Jacki Weaver
Australian actress
Jacki Weaver
Jacqueline Ruth "Jacki" Weaver is an Australian theatre, film, and television actress. She is best known internationally for her performances in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, for which she was nominated for the 2011 and 2013 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
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Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, Hannibal Buress, Andrew Santino Join 'The Disaster Artist' (Exclusive)
Yahoo News - about 1 year
James Franco is directing the film that's a making-of story about the infamously bad 2003 cult movie, 'The Room.'
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Woody Allen's Sleight-of-Hand: Magic in the Moonlight
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight, a romantic comedy set in the luscious Provence landscape, he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief, making elephants disappear, sawing women in two, misdirection, bedecked in chinoiserie. Even as an insufferable pompous egomaniac, Firth is so suave it is easy to fall in love with him. But wait, didn't he play this role before? Ah yes, his character is a reprise of the arrogant Mr. Darcy, only this time facing the wide eyed Emma Stone as Sophie, a charlatan psychic, with echoes of T. S. Eliot's Madame Sosostris, a seer of the unseen type that was all the rage in the early twentieth century. Evoking Hamlet's malaise, Firth's Stanley has a crisis of faith and you have to believe the angst represents an evolution in the filmmaker's own late-life dread of death. In supporting roles ...
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Weaver hesitates over AACTA lifetime award
Brisbane Times - about 3 years
When Jacki Weaver learnt she was receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), she was a little dubious for two reasons.     
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Consider This Sh-t: James Franco, Scarlett Johansson & Supporting Actor Oscar Candidates
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Welcome to For Your Consideration, an unapologetically obsessive weekly conversation about the Oscar race. Between now and March 2, 2014, Vanity Fair digital director Michael Hogan and Huffington Post senior entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will survey the landscape in advance of the 86th annual Academy Awards both here and at Vanity Fair.com. Rosen: Hi there, Mike! When we last corresponded, I brought up the fledgling Oscar campaign for James Franco in "Spring Breakers." That wasn't a punchline, so much as a plea: In a year without a runaway Best Supporting Actor contender, why not Vice's No. 1 culture writer? Consider this shit: Franco gave one of the year's best performances, a soupçon of multilayered madness that spoofed modern culture, his own image and the very nature of performance itself. Gangsta rappers from Florida don't normally rate as Oscar contenders, but then again neither did a white actor in black face (Robert Downey Jr.) nor a bridesmaid who literally took a d ...
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Anna Gunn Joins 'Gracepoint,' Fox's 'Broadchurch' Remake
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anna Gunna is following up her "Mindy Project" guest role and sticking in the Fox family by starring in "Gracepoint," Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Broadchurch." Gunn will co-star opposite David Tennant and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver. In "Gracepoint" the "Breaking Bad" star will play Detective Ellie Miller, a "happily married wife and mother who is looking forward to a promised promotion." However, the job goes to Detective Emmett Carver ("Doctor Who" star Tennant) and Ellie must take care of her disappointment quickly and work with her new partner on a murder case. "As the case progresses, she'll have to look at her hometown, and those she cares about, through a different prism," Fox said in a release. Weaver will play Susan Wright, a "glowering, mysterious woman who is new to town and lives in the RV park, alone with her dog. She works various cleaning and odd jobs and prefers to remain anonymous, but has a dark history kept fiercely hidden." Fox's "Gracepoint," which was origin ...
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'Parkland' review: Looking back at JFK assassination
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
"Parkland" takes audiences back to the world of 50 years ago, with men in hats and women in kerchiefs, a world in which smoking was allowed everywhere and World War II was still a living memory. [...] it documents the precise moment when that world began its long transition into our world, with the cataclysmic and consciousness-changing event of John F. Kennedy's assassination. The film follows the doctors in the Parkland Hospital emergency room, who suddenly find themselves up to their elbows in the blood and tissue of the president of the United States. With fidelity to the true personality and essence of the man, the film also follows Abraham Zapruder, the small-business man who filmed the shooting on his Super 8 camera, and who - in a touching way that seems old-fashioned - was devastated by what he witnessed. In this retelling of a familiar story, we get the novel perspective of the Oswald family, including that of Lee's older brother, Robert (James Badge Dale) and Lee's mothe ...
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Jacki ditches us for Puerto Rico
Byron Shire News - over 3 years
TWO Oscar nominations, and Jacki Weaver STILL can't find work at home, as her latest film ditches Australia for Puerto Rico.     
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What's next for superstar Jacki Weaver?
Byron Shire News - over 3 years
OSCAR nominations. A Woody Allen film. Praise from the President. She's got it all. But where will her second wind take her next? Find out.     
