Rene Marie Russo (born February 17, 1954) is an American film actress and former fashion model.
Russo, an Italian American, was born in Burbank, California to Shirley Jean (a secretary and barmaid) and Nino Russo, a sculptor and mechanic who left the family when Rene was 2. Russo grew up with her sister, Toni, and their single mother. She attended Burroughs High School (where her classmates included director Ron Howard), but eventually dropped out in the tenth grade. Due to financial constraints within the family, she began taking a variety of part-time jobs including working in an eyeglass factory, and as a movie cashier.
In 1972, Russo was spotted at a Rolling Stones concert by a scout and manager John Crosby from International Creative Management. She was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency and began modeling shortly after, appearing on several magazine covers, including that of "Vogue". Russo spent the majority of the 1970s and early 1980s as a successful model, but later began...
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Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 film starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo.
It was directed by Raja Gosnell and was released on November 23 2005. It is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.
Unusually, three major studios were involved in the film's production: The film is a Paramount Pictures release of a Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Nickelodeon Movies, and Columbia Pictures presentation of a Robert Simonds production.
Taglines:Frank Beardsley is a widower US Coast Guard Rear Admiral and superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy raising 8 kids. Helen North is a widowed fashion designer raising 10 kids. When the two, who were high school sweethearts, meet up again at their school's thirty-year reunion, they fall in love and promptly marry, causing much displeasure within their suddenly-mixed family of 18 children. The children team up to separate their parents in a variety of inventive ways.
When faced off on Thanksgiving...
Two for the Money is a 2005 film directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, and Rene Russo. The movie is about the world of sports gambling.
McConaughey plays Brandon Lang, a former college football star who has the ability to predict the outcome of games but can't play due to an injury. Pacino plays a gambling addicted huckster named Walter Abrams, the head of a shady sports betting consulting company, which uses high-pressure sales tactics to encourage its clients to gamble more than they can afford to lose.
Brandon Lang (McConaughey) takes a job handicapping football games. His success at choosing winners catches the eye of Walter Abrams (Pacino), the slick head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the United States. Walter takes Brandon under his wing, and soon they are making tremendous amounts of money.
Initially, business is very good and Lang's in-depth knowledge of the game, the leagues, and players continues to bring in the big...,
Big Trouble (2002) is a comedic film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and featured a large cast including Tim Allen, Rene Russo and Dennis Farina. Like much of Barry's fiction, it follows a diverse group of people through a series of extremely strange and humorous situations against the backdrop of Miami and south Florida.Tagline:They have forty-five minutes to save the world. They need forty-six.A simple high-school game of "Killer" brings all of these characters into direct contact with each other. Matt Arnold has to "shoot" classmate Jenny Herk with a squirt gun to advance in his game, and decides to sneak up on her at home one night. Meanwhile, hitmen Henry and Leonard are also watching the house, biding their time until they can whack Arthur. When the fake assassination attempt crosses paths with the real one, the police are called out to the resulting disturbance and Eliot has to explain his son's actions. Matt and Jenny feel an...
Showtime is a 2002 comedy/action film starring Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro and directed by Tom Dey. Its plot centers around two cops at odds who are paired together for a reality police show and run into real trouble with a crime lord. It was nominated for 2 Razzie Awards (worst actor and worst screen couple).
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle was a critically and financially unsuccessful movie released in 2000 based on the television cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show by Jay Ward. The animated characters Rocky and Bullwinkle shared the screen with live actors portraying Fearless Leader (Robert DeNiro), Boris Badenov (Jason Alexander), Natasha Fatale (Rene Russo), and FBI agent Karen Sympathy (Piper Perabo).
The film was nominated for two Saturn Awards, Alexander for Best Supporting Actor and Russo for Best Supporting Actress. Russo was also nominated for a Razzie Award as Worst Supporting Actress.
The movie proved unpopular with audiences, grossing only $6,814,270 in its opening weekend. After grossing $26,005,820 domestically with an overseas gross of $9,129,000, it totaled a worldwide gross of $35,134,820, well short of its budget of $76 million.  This makes the film one of the biggest box office bombs in history (the studio typically receives half the box office gross), with...,
The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 heist film, a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. It stars Pierce Brosnan in the title role, a self-made billionaire who steals a painting and is tracked by an insurance investigator played by Rene Russo.
