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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Barbra Streisand as "Rose Morgan"

Comic tale about the relationship between a frumpy college lecturer specializing in romantic literature and a fellow professor who wants a platonic friendship with an intelligent woman. However, she begins to long for more, and they soon find that their goal of a union based on celibacy will be difficult to achieve.

Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Nuts (1987)

Barbra Streisand as "Claudia Draper"

Charged with killing a client, call girl Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand) is awaiting her trial. While Claudia's parents seek to have her declared insane so that she can avoid a likely guilty verdict and serve time for manslaughter, she rejects this approach because she doesn't want to be put in a mental institution. Lawyer Aaron Levinsky (Richard Dreyfuss) reluctantly takes on Claudia's case and tries to prove that she's not crazy, but the volatile prostitute doesn't make his task easy.

Golden Globe (1987) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Yentl (1983)

Barbra Streisand as "Yentl (aka Anshel)"

Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff) is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl (Barbra Streisand), despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

Golden Globe (1983) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

A Star Is Born (1976)

Barbra Streisand as "Esther Hoffman"

A rock star on the decline, John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) has given in to drugs and excessive drinking, and his music has suffered as a result. Wandering into a club one night, John watches singer Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand) perform and is smitten. The two begin dating, and soon John lets Esther take the spotlight during his concerts. However, even as Esther finds fame and success with her singing, John continues his downward spiral.

Golden Globe (1976) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Funny Lady (1975)

Barbra Streisand as "Fanny Brice"

In this sequel to "Funny Girl," Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) is now a huge star on Broadway whose fortunes have taken a hit from the Great Depression. After a whirlwind romance, Fanny marries Billy Rose (James Caan), and the two agree to collaborate on a show. Despite the show's early struggles, Fanny makes it a success, but the sudden fame puts a strain on her marriage -- especially when Billy learns she still has feelings for her ex-husband, Nick (Omar Sharif).

Golden Globe (1975) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Way We Were (1973)

Barbra Streisand as "Katie"

Opposites attract when, during their college days, Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand), a politically active Jew, meets Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), a feckless WASP. Years later, in the wake of World War II, they meet again and, despite their obvious differences, marry. Hubbell wants to be a screenwriter, so the two move to California despite Katie's objections. They prosper there, but as the Hollywood blacklist looms, Katie's activism threatens her husband's reputation.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974) Nominated Actress
Academy Award (1973) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1973) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

Barbra Streisand as "Doris"

Trying to keep her head above water, New Yorker Doris (Barbra Streisand) accepts money for sexual favors from men who occasionally visit her apartment, a practice that bugs her neighbor, Felix (George Segal), an unsuccessful writer. Felix gets her booted, but when she complains to him, he lets her bunk at his place. Reserved Felix and outlandish Doris have little in common, but as they're forced to spend more time together, their proximity leads to an increasing mutual fondness.

Golden Globe (1970) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Barbra Streisand as "Dolly Levi"

In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) and a young artist named Ambrose (Tommy Tune), who is in love with Horace's niece, Ermengarde (Joyce Ames). Dolly's scheming soon involves Horace's employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969) Nominated Actress
Golden Globe (1969) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

Funny Girl (1968)

Barbra Streisand as "Fanny Brice"

In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969) Nominated Actress
Academy Award (1968) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1968) Won Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

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