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Shelley Duvall is a Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Set Decoration and Thanks American born on 7 july 1949 at Houston (USA)

Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall
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Birth name Shelley Alexis Duvall
Nationality USA
Birth 7 july 1949 (74 years) at Houston (USA)

Shelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is an American actress, producer, writer, singer, and voice artist. She began her career in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), Nashville (1975), and 3 Women (1977), which won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. Duvall had a supporting role in Annie Hall (1977) before starring in lead roles in Popeye (1980) and The Shining (1980).
Later, Duvall appeared in Time Bandits (1981), Frankenweenie (1984), and The Portrait of a Lady (1996). She is also an Emmy-nominated producer responsible for Faerie Tale Theatre and other child-friendly programming. Duvall's most recent performance was in Manna from Heaven (2002).


Duvall was married to artist Bernard Sampson between 1970 and 1974; the couple divorced as Duvall's acting career accelerated.

While she was shooting in New York for her part in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), she met singer/songwriter Paul Simon. They lived together for two years and their relationship ended when Duvall introduced Simon to her friend, actress Carrie Fisher; Fisher took up with Simon.

Shortly before the release of Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, it was reported that Duvall and actor Stanley Wilson (who portrayed the town barber in Popeye) were set to marry. However, no further reports were released regarding this.

Duvall has always been an animal lover, caring for and incorporating many of her favorite pets into original children's stories and songs. In the 1980s and 1990s, she lived in Benedict Canyon in California with several pets.

Best films

Frankenweenie (2012)
Popeye (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Time Bandits (1981)
Annie Hall (1977)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(7 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(3 films)
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1 films)
Michael Palin
Michael Palin
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shelley Duvall (32 films)

