Joanne Woodward was first seen on-screen in a post-Civil War Western film, ‘Count Three and Pray.’
She won an ‘Academy Award’ and a ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her phenomenal performance in the mystery drama film, ‘The Three Faces of Eve.’
In a career spanning over sixty years, Woodward earned several awards and accolades, including three ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ three ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ and one ‘BAFTA Award.’
Some of her other noteworthy and popular films include ‘Mr. And Mrs. Bridge,’ ‘The Long, Hot Summer,’ ‘Paris Blues,’ ‘The Drowning Pool,’ ‘Rachel, Rachel,’ ‘From the Terrace,’ ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,’ ‘A New Kind of Love,’ and ‘A Big Hand for the Little Lady,’ besides various others.
She appeared in various television shows, including ‘Empire Falls,’ where she starred as Francine Whiting and ‘Sybil,’ where she appeared as Dr.Cornelia B. Wilbur.
The documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., constructed using original newsreels, chronicles the important events of his Civil Rights Movement. King’s journey from a regional activist to the world-renowned leader of non-violent campaign for racial equality is captured through events from the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott to the 1968 assassination in Memphis, and also includes rare footage of his speeches, arrests, and protest-marches.
One of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia, Philadelphia is a gripping tale of a homosexual senior associate at a large corporate law firm who gets fired due to his sexuality, and his fight to get justice.
Luke Fargo's experiences in the American Civil War have left him a changed man. When the former goon and womaniser returns to his Southern hometown as a minister to rebuild the town's only church, he is met with resistance from friends and locals alike.
This romantic drama film revolves around a lawyer, Newland Archer, who is happily engaged to May. His life however turns upside down when he meets and falls in love with her cousin, a woman separated from her husband.
Based on the 1929 novel of the same name by William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury is a 1959 American drama film which tells us the story of the Compson Family, as they are going through a financial and economic ruin.
This crime thriller film tells the story of a convicted murderer, who escapes from an asylum, and hides out in the home of Molly, a woman awaiting the return of her missing husband. They soon find themselves attracted to each other.
Samantha Blake, a ladies fashion buyer, doesn’t want to romance due to her past experience. Steve Sherman is a womanizing newspaper reporter who first meets her on a flight to Paris and later mistakes her for a high class prostitute after she undergoes a makeover in the city. The encounter turns from simple fun to something more serious when the two genuinely fall for each other.
Thanks to wife Grace’s enthusiasm about joining all civic committees, Harry Bannerman is sent to talk to the Army about their planned missile base in Bannermans’ town, Putnam’s Landing. Instead, Army appoints Harry as their liaison officer, complicating the matters. If that is not enough, he has to fend off flirtatious advances of their neighbor Angela and clear the misunderstandings of Grace.
Renowned poet and casual philanderer, Samson Shillitoe, is months behind in his alimony payment and is convinced by his current wife Rhoda to see psychiatrist Oliver West for his writer's block. He agrees to be away from tax collectors, but soon draws the attention of an eccentric doctor in the sanitarium and of Oliver's frustrated wife Lydia.
Rheinhardt, an alcoholic wanderer, accepts an announcer’s job at WUSA, a New Orleans right-wing radio station, although he doesn’t agree with the station’s political views. When friend Geraldine and activist neighbor Rainey question him about WUSA’s involvement in hate propaganda and conspiracy to instigate a riot at a planned rally, Rheinhardt realizes that he can’t insulate himself, and needs to take a stand.
Joanne Woodward Awards
|The Three Faces of Eve||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1958|
|Breathing Lessons||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1995|
|Rachel, Rachel||Best Actress - Drama||1969|
|The Three Faces of Eve||Best Actress - Drama||1958|
|American Masters||Outstanding Informational Special||1990|
|Do You Remember Love||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special||1985|
|See How She Runs||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special||1978|
|Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams||Best Actress||1975|