The success of the film prompted a sequel to be planned for release in 2007 titled The Topkapi Affair, which is also a remake—of the 1964 film Topkapi starring Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, and Peter Ustinov. Both films are based on Eric Ambler's 1962 novel, The Light of Day.Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan), a self-made billionaire, is an adventurous businessman who savors a good challenge. He crashes an expensive yacht and bets one hundred thousand dollars on a golf swing simply because he think he can channel Arnold Palmer. Crown steals a painting (San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk) by Monet valued at one hundred million dollars. The insurers of the artwork send insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) to assist the police in...
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is a sequel to Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2 and Lethal Weapon 3.
In this installment of the Lethal Weapon series, Lorna Cole is pregnant with Martin Riggs' baby; they are not married but both are thinking about it and have misgivings and fears. Murtaugh's daughter Rianne is also pregnant and has secretly married Lee Butters, a young cop who works at the same precinct as Murtaugh and Riggs.
The story revolves around Riggs, Murtaugh and Butters investigation of a Chinese immigrant smuggling ring, which initiates after a vessel is captured with a cargo hold of slave labor. That night, Murtaugh finds a small dingy alongside with an entire family, which he 'rescues' and provides shelter for at his house, claiming to be 'freeing slaves'.
Information about Uncle Benny then leads them to Chinatown, where they also get introduced to the new arch-nemesis, a high-ranking Triad...,
Ransom is a thriller film released in 1996, starring Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, and Gary Sinise and directed by Ron Howard.
The original idea for the story was from an episode of "The United States Steel Hour" named "Fearful Decision" that aired in 1954. It was then remade into the feature length film Ransom! (1956) written by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume starring Glenn Ford, Donna Reed and Leslie Nielsen. The film also was influenced by King's Ransom, a police procedural novel by Ed McBain which was, in turn, the basis for Akira Kurosawa's 1963 film High and Low.
Tom Mullen (Mel Gibson) is the wealthy head of a small airline named Endeavor. In events that are not depicted in the film but that become important to the storyline, Mullen acts to head off a labor strike by bribing a union head named Jackie Brown (Dan Hedaya). After the FBI begins investigating, Mullen falsely blames Brown for having initiated the bribe. Tom's lie lands Brown in prison but leads to Mullen and his...,
Tin Cup is a 1996 romantic comedy starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo, with major supporting roles by Cheech Marin and Don Johnson.
The storyline focuses on the relationship that develops between two entirely opposite personalities. Costner plays golf driving range pro Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy, a perenniel "frat boy" whose future does not seem to extend past his next beer. Russo portrays Dr. Molly Griswold, whose current "gig" is as a clinical psychologist in Salome, a back-water West Texas town where McAvoy's driving range is located. Molly comes to Roy for golf lessons because her boyfriend is a golfer. Roy is attracted to her, but she sees through his charming "crapola" and makes a show of resistance. Roy decides that the way to impress her is by winning the U.S. Open.
Don Johnson and Cheech Marin would appear together in starring roles on television program Nash Bridges.
The grandparents and grandchild with a dog in the scene where Simms yells at them after asking for an autograph...,
Get Shorty is a novel by American novelist Elmore Leonard, first published in 1990, and a movie adaptation of the same name, released in 1995.
The book's story centres around Chili Palmer, a small-time loanshark based in Miami, who is sent after one Leo Devoe, who has scammed an airline out of $300,000 by faking his own death. Leo's trail takes him to Las Vegas, where he finds a more interesting assignment: the casino is looking to collect from Harry Zimm, a horror film producer based in Los Angeles. Palmer, himself interested in the movie industry, takes the extra assignment and heads for Los Angeles.
Palmer lets his interest in the movie industry overshadow his collection job. He sneaks into the house of Karen Flores (Zimm's girlfriend) in the middle of the night, startling both Zimm and Flores, and explains that he has a "great idea" for a movie. Zimm is immediately taken in by Palmer's charm, although Flores is still skeptical, as Palmer recounts Leo Devoe's story and his story...
Outbreak (1995) is a suspense film starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. The film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen. In addition, Outbreak features Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, and Patrick Dempsey.
The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus called Motaba. Its primary settings are government disease control centers USAMRIID and the CDC, and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, California. Outbreak shows how far the military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread.
