Gabriella Mary Hoffmann (born January 8, 1982) is an American film, stage and television actress.
Hoffmann was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Viva Hoffmann (née Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), is an actress and writer who appeared in many of Andy Warhol's movies during the 1960s. Hoffmann also has a half-sister, Alexandra Auder, who is eleven years older than she and also once worked as an actress before becoming a yoga teacher and author. In her autobiography "Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years With Andy Warhol," Isabelle Collin Dufresne (known as "Ultra Violet" and who was a member of Warhol's "Factory" clique along with Hoffmann's mother Viva) says that Gaby's father was a soap opera actor who denied paternity. She did not name him. Hence, Hoffmann’s last name is her mother's maiden name. Viva had Gaby relatively late as she was 44 when Gaby was born. Gaby’s birth is documented in Brigid Berlin's "The Andy Warhol Diaries". An entry dated the January 10 1982, two days after...
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Black and White is a 1999 film directed by James Toback, starring a cast of young actors and celebrities including Elijah Wood, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, Joe Pantoliano, Allan Houston and a number of rap musicians, namely members of the Wu-Tang Clan (Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa & Inspectah Deck) & Onyx (Fredro Starr & Sticky Fingaz) . The movie also notably features Ben Stiller in a rare dramatic role as a sleazy police detective, as well as Mike Tyson playing himself.
The movie vaguely explores the relationships between different Black and White people in New York, New York circa 2000.
It raised some controversy prior to release when the MPAA gave the film an NC-17 rating, which was later downgraded to an R rating after the re-editing of an interracial sex scene. The uncensored sequence was later released on the internet by the film's producers, who used it to nurture discussion on the...,
The Hairy Bird (also released as Strike! and All I Wanna Do) is a 1998 film written and directed by Sarah Kernochan and starring Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, and Rachael Leigh Cook. The movie was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.The film is set during the early 1960s, at the fictional "Miss Godard's Preparatory School for Girls"; the setting is based loosely on Kernochan's experiences at Rosemary Hall during those years. Redgrave plays the headmistress of the school, students of the school are played by Dunst, Hoffman, and Cook, among others.The first part of the film provides a glimpse into life at an elite New England boarding school during the period between the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the first appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show; as the story progresses, the comedy becomes broader when the school's precarious financial situation forces it to consider a less-than-equals merger into a coeducational institute.The...,
Volcano is a disaster action film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle. It was directed by Mick Jackson, and was released in the United States on April 25, 1997, just months after the release of Dante's Peak, another film about a volcano with a similar plot. Geologists consider Volcano to be scientifically inaccurate compared to Dante's Peak.Taglines:Tommy Lee Jones stars as Mike Roark, a Los Angeles emergency official who takes charge when a volcano grows out of the La Brea Tar Pits. A river of lava flows down Wilshire Boulevard, through the Metro Red Line subway tunnel, and creates a fountain of lava next to the Beverly Center shopping mall in Beverly Hills. The lava destroys one subway train in the Red Line, kills the Metro chairman by melting him, burns cars, firemen, homes, and fire trucks, and burns down the Los Angeles Art Museum.In spite of placing himself and his teenage daughter in danger, Mike decides to save the city by diverting the river of lava (with...,
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film features many stars, including Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore, Gaby Hoffmann, Tim Roth, Goldie Hawn, and Natalie Portman.Set in New York, Venice, and Paris, the film features a rarely used device of having songs sung by ordinary actors not known for their singing. It was among the more critically successful of Allen's later films. The influential critic Roger Ebert once said that it was his favorite of all Allen's films, calling it simply "the best".The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes . The DVD is avaliable from online stores such as Play.comThis film was released in North America on 8 December 1996 on 3 screens. Its opening weekend gross was $131,678 ($43,893 per screen). It ended its North American run with $9,714,482. Outside North America, the film earned an addition $16,104,765, boosting its global gross to $25...,
Field of Dreams (1989) is a movie about a farmer who becomes convinced by a mysterious voice that he is supposed to construct a baseball diamond in his corn field. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, and Frank Whaley. The film's underlying theme concerns the fulfillment of dreams and overcoming regrets for things done, or not done, in life.The movie was directed and adapted by Phil Alden Robinson from the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.The character played by Burt Lancaster and Frank Whaley, Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, was a real baseball player. The background of the character is based on his true life, with a few factual liberties taken for artistic reasons.The fictional author Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) is based on the reclusive author J. D....
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