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Doctor Sleep, 2h32
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Bruce Greenwood
Roles Wendy Torrance (archive footage)
Rating72% 3.648573.648573.648573.648573.64857
Danny Torrance est désormais adulte, mais il n'a pas surmonté le traumatisme qu'il a connu à l'hôtel Overlook lorsqu'il était enfant. Il est devenu alcoolique, comme son père, et ses pouvoirs psychiques se sont amenuisés pour cette raison. Alors qu'il tente de reprendre sa vie en main, sa route va croiser celle d'Abra Stone, une jeune fille qui possède le « Shining » et dont la vie est menacée par un groupe d'individus, le Nœud Vrai, dirigé par Rose « Chapeau » O'Hara, qui se nourrissent des pouvoirs psychiques détenus par les enfants dans le but de vivre longtemps.
Manna from Heaven, 1h59
Directed by Maria Burton, Maria Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Seymour Cassel, Louise Fletcher, Frank Gorshin, Austin Pendleton
Roles Detective Dubrinski
Rating53% 2.657732.657732.657732.657732.65773
Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20 dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from Heaven. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, has an epiphany that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group together to repay the "loan." The problem is, nobody wants to give back the money, nobody has the money, they don't know to whom it belongs, and most of them can't stand each other. Along the way, the characters learn about family, romance, reconciliation and redemption, and by working together they begin to realize their full potential.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, 2h22
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Stanley Kubrick, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Singer, Paul Mazursky, Christiane Kubrick
Roles Self
Rating79% 3.9941053.9941053.9941053.9941053.994105
Un documentaire sur l'univers mystérieux d'un des génies du septième art avec en voix off Tom Cruise. Inspiré des archives de la famille Kubrick, ce long métrage dresse le portrait intimiste d'une figure de légende à travers des images fascinantes (Stanley Kubrick à ses débuts, sur les plateaux de tournage et dans la vie privée) et commentées par ses collaborateurs, collègues et amis. Depuis ses choix musicaux jusqu'à ses angles de caméra en passant par ses projets restés inachevés, il s'agit d'un document essentiel à la compréhension de l'homme et de ses oeuvres.
Big Monster on Campus, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Matthew Lawrence, Christine Lakin, Shelley Duvall, Richard Moll, Ryan Reynolds, Charles Fleischer
Roles Mrs. Stein
Rating47% 2.368332.368332.368332.368332.36833
Lors d'une soirée, un étudiant saute dans la piscine des propriétaires sans apercevoir que celle-ci est vide. Il se retrouve avec des blessures très graves au cerveau et doit subir une transplantation pour remplacer le sien défectueux. Seulement, le cerveau qui lui est implanté est celui d'un serial killer.
The 4th Floor, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall, Austin Pendleton, Artie Lange, Sabrina Grdevich
Roles Martha Stewart
Rating57% 2.899472.899472.899472.899472.89947
The film follows Jane (Lewis) who has inherited a rent-controlled brownstone apartment from her late aunt, and, despite her boyfriend Greg's (Hurt) appeals, has decided to move in and live on her own for the first time. She meets Martha Stewart, (Duvall) her neighbor from the first floor, who tells her the names of all the occupants of the building, including the person who lives on the 4th floor, an old woman named Alice who is a hermit. The next morning, she finds a note on her door, warning her against the noise she was making while moving in. Jane quickly dismisses it and continues moving around her furniture. Another note appears and she calls a locksmith after someone tampered with her locks. The locksmith (Bell) is a strange man who lives in the building across from Jane, whom she suspected of harming a woman earlier.
Home Fries
Home Fries (1998)
, 1h31
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson, Catherine O'Hara, Shelley Duvall, Jake Busey, Daryl Mitchell
Roles Mrs. Jackson
Rating51% 2.551042.551042.551042.551042.55104
The film opens at Burger-Matic, where Henry Lever (Chris Ellis) orders a milkshake at the drive-thru. At the window, he tells the attendant, Sally Jackson (Drew Barrymore), that his wife knows about their affair. She asks him if he has also told his wife about her pregnancy. On his way home, he encounters a ferocious wind. It turns out to be an attack helicopter, which runs him off the road. In a panic, he flees through the woods and drops his heart medication. At an outdoor chapel, he sits on a bench as the helicopter hovers in front of him. The pilot, Angus Montier (Jake Busey), shoots at the ground near him despite the protests of his copilot and brother, Dorian (Luke Wilson). The shots scare him enough to cause a fatal heart attack.
Tale of the Mummy, 1h54
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, Lysette Anthony, Michael Lerner, Jack Davenport
Roles Edith Butros
Rating40% 2.0099252.0099252.0099252.0099252.009925
In Egypt an archeological dig led by Richard Turkel (Christopher Lee) reaches a tomb (of Talos) which is apparently cursed. The hieroglyphics at the entrance warn that all should avoid the place as it has been abandoned by all that is holy. Despite this they proceed to open the chamber's door only to be blasted with a cloud of dust which causes them to crumble apart as though they are made of fragile stone. Richard manages to blow the tomb shut, killing himself in the process.
Casper Meets Wendy, 1h30
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Witches in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Films about child abuse
Actors Hilary Duff, Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall, Teri Garr, Ben Stein, Richard Moll
Roles Gabby
Rating54% 2.715812.715812.715812.715812.71581
