Diane Ladd
Actress
Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd is an American actress, film director, producer and author. She has appeared in over 120 roles, on television, and in miniseries and feature films, including Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Wild at Heart (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Touched by an Angel (1997) (TV), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), and American Cowslip (2008).
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Movie Review: <i>Joy</i>.. Forget About It!!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Without Jennifer Lawrence, there would be no Joy. Joy lags until Bradley Cooper enters and sparks fly between him and Jennifer Lawrence, then they fizzle and the film snores on. Boring. Great cast, but no flow of energy. De Niro is ho hum while Isabella Rossellini as his love interest oddly enough gives this film life. Rossellini has the energy missing throughout this film. Diane Ladd has a small thankless role as Joy's grandmother though she is a delight to watch. This is the story of four generations of women and how Joy Mangano becomes a millionaire inventing a mop. It is clear the Joy Mangano has had a hand in the production of this film not only because she is given a producing credit, but because her character is handled with kid gloves. Enough. David Russell, director, wanted to do a woman's film, but please couldn't he have done a better one. His ego directed this and brought out great actors which a film does not make. Joy does not flow, but is a series of vignettes glued ...
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There is No Joy in 'Joy' Land, Mighty JLaw Has Struck Out
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Joy" is the third film collaboration between actress Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell. In the past they created "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle". Those early efforts were mega-successes and resulted in good box office and numerous awards. "Joy" was anticipated to be a product which would have the same amount of success, but having viewed the film I beg to disagree. It is a joyless movie composed of a series of vignettes rather than a cohesive storyline, and the acting on display is not exceptional. Joy Mangano (Lawrence) is seen at the start of the film to be a divorced woman raising her two children. Her mother (Virginia Madsen) and her grandmother (Diane Ladd) live with her and her children as well as her ex-husband Tony (Edgar Ramirez). Shortly after the movie starts her father Rudy (Robert De Niro) moves back in with her, following a separation from his girlfriend. This chaotic state of affairs makes Joy appear more a victim than anything else. She ...
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Diane Ladd sees kindred spirit in 'Joy' costar Jennifer Lawrence
LATimes - about 1 year
As a struggling teenage actress in New York, Diane Ladd worked as a Copa Girl at the famed Copacabana night club appearing with the likes of Buddy Hackett and Vic Damone. "That gave me a living," she said. "They auditioned 500 girls every month and only picked 13." To survive, the actress, author...
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I Dream Too Much: A Unique Coming of Age Film
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Let me be clear: I hate chick flicks. I also hate all Jane Austen movies. Both genre overflow with endless dialogue and angst, and, in the end, nothing actually happens. I would rather have my hand slammed in a car door as be forced to watch one. Let's be even more clear about my taste in films: I'm a guy who believes that Spectre is a great film, and that We Were Soldiers is one fine piece of movie making. I like shoot 'em up, high tech action films that keep you engaged from opening to closing credits, and admit I'm simple minded and prefer films where something actually happens. From that perspective, one can understand that when I saw that the new film I Dream Too Much was on the schedule in the primo Sunday evening time slot at this year's Houston Cinema Arts Festival, I winced and gave fleeting consideration to packing along a pillow since it looked like a serious chick flick. After seeing it, however, I now know how wrong I was. This is no chick flick, at least as this guy p ...
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Anderson Cooper: Opposing Illegal CIA Wars Is Unelectable
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A key reason that the US has so many wars is that big US media have a strong pro-war, pro-Empire bias. You rarely see big US media badgering a politician for supporting a war that turned out to be a catastrophe. But it's commonplace for big US media to badger politicians for opposing wars, even catastrophic ones. CNN journalist Anderson Cooper is a perfect example of this phenomenon. Here's Anderson Cooper, badgering Bernie Sanders at the first Democratic debate for opposing the CIA's illegal war on Nicaragua in the 1980s: The question is really about electability here, and that's what I'm trying to get at. You -- the -- the Republican attack ad against you in a general election -- it writes itself. You supported the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. You honeymooned in the Soviet Union. And just this weekend, you said you're not a capitalist. Doesn't -- doesn't that ad write itself? Millions of Americans "supported the Sandinistas in Nicaragua" in the 1980s. In 1979, the Sandinis ...
