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Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Date of Birth: Feb 5, 1962

Country: USA

Biography: Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American film and stage actress, best known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Single White Female, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts... - www.wikipedia.org

Total Titles at Criticker: 67 - You've Seen 67

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Titles You've Ranked (67)
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Kill Your Darlings Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Summary: An untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that led to the birth of an entire generation - their Beat revolution. (sundance.org)
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Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993)
Summary: A documentary insight behind the scenes of Roberts Altman's Short Cuts. (imdb)
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Under Cover Under Cover (1987)
Summary: A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death. (imdb)
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The Spectacular Now The Spectacular Now (2013)
Summary: Sutter is a high school senior who lives for the moment; Aimee is the introvert he attempts to "save." As their relationship deepens, the lines between right and wrong, friendship and love, and "saving" and corrupting become inextricably blurred. (sundance.org)
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Hateship Loveship Hateship Loveship (2014)
Summary: A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. (imdb)
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Welcome to Me Welcome to Me (2015)
Summary: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show. (imdb)
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The Best Little Girl in the World The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)  - TV Movie
Summary: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her bickering parents must put aside their differences to help her recover before her condition kills her. (imdb)
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Heart of Midnight Heart of Midnight (1988)
Summary: Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special relationship with her uncle as she battles her memories and her surroundings in her new home. (imdb)
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Death Ride to Osaka Death Ride to Osaka (1983)  - TV Movie
Summary: Based on true events in the life of actor Tom Allard, whose girlfriend answered an advertisement for American singers to entertain in Japan and found herself trapped in a prostitution-slavery ring operated by the yakuza. (imdb)
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The Quickie The Quickie (2001)
Summary: A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster. (imdb)
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Grandview, U.S.A. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Summary: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. (imdb)
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The Men The Men's Club (1986)
Summary: A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. Thrown out, the men are not yet willing to call it a night... (imdb)
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Greenberg Greenberg (2010)
Summary: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
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Sister, Sister Sister, Sister (1987)
Summary: Two sisters turn their family mansion in Louisiana into a guest house. One of their guests is an aide to a congressman, and turns their lives inside out. (imdb)
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Childstar Childstar (2004)
Summary: Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself. (imdb)
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Jake Squared Jake Squared (2014)
Summary: A filmmaker sets out to make a new project in order to figure out how he's screwed up every relationship he's ever had. (imdb)
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Angel City Angel City (1980)  - TV Movie
Summary: About a dirt poor family who pack all they have into their beat up pick up truck and head out in search of something better. They find work as migrant farm workers picking crops. They also quickly learn that their employment comes with a cost. They are held as virtual prisoners on what could be described as a cross between a slave plantation and a concentration camp. The corrupt head honcho has also developed a system to keep his employees from fleeing.
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Amityville: The Awakening Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Summary: A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history. (imdb)
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LBJ LBJ (2016)
Summary: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. (imdb)
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The Making of The Making of 'Road to Perdition' (2002)  - Short Film
Summary: This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Road to Perdition, about a mafia hit man who must deal with the toll his job takes on his family. Included are interviews with star Tom Hanks and other members of the cast and crew who talk about the experience of making the film, as well as all of the effort that went into it. (imdb)
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Good Time Good Time (2017)
Summary: A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. (imdb)
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Atypical Atypical (2017)  - TV Series
Summary: Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. (imdb)
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Patrick Melrose Patrick Melrose (2018)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Based on the Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn. This mini-series is about a rich, drug addict British man Patrick Melrose. (imdb)
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Annihilation Annihilation (2018)
Summary: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply. (imdb)
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Alex of Venice Alex of Venice (2015)
Summary: Workaholic attorney Alex is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves. Now faced with the humdrum and sometimes catastrophic events that permeate the fabric of our lives, Alex discovers both a vulnerability and inner strength she had not yet tapped all while trying to hold together her broken family. (imdb)
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Morgan Morgan (2016)
Summary: Morgan is about a corporate risk-management consultant who has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment. (imdb)
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Spawn 2: The Animation Spawn 2: The Animation (1998)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Spawn 2 is the slick and darkly realized animated adaptation of the popular comic book of the same name. This is an Uncut condensed version of the second Season of the HBO series. (imdb)
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Spawn 3: The Animation Spawn 3: The Animation (1999)
Summary: Spawn is still on his quest to return to his love, Wanda, but is still in trouble. He is guided though by Cogliostro, who is the only one who can give him his humanity back. (imdb)
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The Moment The Moment (2013)
Summary: After a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled writer John (Martin Henderson) ends in John's disappearance, Lee lands in a mental hospital to recuperate. (imdb)
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Anomalisa Anomalisa (2015)
Summary: Charlie Kaufman's first stop-motion film about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. (imdb)
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The Hateful Eight The Hateful Eight (2015)
Summary: In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? (imdb)
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The Killing of Randy Webster The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)  - TV Movie