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Researchers track evolution of Philly's odd accent
Fox News - almost 4 years
Will Philly no longer be a place where residents drink wooder and root for the Iggles? Gid eowt! A University of Pennsylvania linguistics professor says the Southern-inflected sound of the Philadelphia dialect is moving toward a more Northern accent. Some of Philly's trademark twangy, elongated vowel sounds are becoming less so, though others are getting stronger. "Certain changes have continued in the same direction over 100 years and everybody's doing it," said Bill Labov, who has studied the Philadelphia accent since 1971 and recorded hundreds of native speakers born between 1888 and 1992 and living in dozens of neighborhoods. "It doesn't make a difference if you come from Port Richmond or Kensington or South Philadelphia." With apologies to comedian Jeff Foxworthy, you might be a Philadelphian if: you say beggle (bagel), wooder (water), tal (towel), beyoodeeful (beautiful), dennis (dentist) or Fit Shtreet (Fifth Street). Y ...
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If Only 9% Of Jobs In Hollywood Go To Women, What Is The Future Of Women In Film?
Business Insider - almost 4 years
Seth MacFarlane took a lot of flak this week after his Oscar's hosting gig seemed to offend everyone from Jews and fans of Abraham Lincoln to the entire female gender. But the "Family Guy" creator singing about female body parts during the most prestigious awards show of the year seemed to bring up a bigger issue in Hollywood, and specifically womens' role in the industry. Here's where women currently stand in Hollywood: Academy voters are overwhelmingly male; 77 percent, according to the LA Times. In 2013, 30 men and 9 women won Academy Awards, by Vulture's Margaret Lyons' count. "Women have about 9 percent of the opportunities men do in the media industries," Women in Film President Cathy Schulman tells Business Insider. According to the study "Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2012" by Martha Lauzen, "In 2012, women comprised 18 percent of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the t ...
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Now Showing: Oscar Winners Playing in Burnsville
Burnsville Patch - almost 4 years
Miss any of Sunday night's Oscar winners when they first hit the big screen? It isn't too late. Winning an Oscar often prolongs the shelf life of a film, as new audiences line up to see what all the adulation is about. Here's a look at the films still playing in Burnsville that won top nods Sunday night from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Silver Linings Playbook (Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence) One sentence plot: Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything—his house, his job, and his wife—and now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Moviefone viewer score: 82 Moviefone critic score: 81 Reviews: "Thankfully, this fractured fairy tale of mental illness, family drama, ragged romance and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fandom has landed in the superbly capable hands of David O. Russell." Washington Post Full Review "Silver Linings is cons ...
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Anne Hathaway Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, Gushes to Husband Adam Shulman in Acceptance Speech
US Magazine - almost 4 years
Anne Hathaway's dream came true. The Les Miserables actress, 30, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24. Hathaway, whose Prada gown inspired a HathawayNipple Twitter account, proudly took the stage to accept her award. "It came true. Thank you so much to the Academy for this."  PHOTOS: What all the stars wore to the 2013 Oscars After the Oscar-winning actress thanked fellow nominees Sally Field, Jacki Weaver, Helen Hunt and Amy Adams, she gave a special thank you to costar Hugh Jackman. "I must thank Hugh Jackman," she said. "Hugh, you're the best." Hathaway then thanked a long list of cast and crew members as well as her personal team. "I want to thank my friends -- especially the ones who are cheering from Crosby street tonight," she said. "My family, who I'm so blessed to be a part of." PHOTOS: Anne's Oscar hosting gig And Hathaway gave a touching note of thanks to husband Adam Shulman, whom she married in September 2012. ...
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The 2013 Oscars: All the winners
Salon.com - almost 4 years
BEST PICTURE "Amour" WINNER: "Argo" "Beasts of the Southern Wild" "Django Unchained" "Les Misérables" "Life of Pi" "Lincoln" "Silver Linings Playbook" "Zero Dark Thirty" ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook" WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln" Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables" Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master" Denzel Washington, "Flight" ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Alan Arkin, "Argo" Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook" Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master" Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln" WINNER: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained" ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty" WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook" Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour" Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Naomi Watts, "The Impossible" ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Amy Adams, "The Master" Sally Field, "Lincoln" WINNER: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables" Helen Hunt, "The Sessions" Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook" Continue Rea ...
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This year’s Oscar nominated women are lauded at a pre-Oscar bash
Reuters.com - almost 4 years
Feb. 22 - Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Jacki Weaver and more celebrate at the Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail party. Roselle Chen reports.
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Matthew Quick: Sometimes the Right People Show Up
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
When I found out my debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, was going to be made into a major motion picture, I was thrilled to the point of speechlessness. The movie theater has always been a sacred place, ever since my father and grandfather used to take me when I was just a boy. Hundreds -- maybe even thousands -- of times I have been transformed in dark rooms as stories glow larger-than-life before me. Each time -- as I left the movies, often feeling lighter, better, somehow healed -- I secretly wondered if someday a story of mine and maybe even my name might shine brightly on screens across the world. Could I contribute somehow to the medium that had saved me time and time again? Once that dream became a reality, I wondered what would become of my story -- one that was very personal, full of characters I loved like family, and about a subject near and dear to my heart. Letting go emotionally was an act of faith. David O. Russell is a storytelling hero of mine. ...
