Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer.
Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California to the late film and television director, writer, and producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow's father was Jewish and her mother was raised a Quaker; Paltrow herself follows the Jewish religion. Raised in Santa Monica, she attended Crossroads School before moving and attending Spence School, a private girls' school in New York City. Later she briefly studied art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before discontinuing her degree and committing herself to acting. Paltrow has a younger brother, Jake Paltrow, and is a cousin of actress Katherine Moennig. She is an "adopted daughter" of Talavera de la Reina (Spain), where she lived as an exchange student and learned Spanish Paltrow was childhood friends with Saturday Night Live's Maya Rudolph and attended Brown Ledge Summer Camp, an all-girl's camp in...
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Iron Man is an upcoming 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. The film is slated for a May 2, 2008 release, and is the first film independently produced by Marvel Studios.
Tony Stark develops the three stages of the Iron Man armor, starting with "clunky, low-tech... diving bell armor" that he is forced to build in Afghanistan after being captured. Stark eventually updates the armor to a flying suit with the red and gold scheme and finally attains a "weapons platform" stage with the armor. Stark faces the Iron Monger.Actress Hilary Swank will have a cameo in the film. Iron Man co-creator Stan Lee will also cameo, where he appears with three blonde women and is mistaken for Hugh Hefner by Tony Stark. Favreau announced the Mandarin as the film's villain at Comic-Con International on July 22, 2006. After filming, Favreau compared the Mandarin to Sauron in The Lord of the...,
The Good Night, a romantic comedy, is the first movie written and directed by Jake Paltrow. The film stars his sister Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Danny DeVito, Simon Pegg and others. The movie takes place in London and New York, where a former pop star (Freeman) who now writes commercial jingles for a living experiences a mid-life crisis.
The movie was released on the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
The movie will follow a man's search for perfection in a world where life rarely measures up to the idealized images that constantly bombard us. Freeman plays Gary Shaller, who gained commercial success in previous years as a Guitarist in the fictional band "On The One". In a dull relationship, and working for his former band mate Paul, played by Simon Pegg, writing and recording commercial jingles. Gary eventually discovers that he is having lucid dreams about a woman named Ana, played by Penelope Cruz, with whom he is deeply infatuated. He aims to learn more about lucid...
Proof is a 2005 film starring Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hope Davis. The movie was directed by John Madden, who also directed Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Proof was written by David Auburn (who also wrote Proof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play on which the film is based) and Rebecca Miller. University of Chicago mathematics professor Paul Sally served as academic consultant. The movie was first shown on September 16, 2005. The DVD was released on February 14, 2006.A former student (Jake Gyllenhaal) of a recently deceased, brilliant mathematician (Anthony Hopkins) finds a notebook in his office containing a proof of an important theorem, but the mathematician's daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow) claims it is hers. The ensuing dispute is complicated by signs that she may have inherited her father's mental illness and a burgeoning romance.The movie opens with Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) talking to her father Robert (Anthony Hopkins) after he startles her...,
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a film released on September 17, 2004 in the United States. It was written and directed by Kerry Conran, in his directorial debut. The film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Michael Gambon, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie and Sir Laurence Olivier. It is set in New York City in an alternative 1939 and is a pulp adventure style science fiction adventure film.
The film takes place in an alternative 1930s where there is no sign of Germany preparing for war or that America is in the grip of an economic depression. The fantastic technology, a mixture of super-advanced science and early 20th century (developed in science fiction works and comics of that age), points to an alternate history.
The film opens with the arrival of the zeppelin Hindenburg III in New York City, mooring at the Empire State Building (the building was originally designed to do just that). Before he vanishes, a frightened scientist named Dr. Jorge Vargas makes arrangements for a...,
Sylvia is a 2003 British motion picture that tells a biographical story of the romance between Sylvia Plath, a prominent American poet and her husband Ted Hughes, an English poet. The film begins with their meeting at Cambridge in 1956 and ends with Sylvia Plath's suicide in 1963.
It stars Gwyneth Paltrow (as Sylvia Plath), Daniel Craig (as Ted Hughes), Jared Harris (as Al Alvarez), Amira Casar (as Assia Wevill), Blythe Danner (as Aurelia Plath) and Michael Gambon and was directed by Christine Jeffs. Much of the film was filmed in New Zealand.
