Gena Rowlands is an American actress. In her career spanning over six decades, she has appeared in several stage, film and television projects. Following guest appearances in many TV shows during 1950s, she made her film debut with ‘The High Cost of Loving’ (1958). She followed it with performances in the TV series ‘Laramie – The Run to Tumavaca’ (1959) and ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ (1960).
Gena Rowlands then went to act in numerous films including ‘Lonely Are the Brave' (1962), 'A Child Is Waiting' (1963), 'Faces' (1968), 'Machine Gun McCain' (1969), 'A Woman Under the Influence' (1974), 'Two-Minute Warning' (1976), 'Opening Night' (1977), 'Gloria' (1980),'Another Woman' (1988), 'Crazy in Love' (1922), 'Unhook the Stars' (1996), 'The Notebook' (2004), 'The Skeleton Key' (2005) and 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks' (2014). She has also starred in the TV films 'Thursday's Child' (1983), 'An Early Frost' (1985), 'The Betty Ford Story' (1987), 'Hysterical Blindness' (2003) and 'What If God Were the Sun?' (2007).
Adapted from the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks, the movie begins with an elderly man narrating a romance story from his notebook to a woman suffering from dementia. The story revolves around the love of a young couple in 1940s, who get separated due to the differences in social status but eventually find their way to each other
Night on Earth is an anthology comedy drama film, which tells us the story of five different cab drivers in five different cities, and the bond they form with their passengers during their journeys on the same eventful night.
Also known as Paris, I love You, it is an anthology film comprising of eighteen short films which are set in the different arrondissements of Paris. Directed by visionary directors from all around the world, these eighteen short films are incredibly humane depictions of life in Paris, which resonate universal themes of love, life, and loss.
A Dutch physician, who treats leprosy patients in the forests of Indonesia, has a dangerous encounter with a witch-doctor who uses black magic to eliminate his enemies.
After mobster Charlie Adamo gets his old lieutenant, Hank McCain, out of prison, Hank and his son Jack, plan a heist at a Las Vegas casino. Unfortunately, the casino is run by a rival mob boss. Once the job is done, Jack must find a way to escape the mobsters along with his love Irene.
Caroline, a nurse, leaves behind her hospital job and signs up to work at a mansion as a private care giver for an old man, Ben who has suffered a stroke and is wheel chair bound. Caroline soon becomes sceptical of Violet, Ben’s wife, who she believes is a threat to him. The house itself has a terrifying past and is haunted by two spirits.
Serial killer, Martin Asher, has been impersonating his victims as he makes his way across North America. When FBI profiler Illeana Scott is asked to profile the killer by Montreal Inspector Leclair, she becomes close to art dealer James Costa, who was an eyewitness to Martin’s last murder. But when James becomes Martin’s next target, sinister secrets are revealed.
Birdee returns to her hometown after she comes to know that her husband has been cheating on her with her best friend. She soon meets her childhood crush, and finds herself attracted to him.
Based on the life of Marjane Satrapi, the animated movie follows her journey from a young girl in Iran to growing up to be a punk-loving teenage and leaving for Paris. When she returns to Iran, it has become more intolerant with religious absurdities and liberals are being executed.
Gena Rowlands Awards
|The Betty Ford Story||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1988|
|A Woman Under the Influence||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||1975|
|Hysterical Blindness||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||2003|
|Face of a Stranger||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special||1992|
|The Betty Ford Story||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special||1987|