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GLENN CLOSE (Cruella De Vil) first crossed over from theatre to the big screen in 1982 as Jenny Fields in George Roy Hill's "The World According to Garp," a performance which not only won her wide acclaim, but an Academy Award® nomination as Best Supporting Actress. This auspicious feature film debut was followed in quick succession with further Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® nominations for her performance in Larry Kasdan's "The Big Chill" and Barry Levinson's "The Natural." She then starred with Jeff Bridges as the attorney who falls in love with her client, in Richard Marquand's acclaimed thriller "Jagged Edge."

Two years later in 1987 she sent shivers down the spines of philandering husbands everywhere when she starred as Alex Forrest in Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction," a role which gave her a fourth Academy Award® nomination as Best Actress. The following year she garnered her fifth nomination, also for Best Actress, opposite John Malkovich in Stephen Frears' "Dangerous Liaisons."

Close has played opposite Mel Gibson in Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet," with Jeremy Irons in "Reversal of Fortune" and with Irons again and Meryl Streep in "The House of the Spirits." Close has also starred in: "The Stone Boy," "Maxie," "Immediate Family," "Meeting Venus," "The Paper," Steven Spielberg's "Hook," "Mary Reilly," "Mars Attacks!," "Paradise Road," "Air Force One" and Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune."

Most recently Close starred in Rodrigo Garcia's "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her," as well as working with Kevin Lima and voicing the role of Kala in Walt Disney Pictures' animated hit "Tarzan."

Close's career began on stage in New York in 1974 when she appeared for a season with the Phoenix Repertory Company. She went on to appear extensively in regional theatre as well as productions on and off-Broadway. In 1980 she was nominated for a Tony Award for her leading role in the Broadway musical "Barnum" and four years later went on to win a Tony playing opposite Jeremy Irons in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing." She won her second Tony Award for Mike Nichols' production of "Death and the Maiden." Close then achieved critical and public acclaim, an Award for Outstanding Performance from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, a third Tony Award and a Drama-Logue Award for Lead Actress, for her performance as Norma Desmond, first in the American premiere and then on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical hit "Sunset Boulevard."

For television, Close won accolades and a 1984 Emmy nomination as Best Actress for her role in Randa Haines' highly acclaimed "Something About Amelia." Close starred with Keith Carradine in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Stones For Ibarra" in 1988.

She won a Best Actress nomination and Golden Globe nomination for her work in the title role of the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Sarah, Plain and Tall." As an executive producer of "Sarah" she also received both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for Best Made-for-Television Movie.

Close reprised her roles as actress and executive producer for Hallmark on "Skylark," the sequel to "Sarah, Plain and Tall," w

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