Summary: A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own. It's sort of a scaled-down, TV version of RASHOMON.
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Wrong Is Right Wrong Is Right (1982)
Summary: Only Patrick Hale can prevent a desperate president, the head of the CIA, a trigger happy general, terrorists, an arms dealer, and religious fanatics from destroying our world, but he has other things on his mind. (imdb)
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Eyes of a Stranger Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
Summary: A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area. (imdb)
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Palindromes Palindromes (2004)
Summary: Described as a "fable of innocence," his latest film allows Todd Solondz to savor the profound flavor of moral complexity. (Wellspring Media)
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Short Cuts Short Cuts (1993)
Summary: While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. Starring Andie MacDowell, Fred Ward, 'Jack Lemmon' , Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins. (imdb)
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Road to Perdition Road to Perdition (2002)
Summary: Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (imdb)
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The Hudsucker Proxy The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Summary: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (imdb)
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Dolores Claiborne Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Summary: A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (imdb)
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Rush Rush (1991)
Summary: Two small town Texas cops goes undercover to catch a major drug runner & end up getting caught up in the drug culture. (imdb)
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Single White Female Single White Female (1992)
Summary: When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left)... (imdb)
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The Machinist The Machinist (2004)
Summary: Trevor Reznik has not slept for a year. His every waking minute has become an unremitting nightmare of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror - each of which is part of an escalating series of clues that will lead to the source of his mysterious affliction. (Paramount Classics)
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The King Is Alive The King Is Alive (2000)
Summary: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of "King Lear" only manages to plunge this disparate group of travellers into turmoil as they struggle to overcome both nature's wrath and their own mortality. (IFC Films)
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eXistenZ eXistenZ (1999)
Summary: Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged... (imdb)
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Backdraft Backdraft (1991)
Summary: Stephen McCaffrey (Russell) and his younger brother Brian (Baldwin) are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentless that he drives Brian out of firefighting and into arson investigation. Brian becomes involved in a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery. (Universal)
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Summary: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. (imdb)
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Hey Arnold! The Movie Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Summary: When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero and a mysterious deep-voiced stranger, Arnold and Gerald will need to recover a crucial document in order to save their beloved neighborhood. (imdb)
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The Jacket The Jacket (2005)
Summary: This mind-bending drama melds elements of a thriller, romance, murder mystery and time-travel fantasy. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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In the Cut In the Cut (2003)
Summary: A writing instructor (Ryan) has an erotic affair with a police detective (Ruffalo) investigating a murder in her New York neighborhood. (Sony)
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Georgia Georgia (1995)
Summary: Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia (Mare Winningham) who is a famous C&W artist... (imdb)
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Miami Blues Miami Blues (1990)
Summary: When sociopath Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, Florida, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave... (imdb)
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Margot at the Wedding Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Summary: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets. (imdb)
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Kansas City Kansas City (1996)
Summary: Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930's Kansas City... (imdb)
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Bastard Out of Carolina Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Summary: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone (Malone), the eldest daughter, and Anney (Leigh) her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen (Eldard) as her last chance. (imdb)
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A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres (1997)
Summary: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories. (imdb)
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Washington Square Washington Square (1997)
Summary: Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter for her money. But Catherine is determined to follow her heart, even if she loses her inheritance in the process. But just what are Townsend's intentions? (imdb)
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Crooked Hearts Crooked Hearts (1991)
Summary: How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.
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Synecdoche, New York Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Summary: A theater director (Hoffman) struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (imdb)
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Skipped Parts Skipped Parts (2000)
Summary: It's 1963. Poor little rich girl Lydia and her 14-year-old love child Sam are banished from North Carolina while her powerful father runs for governor. They end up in Wyoming where she parties and Sam finds he's one of only two Grosvant High School students who read. Maury is the other, a pre-pubescent girl wanting to discover what sex is about... (imdb)
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Summary: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair. (imdb)
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Last Exit to Brooklyn Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Summary: Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers...
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The Big Picture The Big Picture (1989)
Summary: Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems. (imdb)
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The Hitcher The Hitcher (1986)
Summary: A young man transporting a car to another state is stalked along the road by a cunning and relentless serial killer who eventually frames the driver for a string of murders (imdb)
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Flesh & Blood Flesh & Blood (1985)
Summary: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (imdb)
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Easy Money Easy Money (1983)
Summary: To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him. (imdb)
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Buried Alive Buried Alive (1990)  - TV Movie
Summary: Clint is an every day working man whose wife Joanna is having an affair with a doctor. They plot to kill him and get the insurance money... (imdb)
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The Anniversary Party The Anniversary Party (2001)
Summary: Taking place over the course of one night, The Anniversary Party is a serio-comic, sometimes scathing inspection of a group of friends gathered for a celebration that becomes a scorching dissection of a marriage on the brink. (Fine Line Features)