Lara Flynn Boyle (born March 24, 1970 in Davenport, Iowa) is an American actress who was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin. Although she is of mostly Irish descent, Boyle also has an Italian-American great-grandfather.  She is named for a character in the book and movie Dr. Zhivago. She is also dyslexic.
Boyle's first film role was a bit part in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which earned her a SAG card, though her scene was eliminated from the final cut of the film. She then appeared in Amerika (1987), Poltergeist III (1988) and Dead Poets Society (1989), before landing her first major part, and the role which made her well known, playing Donna Hayward in the critically acclaimed series Twin Peaks. When the series ended in 1991, creator David Lynch produced a movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, but - largely due to her rise in fame, and increased film offers - Boyle chose not to return. Moira Kelly took over the role of Donna for the film.
Boyle spent much of the 1990s...
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Land of the Blind is a 2006 movie starring Donald Sutherland, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hollander and Lara Flynn Boyle.
Land of the Blind is a dark political satire, based on several incidents throughout history in which tyrannical rulers were overthrown by new leaders who proved to be just as bad, if not worse, and subtle references are made to several such cases. For instance, in the second half of the movie, the law forcing women to wear burqas is a nod to Shah of Iran's replacement by the Ayatollah Khomeini.
"Land of the Blind" had its world premiere in competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was the Opening Night Gala film at the 2006 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. Its US premiere was in competition at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The film sparked intense reaction during its festival run, attacked by both left and right, each of which saw the film as a critique of its position.
Other historical references in the film include Kim Jong-Il, Castro,...
Men in Black II (also known as MIIB) is a 2002 science fiction comedy action film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie also stars Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson and Rip Torn. It is the sequel to Men in Black, based on the Malibu comics comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham.
It has been 5 years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Agent K since returned to the comforts of civilian life while Agent J continues to work for the Men in Black, the highly funded agency that secretly monitors and regulates alien activity on Earth. While investigating a seemingly routine crime, J uncovers a diabolical plot by Serleena, an evil Kylothian monster who disguises herself as a lingerie model. It's a race against the clock as J must convince K — who not only has no memory of his time spent with the agency, but is also the only person alive who has the expertise to save the galaxy — to reunite with the...,
Happiness is a 1998 black comedy motion picture, written and directed by Todd Solondz, that shows the lives of three sisters and their families.The film was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for "its bold tracking of controversial contemporary themes, richly-layered subtext, and remarkable fluidity of visual style," and the cast received the National Board of Review award for best ensemble performance.Happiness is an episodic movie, like Robert Altman's film Short Cuts. The episodes show parts of the lives of three New Jersey sisters as well as their parents. It is a movie which breaks with "normal" Hollywood conventions at every opportunity.This becomes first apparent in the opening sequence, where one of the sisters tells a suitor (Jon Lovitz), who was just about to present her with a personalized gift, that she does not wish to be with him. The suitor, through tears, tells her that she insulted him throughout their relationship.The rest of the movie is no...,
Christie's portrayal earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
The film had a R (rating) in the US due to sexuality and some language.
Repair contractor "Lucky" Mann and his former B-movie actress wife Phyllis are an unhappily married couple living in Montreal, Canada. Their teenage daughter has run away. He arrives at the home of sexually frustrated housewife Marianne whose relationship is similarly strained with her husband Jeffrey. Lucky and Marianne begin an affair.
Phyllis searches for her daughter in the streets of Montreal. She meets Jeffrey and agrees to speak the weekend with him. The course is set for a showdown amongst all four.
Julie Christie was nominated for Best Actress in a Lead Role in the 1997 Academy Awards for her role. She won best actress at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The cast won the jury award for best ensemble performance at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and Nick Nolte won the best actor award...
Baby's Day Out is a 1994 comedy film about one day's adventures of a kidnapped baby in the city. The movie was directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by John Hughes.
Bennington "Bink" Austin Cotwell Jr., a nine-month-old baby boy a cute one is scheduled to have a special photograph taken by Downtown Baby Photographers to be published in the newspapers. However, unbeknownst to Bink's parents, Bennington Sr. and Lorraine, the photographers have been abducted and tied up by a trio of bank robbers, Eddie, Norby and Veeko, who plan to kidnap Bink and hold him ransom.
With Bennington Sr. at work, Lorraine and Nanny Gilbertine dress Bink in his finest clothes and prepare him for the spotlight. Eddie, Veeko and Norby arrive in their photographer disguises; Eddie asks Veeko to go the van and "retrieve a light metre" and demands some time alone with Bink for his full attention during the individual shot. But after Lorraine and Gilbertine leave to change, Eddie, Veeko and Norby flee from...,
Red Rock West is a neo-noir 1992 film directed by John Dahl. The film, written by Dahl and his brother Rick, was shot in Montana and Wilcox, Arizona, USA.
Nicolas Cage plays Michael, a drifter who wanders into rural Red Rock, Wyoming looking for work. When a local bar owner Wayne (J.T. Walsh) mistakes him for the hit man — "Lyle from Dallas" — he's hired to kill his wife, Michael doesn't correct him. Instead, he takes the money, then attempts to warn the wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle) that her life is in danger. She, in turn, tries to hire him to kill her husband. Michael, knowing that the longer he stays in town the more danger he'll get into, continually tries to leave town, with no success. Matters only worsen when he becomes romantically involved with Suzanne...and when "Lyle from Dallas" (Dennis Hopper) finally does show up.
