Kate Capshaw (born November 3, 1953) is an American actress. She is known for her role in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and as the wife of director Steven Spielberg.
Capshaw was born in 1953 Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to St. Louis, Missouri at the age of five. She graduated from Hazelwood Senior High, now called Hazelwood Central High School in 1972. She earned a degree in education from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She taught Special Education at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Missouri and Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri, but later moved to New York to pursue her dream of acting, landing her first role on the soap opera Love of Life. She took the surname Capshaw upon her marriage to Robert Capshaw; they had one child, actress Jessica Capshaw, and eventually divorced.
Capshaw met film director Steven Spielberg upon winning the female lead (from a pool of 120...
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The Alarmist, also known as Life During Wartime, is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Evan Dunsky, starring David Arquette and Stanley Tucci. The film is an adaptation of a play written by Keith Reddin.
Just Cause is a 1995 film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne.
Paul Armstrong, (Sean Connery), a liberal Harvard Law professor opposed to capital punishment, is persuaded to go to Florida, to investigate the conviction of Bobby Earl (Blair Underwood) for murder. Earl, a former Cornell University student, is a highly intelligent, charming, and articulate black man who was convicted of raping and murdering a young white girl. The law professor must save him from being placed on the electric chair. Bobby Earl tells Armstrong that two racist, sadistic cops tortured him to get a confession. As Armstrong digs deeper into the case, he discovers that Tanny Brown (Laurence Fishburne), the chief detective on the case, did indeed coerce Earl's confession.
The plot thickens when Earl tells the professor that the murder was actually committed by Blair Sullivan (Ed Harris), a serial killer awaiting execution, who later reveals the location of the weapon used...
Black Rain is a 1989 American movie starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw and Yusaku Matsuda. The film was directed by Ridley Scott.
The story is centered on two New York City police officers who arrest a member of the Japanese Yakuza and must escort him back to Japan. Once there, he escapes, and the two police officers find themselves dragged deeper and deeper into the Japanese underworld. This film illustrates the stereotypes of American and Japanese cops and gangsters. The film was nominated for Oscars in Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing.
Nick Conklin is a tough, veteran New York City police officer facing possible criminal charges; Internal Affairs believes Nick was one of several cops involved in a corruption scandal. Nick is also divorced from his wife, who has custody of their two children.
While having a drink at a local Italian bar Nick and his partner Charlie Vincent (Andy Garcia) observe a group of Japanese and Italian gangsters having...,
Best Defense is a comedy starring Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy. It was released in 1984 by Paramount Pictures.
It was judged to be so bad that the studio re-worked it and created a part for Eddie Murphy who was at the peak of his popularity. Murphy's part was almost unconnected with the rest of the film and his character almost never came into contact with the main cast (the parallel plots that were the film's weakness are discussed below). Murphy would later joke about taking that role when he hosted Saturday Night Live that his reaction to being offered the role was "This script sucks, man! Oh, THAT much money? Let's go!"
It was also the second programme shown on Westcountry Television.
The movie takes place as two parallel plots separated by several years: Moore is an engineer developing a targeting system on an a tank for the United States Army and Murphy is an American tank commander who finds himself forced to use the vehicle years later when Iraq invades Kuwait (an...
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is an Academy Award winning 1984 action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. First released on May 23, 1984, it is a prequel to the hugely successful adventure movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Although this film is the second in the Indiana Jones series, it is the twenty-third in the chronology of film and TV productions about the adventures of the heroic fictional archaeologist.Like Raiders, it starred Harrison Ford as Jones, and was based on an original story by George Lucas. Many members of the original crew returned, including cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, editor Michael Kahn and composer John Williams. New additions to the main cast included actress Kate Capshaw, who played the role of Wilhelmina 'Willie' Scott (Jones' second female lead following Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, in Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Jonathan Ke Quan as Jones' 11 year old sidekick Short Round.Featuring themes of child slavery, and destructive cult rituals...,
Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Loughery, with Chuck Russell and Ruben co-writing.
The premise of the film is a U.S. government-funded project to train psychics to enter other people's dreams. Initially a clinic to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, particularly in the form of nightmares, the project goes awry when the President of the United States is admitted as a patient, and sinister agents use the President's nightmares in an attempt to have him assassinated. The hero, Alex Gardner (Quaid), aided by Jane DeVries (Capshaw) uses his psychic gifts to save the day. The dream sequences include special effects, in particular a large snakeman and nuclear apocalyptic scenes. A subplot of the film follows the love interest between Gardner and DeVries.
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