Frieda Hughes, Sylvia and Ted's daughter, accused the filmmakers of profiting from her mother's death....,
View from the Top is a 2003 film directed by Bruno Barreto.
Donna is a girl from a small town who wishes to see the world. She reads a book by Sally Weston, a flight attendant who has flown to practically everywhere, and decides to become a flight attendant at a small commuter airline.
After gaining a little experience, Donna decides to apply to a major airline. She convinces her two co-workers, Sherry and Christine, to join her. While Christine and Donna get in, Sherry does not. Donna puts her heart and soul into the new position, and, after meeting her idol Sally Weston, she is determined to be assigned to an international route. Alas, when the assignments are posted, Donna is shocked to discover that she has been assigned to a commuter route in Cleveland. It is revealed that Donna's friend Christine switched her and Donna's identification numbers when handing in the exams to the instructor, and thus Donna is assigned a commuter route out of Cleveland, while Christine moves to...,
Possession is a 2002 motion picture written and directed by Neil LaBute, based on the novel of the same name by A. S. Byatt. The film tells the story of two scholars, Roland Michell (played by Aaron Eckhart) and Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow), who investigate the affair of fictional Victorian era poet Randolph Henry Ash (Jeremy Northam), described in letters between him and another fictional poet, Christabel LaMotte (Jennifer Ehle).
Early drafts of the film's screenplay were written by playwright David Henry Hwang in the nineties, but the project languished in pre-production for years (with directors like Sydney Pollack and Gillian Armstrong working on the film and eventually giving up) before LaBute came aboard. LaBute made drastic changes to the story, partially based on notes that Byatt had made on earlier drafts of the screenplay.
LaBute recalled, "What she basically said was, 'This is Roland on the page; you must make him different in a film!' She got that Roland needed more...
Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The movie was directed by Jay Roach, and co-written by Mike Myers and Michael McCullers. Myers also plays the roles of Dr. Evil, Goldmember and Fat Bastard. The movie co-stars Beyoncé Knowles, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Katie Couric, Nathan Lane and The Osbournes.In a self-parody of the Austin Powers series, there is a film within the film. Austin Powers is featured in a bio-pic called Austinpussy directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers, Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous, Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil, Danny DeVito as Mini-Me, and John Travolta as Goldmember.Goldmember is a loose parody of the James Bond movies Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice also incorporating elements of the The Spy Who...,
The Royal Tenenbaums is the 2001 dramatic comedy about three genius siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure after their eccentric father leaves them in their adolescent years. A largely off-beat, ironic, absurdist sense of humor pervades the entire film. As with all of director Wes Anderson's work, the tone of the film is one of hilarious tragedy and revels in the small joys of conversation and camaraderie.
The film features an ensemble cast, including Anjelica Huston as Etheline Tenenbaum, Owen Wilson as Eli Cash, Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum, Ben Stiller as Chas Tenenbaum, Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum, Danny Glover as Henry Sherman, Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum and Bill Murray as Raleigh St. Clair. Alec Baldwin narrates.
Gene Hackman won a Golden Globe for his performance and the screenplay by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson was nominated for an Academy Award.
The movie begins at the point where Royal Tenenbaum is...,
Shallow Hal is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black and Jason Alexander. It was directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, and filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Sterling and Holden, Massachusetts.An ordinary man named Hal (Black) and his friend Mauricio (Alexander) both share an interest in beautiful women, and try to act cool and hip when around them, but most women interpret their wild dance moves as obnoxious and want nothing to do with them. At work, Hal's co-workers accuse him of being shallow and caring about nothing but physical appearance, and ask him "when he's gonna get it." Hal wants to see women for their inner beauty, but his appreciation of physical beauty gets in the way. While going to work one day, by an unexpected and crazy twist of fate, Hal meets the famous American life coach Tony Robbins while stuck in an elevator, and has a nice talk with him about himself and Tony. Robbins, understanding Hal's situation, ...,
The Anniversary Party is a 2001 movie starring an ensemble cast, written, directed, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming. The film was shot entirely in video and on a very small budget.Leigh and Cumming were both nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards; Reilly also received a nomination for his supporting performance.The Anniversary Party at the Internet Movie Database...,
Duets is an American road trip comedy film released in 2000, and co-produced and directed by Bruce Paltrow. The film's screenplay was written by John Byrum.
