Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

Background:"Of course drugs were fun. And that's what's so stupid about anti-drug campaigns: they don't admit that. I can't say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They've gotten a very bad name." Anjelica HustonAcademy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress Anjelica Huston was launched to stardom portraying the conniving and imperious character of mafia princes Maerose Prizzi in the dark comedy Prizzi's Honor (1985, starring Jack Nicholson). Additionally, she also took home the Los Angeles Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Awards for her spectacular performance in the film. Huston was also honored with the 1987 Independent Spirit Award for her role in The Dead (1987) and the 1989 National Society of Film Critics Award, as well as an Oscar nomination, for her work in Paul Mazursky's Enemies, A Love Story (1989).In 1990, Huston received even more recognition for playing lead Lilly Dillon, the veteran, iron-willed con artist, in Stephen Frears's The Grifters (1990). Due to her spectacular acting, she was garnered Independent Spirit, a National Society of Film Critics and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. In drama/romance Ever After (1998), Huston nabbed the 1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award.In addition to her huge success on the wide screen, Huston also established herself as a television star for playing Carrie Chapman Catt in the made-for-television film Iron Jawed Angels (2004), in which she won a Golden Globe. Formerly, she gained notice for playing such roles as frontier woman Clara Allen in the TV mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989), the struggling mother of an autistic child in Family Pictures (1993), Calamity Jane in CBS's Buffalo Girls (1995) and lady in the lake Viviane in the TNT feminist retelling of the Arthurian legend "The Mists of Avalon" (2001).As a director, Huston attracted attention with her unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison's best-selling memoir Bastard Out Of Carolina (1996), where she netted the 1997 San Francisco International Film Festival Award and received an Emmy and a Director's Guild of America nominations.As for her private life, Anjelica Huston was previously linked to fashion photographer Bob Richardson, whom she met on a photo shoot while she was a teenager. After the relationship ended in the early 1980's, Huston had a high-profile relationship with actor/director Jack Nicholson from 1983 until 1990. She currently is the wife of sculptor Robert Graham.AngelChildhood and Family:Daughter of actor and director John Huston (born on August 5, 1906; died on August 28, 1987) and Russian ballet dancer Enrica Soma (died from an auto accident in 1969), Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951, in Santa Monica, California. Anjelica has three siblings: older brother Tony Huston (screenwriter; born on April 16, 1950), adopted sister Allegra Huston and half brother Danny Huston (director; born on May 14, 1962; mother: Zoe Sallis). She is the granddaughter of late renowned actor Walter Huston.Anjelica Huston, whose nickname is Angel, spent most of her childhood in Ireland and England. She attended Kylemore Abbey High School in Connemara Ireland and French lycee in London.After the death of her mother, Angelica relocated to New York, where she began to model. While pursuing a modeling career, Anjelica appeared in several films. In 1973, she moved to Los Angeles and decided to concentrate more on movies and studied acting with famed drama coach Peggy Feury."I have a very full life and I am very happy with where I am now. I don't want to change anything. I once wanted to have children and it was not my choice not to have children but it hasn't broken my heart that I haven't. I think unless you're truly whole-heartedly prepared to make a full-time commitment, you have to really think about it. I certainly wouldn't adopt children just because everybody in show business seems to be doing it." Anjelica HustonOn May 1992, Anjelica married famous sculptor Robert Graham Jr.The GriftersCareer:"Anjelica Huston is a brilliant actor and there is no one more versatile or arresting on screen. I speak for Hank Azaria and the entire "Huff" ensemble when I say we are honored that she chose to make her episodic television debut with us. I think this speaks to the high caliber work being done on this show by executive producers Bob Lowry and Scott Winant." President of Entertainment Robert GreenblattSpending most of her youth overseas, Anjelica Huston moved back to the United States after her mother's death. In the 1970s, she began to pursue a modeling career and soon appeared in several magazines including Vogue. Prior to modeling, Huston's first brush with acting arrived when she played the unaccredited part of Agent Mimi's Hands in the adventure film Casino Royale (1967, starring Peter Sellers and Ursula Adress). She went on to play a bit part in her father's Sinful Davey (1969), appeared as a court lady in the drama film Hamlet (1969) and got her first starring role as Claudia in A Walk with Love and Death (1969, also directed by her father) before disappearing from the screen for many years to model.After off and on performances in the mid '70s, Huston decided to fully focus on acting in the'80s, making her return with a remarkable role, opposite Jack Nicholson, in Bob Rafelson's remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981, played lion tamer Madge). She next was seen in Rose for Emily (1982), The Comic Book Kids (1982), Frances (1982), Rob Reiner's feature directing debut This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Ice Pirates (1984) and had her TV movie debut in The Cowboy and the Ballerina (1984).Huston eventually found fame with the supporting role of mafia princes Maerose Prizzi in her father's film adaptation of Richard Condon's mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor (1985, starring Jack Nicholson). Through her scheming and imperious character, she netted an Academy Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics award and a New York Film Critics Circle for Best Supporting Actress in 1985.After her winning performance in Prizzi's Honor, Huston teamed up with Michael Jackson and Dick Shawn in Francis Ford Coppola's 17-minute, 3-D musical fantasy short Captain Eo (1986), played lead Samantha Davis in Gardens of Stone (1987) and worked with her father in his last film, The Dead (1987, played a woman in a loveless marriage). For her good performance in the film, Hudson won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987. She continued to take on roles in films by playing Mrs. Rattery in A Handful of Dust (1988), appearing in half-brother Danny's Mr. North (1988) and portraying the hopeless mistress of Martin Landau Dolores Paley in Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).In 1989, Huston turned heads again with the supporting role of Ron Silver's long-lost wife in Paul