THE BURNING PLAIN
KIM BASINGER (Gina) made her debut opposite Robert Redford in Barry
Levinson's The Natural. Since then, she has appeared in more than 40 feature films and established herself as an international screen icon. In 1998, Basinger received an Academy Award for her role in Warner Brothers' critically acclaimed film L.A. Confidential, based on the classic James Ellroy crime novel. The film, directed by Curtis Hanson, earned nine Academy Award nominations and also earned Basinger a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination.
In 2007 she starred alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Brandon Routh in The
Informers, an ensemble drama based on short stories by Bret Easton Ellis. Before that, she finished production on the independent film While She Was Out, directed by Susan Montford and produced by Guillermo Del Toro.
In 2006, Basinger starred as the First Lady caught up in a plot to assassinate the president in The Sentinel opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland. The same year Basinger starred alongside Danny DeVito, Nick Cannon, Forest Whitaker and Jay Mohr in Mark Rydell's Even Money. Also in 2006 she starred in the Lifetime Television film "The Mermaid Chairâ€ť based on the novel by Sue Monk. In 2004, Basinger received critical praise for her moving performance opposite Jeff Bridges in Focus Features' The Door in the Floor based on the John Irving novel, Widow for a Year. Basinger also starred in New Line Cinema's crime thriller Cellular.
In 2003, Basinger starred opposite Eminem in Universal's 8 Mile and in 2002, she starred in Miramax's People I Know, opposite Al Pacino and Tea Leoni. In 2000, Basinger starred in Paramount's Bless the Child, directed by Chuck Russell, also starring Jimmy Smits and Rufus Sewell. That year, Basinger also starred in Hugh Hudson's I Dreamed of Africa for Columbia Tri-Star. The film was shot entirely on location in Venice, Italy and South Africa and is based on the best-selling true story by Kenyan activist Kuki Gallmann.
Basinger's film credits also include the Warner Brothers' box office blockbuster
Batman, Adrian Lyne's sensual thriller 9 1/2 Weeks, Robert Altman's Ready to Wear (Pret a Porter), Fool For Love and opposite Richard Gere in both Final Analysis and No Mercy. Additionally she has been in The Marrying Man, The Getaway, Blake Edwards' Blind Date with Bruce Willis, The Man Who Loved Women, Cool World, The Real McCoy with Val Kilmer, Nadine opposite Jeff Bridges and the Bond film Never Say Never Again as Domino.
Basinger resides in Los Angeles.
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