Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. She came to fame in the late 1990s, after a string of films that highlighted her sex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things and The World Is Not Enough.
Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois to Joni, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer, and she has one sister, named Michelle. She graduated from El Camino High School in 1989, Oceanside, California, where she was a cheerleader.
Before she was an actress, Richards was a fashion model. Richards spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in lower-budget films and TV shows like Saved by the Bell, television movies, and guest starring in episodes of several television shows. Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in 1997, which was followed by her role in the moderately successful cult film Wild Things in 1998. Richards was subsequently cast as Dr. Christmas Jones in the James...
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Edmond is a 2005 drama/thriller film based on the play of the same name. It was written (play and screenplay) by David Mamet and directed by Stuart Gordon. It was screened at several film festivals from September 2005 to May 2006, and had a limited release on July 14, 2006.See: Edmond (play).The following text is reproduced with full permission of BeenToTheMovies.com"You are not where you belong."Thus begins a brutal descent into a contemporary urban hell in David Mamet's savage black comedy, when his encounter with a fortune-teller leads businessman Edmond (William H. Macy) to confront the emptiness of his life and marriage.Appalled, he flees into the vortex of the City's underbelly, plummeting into a free fall he mistakes for liberation. To Edmond's surprise, it's dark outside: hookers charge, pimps are violent, and the guy on the corner is a conman. Edmond is robbed, beaten and left bewildered. But there's a strange comfort at the bottom.Exhilarated by a random act of violence,...
Whore a.k.a. The Life (Spanish title: Yo puta) is a 2004 film directed by María Lidón. It is based on the book Yo Puta by Isabel Pisano.Films A-Z • Films by year:1920s • 1930s • 1940s • 1950s • 1960s • 1970s • 1980s • 1990s • 2000s Actors • Directors • Cinematographers • Editors • Score composers • Producers • Screenwriters,
Empire is a 2002 movie, featuring John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard.
This movie is probably known best for the line "Go back to your ghetto!", which was shown in the trailers.
Victor Rosa (Leguizamo) is a gangster in New York who sells a specific brand of heroin called "Empire". His area, or "Turf" is located in the South Bronx, where his other rivals all maintain an uneasy truce. They generally respect each others borders and sanctity. All of this is maintained because it just so happens that they all purchase their drugs from the same supplier, the drug lord La Colombiana. Victor is invited to a chic white collar party by his girlfriend Carmen (Cotto). The party is being thrown by her friend Trish's (Richards) boyfriend Jack (Sarsgaard), an investment banker. Vic befriends Jack as he looks up to him and his lifestyle. With a baby on the way Vic decides he wants to go straight, an opportunity Jack provides. Vic begins to invest money with Jack, receiving significant returns ...
Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley (Three Kings), who created the original internet animation characters. It spoofs blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as a number of other films, most notably the James Bond franchise. It also stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, comedian Dave Chappelle, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Dee Williams, and features a cameo by James Brown.
Tagline:He's All Action.The movie begins saying that in the 70s, black culture was popular. In the 80s it went down a bit, and in the 90s, tragedy struck, and it proceeded to get worse, due to the efforts of "The Man" (Robert Trumbull). Then they say only one person kept the tradition alive: Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin). He looks and acts like he is still in the 70s.
There is another group, the B.R.O.T.H.E...,
The Third Wheel is a 2002 film directed by Jordan Brady. The plot of the movie revolves around a first date between the clumsy and shy Stanley (Luke Wilson) and the gorgeous Diana (Denise Richards) as their date is interrupted by a homeless man Phil (Jay Lacopo).
Stanley (Luke Wilson) is a nice guy and works in an office. Diana (Denise Richards) works at the same office and Stanley has had a crush on her for a while, but has a difficult time asking her out. When Stanley finally gets up his nerves to ask her for a date she accepts. As the two ventured out on their first date Stanley hits the a homeless man Phil (Jay Lacopo) with his car, and the events that follow are far from the planned night of romance that Stanley had planned. All along this is happening Stan's co-workers that include his friend Michael (Ben Affleck) are monitoring the date between Stan and Diana, while they are betting on how far Stan will get with the beautiful Diana.
Valentine is a 2001 horror film directed by Jamie Blanks, who had directed Urban Legend. It is a slasher film based upon Valentine's Day. The film is loosely based on the novel Valentine by Tom Savage.
