ZFF Masters: Glenn Close (). Seit mehr als 40 Jahren glänzt die amerikanische Charakterdarstellerin Glenn Close auf der Kinoleinwand, im Fernsehen und. Interview: Glenn Close: „Ich habe mich als Frau nie benachteiligt gefühlt“. Der Schauspielerin wurden sogar Rollen angeboten, die für Männer. Glenn Close schlüpft im Netflix-Drama "Hillbilly Elegy" in die Rolle einer schrägen Oma. Die gab es wirklich, erzählt der Star.
Glenn CloseGlenn Close (* März in Greenwich, Connecticut) ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin. Im Rahmen der Golden Globe Awards Glenn Close weiß, was sie will - und das sind vor allem starke Frauenrolllen. faceyoutub.com wirft einen Blick auf das aufregende Leben der Schauspielerin. Glenn Close schlüpft im Netflix-Drama "Hillbilly Elegy" in die Rolle einer schrägen Oma. Die gab es wirklich, erzählt der Star.
Glenn Close Contribute to This Page VideoEmma Corrin, Glenn Close, Lily Collins React To Golden Globe Nods - TODAY Glenn Close (born March 19, ) is an American actress and producer. "Long considered one of the great actresses of our time", according to Vanity Fair, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Close at the Hollywood premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy (). The following is the filmography of American actress, singer and producer Glenn Close. Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Seemingly born atop the Hollywood A-list, actress Glenn Close established herself as one of the finest performers of her generation - or any other, for that. From Fatal Attraction to Guardians of the Galaxy, Glenn Close has made a critically acclaimed film or blockbuster hit for just about everyone. Pete Davidson's favorite? Dalmatians. During a. Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jamaikanisch und Streit um die Nachfolgeregelung von Henry II. Sie erschien zusammen mit ihrer Tochter Annie Starke und nahm die Auszeichnung Jessica Ashley entgegen.
Her co-stars were John Lithgow as Tobias, Martha Plimpton as Julia and Lindsay Duncan as Claire. The production received mixed reviews, although the cast was praised.
In April , she returned as Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard in an English National Opera production in the West End in London.
Both The Times and The Daily Telegraph gave the production five stars and praised her performance. She was hospitalized but later recovered and finished the remaining shows.
The ENO London production of Sunset Boulevard transferred to the Palace Theatre on Broadway, with Close reprising her role. It opened on February 9, in a limited run, selling tickets through June 25, The production features a piece orchestra, the largest in Broadway history.
As The New York Times called it "one of the great stage performances of this century. In she was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Theatre World Awards.
In , Close made a return to the stage, where, from September to December, she featured in the Off-Broadway play, Mother of the Maid , at the Public Theater in New York City.
Close has also hosted the 46th and 49th annual Tony Awards. She was inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame in for her work on stage.
In , director George Roy Hill discovered Close on Broadway and asked her to audition with Robin Williams for a role in The World According to Garp , which would become her first film role.
She made her debut film performance in The World According to Garp which earned Close her first Oscar nomination. She played Robin Williams 's mother, despite being just four years older.
The following year she played Sarah Cooper in The Big Chill , a character that director Lawrence Kasdan said he specifically wrote for her.
The movie received positive reviews and was a financial success. Close became the third actor to receive a Tony, Emmy, and Oscar Academy Award nomination all in the same calendar year after the release of The Big Chill.
In Close was given a part in Robert Redford 's baseball drama The Natural , and although it was a small supporting role she earned a third consecutive Oscar nomination.
Close, to this day, credits her nomination to cinematographer Caleb Deschanel , stating ''That hat was designed so the sunlight would come through.
We waited for a certain time of day, so the sun was shining through the back of the stadium. And he had a lens that muted the people around me. It was an incredibly well thought-out shot.
And I honestly think that's the reason I got nominated. Eventually, Close began to seek different roles to play because she did not want to be typecast as a motherly figure.
Close was given favorable reviews and even received her second Golden Globe Award nomination, but the movie was critically panned and under-performed at the box office.
Initially, Jane Fonda was attached to the role, but was replaced with Close when she requested changes in the script. Producer Martin Ransohoff was against the casting of Close because he said she was "too ugly" for the part.
Close eventually heard about this and said she didn't want Ransohoff on set while she was making her scenes. Director Richard Marquand stood by her side and sent Ransohoff away.
Infuriated, Ransohoff went to the studio heads trying to get Close and Marquand fired from the picture. The studio refused, stating they were pleased with their work in the film.
