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Kathy Bates

FULL NAME Kathleen Doyle Bates
BORN 28 June 1948, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor (Director)
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 12 (10)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.65

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1978 Straight Time Selma Darin

1990 Dick Tracy Mrs. Green
1990 Misery Lt. Vincent Bracey

1994 North Alaskan Mom

1995 Dolores Claiborne Russell Casse

1997 Titanic Molly Brown

1998 Primary Colors Libby Holden
1998 A Civil Action Bankruptcy Judge
2002 About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel

2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still Regina Jackson

2008 Revolutionary Road Mrs. Helen Givings

2019 The Highwaymen

Frank Hamer

2020 Richard Jewell Barbara "Bobi" Jewell

 

PORTRAIT

Large, vivacious American actress who pulls off portraying anything from menaces to twaddlers, and whose versatility and range have earned her a solid reputation in a business which otherwise focuses on exteriors and beauty in female performers. She did, however, arrive late in the movie business after appearing on stage for over a decade. Her first notable role was as Gary Busey's wife in the 1978 drama Straight Time. But it was her role as Annie Wilkes in Stephen King's Misery that propelled her to subsequent leading roles and fame.

 

TRIVIA

  • Was second choice (after Anjelica Huston) for the role of Annie Wilkes in Misery

AWARDS

The Academy Awards

1991

Best Actress for Misery

1999

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Primary Colors

2003

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt

2020

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Richard Jewell

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