Laura Dern

Laura Dern

Date of Birth: 10 Feb 1967

Country: USA

Biography: In the mid-1980s she gained critical acclaim for roles in films by Peter Bogdanovich (Mask) and David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart). Dern's starring role in Blue Velvet appeared to be a breakthrough but her next notable film took almost four years to be released, Wild at Heart, also directed by Lynch. Dern's affiliation with Lynch has continued with her recent role in Inland Empire.

Total Credits at Criticker: 75 (Actor), 1 (Director)

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    Blue Velvet
    Set in a small American town, Blue Velvet is a dark, sensuous mystery involving the intertwining lives of four very different individuals. The film's painful realism reminds us that we are not immune to the disturbing events which transpire in Blue Velvet's sleepy community. There is a darker side of life waiting for us all. (De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Inc.)
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    Citizen Ruth
    An unintelligent, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their side.
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    Dr. T and the Women
    Dr. Sullivan Travis (Gere) is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. Once a man in complete control of his universe, Dr. T now finds himself buffeted by chaos and confusion. (Artisan Entertainment)
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    Focus
    In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant in a struggle for dignity and survival. (imdb)
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    I Am Sam
    The compelling story of Sam Dawson (Penn), a mentally challenged father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. When a social worker suggests that Lucy should be placed in foster care, Sam forms an unlikely alliance with a high-powered attorney (Pfeiffer). Together they struggle to convince the system that Sam deserves to get his daughter back and, in the process, fuse a bond that results in a unique testament to the power of unconditional love. (New Line Cinema)
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    Jurassic Park
    Featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama, Jurassic Park takes you to a remote island where an amazing theme park with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly, as five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. (Universal Pictures)
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    Jurassic Park III
    Dr. Alan Grant (Neill) is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Paul Kirby (Macy). Kirby and his wife, Amanda (Leoni) want a plane to fly them over Isla Sorna, with Dr. Grant as their guide. But not everything Kirby says is true... (imdb)
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    Novocaine
    An edgy, unpredictable crime thriller, starring Steve Martin as a prosperous dentist whose well-ordered existence is thrown into turmoil when an alluring new patient draws him into a seedy underworld of sex, drugs and murder. (Artisan Entertainment)
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    October Sky
    The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. (imdb)
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    We Don\
    Two couples must sift through the layers of betrayal and self-deception to face their marriages, each other, and ultimately, themselves. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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    Wild at Heart
    Sailor and Lula are in love in a way that seems so strong that nothing could ever corrupt it. Yet their past contains ghosts, and there are dark forces which are railed against them. As Sailor and Lula head out by road across the United States, these ghosts and these forces slowly catch up with them, putting their love to the test, and ultimately placing it in jeopardy.
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    Happy Endings
    Don Roos deftly weaves together multiple stories to create a sharp, witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself. A feast of buried secrets, missed opportunities and welcome second chances, this wildly original comedy proves that the happiest ending of all is the one you least expect. (Lions Gate Films)
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    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
    Based on a true story, this film features Julianne Moore as a 1950's mother who defies the conventions of the day and finds a way to keep her family together by applying her remarkable resourcefulness and uncommon wit. (Go Fish Pictures)
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    Fat Man and Little Boy
    This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built. (imdb)
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    Mask
    A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances. (imdb)
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    A Perfect World
    A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal. (imdb)
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    Lonely Hearts
    Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals. (imdb)
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    Smooth Talk
    Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles a 15-year-old girl, Connie's, sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimentations begin to get out of hand when the mysterious Arnold Friend takes an interest in her. (imdb)
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    Rambling Rose
    Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself from getting into trouble with men. "Daddy" Hillier soon grows tired of Rose's rambling ways. (imdb)
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    Inland Empire
    An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
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    Afterburn
    Afterburn (1992) - TV Movie
    Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel (Vincent Spano) was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to offer. After much digging, Janet Harduvel discovers a joint military and General Dynamic cover-up. She proves to be unwavering in her search for the truth to clear his name. (imdb)
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    White Lightning
    An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring. (imdb)
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    Year of the Dog
    When Peggy (Shannon) loses her best friend, a Beagle named Pencil, she emerges from her loss with a new found sense of her place in the world and what it takes to make her happy. (Paramount Vantage)
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    Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted
    After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love. (imdb)
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    Searching for Debra Winger
    Rosanna Arquette informally interviews several contrasting actresses about how they cope with being a woman in the entertainment industry... (imdb)
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    Teachers
    A teacher overcomes his frustration in a high-school full of flunkies. As he attempts to educate his students, his attempts to help them gets him into trouble with the school board, which only adds to his problems. With the support of his students he beats the school board and his frustration. (imdb)
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    Daddy and Them
    Dark comedy where a married couple (Thornton and Dern) come to the aid of a jailed uncle (Jim Varney). (IMDb)
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    Recount
    Recount (2008) - TV Movie
    A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida. (imdb)
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    Lynch
    Compiled from over two years of footage, the film is an intimate portrait of Lynch's creative process. We follow Lynch as he discovers beauty in ideas, leading us on a journey through the abstract which ultimately unveils his cinematic vision. The first in a planned trilogy about the maverick filmmaker. (imdb)
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    More Things That Happened
    An extended suite of "Inland Empire" additional scenes that turns out to be somewhere halfway between a traditional deleted scenes segment and a whole new film from David Lynch.
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
    Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death. So far that she gets on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? (imdb)
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    Haunted Summer
    It's the summer 1815 and those literary greats-to-be Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Shelley, and Dr. Polidori have gathered for games of sex, drugs and philosophical interchanges. The monumental crux is that Mary will become Mary Shelley and write _Frankenstein_. (John Stanley's Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again)
