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Sylvia Miles is a Actor American born on 9 september 1932 at New York City (USA)

Sylvia Miles

Sylvia Miles
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Birth name Sylvia Reuben Lee
Nationality USA
Birth 9 september 1932 (86 years) at New York City (USA)

Sylvia Miles is an American film, stage and television actress, twice nominated for an Academy Award.


Née Sylvia Reuben Lee, Sylvia Miles est la fille de Belle (née Fellman) et Reuben Lee, un fabricant de meubles. Elle s'est toujours montrée réticente à faire le récit de son enfance. Les rares biographies dont on dispose à son sujet font état d'une très grande affection pour son père mais peu voire aucune précision sur les rapports avec sa mère ou toute autre relation. Il existe également une part de mystère autour de son âge. Si son anniversaire est bien le 9 septembre, son année de naissance reste sujette à caution. Mariée en 1948 à William Miles, elle aurait donc été âgée de 16 ans le jour des noces, ce qui semble peu probable. Elle serait donc plus âgée que sa biographie officielle semble indiquer.

Best films

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Usually with

Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2 films)
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1 films)
Allen Baron
Allen Baron
(1 films)
Frank Adonis
Frank Adonis
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sylvia Miles (27 films)

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2h13
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon
Roles Realtor
Rating61% 3.09923.09923.09923.09923.0992
In 2001, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is released from prison after serving eight years for insider trading and securities fraud. Seven years later, Gekko is promoting his new book Is Greed Good?, warning about the coming economic downturn. His estranged daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), runs a small, non-profit news website and is dating Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a top proprietary trader at Keller Zabel Investments (KZI). Jacob is a protégé of managing director Louis Zabel (Frank Langella), and is trying to raise money for a fusion research project which would create massive amounts of clean energy for the world. Jake is also financially assisting his mother (Susan Sarandon), who has begun a new career selling real estate.
Go Go Tales, 1h36
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Striptease
Actors Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, Lou Doillon, Asia Argento, Riccardo Scamarcio
Roles Lilian Murray
Rating57% 2.897832.897832.897832.897832.89783
Ray Ruby, who manages Ray Ruby’s Paradise, is worried about less tourists visiting the establishment so he decides to hold a lottery to bring them in. Ray is running out of money, but people expect to be paid, including the pole dancers. A landlady by the name of Lillian plans on using the spot for a Bed Bath & Beyond location if she does not receive rent money.
Denise Calls Up, 1h20
Directed by Hal Salwen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Timothy Daly, Liev Schreiber, Aida Turturro, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Sylvia Miles, Alanna Ubach
Roles Sharon, Gail's Aunt
Rating67% 3.397213.397213.397213.397213.39721
Linda (Aida Turturro) wakes up one morning to her ringing phone. Her friend, Gale (Dana Wheeler Nicholson) wants to know how her party went last night. To her dismay, Linda tells her that no one showed up. "Not a one." Thus begins Denise Calls Up, the story of seven friends living in New York City who no longer find it necessary to actually meet face to face due to the new age of the internet and wireless phones. But Gale is less upset about the absolute absenteeism, than about the fact that her friend Barbara (Caroleen Feeney) never got to meet Jerry (Liev Schreiber). Gale has been trying to set them up. So she calls Barbara, chastising her for not making it to Linda's and goading her into meeting Jerry. After protesting that she's just been too busy, Barbara eventually acquieces. Meanwhile, Denise (Alanna Ubach), who has gotten pregnant by an anonymous sperm insemination, locates the donor, Martin (Dan Gunther) and decides to call him. And so it goes, as the characters, via phone and fax, duck and miss each other time after time, using one excuse after the other to avoid meetings, births, and even a funeral until, finally, Frank (Tim Daly) determined to finally get everyone together, plans a New Year's Eve party. All swear that they will be there.
She-Devil (1989)
, 1h39
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about writers
Actors Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt, Sylvia Miles, Doris Belack
Roles Mrs. Fisher
Rating55% 2.752012.752012.752012.752012.75201
Ruth is a frumpy, overweight wife and mother, who tries desperately to please her husband Bob, an accountant trying to boost his business. After Bob meets Mary Fisher, a romance novelist, at a dinner party, they begin an affair. Ruth, aware of the affair, confronts Bob while his parents are visiting, and Bob leaves her. As he packs his suitcase, he says his assets are his home, his family, his career, and his freedom. Angry, Ruth vows revenge on him and Mary. Ruth writes a list titled "Bob's Assets", with the four assets that Bob stated. She crosses off each one when it is destroyed. With Bob away at Mary's and the kids at school, she sets the house on fire, which is destroyed in a gigantic explosion. She drops the children off with Bob (now living with Mary) and tells him that she will not be returning. However, she is still working behind the scenes to destroy Bob's remaining assets. It is revealed that Bob's second asset, his family, is being destroyed, too, as Mary's selfish refusal to learn how to be a mother causes tension in her relationship with Bob.
Spike of Bensonhurst, 1h41
Directed by Paul Morrissey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Adonis, Sylvia Miles, Talisa Soto, Rick Aviles
Roles Congresswoman
Rating60% 3.0044853.0044853.0044853.0044853.004485
In the film, the protagonist, Spike Fumo (Mitchell), is a young Italian-American man who lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and aspires to be a boxer. However, he falls in love with a girl who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. As he is forced to leave, he moves to Red Hook, Brooklyn, a predominantly Puerto Rican section of New York City, where he falls in love with a girl from that neighborhood, as well.
Crossing Delancey, 1h37
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé, Sylvia Miles, George Martin
Roles Hannah Mandelbaum
Rating68% 3.446773.446773.446773.446773.44677
Isabelle Grossman works for a New York bookstore which supports authors through public readings. When author Anton Maes (Jeroen Krabbé), comes to the bookstore to give a reading, he shows an interest in Isabelle, who is enamored with the intellectual world that is very different from her traditional Jewish upbringing.
Wall Street, 2h1
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Lauren Tom, Franklin Cover
Roles Dolores the Realtor
Rating73% 3.698893.698893.698893.698893.69889
In 1985, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is working as a junior stockbroker at Jackson Steinem & Co. He wants to work with his hero, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a legendary Wall Street player. After calling Gekko's office 59 days in a row trying to land an appointment, Bud visits Gekko on his birthday with a box of Gekko's favorite, contraband Cuban cigars. Impressed at his sheer boldness, Gekko grants Bud an interview. Bud pitches him stocks, but Gekko is unimpressed. Desperate, Bud provides him some inside information about Bluestar Airlines, which Bud learned in a casual conversation from his father, Carl (Martin Sheen), the union leader for the company's workers. Intrigued, Gekko tells Bud he will think about it, but also that he "[looks] at a hundred deals a day," but "[chooses] one." A dejected Bud returns to his office. However, Gekko places an order for Bluestar stock and becomes one of Bud's clients. Gekko gives Bud some capital to manage, but the other stocks Bud selects lose money.
Critical Condition, 1h40
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Rachel Ticotin, Richard Pryor, Joe Mantegna, Rubén Blades, Bob Dishy, Sylvia Miles
Roles Nurse Maggie Lesser
Rating52% 2.606082.606082.606082.606082.60608
Kevin Lenahan (Pryor) is a con man who is framed in a jewel robbery. In order to escape custody, he fakes insanity, then poses as surgeon Dr. Slattery at a local hospital when he switches places with the administrator Arthur Chambers (Joe Mantegna). During a flood and a power outage that follows, Kevin takes charge of the hospital and tries to maintain some order in his unorthodox way. The helicopter used (N1099Z) a Hughes 500D (369) was contracted from Triad Medical Services, was not a medivac aircraft. The helicopter was used for executive transport. Doug Matthews, Chief Pilot for TMS, was the pilot responsible for the aircraft. Larry Kirsh was the pilot for the flying scenes.
Evil Under the Sun, 1h52
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Clay, Jane Birkin, Colin Blakely
Roles Myra Gardener
Rating70% 3.547773.547773.547773.547773.54777
A hiker finds a dead woman on the Yorkshire moors; the victim, who has been strangled, is identified as Alice Ruber. Shortly afterwards, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) examines a diamond belonging to millionaire industrialist Sir Horace Blatt (Colin Blakely), and declares it a fake. Assured that Sir Horace gave a real diamond to his mistress and she later returned the fake to him, Poirot accompanies Sir Horace to confront her at an exclusive island resort. The hotel is the former summer palace of the reigning King of Tyrania, now owned by Daphne Castle (Maggie Smith), who had received the palace "for services rendered".
The Funhouse, 1h36
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Circus films, Comedy horror films
Actors Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, William Finley, Miles Chapin, Sylvia Miles, Kevin Conway
Roles Madame Zena
Rating58% 2.9498052.9498052.9498052.9498052.949805
A masked intruder attacks Amy as she showers (resembling the famous shower scene from Psycho). The "attacker" turns out to be her younger brother Joey, a horror movie buff, and his "weapon" is merely a realistic-looking plastic knife. He has played the first of several practical jokes on her.
Zero to Sixty, 1h41
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Darren McGavin, Bill Hudson, Lorraine Gary, Sylvia Miles, Joan Collins, David Huddleston
Roles Flo Ames
Rating50% 2.5481352.5481352.5481352.5481352.548135
Michael Nolan (McGavin) finds himself down on his luck following his divorce settlement, which has left him with nothing. During the repossession of his car he makes chase all the way to the auto repossession company. His persistence impresses the owner who hires him on the spot. Nolan is then teamed up with Larry, a 16-year-old experience repo agent. As Nolan settles into his new career he continually finds himself troubled by women, angry car owners and more.
Shalimar (1978)