The film was released in March 1995 and proved a moderate box office success. The film was nominated for various awards but failed to garner any major award nominations. It also raised various "what-if" scenarios: media outlets began to question what the government would really do in a similar situation and the CDC has plans in case an outbreak ever does occur.
The film was shot at various locations in California and Hawaii. The locations used in...,
In the Line of Fire is a three-time Academy Award-nominated 1993 film about a psychopath who attempts to assassinate the President of the United States and the U.S. Secret Service agent who tracks him. The film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and stars Clint Eastwood as a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the President, and John Malkovich as the assassin.
Eastwood's character is the sole active-duty Secret Service agent remaining from the detail guarding John F. Kennedy in Dallas at the time of his murder. Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, John Mahoney, and Fred Dalton Thompson also star. The movie was co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment, with Columbia handling distribution.
The film earned three Academy Award nominations: John Malkovich for best supporting actor, Jeff Maguire for best original screenplay, and Anne V. Coates for best editing.
A sub-plot of the film is the re-election campaign of the President. For the scenes of campaign...,
Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is a sequel to Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2.
The movie is set in 1992, five years after Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) originally met. The pair are joined by their companion of three years ago, Leo Getz (Pesci), as well as beautiful but aggressive Internal Affairs Sgt. Lorna Cole (Russo). This time, the villain is intelligent but ruthless former LAPD Liuetenant Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson).
The story begins as Sergeants Riggs and Murtaugh respond to a bomb threat. Riggs convinces Murtaugh - who is working his last week before retirement - to enter the building before the bomb squad arrives, claiming that he can defuse the bomb himself, and that the bomb squad is always late. When he clips a wire, however, the bomb's timer accelerates, and the partners barely escape before the bomb detonates and destroys the building. To add insult to injury, the bomb squad arrives...,
Freejack is a 1992 science fiction film directed by Geoff Murphy. It stars Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Jonathan Banks, and Anthony Hopkins. The film was R-rated in the United States and received disappointing reviews despite an acclaimed cast and the novel concept. The story was adapted from a 1959 novel titled Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley. However, other than the very basic premise, the movie bears little resemblance to the book.In the 21st century, time travel technology allows people to be snatched from the past just prior to the time of their certain demise. The live bodies, called "freejacks," are then sold to the highest bidder as a host for his/her consciousness, as they are considered already dead and thus have no rights.Alex Furlong, played by Emilio Estevez, is a formula car racer who is apparently killed during a race in 1991. However, his body is brought 18 years into the future to 2009, where he manages to escape prior to a mind transfer into his body...,
One Good Cop is a 1991 film starring Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia. Artie Lewis (Keaton) is a New York City cop who believes in his work, loves his wife Rita (Russo), and stands by his partner Stevie Diroma (LaPaglia). Stevie is a single parent, and when Stevie is killed by Mickey Garrett during a hostage situation, Stevie's three daughters Marian, Barbara, and Carol are left with nowhere to go. Artie and Rita take them in and want to adopt them, but the Child Welfare Service decides that their apartment is too small for three children. Barbara is a diabetic who needs two insulin shots per day. Artie needs to buy a house so he and Rita will be able to adopt the girls, and the house he chooses requires a $25,000 down payment that he doesn't have. Desperate, Artie grabs his gun and robs drug kingpin Beniamino Rios, who was, in a way, involved in Stevie's death. Artie uses $25,000 of the take to buy the house, and he gives the rest to Father Wills, who runs a local...,
Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. It also features Keith Uchima and Kurt Uchima. Made for US$11 million, Major League grossed nearly US$50 million in domestic release and spawned two sequels (Major League II and Major League: Back to the Minors), neither of which could replicate the success of the original film. Though a fourth movie has been discussed.
The film opens by showing the history of misfortune for the Cleveland Indians, beginning with the last World Series victory in 1948, followed by their stunning Series sweep at the hands of the New York Giants in 1954, and then the futility that followed for 40 years. When Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton), a former Las Vegas showgirl, inherits the team from her late husband, it doesn't look like their fortunes will change any time soon. The greedy Phelps hates Municipal Stadium and the city, and sees an opportunity to get out of Cleveland: if the...,
Rene Russo was born in Burbank, California, Los Angeles County