In , Close played the disturbed book editor Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction. The movie became a huge box-office success, the highest-grossing film worldwide of that year.
The film propelled Close to international stardom and the character of Alex Forrest is considered one of her most iconic roles; the phrase "bunny boiler" has even been added to the dictionary, referring to a scene from the movie.
During the re-shoot of the ending, Close suffered a concussion from one of the takes when her head smashed against a mirror. After being rushed to the hospital, she discovered, much to her horror, that she was actually a few weeks pregnant with her daughter.
Close stated in an interview that, " Fatal Attraction was really the first part that took me away from the Jenny Fields, Sarah Coopers—good, nurturing women roles.
I did more preparation for that film than I've ever done. She played a scheming aristocrat, the Marquise de Merteuil, in 's Dangerous Liaisons.
Close's final film role of the decade was Immediate Family , a drama about a married couple seeking to adopt a child.
Producer Lawrence Kasdan had Close star in the film, as he directed her previously in The Big Chill.
In Close went on to play the role of Sunny von Bülow opposite Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune to critical acclaim. The film drew some controversy since it dealt with the Claus von Bülow murder trial, while the real Sunny von Bülow was still in a vegetative state.
Sunny's children publicly criticized the movie. It was the first Shakespeare role that Close had ever attempted on screen she appeared in in a stage production of King Lear in Milwaukee.
Close would later go on to join the cast of The House of the Spirits , reuniting her with Jeremy Irons. She also had a cameo appearance in Steven Spielberg's Hook as a pirate.
In , Close starred in Meeting Venus for which she received critical acclaim and won Best Actress Golden Ciak at the Venice Film Festival.
In the same year, Close became a trustee emeritus of The Sundance Institute. Close appeared in the newsroom comedy-drama The Paper , directed by her good friend Ron Howard.
She would go on to appear in the alien invasion satire Mars Attacks! Close's portrayal of Cruella de Vil was universally praised and earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a comedy.
The following year, Close appeared in another box office hit with Air Force One , playing the trustworthy vice president to Harrison Ford 's president.
Ford stated in an interview that the role of the vice president was already written for a woman and that he personally chose Close for the role after meeting her at a birthday party for then-president Bill Clinton.
In , Close provided the voice of Kala in Disney's animated film Tarzan. She later went on to receive great reviews for her comedic role as Camille Dixon in Cookie's Fortune Close began to appear in television movies rather than doing theatrical films in the early s.
She returned as Cruella de Vil in Dalmatians Although the film received mixed reviews, it performed well at the box office. Close later filmed The Safety of Objects which premiered in , a movie about four suburban families dealing with maladies.
This was Kristen Stewart's first film role, and Close and Stewart would later reunite in the film Anesthesia. Close starred in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her in the same year, this would be one of many future collaborations with director Rodrigo Garcia.
In , she played Claire Wellington, an uptight socialite in the comedy The Stepford Wives opposite Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. She provided the voice of the Blue Fairy in the English version of Pinocchio and Granny in the animated film Hoodwinked Close continued to do smaller films like Le Divorce and The Chumscrubber In , she reunited with director Rodrigo Garcia to do Nine Lives ; he would later direct Close in the film Albert Nobbs In the same year, she starred in the film Heights , an independent drama centered on the lives of five New Yorkers.
Close's performance was lauded by critics. In , she acted alongside her friend and previous co-star Meryl Streep in the ensemble drama Evening.
This would be Close's final theatrical film role of the decade, since she began to star in her own television series, Damages Close was asked about her contributions to independent films, to which she responded "I love the casts that gather around a good piece of writing certainly not for the money but because it is good and challenging.
Sometimes I've taken a role for one scene that I thought was phenomenal. Also my presence can help them get money, so it's I think a way for me to give back.
In December , Close began filming Albert Nobbs in Dublin. She had previously won an Obie in for her role in the play on stage. She had been working on the project, in which she appeared alongside Dalmatians co-star Mark Williams, for almost twenty years, and aside from starring in it, she co-wrote the script and produced the film.
While the film overall received mixed reviews, Close's performance received critical acclaim, as it was noted for being the most subtle and introverted of her career to that point and a departure from her previous roles.
When asked during the film's awards campaign about the fact of not having an Oscar, Close said: "I remember being astounded that I met some people who were really kind of almost hyper-ventilating as to whether they were going to win or not, and I have never understood that.
