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      Frances McDormand

      Frances McDormand

      Highest Rated: 95% Short Cuts (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Aeon Flux (2005)

      Birthday: Jun 23, 1957

      Birthplace: Gibson City, Illinois, USA

      As the good-natured, but sharp-minded sheriff on the trail of two murderers in her breakout film, "Fargo" (1996), actress Frances McDormand made a significant mark as an actress, playing one of the more unique, homespun characters in cinema history. Prior to her award-winning performance, McDormand essayed a variety of roles, but mainly focused on put-upon wives or classic femme fatales in films like "Blood Simple" (1984) and "Mississippi Burning" (1988). Later in her career, she branched off into more diverse leading and supporting roles for "Lone Star" (1996), "Wonder Boys" (2000) and "Almost Famous" (2000), though she continued to make her strongest appearances in husband Joel Coens' darkly comic noirs, including "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001). By the time she received her third Academy Award nomination for her supporting performance in "North Country" (2005), it was well established that McDormand was a gifted actress in both comedy and drama and whose best work never failed to impress critics and fans alike.

      Highest rated movies

      Short Cuts
      Fargo
      Blood Simple
      Nomadland Moonrise Kingdom The Tragedy of Macbeth
      Lone Star
      Raising Arizona

      Photos

      THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, (aka THE BARBER), Frances McDormand, 2001, © USA Films Frances McDormand and Amy Adams in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" LAUREL CANYON, Frances Mcdormand, 2002, (c) Sony Pictures Classics CITY BY THE SEA, Frances McDormand, 2002, (c) Warner Brothers FARGO, Frances McDormand, 1996, (c) Gramercy THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, DIRECTOR MARTIN MCDONAGH, FRANCES MCDORMAND, ON SET, 2017. PH: MERRICK MORTON/TM & COPYRIGHT © FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY, seated in front row, from left: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, 2008. ©Focus Features FARGO, director Joel Coen (arms folded), Ethan Coen, Frances McDormand (in policewoman costume) on set, 1996, (c) Gramercy Pictures RAISING ARIZONA, Frances McDormand, Holly Hunter, 1987, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Frances McDormand, Amy Adams and Shirley Henderson in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Bharat Nulluri, Frances McDormand and Amy Adams on the set of "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Ciaran Hinds and Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Frances McDormand and Amy Adams in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Amy Adams and Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" Frances McDormand in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day" BLOOD SIMPLE, John Getz, Frances McDormand, 1984. ©Circle Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      90% 80% Women Talking Unknown (Character),
      Producer
      $5.4M 2022
      92% 74% The Tragedy of Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character),
      Producer
      - 2021
      75% 76% The French Dispatch Lucinda Krementz (Character) $16.1M 2021
      93% 82% Nomadland Fern (Character),
      Producer
      - 2020
      90% 87% Isle of Dogs Interpreter Nelson (Voice) $31.9M 2018
      90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Mildred (Character) $54.1M 2017
      86% 44% Hail, Caesar! C.C. Calhoun (Character) $30.0M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She's the Best Thing In It Self - 2015
      75% 64% The Good Dinosaur Momma (Voice) $123.1M 2015
      32% 32% Every Secret Thing Producer $97.0K 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebels With a Cause Narrator - 2013
      53% 46% Promised Land Sue Thomason (Character) $7.6M 2012
      93% 86% Moonrise Kingdom Mrs. Bishop (Character) $45.5M 2012
      78% 72% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Capitaine Chantel DuBois (Voice) - 2012
      66% 58% This Must Be the Place Jane (Character) $142.2K 2011
      35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mearing (Character) $352.4M 2011
      No Score Yet 86% The Botany of Desire Unknown (Character) - 2009
      78% 65% Burn After Reading Linda Litzke (Character) $60.3M 2008
      78% 71% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Miss Pettigrew (Character) $12.3M 2008
      72% 40% Friends With Money Jane (Character) $13.4M 2006
      9% 39% Aeon Flux Handler (Character) $25.9M 2005
      70% 76% North Country Glory (Character) $18.3M 2005
      72% 69% Something's Gotta Give Zoe Barry (Character) $124.6M 2003
      68% 52% Laurel Canyon Jane Bentley (Character) $3.7M 2002
      48% 40% City by the Sea Michelle (Character) $22.4M 2002
      81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Doris (Character) $7.5M 2001
      67% 87% Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Voice (Voice) - 2000
      89% 92% Almost Famous Elaine Miller (Character) $32.5M 2000
      81% 83% Wonder Boys Sara Gaskell (Character) $19.4M 2000
      No Score Yet 60% Talk of Angels Conlon (Character) $15.5K 1998
      No Score Yet 21% Johnny Skidmarks Alice (Character) - 1998
      65% 43% Madeline Miss Clavel (Character) $29.8M 1998
      43% 78% Paradise Road Dr. Verstak (Character) $1.9M 1997
      No Score Yet 69% Hidden in America Gus (Character) - 1996
      91% 83% Lone Star Bunny (Character) $13.1M 1996
      77% 89% Primal Fear Dr. Molly Arrington (Character) $56.1M 1996
      94% 92% Fargo Marge Gunderson (Character) $24.5M 1996
      No Score Yet 62% The Good Old Boys Eve Calloway (Character) - 1995
      35% 71% Beyond Rangoon Andy Bowman (Character) $5.1M 1995
      64% 63% Palookaville June (Character) $342.4K 1995
      95% 88% Short Cuts Betty Weathers (Character) $6.1M 1993
      No Score Yet 27% Crazy in Love Clare (Character) - 1992
      10% 45% Passed Away Nora Scanlan (Character) $3.8M 1992
      24% 29% The Butcher's Wife Grace (Character) $8.9M 1991
      86% 72% Hidden Agenda Ingrid Jessner (Character) $69.2K 1990
      83% 59% Darkman Julie Hastings (Character) $32.8M 1990
      11% 51% Chattahoochee Mae Foley (Character) $17.5K 1989
      79% 90% Mississippi Burning Mrs. Pell (Character) $33.7M 1988
      91% 85% Raising Arizona Dot (Character) $21.1M 1987
      94% 88% Blood Simple Abby (Character) $1.7M 1984

      TV

      Credit
      85% 94% Good Omens God (Voice) 2019
      94% 96% Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2014
      85% 76% The Simpsons Melanie Upfoot (Guest Voice) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leg Work Willie Pipal (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Connie Chapman (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Nina Sloan (Guest Star) 1985