Glenn Close

American actress Glenn Close

Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility. Close began her professional stage career in 1974 in 'Love For Love', before moving to film with supporting roles in The World According to Garp (1982), The Big Chill (1983), and The Natural (1984), which all earned her nominations for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Review: A ‘Crooked House’ of Murder and Resentment
NYTimes - 3 months
Glenn Close, Julian Sands, Gillian Anderson and Christina Hendricks make up an all-star roster of suspects in this Agatha Christie adaptation.
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Glenn Close On Weinstein Effect: 'To Condemn All Men Is Stupid And Counterproductive'
Huffington Post - 3 months
The actress partially blamed "male DNA" for predatory behavior.
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Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Glenn Close Speak Out on Harvey Weinstein
NYTimes - 5 months
Ms. Streep called the news about Mr. Weinstein “disgraceful” but added, “Not everybody knew.” Her statement seemed to open the floodgates.
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Glenn Close honoured with Icon Award at Zurich film festival - 6 months
Hollywood actress Glenn Close received a Golden Icon award at the Zurich Film Festival on Sunday and emotionally dedicated the prize to her actress daughter Annie Starke. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Glenn Close, why put up with this? Thoroughly annoying guests wreak havoc on 'The Wilde Wedding'
LATimes - 6 months
How writer-director Damian Harris (the late actor Richard’s son) wrangled so much talent for a film as inane and underachieving as “The Wilde Wedding” is anyone’s guess. A dizzying array of surface characters connected by birth, marriage, ex-marriage, pending marriage or friendship gathers at the...
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Chelsea Manning Headlines New Yorker Festival
NYTimes - 7 months
The event, from Oct. 6 to 8, will also include interviews with Preet Bharara, Seth Meyers and Glenn Close.
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Table for Three: Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness
NYTimes - about 1 year
The actress, currently in “Sunset Boulevard,” and the former congressman discuss psychiatric disorders, addiction, challenging families and more.
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Jake Tapper Has One-Word Response To SNL’s Creepy Kellyanne Conway 'SNL' Sketch
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Kate McKinnon’s impression of Kellyanne Conway was completely unhinged on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. McKinnon channeled Glenn Close during a “Fatal Attraction” spoof in which President Donald Trump’s advisor breaks into CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s apartment and tells the anchor, that she “just want[s] to be part of the news, Jake.” McKinnon’s dark portrayal included Conway throwing knives, coming back from the dead and licking and sniffing Beck Bennett, who played Tapper, and saying he smelled like news. Thankfully no bunnies were involved. But the real Jake Tapper did hop on to Twitter on Sunday morning to give his reaction — and he seemed uncomfortable. Um — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 12, 2017 Despite his initial response, Tapper seemed to have a good sense of humor about the sketch in general. For instance, when someone asked Tapper about the crazy-high hairli...
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Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard: "The Greatest Star of All"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A musical of outsized passions as only Andrew Lloyd Webber could compose, Sunset Boulevard trades in hyperbole. "The greatest star of all," in the words of Max, her homme d'affaires, Norma Desmond is camp drama queen extraordinaire. With Glenn Close in the role, reprising her Tony-winning performance of 22 years ago at the Palace Theater, Norma is petit as she is large. Need dominates her manipulations so acutely, only the powerhouse chops of the actress who put the word fatal in Fatal Attraction could pull off this tour de force of fragility and grand delusion. Descending a staircase on a set that also includes a 40 piece orchestra, spare enough to feature projections of old Hollywood, its streets, cars, and populace partying away, Norma Desmond is at home in a mansion of many rooms including one over the garage where Joe Gillis (Michael Xavier), a down on his luck writer comes to reside, entrapped in her web. She wants Joe to help stage a comeback, oops: she prefers return, to sta...
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Review: That ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Close-Up, Finely Focused
New York Times - about 1 year
The pared-down revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical relies more on Glenn Close’s astounding performance than the original lavish production could.
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It Could Be Decades Before We Say 'Madam President'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Are you surprised that America elected a black president before a female president? Given the history of servitude, institutional racism and implicit bias that blacks have experienced, you might think that the odds tilt heavily in favor of women when it comes to electing a president.  But you’d be wrong. Black men were granted the right to vote decades before women. In 1870, the 15th Amendment granted citizens the right to vote regardless of their “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” In 1920, the 19th Amendment finally granted voting rights not just to men but to all citizens. Black citizens had 50 years to figure out our political system before women could even vote. But time alone doesn’t completely explain the advantage blacks have over women on Election Day. Social science tells us that the traits of a strong leader like assertiveness, dominance and confidence are more likely to be masculine traits than feminine traits. In fact, our research has found that...
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Aisle View: <em>Liaisons</em>, What's Happened to Them?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses Photo: Joan Marcus Christopher Hampton's 1985 stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses last appeared locally in a middling 2008 production starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels at the Roundabout that was, despite the dazzling dialogue and amorous action, pretty much dull as ditchwater. Compared to which, this new production at the Booth--which originated at the Donmar Warehouse in London starring Janet McTeer, and with Liev Schreiber added to the mix for New York--rehabilitates the play's reputation. This new Liaisons, directed by the Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke, is intelligent, colorful, and lively (mostly). Call it a solid B+. It is questionable--or perhaps dangereus?--to compare an all-new production with the original; one has to assume that the majority of the potential audience is coming to the play innocent. (In this particular case, it is a...
