Frances McDormand

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  • Birth Place: Illinois
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/23/1957, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Weekend Review: HBO's Olive Kitteridge, Revisiting The Affair

To know Olive Kitteridge is not easy. Many would likely argue it's not worth the risk of being exposed to her harsh, judgmental New Englander's scorn. Suffer fools gladly? Not this curmudgeonly math teacher who, when her husband insists she's not depressed, snaps back, "Yes, I am. Happy to have it. Comes with being smart." Prompting her long-suffering son to wonder, "Is that why you're so mean all the time?"

And yet, in HBO's oddly moving and melancholy-shrouded two-night adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel Olive Kitteridge (Sunday-Monday, 9/8c), a remarkable Frances McDormand makes Olive a fascinating, tragicomic study in human stubbornness, contrariness and contradiction....read more

Fargo Boss Breaks Down That (Very Familiar) Money Shot

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Fargo's episode "Eating the Blame." If you haven't seen it yet, may you be plagued with doubts until you do.]read more

VIDEO: Charlie Rose (November 19, 2001)

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Charlie Rose (November 19, 2001)
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An Interview With George Mitchell; A Conversation With Ethan & Joel Cohen & Frances Mcdormand; An Interview With Roy Jenkins watch

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Promised Land: Hal Holbrook On What Ma
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
'Olive Kitteridge Part 1' Preview (HBO)
Paradise Road

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Olive Kitteridge Part 4: Security
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Olive Kitteridge Part 1: Pharmacy

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Olive Kitteridge TV Show Series, Actor - Olive Kitteridge
2014 Olive Kitteridge TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 Madagascar 3 Movie, Actor
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Movie, Actor - Mrs. Bishop
2011 Transformers Movie, Actor - Charlotte

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Joel and Ethan Coen to Produce Fargo TV Series for FX

Joel and Ethan Coen are adapting their iconic film Fargo for television, Deadline reports.

The brothers are teaming with My Generation creator Noah Hawley to executive-produce the project for FX. Hawley will also serve as the series' writer. read more

FX Considering TV Adaptation of Fargo

Fargo could live on!

FX is reportedly in early talks with MGM Television to adapt the Oscar-winning film into a TV series, Variety reports.

Get the scoop on all the new and returning spring shows

The Coen brothers' dark comedy... read more

The Book of Mormon Wins Big at Tony Awards

The current critical and commercial darling of Broadway, The Book of Mormon, unsurprisingly reigned supreme at Sunday night's Tony Awards, taking home nine trophies including Best Musical. Its creators, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as their collaborator, Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, snagged the honor for Best Book of a Musical.

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Book of Mormon Tops Tony Nominations

The Book of Mormon — from the creators of South Park — leads the 65th annual Tony nominations with 14, including best musical and best direction.

The Scottsboro Boys follows with 12 nominations. Both productions will vie for the best musical honors against Catch Me If You Can and Sister Act.

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Good People, Jerusalem, The Motherf**ker with the Hat and War Horse are up for best play.

The Book of Mormon  — written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone  — also earned four ...
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Maura Tierney Joins Bicoastal Play

Maura Tierney, who dropped out of the upcoming NBC drama Parenthood to accommodate her breast cancer treatments, will return to work next month in the bicoastal play, North Atlantic, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Maura Tierney leaves Parenthood  

Tierney will star alongside Frances McDormand and Wooster Group actors Kate Valk, Ari Fliakos, Scott Shepherd and Koosil-ja Hwang, in the production, which focuses on a peacekeeping force on ...
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Charlie Rose with Kristin Scott Thomas; Joel Coen, Frances McDormand & Ethan Coen (March 10, 1997)
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