Brittany Murphy (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977) is an American singer and actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the Hollywood films Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City, The Dead Girl, and Happy Feet, which have all been box office and critical successes.
Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Angelo Bertolotti, an Italian American, and Sharon (Murphy), who is of Irish and Eastern European descent. Murphy's parents divorced shortly after her birth, and she was raised in Edison, New Jersey and Burbank, California by her single, working-class mother; she has had little contact with her father, who later served time for racketeering, since the divorce. Murphy was raised a Baptist and attended a Lutheran school, but is now a non-denominational practicing Christian.
When she was nine years old, Murphy landed a singing role in a musical version of Les Misérables, and had signed on with a manager by the time she turned thirteen.
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Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Miller's comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. It was originally scheduled for release in the summer of 2007, but due to scripting and other delays, the current release date of the film is unknown. Although the film's script has been completed, a start date has not been set for the project.
It was revealed by director Robert Rodríguez that the story for the film was to be based around A Dame to Kill For, as well as a new story to be written by Frank Miller. The new story revolves around the character of Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba). It will weave in and out of A Dame to Kill For, and will show "a whole new side of Nancy", according to Miller. Frank Miller has also expressed interest in including other Sin City short stories in the film, mentioning a couple of 'Blue Eyes' stories, which introduce the assassin Delia, and an 'Old Town Girls' story.Even...,
Tinker Bell is an upcoming 2008 direct-to-video computer animated film based on the Disney Fairies franchise being produced by DisneyToon Studios. The movie was delayed for a year after John Lasseter, creative head of Walt Disney Feature Animation made several comments and complained that the film was "virtually unwatchable" and that it would hurt both Walt Disney Feature Animation as well as the Disney Consumer Products line it was meant to support. It has been reported that the complications surrounding this movie are the reasons that Disney will no longer produce straight-to-DVD sequels.
The film revolves around the titular character Tinker Bell, a fairy character originated from the 1953 Disney animated film, Peter Pan. Although the character had never spoken anything before (save for an audio tour of Disneyland created around the time the park was opened), actress/singer Brittany Murphy will provide the voice for the fairy in this film.
According to Variety, the head of...
Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama animated film, directed and co-written by George Miller. It was released in North America on November 17, 2006 and produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. It is the first animated feature film produced by Kennedy Miller in association with Animal Logic. Though primarily an animated film, it does incorporate live action humans in certain scenes. The film was simultaneously released in both conventional theatres and in IMAX 2D format. The studio has hinted that a future IMAX 3D release was still a possibility.Happy Feet won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature after failing to win the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature.
The animated film was dedicated to Nick Enright, Michael Jonson, Robby McNeilly Green, and Steve Irwin.
Set in an Antarctic emperor penguin colony, the film establishes that every...
The Groomsmen is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Edward Burns. It opened in New York and Los Angeles on July 14, 2006.
A groom and his four groomsmen wrestle with issues such as fatherhood, honesty and growing up in the week leading up to his wedding.
Paulie (Burns), a self-supporting writer, is making plans for his marriage to Sue, his girlfriend who is in her 5th month of pregnancy.
Paulie is strongly advised by his older brother Jimbo to not go through with the wedding. Jimbo, who runs a struggling business, is envious of Paulie, and his own childless marriage is unraveling.
T.C., who left the neighborhood without explanation eight years earlier, returns for the wedding. In the past, T.C. had stolen a Tom Seaver baseball card from Paulie's cousin Mike. Mike still harbors such resentment over the loss that he begins shoving T.C.
Later, T.C. hesitantly reveals that he abruptly left the neighborhood because he's gay.
The neighborhood bar is owned by Dez, who is married...
Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Based on Miller's graphic novel series of the same name, the film is primarily based on three of Miller's works; "The Hard Goodbye" focuses on a hulking man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time lover's killer; "The Big Fat Kill" focuses on a street war held between a group of prostitutes and a series of mercenaries; and "That Yellow Bastard" focuses on an aging police officer who protects a young woman from the hands of a psychotic child molester. The film stars Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hartnett, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis and Elijah Wood, among others.The film opened to wide critical and commercial success, gathering particular recognition for the film's unique coloring process, which rendered most of the film in black and...,
Little Black Book is a 2004 drama / romantic comedy film, directed by Nick Hurran.Stacy (played by Brittany Murphy), an associate producer on a daytime talk show, is convinced that her boyfriend Derek (Ron Livingston) is the right man for her, though he has an apparent phobia of commitment, and he refuses to talk about his past relationships. Taking the advice of colleague Barb (Holly Hunter), she looks at his Palm Pilot and its record of the names and numbers of three ex-girlfriends.She sets up an interview with each woman, in an attempt to learn more about and get closer to Derek. However, Stacy's plan suffers a setback when she develops a friendship with one of the women.Stacy eventually learns that Barb has orchestrated her meetings with the ex-girlfriends in order to bring them together on stage for a live broadcast during sweeps season. Unlike most romantic comedies, the film ends without the heroine succeeding in her love life....,
Just Married is a comedy / romance film directed by Shawn Levy and written by Sam Harper which opened on January 10, 2003. It stars Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy.