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Glenn Close Will Star, Again, in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on Broadway
NYTimes - over 1 year
Ms. Close is bringing the role back to Broadway for 16 weeks beginning in February at the Palace Theater.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Glenn Close
  • 2016
    Age 69
    In a 2016 interview with Andrew Marr for the BBC, Close criticized Donald Trump, calling his campaign "terribly frightening."
    On June 16, 2016, Close donated $75,000 to the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, in order to give counselling and help to victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
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    As of 2016, films featuring Close have grossed over $2.4 Billion worldwide.
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    In 2016, Close will be inducted in The Theater Hall of Fame.
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    In April 2016 she returned as Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard on the West End stage.
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    In 2016, she appeared in The Great Gilly Hopkins and Warcraft.
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    Close is a six-time Academy Award nominee, tying the record for being the actress with the most nominations never to have won (along with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter). As of 2016, Close is the only living actor with the most Oscar nominations without a win.
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  • 2015
    Age 68
    In 2015, she donated to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
  • 2014
    Age 67
    In October 2014, Close returned to Broadway in the starring role of Agnes in Pam MacKinnon's revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance at the Golden Theatre.
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    The bill, was signed into law by President Obama in April 2014, and will give $1.1 billion in funding to help strengthen the mental health care system in the US.
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    In 2014 she starred in a production of the Pirates of Penzance for the Public Theater in New York, playing the role of Ruth.
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  • 2012
    Age 65
    She provided the voice of the "Giant" in the Summer 2012 production of the musical Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
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  • 2008
    Age 61
    Close voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election and attended his inauguration.
  • 2007
    Age 60
    Close was later approached by FX executives who pitched a television series (Damages) for her to star in, that would only be filmed in New York City. In 2007, Close played the ruthless and brilliant lawyer Patty Hewes on Damages for five seasons.
  • 2006
    Age 59
    In February 2006, Close married executive and venture capitalist David Evans Shaw in Maine. The couple divorced in August 2015.
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  • 2005
    Age 58
    In 2005, Close joined the FX crime series The Shield, in which she played Monica Rawling, a no-nonsense precinct captain, this became her first TV role in a series.
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  • 2003
    Age 56
    In 2003 she played Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Showtime produced film The Lion in Winter.
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  • 2002
    Age 55
    Close guest-starred on Will and Grace in 2002, portraying a satirical version of Annie Leibovitz, earning her an Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • 2001
    Age 54
    In 2001, she starred in a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical South Pacific as Nellie Forbush on ABC.
    Close later filmed The Safety of Objects which premiered in 2001, a movie about four suburban families dealing with maladies.
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  • 2000
    Age 53
    Close began to appear in television movies rather than doing theatrical films in the early 2000's.
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  • 1999
    Age 52
    In 1999, Close provided the voice of Kala in Disney's animated film Tarzan.
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  • 1998
    Age 51
    Close was also a guest star at the Andrew Lloyd Webber fiftieth birthday party celebration in the Royal Albert Hall in 1998.
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  • 1995
    Age 48
    In 1995 Close was engaged to carpenter Steve Beers, who had worked on Sunset Boulevard, but the two never married, and they separated in 1999.
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  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992, Close became a trustee emeritus of The Sundance Institute.
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  • 1991
    Age 44
    Close also dated actor Woody Harrelson from 1991 to 1994 after co-starring together in the play Brooklyn Laundry.
  • 1990
    Age 43
    In 1990, Close went on to play the role of Sunny von Bülow opposite Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune to critical acclaim.
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  • 1988
    Age 41
    In 1988 she played the scheming aristocrat The Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons.
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  • 1987
    Age 40
    In 1987 Close played the disturbed book editor Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, which was the role that propelled Close into stardom.
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  • 1985
    Age 38
    In 1985, Close starred in the legal thriller Jagged Edge, opposite Jeff Bridges.
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    Eventually, Close began to seek different roles to play because she did not want to be typecast as a motherly figure. She starred in the 1985 romantic comedy Maxie, alongside Mandy Patinkin.
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  • 1984
    Age 37
    She was married to businessman James Marlas from 1984 to 1987.
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    In 1984, Close was given a part in Robert Redford's baseball drama The Natural, although it was a small supporting role she earned a third consecutive Oscar nomination.
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  • 1980
    Age 33
    The 1980's proved to be Close's most successful decade in Hollywood.
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    In 1980, director George Roy Hill discovered Close on Broadway and asked her to audition with Robin Williams for a role in The World According to Garp, which would become her first film role.
  • 1979
    Age 32
    From 1979 to 1983 she dated Broadway actor Len Cariou.
    In 1979, she filmed the television movie Orphan Train and Too Far to Go.
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  • 1975
    Age 28
    Close made her television debut in 1975; it was a small role in the anthology series Great Performances.
  • 1974
    Age 27
    Glenn Close started her professional stage career in 1974 at at the age of 27 and her film work in 1982 at 35.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    From 1969 to 1971, Close was married to Cabot Wade, a guitarist and songwriter, with whom she had performed during her time at Up with People.
  • 1965
    Age 18
    Close traveled for several years in the mid-to-late 1960s with an MRA singing group called Up With People, and attended Rosemary Hall (now Choate Rosemary Hall), graduating in 1965.
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  • 1947
    Age 0
    Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut on March 19, 1947, the daughter of William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo and served as a personal physician to Mobutu Sese Seko, and socialite Bettine Moore Close.
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