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Ellen Barkin

Born: April 16, 1954, New York City, New York - USA

Ellen Rona Barkin is an American actress and film producer.

Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 comedy-drama film “Diner”, and the following years she had starring roles in films include “Tender Mercies” (1983), “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (1984), and “The Big Easy” (1987).

In 1989, Barkin received positive reviews for her roles in films “Johnny Handsome” and “Sea of Love”. In 1991, for her leading role in comedy film “Switch”, Barkin received Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Her following films credits include “Man Trouble” (1992), “This Boy's Life” (1993), “Bad Company” (1995), “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998), “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999), and “Ocean's Thirteen” (2007).

In 1997, Barkin won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance in the television film “Before Women Had Wings”. In 2011, she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut performance in The Normal Heart.

In 2016, Barkin began playing the leading role as Janine “Smurf” Cody in the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom”.

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Twelve (2010)

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| 93 Min

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.

57 2010 93
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The Chameleon (2010)

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| 106 Min

The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old American who had vanished three years ago. To his astonishment, Nicholas's family welcomes him like their son, leaving Interpol and the FBI aghast. It is the beginning of a race against time for the investigators, family and Bourdin. But who is manipulating whom? And who is Frederic Bourdin in reality?

56 2010 106
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

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Brooklyns Finest takes place within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects in the NYPDs sixty-fifth precinct. Three policemen struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

67 2009 133
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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

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| 122 Min

Thirteen is the new twelve in the third terrific chapter of Oscar® winners George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's criminal caper series. With a stellar cast of criminal cohorts, it doesn't matter if it's eleven, twelve or thirteen - it all adds up to fun. So...are you in or are you out?

69 2007 122
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Someone Like You... (2001)

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| 97 Min

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, including her womanizing roommate Eddie. Jane puts her studies and romantic misadventure to use as a pseudonymous sex columnist -- and becomes a sensation.

61 2001 97
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The White River Kid (1999)

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| 99 Min

Two con men are traveling through the American South when they are held hostage by a serial killer, who is running from the authorities.

47 1999 99
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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| 118 Min

Academy Award®-nominee Terry Gilliam directs Academy Award®-nominee Johnny Depp and Academy Award®-winner Benicio Del Toro in this outrageous adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's cult classic novel. You've never seen anything like this surreal adventure through the subconscious. Amazing cinematography and hilarious characters, played by stars such as Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Cameron Diaz, and Christina Ricci, highlight this truly unique creation. It will either expand your mind - or blow it to pieces!

77 1998 118
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The Fan (1996)

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| 116 Min

When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory... not even murder.

58 1996 116
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Wild Bill (1995)

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| 98 Min

Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock.

72 1995 98
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Bad Company (1995)

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| 108 Min

Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours. One of Crowe's co-workers, Tod Stapp, discovers Crowe's current CIA involvement in a plot to overthrow Grimes, and blackmails him to be cut in on the deal. More blackmail occurs as Wells manipulates Crowe to kill Grimes, then the CIA uses that discovery to blackmail Wells into killing Crowe. Who can you trust???

54 1995 108
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This Boy's Life (1993)

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| 115 Min

In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.

73 1993 115
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Into the West (1992)

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| 97 Min

Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.

70 1992 97
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Switch (1991)

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USA |
| 104 Min

Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. If not, Steve's soul will become the property of the devil. But the devil hedges his bet, and Steve is reincarnated as a woman named Amanda Brooks.

57 1991 104
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The Big Easy (1987)

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| 102 Min

Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.

66 1987 102
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Siesta (1987)

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| 97 Min

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory.

56 1987 97
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Down by Law (1986)

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| 107 Min

The story of three men from completely different tracks who all meet in a Louisiana prison cell and eventually begin an awkward journey together.

79 1986 107
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

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Sci-Fi |
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| 103 Min

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

64 1984 103
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Harry & Son (1984)

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| 120 Min

Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howards lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina as he does not approve of her husband. When Harry is fired from his job, his life changes drastically as he is made to focus on the relationships around him.

58 1984 120
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Tender Mercies (1983)

Documentary
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Romance |
| 92 Min

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.

75 1983 92
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Diner (1982)

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| 110 Min

Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.

72 1982 110



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