In its opening week, the film made number one at the box office. It stayed in the Top 10 for 4 weeks.
Tagline: It was the perfect honeymoon... Until it began.
Spun is a 2002 independent movie directed by Jonas Åkerlund and written by Creighton Vero and Will de los Santos. There are 20 producer/ co-producer credits. The film was shot in 22 days. This film holds the record for the most cuts per minute in a movie.  It includes more than 5,000 edits, a record.The movie details the lives of individuals surrounding a methamphetamine cook, drug addiction, and the multitude of consequences that can result from drug abuse. The film’s title is a reference to the slang term for the way users feel after going multiple days without sleep while on a methamphetamine binge. This is Åkerlund's début as a film director after being better known for his work on music videos. The film includes appearances from Rob Halford of Judas Priest fame, Billy Corgan, China Chow, Tony Kaye, Ron Jeremy, and Deborah Harry.
The film got mixed reactions, with some analysts remarking that the film added nothing new to the genre...,
Uptown Girls is a 2003 comedy/drama directed by Boaz Yakin and adapted from the story by Allison Jacobs into screenplay by Julia Dahl, Mo Ogrodnik and Lisa Davidowitz. It stars Brittany Murphy as a 22-year-old living a charmed life as the daughter of a famous rock and roll musician. Dakota Fanning co-stars.
Tagline: They're about to teach each other how to act their age.
Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) is a spoiled rock n' roll princess, living off the ample trust fund of her late rock legend father . Molly is carefree, fun-spirited and orgy-loving but also can be irresponsible and immature, having no concept of money or the need to work for it. She keeps cash in the freezer of her Upper West Side apartment, treats her doorman like a personal servant and pays no attention to bills for phone, electricity or pet care.
When her accountant steals all of her money, Molly has to do the unthinkable—get a job. After a few unsuccessful interviews and a stint at a department store, Molly...,
8 Mile is a 2002 Academy Award-winning film starring Marshall "Eminem" Mathers as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. It is set in Detroit, Michigan during 1995. Eight Mile Road is a road which forms the boundary between predominantly African American Detroit, Michigan and the city's mostly white northern suburbs. The term "8 Mile" therefore represents a barrier that is difficult to cross.
Besides Mathers, the stars of the movie include Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Omar Benson Miller, Eugene Byrd, Michael Shannon, Evan Jones, Chloe Greenfield, Taryn Manning, and De'Angelo Wilson.
Tagline: Every Moment is a Chance to Turn it Around.Tagline: Every Moment is Another Chance.The film begins with Eminem's character Jimmy "B. Rabbit" Smith Jr. at a local rap battle emceed by Smith's friend David "Future" Porter (Mekhi Phifer). A nervous Rabbit chokes at the mic and exits the competition.
After the initial scene at the music event, the movie focuses on Jimmy, a young sheet...,
Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly D'Onofrio, about a woman who overcame difficulties including being a teen mother to earning a master's degree from the span of 1961 to 1986. It starred Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Brittany Murphy and James Woods. It was directed by Penny Marshall and co-produced by Beverly D'Onofrio herself, though many details from the book and film differ.
Beverly D'Onofrio (Barrymore) is a smart, beautiful teenager who can't wait to grow up, much to the chagrin of her police sergeant father (Woods). Her life takes its first detour when she gets pregnant at age fifteen. The baby's father (Zahn), whom she meets at a party, turns out to need more mothering than her newborn son Jason. Through all the trouble and turmoil, Beverly makes a life for herself that's more than she ever imagined and lives a story waiting to be told, done through a series of flashbacks throughout the movie.
The year is 1961, and...
Don't Say a Word is a 2001 psychological thriller based on the novel of the same title by Andrew Klavan. The film tells the story of psychiatrist Dr. Nathan R. Conrad (Michael Douglas) whose wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter (Skye McCole Bartusiak) are held hostage, while he must unlock the key to a hidden fortune, locked away in the memory of a young mental patient (Brittany Murphy). Don't Say a Word was directed by Gary Fleder and written by Anthony Peckham and Patrick Smith Kelly.
The film was released worldwide into 2,842 cinemas on September 18, 2001. The DVD hit the US market first on February 19, 2002 and later on July 19, 2004 almost 3 years after the cinema release.
