MICHELLE PFEIFFER (Maggie Blake) is a Golden Globe Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee who over the last three decades has captivated film audiences with
her stunning beauty and compelling performances.
Most recently, Pfeiffer was seen in Dark Shadows, a film that reunited her with Tim Burton
for a big-screen take on the gothic vampire series from the 1960s. She also appeared in
Alex Kurtzman's drama People Like Us, opposite Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks, and
Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve, alongside Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Sarah
Jessica Parker and Ashton Kutcher.
Pfeiffer received her first Academy Award nomination in 1989 (Best Actress in a Supporting
Role) for her role as the long-suffering Madame de Tourvel in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons,
alongside John Malkovich and Uma Thurman.
In 1990 she won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture
and received her second Oscar nomination for her performance as the sexy chanteuse Suzie
Diamond in The Fabulous Baker Boys, opposite Jeff Bridges. In 1993 Pfeiffer earned Oscar and
Golden Globe nominations in the Best Actress category for her performance as Dallas
housewife Lurene Hallett in Jonathan Kaplan's Love Field.
Over the years, Pfeiffer's other honors include a BAFTA Award as well as critics' awards for
her performances in The Age of Innocence, Frankie and Johnny, The Russia House and Married to the Mob.
In 2009 Pfeiffer starred in Cheri, the story of a love affair between a beautiful retired
courtesan, Lea de Lonval (Pfeiffer), and Cheri, a young man played by Rupert Friend. Directed by
Stephen Frears, the film is based on the 1920 novel of the same name by French author Colette.
In 2007 Pfeiffer appeared in Adam Shankman's Hairspray opposite John Travolta,
Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah and Zac Efron. The film, an adaptation of Broadway's 2003
Tony Award winner for Best Musical, became the third musical film in history to gross $200
That same year, Pfeiffer appeared as the evil witch Lamia in fantasy epic Stardust, directed by
Matthew Vaughn. The film, a fairy tale set in ancient England, was adapted from Neil Gaiman's novel. The cast included Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Ian McKellen, Rupert
Everett and Sienna Miller.
Pfeiffer lent her voice to the 2003 animated feature Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, alongside
Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joseph Fiennes. She received a Screen Actors Guild nomination
in 2002 for her role as the murderous mother Ingrid Magnussen in Peter Kosminsky's White
Pfeiffer first came to prominence in the 1983 cult classic Scarface, playing the wife of Al
Pacino's iconic Tony Montana. The crime drama, directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver
Stone, has become a cultural icon.
Additional film credits include Jesse Nelson's I Am Sam, Robert Zemeckis' What Lies Beneath,
Rob Reiner's The Story of Us, Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ulu Grosbard's The
Deep End of the Ocean, Michael Hoffman's One Fine Day, Michael Pressman's To Gillian on Her 37th
Birthday, Jon Avnet's Up Close & Personal, John N. Smith's Dangerous Minds, Mike Nichols' Wolf, Tim
Burton's Batman Returns, George Miller's The Witches of Eastwick, Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise,
Alan Alda's Sweet Liberty and Richard Donner's Ladyhawke.
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