Kim Basinger made her acting debut on television in 1976 in an episode of the NBC action/adventure drama series, 'Gemini Man.' Thereafter, she starred in two series (which were canceled later) and several made-for-TV films, which also included a 1979 remake of 'From Here to Eternity.'
She made her feature film debut with the 1981 drama, 'Hard Country.' She came to prominence with the James Bond film, 'Never Say Never Again,' in which she starred opposite Sean Connery. Thereafter, she portrayed Memo Paris in the 1984 film, 'The Natural,' and received a Golden Globe nomination for her role. In the 1986 erotic romantic drama '9½ Weeks,' she starred as Elizabeth. She played the lead character in the 1987 film 'Nadine.' Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster hit 'Batman' remains the highest-grossing film of her career.
In 1991, she appeared in the comedy film 'The Marrying Man.' She also starred in the remake 'The Getaway' in 1994. The 1997 film, L.A. Confidential proved a milestone in her career as she won the 'Academy Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress' for her performance, and the 'Golden Globe' for 'Best Supporting Actress,' and also the SAG Award.
in the 2000 film, 'I Dreamed of Africa,' she portrayed Kuki Gallmann, an Italian who moved to Kenya to start a fresh life. Some of her other prominent movies are '8 Mile' (2002), 'Cellular' (2004), 'The Door in the Floor' (2004), and 'The Nice Guys' (2016).