became one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies following
her starring role as Catherine Tramell in Paul Verhoeven's Basic
Instinct, a blockbuster hit both in the U.S. and abroad. The
performance earned Stone her first Golden Globe Award nomination.
Stone subsequently received an Academy Award nomination, and won
a Golden Globe Award, for Best Actress for her performance in
Martin Scorsese's Casino, in which she starred opposite
Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. She was most recently nominated
for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Mighty.
Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Stone began her career by winning
several local beauty pageants. She went on to success as a model,
working for the prestigious Eileen Ford Agency. Her first (albeit
fleeting) film appearance was as the blond goddess glimpsed by
Woody Allen on a passing train in Allen's Stardust Memories.
Stone's first major film role was as the conniving young actress
girlfriend of Ryan O'Neal in the comedy Irreconcilable Differences.
In Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall Stone starred opposite
Arnold Schwarzenegger as a duplicitous 'wife.' Among her numerous
other film credits are The Quick and the Dead (which she
also co-produced), The Specialist (starring opposite Sylvester
Stallone), Intersection (starring opposite Richard Gere),
Sliver (with William Baldwin and Tom Berenger), Sphere
(with Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson), and Sidney Lumet's
remake of Gloria.
Stone recently voiced the role of Princess Bala (opposite Woody
Allen as Z) in the popular animated film Antz. She will
soon be seen starring in Matthew Warchus' film of Sam Shepard's
Simpatico, starring with Nick Nolte, Albert Finney, and
- as in The Muse - Jeff Bridges.
She has completed filming a role in Alfonso Arau's Picking
Up the Pieces, marking her third screen collaboration with
Woody Allen; and a starring role opposite Ellen DeGeneres in a
segment of HBO's multipart telefilm If These Walls Could Talk
2, directed by Anne Heche.
Stone next begins work on Stephen Metcalfe's Beautiful Joe,
starring with Billy Connolly.
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