The films musical score was composed by Mark Isham. The soundtrack contains eight songs from various scene including; the Heist, the Kidnapping and the horrific events at the Subway.Some of the music in the film includes:
Cherry Falls is a 2000 horror/thriller film written by Ken Selden and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The film stars Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn and Jesse Bradford.The film is a slasher film, but with a twist on traditional rules as the killer only attacks virgins. When the students discover this fact, they decide to throw a sex party that will take them off the list of possible victims.In the woods outside the small town of Cherry Falls, a young teenage couple is getting romantic in a car when a female, black-haired killer suddenly appears and murders them both. One teenage girl, Jody Marken (Brittany Murphy) - the daughter of the local sheriff - is trying to deal with her boyfriend, Kenny (Gabriel Mann), who thinks it's time to go "all the way." Jody gently tells him 'no', then goes back home only to find her father, Brent (Michael Biehn), upset that she's out past curfew.Brent and his deputies begin to investigate the murder the next day. They are shocked to see that the...,
Common Ground is a 2000 Showtime television movie directed by Donna Deitch and written by Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally and Harvey Fierstein. It stars Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Steven Weber, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Edward Asner and James Le Gros. The film contains three short stories about gay Americans during different time periods in the fictional town of Homer, Connecticut, and their efforts to find "common ground" or respect from the heterosexual majority. The movie received an R rating from the MPAA for violence, profanity and sexual themes. The film is structure is similar to If These Walls Could Talk and The Hours.
In the 1950s Dorothy Nelson (Brittany Murphy) joins the US Navy where she meets the Friends of Dorothy, a code name for a group of gay and lesbian sailors. The code comes from Judy Garland's standing as a film icon to many gay and lesbian Americans who grew up before the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and is a reference to her starring role in The Wizard of Oz.
Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 drama film about a woman's 18-month stay at a mental institution, starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. It was adapted from the original memoir Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen and directed by James Mangold. The screenplay was written by James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, and Anna Hamilton Phelan. The original music score was composed by Mychael Danna. The film is rated R by the MPAA, for strong language and content relating to drugs, sexuality and suicide.Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), eighteen years old in April of 1967, voluntarily checks herself into the fictitious Claymoore Hospital (based on McLean Hospital, the actual institution featured in the memoir), after an attempted suicide. Kaysen is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and her stay extends two years.She befriends fellow patients Polly Clark (Elisabeth Moss), Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie), Georgina Tuskin (Clea DuVall), Daisy Randone (Brittany Murphy) and others, and forms a small...,
The Prophecy II is a motion picture produced by Walt Disney Studios's affiliate Buena Vista Home Video and released direct to video on January 20, 1998, and is the sequel to The Prophecy.Gabriel returns from hell to Earth to prevent the birth of a child, a nephilim, conceived by one of his kind (the angel Danyael) and one of God's "monkeys" (a human woman — Valerie). The coming of this child has been prophecised by a monk, Thomas Daggett — the former detective from the first film in the series. When the Angel Danyael kills members of Gabriel's army of angels, Gabriel instead employs the assistance of a teenage girl (Izzy) who has just committed suicide. Gabriel keeps her alive to assist him in his war against Danyael and the other angels which climaxes in a battle in Eden. Danyael is killed and Gabriel is turned into a human. Valerie raises the child by herself.Films:The Prophecy • The Prophecy II • The Prophecy 3: The Ascent • The Prophecy: Uprising • The Prophecy: ForsakenRelated...,
Drive is a 1998 direct-to-video film starring Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, Tracey Walter, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy, and Masaya Kato. The film was directed by Steve Wang and the stunt work/fight choreography was done by Koichi Sakamoto.
It has been compared to Brett Ratner's 1998 comedy Rush Hour because of its East-West teaming of Dacascos and Hardison and their comedic chemistry that develops (although it has been cited as only a slight influence)."There ain't no cruise control!"
A machine/human hybrid prototype formerly working for the Red Chinese, Toby Wong, forces a down-on-his-luck, extroverted songwriter named Malik Brody to drive him to Los Angeles after their first meeting in a bar. He is on the run from hitmen - a hillbilly assassin/bounty hunter named Vic Madison and his seemingly half-retarded associate called "Hedgehog".
Clueless is a 1995 comedy film that is closely based on Emma by Jane Austen, set in a Beverly Hills high school. It was written and directed by Amy Heckerling and produced by Scott Rudin. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1995, the movie was released in the United States on July 19, 1995. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, Brittany Murphy and Dan Hedaya.
The film, which in many ways defined the generation it portrayed and has come to hold iconic status in its genre, spinned off a TV show and a series of books.
TaglineA witty update of the novel Emma by Jane Austen, the film tells the story of Cher Horowitz, an airheaded yet good-natured 15-year-old (she turns 16 by the end of the story), played in what was a breakthrough role by actress Alicia Silverstone. Although happy in her complacent, self-centered world of shopping and fashion in Beverly Hills, California, Cher longs to prove herself as an intellectual and do-gooder when her granola...,
Brittany Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia, Fulton County