Filmed in only 42 day, and at a cost of $10 million, this is the cheapest film to ever have a Super Bowl spot. Star David Boreanaz shot his scenes in less than two weeks. Katherine Heigl only had 3 days to shoot her scenes since she was already committed to TV's Roswell (1999).
This project originally began at Artisan Entertainment with producer Dylan Sellers with a different director and cast members. Richard Kelly was originally offered the chance to direct, but turned the offer down. Hedy Burress originally auditioned for the role of Dorothy Wheeler, but that role was handed over to Capshaw. However, Blanks still wanted Burress to star in the film. They both looked at each other eye to eye and said "Ruthie," resulting in Burress having the role of Ruthie Walker. Jessica Cauffiel...,
Good Advice is a 2001 comedy film starring Charlie Sheen, Angie Harmon and Denise Richards. Includes support roles by Jon Lovitz and Rosanna Arquette as a married couple.
Charlie Sheen plays Ryan, a hotshot broker living an upscale life in New York City with his shallow girlfriend (Denise Richards). One morning, he is playing golf with the owner of one of the biggest newspaper publishers of New York. He tells Ryan of a huge merger between his company, Simpson Inc., and a large drug corporation. Ryan, ecstatic that this could be his big break, calls all his clients and informs them of the huge deal that is going to happen and they all place large amounts of money into the merger. However, the next day, Simpson new shows that there is not going to be a merger. Ryan loses a lot of his own, and his clients', money in the process of the new revelation. He storms over to Simpson's office, and Simpson tells Ryan that he personally screwed him over because Ryan was sleeping with his wife....,
Drop Dead Gorgeous is an American film released in 1999. The film is considered a Black comedy. Even though it was not initially a hit with audiences or critics it is now revered as a Cult classic.
It stars Denise Richards and Kirsten Dunst as contestants in a beauty pageant called the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant, held in the small town of Mount Rose, Minnesota. The film is a fictitious documentary covering the pageant.
The motion picture was directed by Michael Patrick Jann and produced by Judy Hofflund and Gavin Pollone.
Many Mount Rose girls compete in the pageant simply to have something to do. Other contestants, like Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst) want to win the scholarship money so they can leave Mount Rose - in Amber's case, so she can become more like her idol, Diane Sawyer. Rebecca Leeman (Denise Richards) is the daughter of the richest man in town, and her mother Gladys Leeman (Kirstie Alley) - the head of the pageant organising committee...,
The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 spy film. It is the 19th film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. The film's original story and screenplay was written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, influenced by the writings of Ian Fleming but with no specific elements incorporated beyond his characters. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. In the film, Bond is assigned to stop Renard, a terrorist who plans to permanently disrupt petroleum shipments from the Caspian Sea by causing the meltdown of a nuclear submarine in the waters of Istanbul.
The World Is Not Enough would end up being the last to feature Desmond Llewelyn as Q, following his death in December 1999. The title marks a return to Fleming, as it comes from the English translation of the Bond family motto, Orbis non sufficit (in Latin), which was established and adopted by James Bond in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service and its film adaptation.
Wild Things is a 1998 erotic crime film/Neo-noir starring Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell and Bill Murray. It was directed by John McNaughton. In some countries the film was released as Sex Crimes. An uncut version of the movie, adding seven minutes to its runtime, was released on DVD in 2004.
Two female students—wealthy, popular Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards) and goth trailer dweller Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell)—accuse Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon), a high school guidance counsellor, of rape. During the trial, Suzie reveals that Mr. Lombardo did not rape her and that Kelly fabricated the charges because she was in love with him and angry he slept with her mother. The trial humiliates Van Ryan and her entire family, and Lombardo receives a generous settlement, which he uses to retire peacefully. It is then revealed that Sam, Kelly, and Suzie orchestrated the scandal with the aim of taking the money from the trial.
As police sergeant Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon)...,
Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. The movie is loosely based on the novel Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
Starship Troopers tells the story of an interplanetary war between Earth and colonies of large insect-like aliens in the twenty-third century. It focuses on the experiences of Juan "Johnny" Rico (Van Dien), one of three friends who sign up to the military one year before Earth declares war on the aliens.
The film opens to a futuristic television viewing sequence. The news is dominated by an ongoing war with the aliens, called Arachnids or Bugs due to their appearance. A one year flashback takes the scene to the posh Buenos Aires high school of a young man named Juan "Johnny" Rico (Van Dien). History teacher Mr Rasczak (Michael Ironside) forcefully quizzes his students about the efficacy of "naked force" in dispute resolution, and the need for civic...,
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