Mazursky's Enemies, A Love Story (1989). Delivering a fine performance, she took home the 1989 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as earned an Oscar nomination. On television, she received an Emmy nomination for playing frontier woman Clara Allen in the 1989 mini-series Lonesome Dove, opposite Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.The actress entered the 1990's with the part of Grand High Witch in Nicolas Roeg's The Witches (1990), a film based on Roald Dahl's book.Huston's next big breakthrough arrived in 1990 with the starring role of Lilly Dillon, the veteran, iron-willed con artist, opposite John Cusack and Annette Bening, in Stephen Frears's The Grifters. Her outstanding acting handed her an Independent Spirit, a National Society of Film Critics and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association for Best Actress awards. She also received her second nomination at the Academy Awards.Portraying sinister but svelte Morticia Addams in Barry Sonnenfeld's film versions of the Charles Addams cartoons, The Addams Family (1991), Huston received a Golden Globe nomination. She next provided the voice for Rabbit Ears: Rip Van Winkle (1992), worked again with Allen in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), received another Golden Globe nomination when she reprised the character of Morticia Addams in Addams Family Values (1993), and played Carmela in The Perez Family (1995). Huston was also noticed when she rejoined Jack Nicholson to portray a separated couple in Sean Penn's The Crossing Guard (1995), in which she was nominated for Best Performance at Golden Globe and SAG Awards.On television movies, Huston delivered a strong performance as the struggling mother of an autistic child, opposite Sam Neill, in Family Pictures (1993), where she received another Golden Globe nomination, played the supporting role of Dr. Betsy Reisz in the widely acclaimed 1993 production of And the Band Played On and was Calamity Jane in CBS's Buffalo Girls (1995). In the film, based on McMurtry's novel, Hudson earned nominations at the Emmy and SAG awards.Huston tried her hand at directing in 1996 with her unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison's best-selling memoir Bastard Out Of Carolina. For her work on the film, she was handed the San Francisco International Film Festival Award as well as received nominations for Best Director at the Emmys and Director's Guild of America awards.Moreover, the film was also praised at the Cannes Film Festival.In 1998, Huston dotted her resume with three movies. She first portrayed Vincent Gallo's Buffalo Bills-crazed mom in Buffalo '66 (1998), then played Ray Liotta's girlfriend in Danny Cannon's mediocre crime film Phoenix (1998) and played the supporting role of wicked stepmother Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent in Ever After (1998), where she was garnered with the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama/Romance. At the end of decade, Huston was honored the Youth Jury Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival for her work in Agnes Browne (1999), in which she starred, produced, and directed.In the new millennium, Anjelica Huston kept busy with her work in both television and wide screen projects. She first had a costarring role in James Ivory's The Golden Bowl (2000), played lady in the lake Viviane in the TNT feminist retelling of the Arthurian legend "The Mists of Avalon" (2001), where she received nominations at the SAG and Emmys, portrayed Jennifer Adler in The Man from Elysian Fields (2001), played Gene Hackman's estranged wife in Wes Anderson's critically-acclaimed film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), starred opposite Clint Eastwood in Blood Work (2002), lent her voice to Gothel in Barbie as Rapunzel (2002), and portrayed Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan in Daddy Day Care (2003). Huaton continued to please her fans as Queen of the Selenites in Kaena: La prophetie (2003) and Eleanor Zissou in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).Huston was honored at the 2005 Golden Globes for her bravura acting as Carrie Chapman Catt, opposite Million Dollar Baby star Hillary Swank, and Margo Martindale, in Katja von Garnier's television drama Iron Jawed Angels (2004).The fifty-four year old actress will play roles in the upcoming comedy/drama Art School Confidential (2005, starring Max Minghella and Sophia Myles), Julia Taylor-Stanley's romance These Foolish Things (2005) and the cosmetics comedy Material Girls (2006, alongside siblings Hilary and Haylie Duff).Awards: Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie, Iron Jawed Angels, 2005 Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Woman of the Year, 2003 DVD Exclusive: Best Animated Character Performance, Barbie as Rapunzel, 2003 Taos Talking Picture Festival: Maverick Award, 2000 San Sebastian International Film Festival: Youth Jury Award, Agnes Browne, 1999 Blockbuster Entertainment: Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama/Romance, Ever After, 1999 Golden Apple: Female Star of the Year, 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival: Certificate of Merit - Television - Drama-Television Feature, Bastard Out of Carolina, 1997 NATO Female Star of the Year: Presented by the National Association of Theater Owners, 1990 Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress, The Grifters, 1990 National Society of Film Critics: Best Actress, The Grifters, 1990 Independent Spirit: Best Actress, The Grifters, 1990 National Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress, Enemies, a Love Story, 1989 Independent Spirit: Best Supporting Actress, The Dead, 1987 Drama Logue: Tamara, 1985 New York Film Critics Circle: Prizzi's Honor, 1985 Los Angeles Film Critics: Prizzi's Honor, 1985 Oscar: Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor, 1985
I like things pretty close around me. I like to know that my house is safe, that the people and animals I love are well and happy. I like to feel as peaceful as possible.More Anjelica Huston quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People say, "Why is it that you love to act?" And you want to say, "Well, most of acting is sitting in your trailer, either bored or worried about the scene coming up." A lot of it is about things you don't really like, so it's a wonder why acting is such a huge draw, why everyone loves it so much.More Anjelica Huston quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think most actors like to be liked.More Anjelica Huston quotes [09/02/2011 11:09:51]
Being called a person, as such, indicates that one should only have one character and be true to it.More Anjelica Huston quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was actually in my mid-30s when I got the Oscar. And yeah, it does kind of spoil you in terms of the kind of stuff you look for.More Anjelica Huston quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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