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  • Jane Fonda

    Born on December 21, 1937 in New York, New York

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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Jane Fonda as "Nancy Reagan"

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Morning After (1986)

Jane Fonda as "Alex Sternbergen"

Failed actress Alex Sternbergen (Jane Fonda) wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex cannot totally rely on friends or her estranged husband, Joaquin (Raul Julia), for assistance. Only a single ally, loner ex-policeman Turner Kendall (Jeff Bridges), can help her escape her predicament and find the true killer.

Academy Award (1986) Nominated Best Actress

On Golden Pond (1981)

Jane Fonda as "Chelsea Thayer Wayne"

Cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) and his conciliatory wife, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn), spend summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda), visits with her new fiancée and his teenage son, Billy (Doug McKeon) on their way to Europe. After leaving Billy behind to bond with Norman, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair the long-strained relationship with her aging father before it's too late.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982) Nominated Supporting Actress
Academy Award (1981) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1981) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The China Syndrome (1979)

Jane Fonda as "Kimberly Wells"

A news reporter (Jane Fonda) and her cameraman (Michael Douglas) are unintentional witnesses to a SCRAM incident, an emergency core shutdown procedure at a nuclear power plant in California. The crew prevents a catastrophe, but the plant supervisor (Jack Lemmon) begins to suspect the plant is in violation of safety standards, and tries desperately to bring it to the attention of the public, fearing that another SCRAM incident will produce an atomic disaster.

Academy Award (1979) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Won Actress
Golden Globe (1979) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Coming Home (1978)

Jane Fonda as "Sally Hyde"

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance, but when her husband, Bob (Bruce Dern), returns unexpectedly, she must decide between staying with him and pursuing her new love.

Academy Award (1978) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1978) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Julia (1977)

Jane Fonda as "Lillian"

This Oscar-winning drama, based on the writing of Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends and its unexpected consequences. After Lillian (Jane Fonda), a renowned playwright, reunites in Russia with her childhood playmate Julia (Vanessa Redgrave), the writer is recruited to smuggle funds into Germany to aid the anti-Nazi movement. Waiting in the wings is Lillian's lover and mentor, Dashiell Hammett (Jason Robards), who is unaware of her dangerous assignment.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978) Won Actress
Academy Award (1977) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1977) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Klute (1971)

Jane Fonda as "Bree Daniel"

This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a romance with her, but it appears that he hasn't been the only person on her trail. When it becomes clear that Daniel is being targeted, it's up to her and Klute to figure out who is after her before it's too late.

Academy Award (1971) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971) Nominated Actress
Golden Globe (1971) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Jane Fonda as "Corie Bratter"

In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie (Jane Fonda), a free spirit, and Paul Bratter (Robert Redford), an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel (Mildred Natwick), who is now alone, and sets up Ethel with neighbor Victor (Charles Boyer). Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict, and the young couple considers divorce.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967) Nominated Foreign Actress

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