The film opens with the tail end of a Friday night baseball game. With the bases loaded, the home team wins by a narrow margin as the batter hits the ball out of the park. Both the celebration of the home team and fans and the dread of losing for the visiting team are cut short as a mysterious spaceship floats over the park, thus snatching the attention of everybody there: the players, the fans, the hot dog and popcorn vendors, and the announcer. After the ship performs a tune, it dissipates into three floating balls of light. One of them forms into a ghost who initially appears as an alien, but thereafter, is revealed to be Fatso (voiced by Jess Harnell), a member of The Ghostly Trio, who releases gas which hits the scoreboard, causing it to explode, also sparking terror. The other two ghosts of the trio, Stinky (voiced by Bill Farmer), and Stretch (voiced by Jim Ward), join in, causing panic in the park, as everybody got frightened. Casper (voiced by Jeremy Foley), a shy, friendly ghost (whom all three ghosts are uncles to), arrives, attempting to settle the frightened crowd, but the people are just as scared, saying that Casper's a ghost and ran away. The park is eventually empty, as Casper's uncles plan a vacation.
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework
Directed by Stephen Williams
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Shelley Duvall, Gregory Smith, Sheila McCarthy, Edwin Hodge, John Neville, Margot Kidder
Roles Mrs. Fink
Rating54% 2.715692.715692.715692.715692.71569
A Grim Reaper (Mackenzie Gray) appears in a spooky classroom, then tells a tale about a student named Jesse Hackett, who hates his teacher, Mrs. Flink, and is soon doomed to be trapped in the Shadow Zone. After all, to enter the Shadow Zone, one merely needs a touch of evil....
RocketMan (1997)
, 1h35
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Children's films
Actors Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, James Pickens Jr., Beau Bridges
Roles Mrs. Randall (uncredited)
Rating58% 2.946282.946282.946282.946282.94628
NASA is training for the first manned mission to Mars by the spacecraft Aries. Due to a supposed glitch in the computer navigation system, NASA looks for the original programmer of the software to see why the software seems to be broken. Fred Z. Randall (Harland Williams), the eccentric programmer who wrote the software, meets Paul Wick (Jeffrey DeMunn), the flight director of the Mars mission; William "Wild Bill" Overbeck (William Sadler), the commander of the Mars mission; and astronaut Gary Hackman (Peter Onorati), the computer specialist. After a display of hard-headed stubbornness by Gary, he is hit in the head by a model of the Pilgrim 1 Mars lander, resulting in a skull fracture. NASA decides to replace him instead of delaying the mission. Fred is brought to NASA to see if he has what it takes to be an astronaut; he, along with Gordon Peacock, go through a series of exercises, which sees Fred do well, even going as far to break every record that Bill had. In the end, Fred gets the job.
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, 1h31
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Pascale Bussières, Nigel Whitmey, Shelley Duvall, Frank Gorshin, Alice Krige, R.H. Thomson
Roles Amelia Glahn
Rating58% 2.902952.902952.902952.902952.90295
A newly released prisoner, Peter Glahn, returns home to the land of Mandragora, where the sun never sets. Aboard the ship, Glahn has a romantic encounter with Juliana Kossel, then proceeds to the family ostrich farm, which is run by his sister Amelia. Amelia is in love with Dr. Isaac Solti, a manipulative gentleman scientist/mesmerist. Cain Ball, Amelia's hired hand, quarrels with her about her promise to sell him the ostrich farm. Peter heads into the forest to go hunting and meets the pregnant Zephyr, who despite her fisherman husband falls for Peter. Zephyr prays to a stone statue of the goddess Venus that stands in the forest that Peter will be hers, and gives the statue her wedding ring as a gift. Zephyr meets Peter again and Venus appears to have worked her magic, since the two embrace, although Peter notes that he is in love with Juliana and Zephyr notes her marriage.
The Portrait of a Lady, 2h22
Directed by Jane Campion
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Valentina Cervi
Roles Countess Gemini
Rating61% 3.098313.098313.098313.098313.09831
The film tells the story of Isabel Archer (Kidman), an innocent young woman of independent means who is manipulated by her "friend" Madame Merle (Hershey) and the devious Gilbert Osmond (Malkovich).
The Underneath, 1h39
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Peter Gallagher, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner, Paul Dooley, Joe Don Baker, Shelley Duvall
Roles Nurse
Rating60% 3.0469553.0469553.0469553.0469553.046955
Michael Chambers returns home to celebrate his mother's remarriage. Michael had fled his hometown due to gambling indiscretions and had left his wife Rachel to deal with the mess he created. He must now reassimilate into the town, renew his relationships with his family and friends (and enemies) and, most of all, seek out his ex-wife to woo her again.
Suburban Commando, 1h30
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera
Actors Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller, Roy Dotrice, Jack Elam
Roles Jenny Wilcox
Rating45% 2.2528252.2528252.2528252.2528252.252825
Interstellar warrior Shep Ramsey (Hulk Hogan) is on a mission to capture intergalactic despot General Suitor (William Ball). The general kidnapped President Hashina, the ruler of an entire planet. Shep boards Suitor's flagship but is unable to rescue Hashina, who is killed by Suitor who then turns into a berserk reptilian alien after Hashina wounds him. Shep barely escapes, but is able to blow up the ship as he does so.
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Shelley Duvall, Harry Anderson, Jean Stapleton, Brian Bonsall, Dan Gilroy, Cyndi Lauper
Roles Little Bo Peep
Rating74% 3.7243053.7243053.7243053.7243053.724305
The film deals with the events surrounding Gordon Goose and Little Bo Peep, who, while still trying to find her sheep, goes to Mother Goose's house for help, only to discover her sudden absence. Bo Peep and Gordon search Rhymeland to flush out what has happened to Mother Goose, all the while watching as many Mother Goose characters begin to mysteriously disappear.