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Burn After Reading (2008)

Frances McDormand as "Linda Litzke"

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst (John Malkovich) falls into the hands of Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.

Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

North Country (2005)

Frances McDormand as "Glory"

Single mother Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) is part of a group of the first women to work at a local iron mine in Minnesota. Offended that they have to work with women, male workers at Eveleth Mines lash out at them and subject them to sexual harassment. Appalled by the constant stream of insults, sexually explicit language and physical abuse, Josey -- despite being cautioned against it by family and friends -- files a historic sexual harassment lawsuit.

Academy Award (2005) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2005) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Almost Famous (2000)

Frances McDormand as "Elaine Miller"

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.

Academy Award (2000) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2000) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Fargo (1996)

Frances McDormand as "Marge Gunderson"

"Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.

Academy Award (1996) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Frances McDormand as "Mrs. Pell"

When a group of civil rights workers goes missing in a small Mississippi town, FBI agents Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe) and Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) are sent in to investigate. Local authorities refuse to cooperate with them, and the African American community is afraid to, precipitating a clash between the two agents over strategy. As the situation becomes more volatile, the direct approach is abandoned in favor of more aggressive, hard-line tactics.

Academy Award (1988) Nominated Best Supporting Actress

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