Because if you just do the simple math, the amount of people who are in our two unions, the amount of people who in our profession are out of work at any given time, the amount of movies that are made every year, and then you're one of five [nominees].
How could you possibly think of yourself as a loser? After her television series Damages ended, Close returned to film in , in which she played Nova Prime Rael in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.
In , she appeared in The Great Gilly Hopkins and starred in the British zombie horror drama The Girl with All the Gifts as Dr.
Caldwell, a scientist researching a cure to save humanity. In , Close appeared alongside Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe in What Happened to Monday , a science fiction thriller produced by Netflix.
Close garnered widespread critical acclaim for her performance in the released drama The Wife which had first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It centers on Joan Castleman played by Close who questions her life choices as she travels with her husband to Stockholm, where he is set to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Close won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama , the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role , and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress.
She received her seventh Academy Award nomination, her fourth time nominated in the Best Actress category, which has made her the most nominated actress without a win.
She was widely considered to be the frontrunner to win the Oscar—which would be the first of her career—but ultimately lost to Olivia Colman for The Favourite.
It was announced in that Paramount wanted Close to play Norma Desmond in a musical remake of Sunset Boulevard , though the film remains in early development.
In , Close starred in Netflix 's film adaptation of book Hillbilly Elegy , alongside Amy Adams. Close made her television debut in with a small role in the anthology series Great Performances.
In , she filmed the television movies Orphan Train and Too Far to Go. The latter film included Blythe Danner and Michael Moriarty in the cast, and Close played Moriarty's lover.
Close began to do television movies in the early s beginning with The Elephant Man and in , starred in the critically acclaimed drama Something About Amelia , a Golden Globe -winning television movie about a family destroyed by sexual abuse.
She appeared alongside Keith Carradine in Stones for Ibarra , a television film adaption from the book written by Harriet Doerr and produced by the Hallmark company.
There, she and good friend Meryl Streep joined the Phoenix Theatre Company. Close soon began her acting career in earnest. She made her Broadway debut in 's Love for Love.
At first, she loved the stage so much that she did not seriously consider film acting. The actress eventually won her first Tony Award, in , for the role of Annie in The Real Thing.
Close's talent ultimately translated well to the silver screen. In , after seeing her in a Tony-nominated role in Barnum , director George Roy Hill cast Close as Jenny Fields, a feminist writer, in The World According to Garp.
She garnered a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination this first film role, as she did for follow-up efforts in The Big Chill and The Natural During filming, Close found out that she was pregnant with her first and only child, Annie Maude Starke, with father John Starke.
By the s, Close was in her 40s, an age when many actresses have a difficult time finding roles. Around this time, Close was again making waves for her devotion to her first love, theater.
She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in for Death and the Maiden , and again as Andrew Lloyd Webber 's handpicked Norma Desmond in the revival of Sunset Boulevard.
Close also took more comedic roles on the big screen, such as Cruella de Vil in 's live-action Dalmatians and First Lady Marsha Dale in 's Mars Attacks!
Additionally, she enjoyed a recurring voice-acting role on the animated television show The Simpsons as Mona Simpson, Homer's estranged mother.
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It was kind of revelatory for me. I'll never forget it. I have known many gay people and they're some of my best friends. We all went through the AIDS scourge, I've lost many friends and I've always been highly sympathetic to the plights of the gay community.
Six degrees of separation, it's more like two in New York city. I didn't have the fabulous voice that Elaine Page or Betty Buckley had, so it was daunting but I worked really really hard for this role.
I think of men and women as two different species. Katharine Hepburn said they should live next door and visit each other once in a while.
Not a bad idea. When I did TV as a young actor, people said it would kill my movie career. But if it's great writing, why not do it? An actor's goal is not to be interesting.
That is the script's goal! Yours is to be truthful. I'm not a fashion icon and I don't want to be. I'm a terrible shopper. I freeze when I walk into a huge department store.
I just run out of there. I've been on the best-dressed list and the worst-dressed list. I kind of was prouder of the worst-dressed list.
I was dying to talk to people who knew her, but they were intensely protective of her, so I never was able to talk to people about who this woman really was.
I think in many ways she was a woman who was caught in a life she was never really suited for. I heard she walked like a ballerina, that she was very shy.
But none of that was really brought up in the script. It was one of the most brilliant scripts, but I think it was written much more from a man's point of view, from Alan Dershowitz's point of view, than from Sunny's.