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Holly Cara Price: Jacki Weaver: Second Time Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker in Silver Linings Playbook, courtesy The Weinstein Co. "Isn't it fun? I can't believe it. I'm still blown away by it, I really am," laughed Jacki Weaver, second-time nominee for Best Supporting Actress for her role in David O. Russell's powerful, critically lauded dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. "We're quite sanguine about it because it's a really strong group of actresses and I really admire every single one of them, so it's anybody's guess, I think, how the Academy members are going to vote," she continued, confiding that she was actually in the process of filling out her own ballot just before we spoke. Weaver is up against Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Sally Field (Lincoln), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), and Amy Adams (The Master) for this go-round. Silver Linings Playbook has garnered eight nominations in total for this year's Academy Awards. Though Lincoln and Life of Pi both lead in terms of the number of nominations for ...
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Robert De Niro Chokes Up Talking About Bipolar Disorder
Business Insider - about 4 years
"Silver Linings Playbook" actors Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper joined director David O. Russell on Katie Couric's daytime talk show "Katie" on Monday to discuss their Oscar-nominated film. Bradley Cooper's "Playbook" character, Pat Solitano, is a bipolar man who has recently been released from a mental institution and is returning home to live with his parents — played by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Director David O. Russell says he wanted to make the film because the content is close to his heart. "I've had a son who has a mood disorder, which means someone that can have moods that can pull them down the drain and send the home to a tornado in moments," Russell says in the "Katie" interview.  O. Russell's real-life son Matthew plays the nosy next door neighbor whom De Niro chases out of the yard in the film. When Couric asked De Niro if he felt a greater responsibility about doing a film in which the director had so much personally invested, De Niro begins to tear ...
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'Homemades' And 'Crabby Snacks' From Silver Linings Playbook
Huffington Post - about 4 years
David O. Russell's hit film "Silver Lining's Playbook," adapted from the novel by Matthew Quick, centers around a charmingly dysfunctional family whose favorite pastime is cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles. To prepare for Eagles games, the protagonist's mother (Jacki Weaver) creates snacks that have gained notoriety not only among family members, but among neighbors and friends of her son. Crabby snacks and homemades are mentioned so nonchalantly throughout the film that a viewer could safely assume that the snacks are Philadelphian staples, but that's not the case. Examiner.com debunks the myth, and explains where producer David O. Russell got the idea for the script: The film was shot in a neighborhood in Philadelphia down the street from Mrs. Cappelletti - mother of Hall of Fame football player John Cappelletti. She had Russell over to her home before filming began and offered snacks to Russell calling them crabbies and homemades. Russell assumed that they were ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jacki Weaver
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 66
    She also portrayed Dr. Warren in the 2014 comedy crime horror film The Voices. Weaver was married to David Price from 1966 to 1970 before divorcing and marrying Max Hensser in 1975.
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  • 2013
    Age 65
    In August 2013, Australians in Film announced that Weaver would be honored with the organization's Breakthrough Award at an exclusive Benefit Dinner held 24 October 2013 in Los Angeles.
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    On 10 January 2013, Weaver was again nominated for an Academy Award for her role opposite Robert De Niro in the film Silver Linings Playbook.
    More Details Hide Details In April the same year, she was cast in the adaptation of Richard Alfieri's play 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks opposite Gena Rowlands.
  • 2010
    Age 62
    In the 1990s and early 2000s, Weaver found it increasingly hard to find roles on screen or television and devoted much of her energy to the Australian stage, starring in plays including A Streetcar Named Desire, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Death of a Salesman, Reg Cribb's Last Cab to Darwin, and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya alongside Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in 2010-11.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Weaver also starred in the Melbourne-set crime thriller Animal Kingdom playing a gang family matriarch. Her performance was praised and earned her an Academy Award nomination as well as winning the Australian Film Institute Award, the National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and a Satellite Award. Weaver made her Hollywood debut with the comedy The Five-Year Engagement, alongside Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, and starred in Park Chan-Wook's English-language debut, Stoker, alongside fellow Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, and British actor Matthew Goode.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 35
    She married radio and television presenter Derryn Hinch in 1983; they divorced in 1996, remarried in 1997, and divorced again in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She had a son, Dylan (b. 1969) with partner at the time John Walters. She is currently married to actor Sean Taylor. Weaver is a supporter of the Australian Labor Party, and recorded a radio advertisement in support of them for the 1996 federal election. Jackie Weaver is currently the Patron of Ballarat National Theatre, a volunteer Theatre Group in Ballarat, Australia.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 23
    Weaver's film debut came with 1971's Stork for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1970s, Weaver gained a sex-symbol reputation thanks to her performances in the likes of Alvin Purple (1973). Other notable films during this time include a small role in Peter Weir's critically acclaimed film version of Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), and a more substantive appearance in Caddie (1976) for which she won her second Australian Film Institute Award.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 16
    In 1964 at the Palace Theatre in Sydney, Weaver and a number of other Australian singers such as The Delltones and her then-boyfriend Bryan Davies performed a satire on the Gidget movies, in which Weaver performed as "Gadget."
    More Details Hide Details In the mid-1960s, she appeared on the Australian music show Bandstand. In one appearance, she sang a 1920s-style pastiche, the novelty song "I Love Onions."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on May 25, 1947.
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