awards & nominations

Rocky (1976)

Talia Shire as "Adrian"

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).

Academy Award (1976)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1976)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Talia Shire as "Constanzia "Connie" Corleone"

The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.

Academy Award (1974)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role

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