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    Tenderness
    A policeman (Crowe) works to figure out whether a violent teen (Foster) murdered his family. (imdb)
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    The Monday Before Thanksgiving
    Courteney Cox's short casts her alongside Laura Dern and Rosemary Harris in the story of a woman who loses her mother right before Thanksgiving. But rather than focus on grief and loss, the short focuses on the the insistence to be coupled and being happy single. (cinematical.com)
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    Grizzly II: The Predator
    All hell breaks loose when a giant Grizzly, reacting to the slaughter of Grizzlies by poachers, attacks at a massive big-band rock concert in the National Park.
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    Little Fockers
    Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse", Greg Focker have what it takes?
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    Everything Must Go
    An alcoholic loses his job and his wife on the same day. Locked out of his house, he stages a yard sale and lives on his lawn, befriending a young kid in the neighborhood.
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    The Fault in Our Stars
    Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. (imdb)
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    Within These Walls
    Imprisoned after a drug arrest and bitter from a life marred by tragedy, Joan Thomas wants nothing to do with the world around her. But when a nun with a tragic past invites Joan to participate in an inmate rehabilitation program-training dogs to care for the handicapped-she experiences the freeing power of unconditional love for the first time. Based on the story of Sister Pauline Quinn.
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    When the Game Stands Tall
    The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. (imdb)
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    Wild
    A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. (imdb)
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    99 Homes
    A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who's the source of his frustration. (imdb)
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    Enlightened
    Enlightened (2011) - TV Series
    A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work. (imdb)
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    Strings
    Josh is a lost soul with an extraordinary musical talent set on a journey to encounter what he was least expecting but undoubtedly needed most. Feeling like it's him against the world at first, his path is crossed by many people looking for their own fate, that in the end, his presence in their lives turns out to be of extraordinary importance. (imdb)
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    F is for Family
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    Certain Women
    The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. (imdb)
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    The Siege At Ruby Ridge
    A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The incident caused major public outcry against the FBI and U.S. Marshals. (imdb)
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    The Founder
    The story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc. (imdb)
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    Wilson
    Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. (imdb)
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    Twin Peaks
    Twin Peaks (2017) - TV Series
    A continuation of the original Twin Peaks series (1990-1991).
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    Big Little Lies
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    Saving My Tomorrow
    Kids share their thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. (HBO)
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    Downsizing
    "Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time. (imdb)
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    The Good Time Girls
    A group of women band together as they go to war against a pack of men who have done them wrong at every turn. (imdb)
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    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
    Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
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    The Tale
    An investigation into one woman's memory as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. (imdb)
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    Sheryl
    A portrait of the singular storyteller who's lived it all, seen it all but never told it all until now. From humble beginnings to sold out world tours Sheryl Crow's life has been extraordinary, creating a legacy that continues to inspire.
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    Trial by Fire
    The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed. (imdb)
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    Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy
    A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. (imdb)
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    The Last Party
    Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992.
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    The Black Ghiandola
    The Black Ghiandola is a story about a young man risking his life to save a young girl he has grown to love, after his family has been killed in the Apocalyptic world of Zombies. (imdb)
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    Mysteries of Love
    Mysteries of Love (2002) - Direct-to-Video
    A documentary about the 1986 film ''Blue Velvet''.
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    Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
    Comedian Ellen Degeneres performs a live stand-up comedy set in Seattle. (imdb)
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    Cold Pursuit
    A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'. (imdb)
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    Marriage Story
    A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. (imdb)
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    Little Women
    Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. (imdb)
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    Pirotecnia
    On 6 March 1906, four men were executed for the attempted murder of Colombian president Rafael Reyes. The event was photographed, and the photos were later used for a fictionalised film on the failed coup. From then on, cinema in this South American country has been inextricably linked to its violent history. Moving images have been used for historiography, propaganda, disinformation and to instil unity in a nation that refuses to come together. Falsos positivos, murdered youths disguised as gue
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    Shikara
    Shikara is the story of resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. It's also the story of a love that remains unextinguished through 30 years of exile. A timeless love story in the worst of times.
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    Crazy, Not Insane
    An examination of the research by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis who investigated the psychology of murderers. (imdb)
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    9 Kisses
    9 Kisses (2014) - Short Film
    The 18 most prominent actors of 2014 pair up in a series of intimate encounters. (imdb)
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    Jurassic World: Dominion
    Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live--and hunt--alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures in a new Era.
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    the baby dance
    Wanda (Laura Dern) is a dirt-poor Louisiana mother pregnant with her fifth child who answers a wealthy couple's "baby wanted" ad. Rachel (Stockard Channing) is the would-be adoptive mother who quietly clashes with Laura at every turn.
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    The Son
    Peter has his busy life with new partner Beth and their baby thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.
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    Weather Report
    Weather Report (2005) - TV Series
    David Lynch gives daily weather reports in Los Angeles.
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    Palm Royale
    Palm Royale (2024) - TV Series
    An ambitious woman schemes to secure her seat at America's most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society circa 1969. (imdb)
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