The motion picture features an ensemble cast co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow (Bruce Paltrow's daughter), Paul Giamatti, Maria Bello, Andre Braugher, Huey Lewis, and others.The movie revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the wayward characters who inhabit it.
Ricky Dean (Huey Lewis) is a hustler on the karaoke circuit. We meet up with him in Tulsa on his way to a big competition in Omaha.
He is detoured after getting a phone call and travels to Las Vegas for the funeral of an old friend. While he's there, he meets up with long lost daughter Liv (Gwyneth Paltrow), who decides she wants to join him on the road.
Meanwhile, a stressed out salesman Todd Woods (Paul Giamatti) realizes he's so burned out from being on the road that he doesn't even know what city he's in.
When Woods gets home, his wife, Candy (Kiersten Warren...,
Bounce is a 2000 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, and directed by Don Roos.
An advertising executive, Buddy (Affleck), switches plane tickets with another man, Greg, at the airport as a favor. Greg dies when his plane crashes. After going to alcohol rehab and trying to build up his life Buddy seeks to meet the family Greg left behind, then falls in love with the deceased man's widow, Abby (Paltrow), and her two children.
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 feature film based on the Patricia Highsmith novel and directed by Anthony Minghella.The 1999 film starred Matt Damon as Tom Ripley, Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood, Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf, Cate Blanchett as Meredith Logue (a character created for the film), Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles, Jack Davenport as Peter Smith-Kingsley (a character expanded for the film) and James Rebhorn as Herbert Greenleaf.It was filmed mainly in Italy with famous landmarks in the cities of Rome and Venice being used as a backdrop for the narrative. An opera scene features the duel between Lensky and Onegin from Eugene Onegin.Tom Ripley is a young man struggling to make a living in New York City, with no prospects but with a talent to survive by doing whatever is required. When approached by the wealthy Herbert Greenleaf to travel to Italy to persuade Greenleaf's errant son, Dickie, to return to the United States and assume his responsibilities, Ripley...,
Shakespeare in Love is an award-winning 1998 romantic comedy film. The film was directed by John Madden and co-written by playwright Tom Stoppard, whose first major success was with the Shakespeare-influenced play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.
The film is largely fictional, although several of the characters are based on real people. In addition, some of the characters, lines, and plot devices are references to Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare in Love won a number of Academy Awards in 1999, including Best Picture and Best Actress (for Gwyneth Paltrow). It was the first comedy to win the Best Picture award since Annie Hall (1977).
The film makes no pretence at historical accuracy and features many comic anachronisms (such as a psychotherapist, a mug marked "A present from Stratford-on-Avon", Shakespeare leaping into a ferry and saying "Follow that boat!", and Henslowe anticipating the phrase "The show must go on!"). Yet it must be remembered that this has been transfered...,
A Perfect Murder is a 1998 thriller film, made by Kopelson Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was directed by Andrew Davis and starred Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. It is a remake of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film Dial M for Murder, though the characters of Halliday and Lesgate are combined. The screenplay was by Patrick Smith Kelly based on the play by Frederick Knott.
Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) is a Wall Street banker who has risen a long way to achieve his riches. His successful investments and speculations allow him to live an extravagant upper-class lifestyle with his wife, Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow). Emily seems like a devoted, faithful wife, but in reality, she has an affair with a penniless painter, David (Viggo Mortensen). Although she thinks herself safe, Steve knows everything about the affair, and has also been able to uncover the painter’s dark past. One day he pays the artist a visit and confronts him with knowledge about the affair and the fact...,
Sliding Doors is a 1998 film written and directed by former actor Peter Howitt. It starred Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, and featured John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Virginia McKenna.
