We review the hits of the actress, nominated for the Oscar three times.

3-time Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer turns 61 today. One of the best actresses in Hollywood whose career suffered the odd unfair bump when maturity loomed, and that thanks to projects like ‘Mother’, today seems to have managed to rekindle. Although he premiered last year ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, now he has pending the premiere of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, where he will have to deal with Angelina Jolie. We celebrate his birthday by reviewing his intense and interesting career. Congratulations Michelle!

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Hair, Hairstyle, Blond, Forehead, Surfer hair, Photography, Bangs, Brown hair, Long hair, Gesture,

‘Grease 2’ (Patricia Birch, 1982)

The unnecessary for some, the second part of the film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was one of his first feature films. Maxwell Caulfield played Michael, her high school sweetheart.

‘The price of power’ (Brian de Palma, 1983)

Unforgettable his dance with Al Pacino in this film with drug trafficking as a backdrop set in Miami in 1980 and with a script by Oliver Stone.

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Fun, Event, Photography, Performance, Gesture,

‘The price of power’ (Brian de Palma, 1983)

Unforgettable his dance with Al Pacino in this film with drug trafficking as a backdrop set in Miami in 1980 and with a script by Oliver Stone.

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‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (George Miller, 1987)

Together with Cher and Susan Sarandon, they were the trio in front of a diabolical Jack Nicholson, perfect for the role.

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Hair, Face, Headpiece, Eyebrow, Hair accessory, Hairstyle, Skin, Forehead, Lip, Beauty, 

‘Dangerous Friendships’ (Stephen Frears, 1988)

Her portrayal of Madame de Tourvel in the exquisite adaptation of the Choderlos de Laclos novel earned her her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was accompanied in this jewel directed by Stephen Frears John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves …

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People, Friendship, Fun, Human, Smile, Love, Photography, Happy, Gesture, Family, 

‘The fabulous Baker Boys’ (Steve Kloves, 1989)

His second Oscar nomination, this time as a lead, came thanks to Susie Diamond, the singer who joins the band formed by the ‘brothers’ Jeff and Beau Bridges.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

‘Frankie and Johnny’ (Garry Marshall, 1991)

It showed that with Al Pacino there was chemistry, and a good one. Who better than Garry Marshall to bring out the beauty of this couple in this story of two lost souls?

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Catwoman, Supervillain, Fictional character, Batman, Cool, 

‘Batman Returns’ (Tim Burton, 1992)

He entered the universe of superheroes through the front door. Giving life, no less, than the Catwoman from the movie with Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito …

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‘Above all’ (Jonathan Kaplan, 1992)

Third Oscar nomination, also for Leading Actress, came for her portrayal of Lurene, a Jackie Kennedy fanatic housewife who, after JFK’s assassination, takes a bus to attend the funeral. During the journey, you will meet a black man who is traveling with a girl and will change his destiny forever …

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Nose, Human, Forehead,

‘ The Age of Innocence ‘ (Martin Scorsese, 1993)

Excellent adaptation of Edith Warton’s novel with Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis for which, incomprehensibly, the Pfeiffer did not receive an Oscar nomination.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

‘Dangerous Minds’ (John N. Smith, 1995)

It was that teacher in front of a dodgy class in this drama. Here he helped the kids to excel.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

‘Intimate and personal’ (Jon Avnet, 1996)

The chemistry with their work partners usually always works. An example was the romantic story with Robert Redford as a partner.

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Love, Interaction, Cool, Hug, Romance, Happy, Smile,

‘An unforgettable day’ (Michael Hoffman, 1996)

Another popular romantic comedy in which she played an architect who doesn’t believe in love … until she meets a journalist, played by George Clooney.

Eyewear, Gesture, Finger, Hand, Fashion accessory, Sunglasses, Thumb, Vision care, Engagement ring, Glasses,
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‘I am Sam’ (Jessie Nelson, 2001)

In this beautiful drama, Michelle played Rita, a lawyer charged with defending Sam (Sean Penn), a man with a mental disability who is fighting for custody of his daughter.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

‘Stardust’ (Matthew Vaughn, 2007)

When you have to be bad, she is the best for it. In Matthew Vaughn’s fairy tale, he nailed that wicked witch.

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Hair, Face, Lip, Blond, Beauty, Hairstyle, Fashion, Human, Neck, Long hair, 

‘Murder on the Orient Express ‘ (Kenneth Branagh, 2017)

A remake of the adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic in which she played Caroline Hubbard, a character played by Lauren Bacall in the 1974 film directed by Sidney Lumet.

Fashion, Blond, Photography, White-collar worker, Fashion design,
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‘Mother!’ (Darren Aronofsky, 2017)

After a break in which she dedicated herself to her family, the actress returned to the big screen with this harrowing thriller from the director of ‘Requiem for a Dream’ and ‘Black Swan’ with Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, and Ed Harris.

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Michelle Pfeiffer


‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (Peyton Reed, 2018)

Who better than her to be Janet Van Dyne? We will see her reprising the role in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, scheduled for 2022.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

‘Maleficent, Mistress of Evil’ (Joachim Rønning, 2019)

Once again, she was playing the villain again in the second story of the character of Angelina Jolie.

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Hair, White, Dress, Hairstyle, Shoulder, Fashion, Gown, Skin, Beauty, Event, 

His greatest prize, his family

Without a doubt, his greatest prize remains his family. In this photo we see her with her husband since 1993, David E. Kelley, also the father of her adopted children: John Henry and Claudia Rose.

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Written by Shraddha Diwan

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