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Since making her motion picture debut, opposite Robert Redford, in Barry Levinson's The Natural, KIM BASINGER (Claire St. Cloud) has appeared in more than 40 feature films and has established herself as an international screen icon. She recently co-starred in The Burning Plain, written and directed by Guillermo Arriaga and co-starring Charlize Theron, for Magnolia Pictures. She garnered critical acclaim for her role in the film, which was shown at the Venice and Toronto international film festivals in 2008.

Basinger was also recently seen co-starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Mickey Rourke and Jon Foster in The Informers, an ensemble drama based on short stories by Bret Easton Ellis.

In 2006, Basinger starred in the 20th Century Fox thriller The Sentinel, opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland. Basinger portrayed First Lady Sarah Balletine, who finds herself caught in the middle of a plot to assassinate the president. The film was directed by Clark Johnson.

In 2004, Basinger received critical acclaim for her moving performance, opposite Jeff Bridges, in Focus Features' The Door in the Floor, based on the John Irving novel "A Widow for One Year.” She also starred in New Line Cinema's thriller Cellular, opposite Chris Evans.

In 2003, Basinger co-starred opposite Eminem in Universal Pictures' 8 Mile, and in 2002, she starred in Miramax's People I Know, opposite Al Pacino and Téa Leoni. In 2000, Basinger starred in Paramount Pictures' Bless the Child, directed by Chuck Russell and also starring Jimmy Smits and Rufus Sewell. That year, Basinger also starred in Hugh Hudson's I Dreamed of Africa, for Columbia Pictures. 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.

In 1998, Basinger received an Academy Award® for her role in Warner Bros.' critically acclaimed film L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's classic crime novel of the same title. 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. Basinger's additional film credits include the Warner Bros. box-office blockbuster Batman; Adrian Lyne's sensual thriller 9 1/2 Weeks; No Mercy; Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter and Fool for Love; Final Analysis, opposite Richard Gere; The Marrying Man; The Getaway; Blake Edwards' Blind Date, opposite Bruce Willis; Cool World; The Real McCoy; and Nadine, opposite Jeff Bridges.


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