Threesome is a 1994 film, written and directed by Andrew Fleming. The film is an autobiographical comedy mixed in with some social commentary, and is based on the college memories of Fleming. It was given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.
The film starts out with two college students, the shy and intellectual Eddy (Josh Charles) and the All-American jock Stuart (Stephen Baldwin), ending up with a female roommate. The university thought that Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle) was a man (based on her name) and thus the three students are forced to live with each other until the university can move Alex to a female residence hall.
Eddy falls in love with Stuart; Alex falls in love and tries unsuccessfully to seduce Eddy; and Stuart is in love with Alex. The trio become good friends and scare off anyone who tries to seduce the other. Eventually, Alex, Stuart and Eddy agree to have an actual threesome and that seems to destroy the friendship, and raises the possibility that...,
Wayne's World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Wayne's World) from Aurora, Illinois. The movie was adapted from a popular sketch of the same name on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The film grossed US$121.6 million in its theatrical run, placing it as the eighth highest grossing film of 1992 and easily the highest grossing movie ever based on a Saturday Night Live skit. It was directed by Penelope Spheeris with Myers co-writing the script.Wayne's World also featured Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Other appearances include Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Patrick (spoofing his role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Chris Farley (his first film role), Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper.Wayne's World received mostly positive reviews upon release and was commercially successful (unlike many Saturday Night Live-based films). It was followed by Wayne's World 2. In 2000...,
Mobsters is a 1991 crime drama detailing the creation of the National Crime Syndicate/The Commission. Set in New York City during the Prohibition era, it's a somewhat fictionalized account of rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello, and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. The film focuses primarily on Luciano and Lansky as they rise from petty criminals and bootleggers to push aside the old guard of the Mafia and eventually establish The Commission, which set up the New York Mafia into five separate families.
Christian Slater (Luciano), Patrick Dempsey (Lansky), Richard Grieco (Siegel), and Costas Mandylor (Costello) star as the eponymous protagonists; the supporting cast includes F. Murray Abraham as Arnold Rothstein, Anthony Quinn as Joe Masseria, Michael Gambon as Salvatore Maranzano (in the movie he is curiously called Salvatore "Faranzano"), Chris Penn, and Lara Flynn Boyle as a Flapper/Moll created largely to provide the requisite love interest demanded in...,
The Preppie Murder is a TV movie starring William Baldwin as Robert Chambers and Lara Flynn Boyle as Jennifer Levin. The film aired on ABC in 1989.Robert Chambers (killer)...
How I Got Into College is a romantic comedy film that came out in 1989 and was directed by Savage Steve Holland. The story follows a girl named Jessica and her attempt to get into Ramsey College, a fictional college in Pennsylvania, and Marlon, a boy who tries to get into Ramsey to pursue Jessica, whom he is in love with. The film starred Anthony Edwards as the dean of Ramsey, Corey Parker as Marlon, and Lara Flynn Boyle as Jessica. ...
The Poltergeist movies are a trilogy of horror films produced in the 1980s. Steven Spielberg co-wrote and co-produced the first Poltergeist, with Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) as the director. Brian Gibson directed Poltergeist II: The Other Side, while Poltergeist III was directed, co-written, co-produced and storyboarded by Gary Sherman.
Michael Grais and Mark Victor co-wrote the first film with Spielberg, wrote the second film on their own and also co-produced it. Brian Taggert and an uncredited Steve Feke co-wrote the third film.
Spielberg's long-time friends (and then-married couple) Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy co-produced the first film. Freddie Fields and Lynn Arost co-produced the second film, and the third film was co-produced by Barry Bernardi.
The scores of the first two films were composed by Jerry Goldsmith. H.R. Giger did conceptual designs for the second film.
Poltergeist III is a 1988 horror film. It is the third and final film of the Poltergeist film series, and the second sequel to Poltergeist. It was directed by Gary Sherman and was released on June 10, 1988.Heather O'Rourke and Zelda Rubinstein were the only original cast members to return. However, the former died before production had finished.Apparently, between the second and third films, the Freeling family has had quite enough of all supernatural activity, and have decided to cut it off at the source: Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) is now living with her Aunt Pat (Nancy Allen) (whom Carol Anne insists on calling Trish, a common nickname for Patricia; this is important later in the film as a way of identifying an imposter Carol Anne) and Uncle Bruce Gardner (Tom Skerritt). Along with Donna (Lara Flynn Boyle), Bruce's daughter from a previous marriage, they live in the luxury skyscraper of which Bruce is the manager. Pat is the sister of Diane, Carol Anne's mother. Carol Anne has...,
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. It stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones and Jennifer Grey. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on June 11, 1986.
The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Broderick), who, one spring day (after eight previous absences throughout the semester; nine total including this "day off"), decides to skip school again and spend the day in downtown Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Sara) and his best friend Cameron Frye (Ruck) while creatively avoiding his school's dean of students (Jones), his resentful younger sister Jeanie (Grey), and his parents. Bueller frequently breaks the fourth wall to explain to the audience his techniques and thoughts. In the opening scene, graphics appear onscreen illustrating his explanations.
Ferris Bueller is an irreverent high school senior from the fictional northern Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois (in reality, Northbrook,...,
Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa, Scott County