne. Lang propose aux Avengers une solution pour faire revenir à la vie tous les êtres disparus, dont leurs alliés et coéquipiers : récupérer les Pierres d'Infinité dans le passé grâce à l'univers quantique.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, 1h58
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale
Roles Janet van Dyne / Wasp
Rating70% 3.5485253.5485253.5485253.5485253.548525
Suite aux événements survenus dans Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang doit trouver le bon équilibre entre sa vie de super-héros et celle de père de famille. C'est alors qu'il est contacté par le Dr Hank Pym et sa fille Hope van Dyne qui le chargent d'une nouvelle mission. Ant-Man, cette fois-ci aidé de la Guêpe, est confronté à un nouvel ennemi : le Fantôme.
The Wizard of Lies, 2h12
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Historical, Crime
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Alessandro Nivola, Hank Azaria, Lily Rabe, Nathan Darrow
Roles Ruth Madoff
Rating67% 3.3974153.3974153.3974153.3974153.397415
L'histoire du sulfureux financier Bernard L. Madoff, l'escroc de Wall Street condamné en 2009 à 150 ans de prison pour avoir détourné près de 65 milliards de dollars.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h54
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
Roles Caroline Hubbard / Linda Arden
Rating65% 3.253273.253273.253273.253273.25327
Le célèbre détective belge Hercule Poirot prend l'Orient-Express pour rentrer d’Istanbul à Londres. Mais alors que le train se retrouve bloqué par la neige dans les montagnes yougoslaves, Samuel Ratchett, un riche Américain, est assassiné. À la demande de son ami M. Bouc, directeur de la ligne, Poirot se met à enquêter pour découvrir le meurtrier parmi les passagers.
mother!
mother! (2017)
, 2h1
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Pregnancy films, Psychologie
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson
Roles woman
Rating66% 3.3048153.3048153.3048153.3048153.304815
Une jeune femme (Jennifer Lawrence) et son mari (Javier Bardem) mènent une vie paisible dans une maison campagnarde et retirée. Leur existence est bouleversée par l'arrivée chez eux d'un mystérieux couple (Ed Harris et Michelle Pfeiffer).
The Family
The Family (2013)
, 1h51
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Dominic Chianese
Roles Maggie Blake
Rating62% 3.149083.149083.149083.149083.14908
Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro), who has somehow offended Don Luchese (Stan Carp), a rival mafia boss, survives an attempted hit on him and his family at a barbecue. He snitches on Luchese, which sends Luchese to prison; Manzoni and his family enter an FBI witness protection program under the supervision of Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones), and are relocated to a small town in Normandy.
Dark Shadows, 1h52
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bella Heathcote, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley
Roles Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Rating61% 3.0968753.0968753.0968753.0968753.096875
In 1760, the Collins family moves from Liverpool, England to Maine and establishes the fishing town Collinsport where they built their estate Collinwood.
People Like Us, 1h54
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass
Roles Lillian Harper
Rating70% 3.548273.548273.548273.548273.54827
Sam Harper (Chris Pine), a struggling corporate trader in New York City, is in trouble after one of his deals violates federal law and the Federal Trade Commission threatens him with an investigation. Sam's boss (Jon Favreau) urges him to bribe federal officials, at Sam's own expense. Returning home, Sam learns from his girlfriend Hannah (Olivia Wilde) that Jerry, his estranged father and record-producer, has died in L.A. of cancer. Sam tries to avoid attending the funeral, but Hannah insists on making arrangements. After flying home to L.A., he stays with Hannah at Jerry's house and has a tense reunion with his mother Lillian (Michelle Pfeiffer).
New Year's Eve, 1h57
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Nouvel an
Actors Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro
Roles Ingrid Withers
Rating57% 2.851982.851982.851982.851982.85198
On New Year's Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Police Officer Brendan (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid Withers (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul Doyle (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year's resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.
Cheri
Cheri (2009)
, 1h32
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, Anita Pallenberg, Toby Kebbell
Roles Lea
Rating61% 3.0990053.0990053.0990053.0990053.099005
Set in 1900s Belle Époque Paris, Chéri tells the story of the affair between an aging retired courtesan, Léa, and a flamboyant young man, Fred, nicknamed "Chéri" ("Dear" or "Darling").
Personal Effects, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher, Kathy Bates, Topher Grace, John Mann, David Lewis
Roles Linda
Rating61% 3.0992853.0992853.0992853.0992853.099285
24-year-old wrestler Walter (Ashton Kutcher) leaves the national team in Iowa and returns to his hometown after the brutal murder of his twin sister, Annie (Sarah Lind), to support his mother, Gloria (Kathy Bates), and his niece. When he goes with his mother to therapy, he meets a widow, Linda (Michelle Pfeiffer), whose alcoholic husband was murdered by his friend in a bar. Linda has a deaf and mute son, Clay (Spencer Hudson), who misses his father and has a repressed anger against the killer. She also works in the Southside Community Center organizing weddings for needy people. They befriend each other during the trials and Walter invites Clay to join the local wrestling training. While waiting for the jury verdict of their cases, Linda and Walter have a love affair.
Hairspray
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles Velma Von Tussle
Rating65% 3.299973.299973.299973.299973.29997
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
Stardust
Stardust (2007)
, 2h7
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Superhero films, Steampunk films
Actors Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong
Roles Lamia
Rating75% 3.797863.797863.797863.797863.79786
A village lies near a gap in a stone wall bordering the magical kingdom of Stormhold. The gap is guarded constantly but Dunstan Thorn manages to go through and meets an enslaved princess, Una. She offers him a glass snowdrop in exchange for a kiss. Nine months later, the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, saying his name is Tristan.
I Could Never Be Your Woman, 1h37
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Sarah Alexander, Stacey Dash, Jon Lovitz, Fred Willard
Roles Rosie
Rating59% 2.9994252.9994252.9994252.9994252.999425
Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer), is a 40-year-old divorced mother who works as a scriptwriter and producer for a TV show You Go Girl. Rosie is insecure about her age, and uses cosmetics to maintain her appearance. She has a very close relationship with her thirteen-year-old daughter, Izzie (Saoirse Ronan), which becomes even closer when she learns that she has fallen for a boy in her class named Dylan (Rory Copus). Despite her ex-husband's urging that she start dating again, she has no man in her life. To the dismay of Rosie and David (David Mitchell), her British co-writer, her boss, Marty (Fred Willard) decides that the show may no longer cover controversial subjects, so Rosie decides to cast a new character for the show. She is taken by Adam (Paul Rudd), a bright and charming young man from one of her auditions, and decides to cast him as a new, nerdy character to fall for the character played by her arrogant and self-centred lead actress, Brianna (Stacey Dash). Adam's character is well received by test audiences, and Rosie persuades Marty to give him a chance.