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Sweet Dreams (1985)

Jessica Lange as "Patsy Cline"

Aspiring country singer Patsy Cline (Jessica Lange) is resigned to both her thankless gigs and her unhappy marriage, until she meets the charismatic Charlie Dick (Ed Harris). Eventually leaving her husband to marry Charlie, Patsy temporarily shelves her performing career to be a mother. Later she returns to singing and finds success under manager Randy Hughes (David Clennon). Patsy hits a remarkable stride with a string of hit singles, and has become a full-fledged star when tragedy strikes.

Academy Award (1985) Nominated Best Actress

Tootsie (1982)

Jessica Lange as "Julie Nichols"

New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) can no longer find work for him. After a soap opera audition goes poorly, Michael reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part. What was supposed to be a short-lived role turns into a long-term contract, but when Michael falls for his castmate Julie (Jessica Lange), complications develop that could wreck everything.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983) Nominated Actress
Academy Award (1982) Won Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1982) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Frances (1982)

Jessica Lange as "Frances Farmer"

This biopic explores the true story of Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange), a mold-breaking actress from Seattle who moved to Hollywood, Calif., and gained notoriety for her unconventional attitude. After being lured to New York under false pretenses, dealing with her overbearing mother and an addiction to alcohol lead to a mental collapse. Institutionalized, Farmer is abused by patients and staff alike. Following her release, Farmer hosts a local Indianapolis TV show until her death in 1970.

Academy Award (1982) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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