The film follows the life of Helen (Paltrow), who is fired from her public relations job. The film's plot splits into two parallel universes which run in tandem. In one universe, Helen manages to catch a London Underground train home on time, and in the other she misses it. In the first, she gets home in time to catch her boyfriend (Lynch) caught red-handed with his ex-girlfriend (Tripplehorn); she promptly dumps him, and meets (and falls in love with) a new man (Hannah). In the second, she carries on oblivious in a miserable relationship after arriving home after her boyfriend's lover has left.Toward the end of both scenarios, she discovers she is pregnant with her respective partner's baby. In both timelines, she ends up in near-fatal accidents, gets taken to the hospital and loses her baby...,
Hush is a 1998 thriller starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, and Jessica Lange. Without family of her own, Helen (Paltrow) is initially charmed by her impressive in-law and the sprawling estate where she lives. But behind the storybook scene lie dangerous secrets and dark motives. With the chilling undertones of Rosemary's Baby, Hush is a nightmarish lullaby of a maternal love that leads into madness. Paltrow and Schaech play a dating couple, living together in a New York City apartment. At the film's beginning, the two are driving towards the Kentucky farmhouse that Jackson (played by Schaech) grew up on, primarily to introduce Helen (Partrow) to Jackson's mother, Martha (played by Lange). The farmhouse and the land around it is known as Kilronan. The week that the couple share with Martha proves a success, and the dating couple heads back to New York. Soon, however, Helen discovers that she is pregnant. When she informs Jackson of this, he is ecstatic, and asks Helen to...,
Great Expectations, based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, is about an orphan whose dreams of social advancement are suddenly fulfilled by a mysterious benefactor. One of Dickens' most popular works, it has been filmed many times. A silent, black and white version made in 1917 starred Jack Pickford as the protagonist "Pip." The first sound version of the novel was produced in Hollywood by Universal Studios and directed by Stuart Walker. It stars Phillips Holmes as Pip, Jane Wyatt as Estella and Florence Reed as Miss Havisham. It is notable wherein it stars Francis L. Sullivan as Jaggers, who reprised the role in the classic 1946 version. See Great Expectations (1946 film) A 1974 film version was made for television, directed by Joseph Hardy, with screenwriter Sherman Yellen and music by Maurice Jarre, starring Michael York as Pip and Sarah Miles as Estella. The film, made for US television but released to cinemas in the UK, broke with tradition by having the same actress
Hard Eight is a 1996 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson. Robert Ridgely, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Melora Walters also appear.The film, originally titled Sydney, was Anderson's first feature; Hall, Reilly, Ridgely, Hoffman and Walters have acted in Anderson's subsequent films.Sydney, a gambler in his 60s, sees a young man, John, sitting outside a diner and offers to buy him a cup of coffee. When Sydney learns that John is trying to get enough money for his mother's burial, he offers to take him to Las Vegas and teach him how to win the money by gambling. Though skeptical at first, John eventually agrees.Two years later, John, having finished his task, has stayed in Reno and become Sydney's protégé, and is attracted to Clementine, a casino cocktail waitress revealed to be an occasional prostitute. Shortly after John and Clementine get married, Sydney gets a frantic late-night phone call...,
Emma is a 1996 period film based on the similarly titled novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Douglas McGrath, it stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam, Toni Collette, and Ewan McGregor.
Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. When her governess is married and goes to live with her new husband, Emma is triumphant, saying that she made the match herself. Her old friend, Mr. Knightley (Northam), tries to discourage her from doing this again, but she does not listen to him. She immediately introduces the newly-arrived local minister to a local girl, Harriet Smith. Emma and Harriet become steadfast friends, but unhappily, while trying to get the minister and Harriet together, Emma herself becomes the person that the minister fancies. Harriet's heart is broken, but she tries to move onward.
When Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor) enters the picture, Emma thinks herself in love, but she soon realizes she is not. She then...
The Pallbearer is a 1996 film starring David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette and Barbara Hershey.
Se7en (also known as Seven) is an American 1995 Oscar and BAFTA nominated crime film directed by David Fincher. The story follows two detectives, one retiring and one his replacement, jointly investigating a series of ritualistic murders inspired by the seven deadly sins. Over the course of the investigation they attempt to track down the killer before he has a chance to murder his seven victims. The film was written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as the detectives.