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Lunch with a Legend: Bruce Dern
Huffington Post - about 3 years
After a best actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, there's no stopping Bruce Dern. As Woody in Alexander Payne's masterpiece "Nebraska," featured in Toronto, New York, and the Hamptons Film Festivals, he's a doddering but endearing old fool who takes seriously one of those announcements that he's a sweepstakes winner, and convinces his son to drive him from Billings to Omaha to pick up his millions. With old school modesty, Dern says that the obstacle to making this film which took a long time--he received the script 10 years ago this week--was not about casting him, a quasi-bankable character actor in the lead role, but that it's shot in black and white. At lunch at Il Gattopardo this week, he applauded Paramount for letting Payne make his film the way he wanted to make it. And now, there's no question that Dern will join a line-up that includes Robert Redford for "All is Lost," contenders for the Best Actor Oscar. A fount of film history, with stories galore, Dern will te ...
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Diane Ladd lists compound in Ojai for sale at $4.45 million
LATimes - almost 4 years
Veteran actress Diane Ladd has put her gated compound in Ojai up for sale at $4.45 million.
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Maureen Ryan: HBO's Best Show? It's Not The One You Think
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Now only hope hurts." - Tyler, "Enlightened" The rebirth of "Enlightenment" (Sundays at 9:30 p.m. EST on HBO) is quietly stupendous. The show's must-see second season is one of the best stories I've experienced in a long time (HBO sent all eight Season 2 episodes for review). And -- appropriately for a show about a woman who wants to live a more vivid and connected life -- it is an experience. "Enlightened" is a show that trusts itself to make small gestures and spend time on quiet observation, and it ultimately succeeds at one of the hardest but most important things any story should do: It brings you inside in the emotional state of the people at the heart of the tale. With its spare visual style and its meditative aesthetic, "Enlightened" evokes a feeling of not-quite-resigned aspiration, a lyrical, guarded sense of possibility. The show is suffused with the sense that what you want is just out of reach and that the dream could be yours if you just wanted it ...
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Gus Van Sant Tribute
CNN - over 4 years
Hollywood came out to the San Diego Film Festival to honor Gus Van Sant.   Oscar® nominated-director, Gus Van Sant, was honored with a Tribute evening and film retrospective featuring Milk, Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho, and the Palme d'Or winner Elephant. This is the first-ever Gus Van Sant film festival retrospective, and took place at the Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, San Diego during the San Diego Film Festival.   Anne Heche, Diane Ladd, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Jef Holm and many others honored Gus Van Sant. Check out my video interview with Anne Heche, Diane Ladd and Jef Holm. Photos Gus Van Sant &amp; Anne Heche Gus Van Sant with the San Diego Film Festival Award The theater before the tribute Gus Van Sant speaking &amp; Erik Wahl art to the right Jef Holm Outside the San Diego Film Festival Gus Van Sant on the red carpet Artist Erik Wahl Note: Robin Williams and Ben Affleck sent in a video tribute.
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“Dissolved” SAG Wants Martin Sheen & Anti-Merger Gang To Pay Legal Fees
Deadline Hollywood - almost 5 years
A union that doesn’t officially exist anymore filed motions today going through the required rules of procedure and attempting to dismiss a lawsuit that it says is dead – and for that the defunct SAG wants prominent anti-SAG-AFTRA merger advocates such as Martin Sheen, Ed Harris and Diane Ladd to pay “attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by this action.” They also want U.S. District Court Judge James Otero to grant “such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.” In two separate court required answers (Read them here and here) to the lawsuit filed in February to stop a March 30 members vote on the merging of SAG and AFTRA as one union, the “Screen Actors Guild, a dissolved corporation” and individual defendants claimed the primary issue raised by anti-merger forces as irrelevant because “on March 28, 2012, this court refused to block the merger vote, and that 82% of the SAG members who cast ballots voted in favor of the merger.” The merger was approved by 81.9% ...
