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Michelle Pfeiffer

Born: April 29, 1958, Santa Ana, California - USA

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer.

She began her acting career in 1978 and had her first leading role in the musical film “Grease 2” (1982), before receiving mainstream attention in 1983 for her breakout performance as gangster moll Elvira Hancock in Brian De Palma’s crime film “Scarface”.

In 1992, she co-starred in Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” as Catwoman; later, Pfeiffer portrayed a number of leading roles in films such as “Dangerous Minds” (1995), “What Lies Beneath” (2000), “Hairspray” (2007), and “Dark Shadows” (2012).

Pfeiffer was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988), and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for “The Fabulous Baker Boys” (1989). She received a third Oscar nomination for “Love Field” (1992).

Her other notable film roles include “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987), “Married to the Mob” (1988), “Frankie and Johnny” (1991), “The Age of Innocence” (1993), “Wolf” (1994), “White Oleander” (2002), “Mother!” (2017) and “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017).

She received her first Emmy Award nomination for portraying Ruth Madoff in the HBO television film “The Wizard of Lies” (2017).

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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

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As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

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Where Is Kyra? (2018)

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Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.

66 2018 98
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The Wizard of Lies (2017)

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A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.

69 2017 133
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

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Mother! (2017)

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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

78 2017 115
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The Family (2013)

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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

63 2013 111
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Dark Shadows (2012)

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Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

62 2012 113
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People Like Us (2012)

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It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed, and her troubled 12-year-old son.

71 2012 114
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New Year's Eve (2011)

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"New Year's Eve" celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City.

56 2011 118
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Cheri (2009)

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A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.

62 2009 86
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Personal Effects (2009)

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Walter is a rising star in the NCAA wrestling world until his life is ripped apart by the brutal murder of his sister. Returning home to console his mother Gloria he seeks vengeance on the man who is accused of the crime. A chance meeting with a beautiful mature woman gives him solace to the situation. Will this unlikely pairing bloom into a romance and heal a wound the world cannot see or will the loss of his sister push him over the edge?

63 2009 110
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Stardust (2007)

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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that hell retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

77 2007 127
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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

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This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.

61 2007 97
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Hairspray (2007)

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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad and her best friend Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.

68 2007 117
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

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Brad Pitt leads an all-star voice cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Joseph Fiennes, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Haysbert in this epic animated twist on a classic. Its high-seas adventure and plenty of laughs when legendary swashbuckler Sinbad (Pitt), his loyal pooch Spike and the daring Princess Marina face off against the trickster Goddess of Chaos and her mischievous monsters.

67 2003 85
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White Oleander (2002)

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A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

72 2002 109
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I Am Sam (2001)

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Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sams limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

76 2001 132
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What Lies Beneath (2000)

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When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.

66 2000 130
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

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Shakespeares comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck. It is completely in the language of the Bard, with Pfeiffer as the Fairy Queen and Kline as the one turned into her evenings lover with donkey ears.

63 1999 116
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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

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Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn Mitchard's best-selling novel (an Oprah book club selection), the movie effectively presents the troubling dynamics that exist between family members who've suffered such an unsettling loss.

63 1999 106
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The Story of Us (1999)

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Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

59 1999 95
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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An epic adventure that captivated movie audiences the world over in this familiar tale of two brothers- one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. As one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire and the other the chosen leader of his people, their final confrontation will forever change the world. With Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Patrick Stewart, and Helen Mirren.

70 1998 99
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Up Close & Personal (1996)

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Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer) has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice (Robert Redford) is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. Tally’s career takes a meteoric rise and she and Warren fall in love. The romance that results is as intense and revealing as television news itself. Yet, each breaking story, every videotaped crisis that brings them together, also threatens to drive them apart...

61 1996 119
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One Fine Day (1996)

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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammys propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggies tendency to wander.

64 1996 108
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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

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David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her \ghost\ on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present in the real world....

58 1996 93
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Dangerous Minds (1995)

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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had been spared from the ovens, knew that they were on borrowed time and that their only hope was to escape... the only question was how to do it. On October 14, 1943, members of the camp's underground resistance succeeded in covertly killing eleven German officers and a number of Ukrainian guards. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although most were later re-captured and killed. The escape forced the Nazis to close the death camp, dismantling it and planting a forest.

64 1995 99
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Wolf (1994)

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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

73 1994 125
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The Age of Innocence (1993)

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Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman s cousin.

72 1993 139
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Batman Returns (1992)

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In the second of the blockbuster Batman films, the physically deformed criminal genius, The Penguin, threatens Gotham City, and, helpless, the entire city can only pray that Batman Returns. Only Batman (Michael Keaton) can defend the city from total chaos, as The Penguin (Danny DeVito) lays twisted waste to a great metropolis. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight may have met his equal in the lethally lithe Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) - only he doesn't know if she is feline friend ... or foe.

70 1992 126
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Love Field (1992)

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Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides to attend the funeral in Washington, D.C. Forced to travel by bus, she befriends Jonell, the young black daughter of Paul Couter. Sensing something wrong, her good intentioned interference leads the mixed race threesome on an increasingly difficult journey to Washington with both the police and Ray looking for them.

67 1992 102
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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

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When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora s friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie resists Johnny s charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim, persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

67 1991 118
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The Russia House (1990)

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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

61 1990 122
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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

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At the end of WW II the Dutch resistance kills a German officer in front of the house of a Dutch family. Years after the war the young boy who witnessed the killing runs into the members of the resistance who committed the killing.

68 1989 114
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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

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Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned in this love triangle drama.

77 1988 119
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Married to the Mob (1988)

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Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband s line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, Tony has set his sights upon Angela -- and so has an undercover FBI agent looking to use her to bust Tony.

61 1988 104
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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

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In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon Nick s loyalties are put to the test when he begins an affair with restaurateur Jo Ann -- a love interest of Mac s -- unwittingly leading his friend into a police-orchestrated trap.

60 1988 115
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

65 1987 118
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Sweet Liberty (1986)

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Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very infatuated with Faith who will play the female lead in the movie. At the same time, he is fighting with his crazy mother who thinks the Devil lives in her kitchen, and his girlfriend who is talking about commitment.

57 1986 106
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Ladyhawke (1985)

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Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lie a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

70 1985 121
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Scarface (1983)

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Oscar®-winner Al Pacino stars as Cuban émigré Tony Montana in this remake of the 1932 gangster classic. Failing to make it legitimately, Tony and his friend Manny Ray turn to a life of crime, building a successful drug empire in 1980s Miami. But, as Tony's power grows, so does his list of enemies, ego, and paranoia. Brian Da Palma directs an all-star cast, including Oscar®-nominees Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia, and Oscar®-winner F. Murray Abraham.

83 1983 170
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Grease 2 (1982)

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It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

41 1982 115
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Callie & Son (1981)

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Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.

56 1981 142
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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

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Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.

63 1980 91



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