Taglines:Detective Lieutenant Somerset (Morgan Freeman) is a week away from retirement after many years of dealing with the destitution and apathy bred within the grimy and forlorn city. During this time, he is partnered with Detective Sergeant Mills (Brad Pitt), an inexperienced and arrogant detective who just transferred into the department from somewhere outside the metropolis. The two men are at odds with each other almost immediately; Mills is brash, temperamental, and lets his anger...,
Jefferson in Paris is a 1995 Merchant Ivory Productions/Touchstone Pictures' film with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The film was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant. Selected for Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection in May 1995.
It is about the historical figure Thomas Jefferson as the U.S. Ambassador to France, before he became President.
Starring Nick Nolte (as Thomas Jefferson) and Greta Scacchi (as Maria Cosway).
Co-starring Jean-Pierre Aumont, Simon Callow, Seth Gilliam, James Earl Jones, Michael Lonsdale (as King Louis XVI), Nancy Marchand, Thandie Newton (as Sally Hemings), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Patsy Jefferson), Charlotte de Turckheim (as Queen Marie-Antoinette) and Lambert Wilson (as Marquis de Lafayette).
Also with Tim Choate, Elsa Zylberstein (as Madame de Lafayette), Nicolas Silberg, Catherine Samie, Vernon Dobtcheff, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Vincent Cassel (as Camille Desmoulins), Laure Marsac (cameo) etc...
Also baroque music performance...
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle was a film released in 1994. It was written and directed by Alan Rudolph and starred Jennifer Jason Leigh as the writer Dorothy Parker.The film revolves around Mrs. Parker's life, career, and romances. Mrs. Parker (1893-1967) was a writer, critic, wit and champion for social justice.Mrs. Parker was an original member of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of writers, actors and critics that met almost daily from 1919-1929 at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel.Many respected actors appear in very brief roles in the film. Actress Martha Plimpton discussed this in her appearance on the Jon Favreau documentary program Dinner for Five; she stated that much dialogue was improvised in the style of the real-life characters actors were playing, but that many of those characters were not integral to the plot. As such many of the actors had much larger parts that were edited down to nearly nothing. The following is a list of the actors and the real-life personalities...,
Malice is a 1993 film written by Aaron Sorkin, Jonas McCord and Scott Frank. The movie was directed by Harold Becker and stars Nicole Kidman, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Pullman. The film was released on October 1, 1993.
Malice tells the story of a happily married couple who want to have children. Tracy does voluntary work at an infant's school, and Andy is a college professor. Things are never the same after Tracy is taken to the hospital and operated on by Jed, a high-flying doctor friend of Andy's.
Andy and Tracy Safian live a peaceful life in a sleepy suburb of Massachusetts. Andy is the Associate Dean of the local college while Tracy teaches art to kids. They live in and are restoring a Victorian home with bad plumbing. A young boy, whose mother is a nurse on the late shift, seems to watch them having sex from his bedroom while he plays on his keyboard.
A young student is attacked by a serial rapist. Her life is saved by a new doctor, Dr. Jed Hill. Needing money to fix the plumbing,...,
Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. The film is based on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and acts as a sequel to the events in the novel, focusing on a grown-up Peter Pan who has forgotten his childhood.
Successful lawyer Peter Banning (Williams) has become so engrossed in his work that he has lost touch with his wife Moira (Caroline Goodall) and his children Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott). The family travels to London to visit Granny Wendy Darling (Smith), Moira's grandmother, who also raised Peter and other orphans. While the adults are at a dinner banquet honoring Wendy and her work, Jack and Maggie are kidnapped, with the only clue being a dagger-bearing note signed "JAS Hook, Captain", informing Peter that his presence is necessary to retrieve his children. Peter does not accept Wendy's assertions that this is caused by the real Captain Hook (Dustin...,
Shout is a 1991 film starring John Travolta as a music teacher who introduces rock and roll to a west Texas home for boys in 1955.
The film also features Jamie Walters, Scott Coffey and Heather Graham, as well as a first role for Gwyneth Paltrow.
Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County