Directed by Krishna Shah
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Dharmendra, Rex Harrison, Zeenat Aman, John Saxon, Sylvia Miles, Shammi Kapoor
Roles Countess Rasmussen
Rating62% 3.1492553.1492553.1492553.1492553.149255
On the run from the police, S.S. Kumar, a thief, comes across a private invitation to the island of Sir John Locksley addressed to Raja Bahadur Singh. When the Raja is shot, Kumar takes him to a nearby hospital, dons a Sikh's turban, poses as the Raja's son and goes to the private island of Sir John. Also attending are K.P.W. Iyengar aka Romeo, Dr. Dubari, Colonel Columbus, and Countess Sylvia Rasmussen. A stunned Kumar finds out that all of these invitees are master criminals and thieves. Kumar's guise does not fool anyone, including his former sweetheart, Sheila Enders (Zeenat Aman), nevertheless Sir John permits him to stay on, as he feels that Kumar's career, though an amateur, is consistent with those already present. The reason why John has invited them is to find a successor to take his place as he is dying of cancer. He feels that one of his invitees can be trusted to take his place and for this he has arranged for them to steal a ruby (Shalimar) worth 135 crores of rupees. This gem is placed in a secure room within his palace, which is alarmed, and guarded by armed men 24 hours a day. The ruby itself is located within a display case of bulletproof glass and surrounded by a minefield. He challenges one of them to steal the shalimar - but if anyone fails then they are killed by the security system. Pitted against such veterans, it looks like Kumar has got himself into a bind that he may not come out of alive.