Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand

Oscar nominee for 'Mississippi Burning' (1988)
A versatile character actor since the early 1980s, Frances McDormand is best known as deadpan Sheriff Marge Gunderson in the Coen brothers film Fargo (1996, with Steve Buscemi). The role won her an Oscar as the year's best actress. McDormand made her screen debut in the Coens's first feature, Blood Simple (1984), and married Joel Coen in 1984. She has appeared in several Coen brothers movies, including Raising Arizona (1987, with Nicolas Cage), Miller's Crossing (1990) and The Man Who Wasn't There (2001, with Billy Bob Thornton). McDormand has been a critical favorite over the years, and has been nominated twice for best supporting actress Oscars, for Mississippi Burning (1988, with Willem Dafoe) and Almost Famous (2000, with Zooey Deschanel). She's also been nominated for an Emmy (1996's Hidden in America) and a Tony (1988's A Streetcar Named Desire). Her other films include Sam Raimi's Darkman (1990), Wonder Boys (2000, with Tobey Maguire) and Something's Gotta Give (2003, with Diane Keaton).In 1985 she had a small, recurring role in the TV cop drama Hill Street Blues... McDormand was a college roommate of Holly Hunter at the Yale School of Drama... Some sources list her birth year as 1958.Source: answers.com
There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.More Frances McDormand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm a recreational pot-smoker. There has never been enough of a distinction between marijuana and other drugs. It's a human rights issue, a censorship issue, and a choice issue.More Frances McDormand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I haven't wanted to play a mother for a long time because I am one.More Frances McDormand quotes [07/27/2011 03:07:10]
There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.More Frances McDormand quotes [07/27/2011 03:07:20]
I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.More Frances McDormand quotes [07/27/2011 03:07:05]

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