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FRANCES McDORMAND has established a worldwide cinema audience with roles in a
wide variety of films, including her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Marge
Gunderson in the acclaimed Coen Brothers film Fargo. With the Coen Brothers, she
has made four other films; Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Man Who Wasn't
There, and Burn After Reading for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.
In addition to winning her Oscar as Best Leading Actress, she is the recipient
of three additional Academy Award nominations: for Mississippi Burning, Almost
Famous and North Country.
Other films include Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; Friends with Money (Spirit
Award for Best Supporting Actress); Laurel Canyon; Something's Gotta Give;
Beyond Rangoon; Paradise Road; Madeline; Primal Fear; Lone Star; Palookaville;
Wonder Boys opposite Michael Douglas; City by the Sea opposite Robert DeNiro;
Chattahoochee opposite Gary Oldman; Darkman opposite Liam Neeson; Hidden Agenda,
opposite Brian Cox; and Robert Altman's Short Cuts (Venice International Film
Festival Award and special Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble Cast). Most
recently, she was seen in Michael Bay's blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the
Moon; the animated Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted voicing the role of
villainess Captain Chantel DuBois; and Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Upcoming
films include Gus Van Sant's Promised Land, opposite Matt Damon.
On Broadway, she received the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics
Circle Awards for her performance in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People directed
by Daniel Sullivan. Other stage appearances include The Country Girl directed by
Mike Nichols on Broadway opposite Morgan Freeman, Caryl Churchill's Far Away
directed by Stephen Daldry at NY Theatre Workshop, her Tony-nominated
performance as 'Stella' in A Streetcar Named Desire, Wendy Wasserstein's The
Sisters Rosenzweig directed by Daniel Sullivan at Lincoln Center Theatre, The
Swan at The Public Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire (this time as 'Blanche') at
the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and Dare Clubb's Oedipus at the Blue Light Theater
Company opposite Billy Crudup. With The Wooster Group, she has performed in To
You, The Birdie! and North Atlantic.
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