She is my favorite performer, I love her. There will never be another Madonna in my lifetime. I was also privileged to see her rehearse her Sticky and Sweet tour when I was filming Damages in Brooklyn.
Everyone wants f - -able women in their movies. In this culture, f - -able women are young and thin and up to maybe 34 or Eleanor of Aquitaine is almost on par with-she was cut out of the same cloth as-Elizabeth I.
An extraordinary woman out of history, incredibly strong. There are some scenes in that that I'm as proud of as anything I've ever done.
It's a powerful woman trying to be manipulated by a man and just turning around and saying, "NO. F--k you! I did more preparation for that film than I've ever done, talking to psychiatrists about why people would behave that way.
Since then, I've been contacted by professors who teach psychiatry, saying this is textbook behavior for a borderline personality. But I wasn't playing that.
She was not someone who was evil, she was someone who was desperately in need of help. I was shocked when that movie came out, that the feminists all thought she was terrible.
I guess it's because they looked at it as trashing single, working women. But you don't play a generality like that, you play a specific person.
I think if there were an enormous audience clamoring for stories that centered on year-old women, then these directors would be killing themselves out here to find those scripts.
Fads will come and go and people will be hot and cold, but the thing you have to fight for tenaciously is to choose things for very personal reasons.
That will be the sum of your career, not because you think something will make a lot of money or somebody thinks it'll be good for you.
I think life is a series of difficult choices, and then life throws the inevitable curveball. I think more and more, getting through life is finding a sense of humor and being this wise person who laughs at everything.
Meryl Streep gave me this gift that made me sob in my Sunset Boulevard dressing room. Thank God I had already fixed my makeup, it would have set me back 30 minutes.
She had this beautiful pair of pearl earrings that I first noticed on her when we first met and I thought they were so beautiful.
A week later, a package arrived at the stage door and in it were these beautiful antique pearls with a note saying, 'They're battered but beautiful, just like the best of us.
There's also so many other things I'm interested in right now. Robin Williams was my friend. He was the star of the first movie I ever did called The World According to Garp George Roy Hill was our director and he believed in Robin's transcendent talent.
Robin was seriously determined to become a film actor and George took his desire seriously. It was wonderful to watch. As we mourn his tragic death, we must remember him for the great waves of laughter that he was able to illicit from us, how his humor and insights--though they came from a place of pain and uncertaintyconnected us and reminded us of how flawed and fragile I am so deeply thankful that this dearly loved man graced this particular planet.
And I want people to get emotionally involved. I think technique is important but it isn't everything. You can have a great technical actor who'll leave people cold.
That's not my idea of great acting. As audience, I don't want to be aware of acting. I am really loving getting to the age where I have earned some gravitas in my profession, where I have learned my craft, and I am respected for that.
That, to me, is the least interesting aspect of what I do. Oreos are my favorite. I pry them apart and scrape the cream out with my teeth and then eat the chocolate.
I've loved them my entire life. You've got to let it go. If I didn't, I would have combusted long ago. Having more would have been more of a challenge, and I wouldn't have wanted to be a single parent with more children.
It was only by killing Alex that order could be restored to the family. Americans like that. They like neat endings. Actors must maintain a child's appetite for mimicry, for demanding attention, and above all, for playing.
I've wanted to do a movie with Disney since I was seven years old. I was convinced that if I presented myself to Walt Disney and knocked on his front door that he would immediately put me in his movies.
TV and film used to be very different. I think the influence of the BBC and the emergence of HBO has certainly changed the landscape of American television and has pushed for higher quality programs.
They had their reasons for doing what they did, and I understand them. It had terrible effects on their kids, but that's the way it is.
We all try to survive, right? And I think what actually saved me more than anything was my desire to be an actress. We're all very good at survival.
But many times, we sacrifice important parts of what it is to be human just to endure. In a profession where that's uncommon.
We couldn't find an American actor who would do that. It is closer to something like a Mike Nichols film from the s or Five Easy Pieces than the films we are making today.
But it's an independent film. And my definition of an independent film is a film that almost doesn't get made. And in her eighties she said to me, "I feel I haven't accomplished anything".
And it was not right. And I feel what I've learned this whole experience is that women, you know, are nurturers. That's what's expected of us.
We have our children, we have our husbands if we're lucky enough and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment.Glenn Close was born on March 19, , in Greenwich, Connecticut, into an upper-class family with a long history in the northeastern United States. She grew up with two sisters, Jessie and Tina.