The two-time Oscar-winning actress turns 73 today. We retrace an incredible career through 5 of her amazing movies streaming her.
He acted alongside legends such as Jeff Bridges, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Bill Murray. She was directed by the likes of Bob Fosse, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton and Jim Jarmusch. She has won two Oscars and four other nominations. Even if it has been missing on the big screen for a few years, it certainly cannot be said that Jessica Lange is not one of the most successful and important actresses of contemporary Hollywood cinema. To celebrate her 73 years, we therefore propose five of her most famous ones streaming moviesunfortunately taking into account that unfortunately there are no titles such as for example All That Jazz, Crimes of the heart or Blue Sky, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Enjoy the reading.
Five cult movies streaming starring Jessica Lange
- The postman always rings twice
- Cape Fear
- Big Fish – Stories from an incredible life
- Broken Flowers
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
We start with the first real starring role for Lange in the torrid and desperate film directed by Bob Rafelson. Next to a Jack Nicholson brutal and steeped in noir, the actress does de The postman always rings twice a film adaptation that scratches the public’s respectability, capable of getting under the skin and hurting. Considered one of the “scandal films” of the decade, it is mainly a study of psychology on the edge, set in an equally harsh moment in American history. A classic. Available on Google Play, Apple Itunes.
Together with All That Jazz, the film that delivers Jessica Lange’s greatness to the legend of the Seventh Art. Directed by a Sydney Pollack in a state of grace, Tootsie tells the war between the sexes with a game of reversals and cross-references constructed to perfection from an extraordinary screenplay. The rest do Dustin Hoffman, Teri Garr, Charles Durning, Bill Murray and all the other great performers of an unrivaled comedy, a truly unattainable comic mechanism. Several Oscar nominations, but only the Lange statuette as a supporting character arrives. Deserved. Available on Rakuten TV, KILOSGoogle Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
Cape Fear (1991)
In the psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese the actress sees it with Nick Nolte it’s a Robert De Niro psychopath at the best of his histrionic qualities. Remake of the classic with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, updated to the overflowing aesthetic of the early 90s. A whirling and slimy film, a visual tour de force shot and edited with absolute mastery. Cape Fear it is one of the author’s most mainstream films before the blockbuster turn, but it remains a very personal work. It is like an unstoppable fire. Available on Rakuten TV, CHILI, Google Play, Apple Itunes.
Big Fish – Stories from an Incredible Life (2003)
A side but fundamental role for the beautiful romantic fairytale directed by Tim Burton. A reflection on the magic of love and on the time that passes unstoppable for everyone, Big Fish – Stories from an incredible life works on multiple temporal and reading planes. Ewan McGregor, Alison Lohman, Billy Crudup and the great Albert Finney make up the rest of the cast of a film in which Lange demonstrates that you can leave an indelible mark even with a few scenes. Always to be reviewed with love. Available on Rakuten TV, CHILI, Google Play, Apple Itunes, NetflixAmazon Prime Video.
Broken Flowers (2005)
Together with another group of extraordinary actresses, Lange is the satellite that revolves around the great protagonist Bill Murray. Directed by a Jim Jarmusch more precise and content than usual, Broken Flowers it is a wonderfully orchestrated comedy about human relationships, built on the suspension of silences, on the small scraps of meaning that fill a life, or empty it of meaning. Grand Jury Prize in Cannes for a truly pungent work, in all its sly composure. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.