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Enlightened: Mark Mothersbaugh komponiert die Musik zur Serie - serienjunkies.de
Google News - over 5 years
Die Hauptrollen spielen Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Luke Wilson, Timm Sharp und Amy Hill. Jonathan Demme, Regisseur von „Das Schweigen der Lämmer“ führte bei der Pilotfolge der Serie Regie. Die Serie startet am 2. Oktober dieses Jahres bei HBO
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Top 25 Actresses to Watch for Oscar 2011 - Awards Daily
Google News - over 5 years
The supporting actresses that year were Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (the winner), Annette Bening for The Grifters (who should have won), Lorraine Bracco for Goodfellas (who should have been lead), Diane Ladd for Wild at Heart, Mary McDonnell for Dances
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'Enlightened' Season 1 Preview Guide: New Philosophy, Old Everything Else - BuddyTV
Google News - over 5 years
Playing her mother, Helen, is Dern&#39;s real-life mother, Diane Ladd -- who also starred (and received an Oscar nomination) in Rambling Rose. Also part of Enlightened is Luke Wilson (you know, brother of Owen and Andrew) as Amy&#39;s slacker ex-hubby Levi,
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Bruce Dern: 'Television Excites Me Much More Now Than It Ever Did' - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
And he&#39;s part of the only Oscar-nominated father-mother-daughter combination with his daughter Laura Dern and his ex-wife Diane Ladd. But only now, at age 75, has Bruce Dern received his first Emmy nomination. &quot;I&#39;m flabbergasted,&quot; Dern told TheWrap on
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O'Neill gets Walk of Fame star - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to O&#39;Neill, the Walk&#39;s list of 2011 enrollees includes Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Laura Dern, Penelope Cruz, Ed Harris, The Muppets, Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Diane Ladd
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 71
    In 2007, she co-starred in the Lifetime Television film Montana Sky.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to her Academy Award nomination for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, she was also nominated (again in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category) for both Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose, both of which she starred alongside her daughter Laura Dern. Dern received a nomination for Best Actress for Rambling Rose. The dual mother and daughter nominations for Ladd and Dern in Rambling Rose marked the first time in Academy Award history that such an event had occurred. They were also nominated for dual Golden Globe Awards in the same year.
  • 2006
    Age 70
    In April 2006, Ladd released her first book, Spiraling Through The School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 56
    She appeared in the independent screwball comedy Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me in 1992, where she played a flirty, aging Southern belle alongside her real mother, actress Mary Lanier.
    More Details Hide Details In 1993, Ladd appeared in the episode "Guess Who's Coming to Chow?" of the CBS comedy/western series Harts of the West in the role of the mother of co-star Harley Jane Kozak. The 15-episode program, set on a dude ranch in Nevada starred Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges. In 2004, Ladd played psychic Mrs. Druse in the television miniseries of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 38
    She later had a supporting role in Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Flo in the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
    More Details Hide Details That film inspired the television series Alice, in which Flo was portrayed by Polly Holliday. When Holliday left the TV series, Ladd succeeded her as waitress Isabelle "Belle" Dupree.
    For the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Alice (1980–81), and to receive Academy Award nominations for Wild at Heart (1990) and Rambling Rose (1991). Her other film appearances include Chinatown (1974), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), and American Cowslip (2008). Ladd is the mother of actress Laura Dern, by her ex-husband, actor Bruce Dern. Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi, the only child of Mary Bernadette (née Anderson; 1912–2002), a housewife and actress, and Preston Paul Ladner (1905–1982), a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and livestock. Ladd is related to playwright Tennessee Williams and poet Sidney Lanier. Ladd was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of her mother. Ladd was married to actor and one-time co-star Bruce Dern from 1960 to 1969, and had two children, including Diane Elizabeth Dern, who died at seventeen and a half months, and actress Laura Dern. Ladd and Laura Dern co-starred in the films, Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose and Inland Empire, and in the HBO series Enlightened.
  • 1968
    Age 32
    Ladd has also worked in onstage. She made her Broadway debut in Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details In 1976, she starred in A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She currently stars in the Hallmark Channel series Chesapeake Shores. Note: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore released in 1974 in the US and 1975 in the UK. On November 1, 2010, Ladd, Laura Dern, and Bruce Dern received adjoining stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; this is the first time family members have been given such consideration on the Walk. Ladd's star is the 2,421st.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on November 29, 1935.
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