THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
SISSY SPACEK (Jewel) has been one of the industry's most
respected actresses in a
career spanning four decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award, a Screen
Guild Award, five additional Oscar nominations, a Grammy nomination, three
Awards and numerous critics awards.
She first gained the attention of critics and audiences with her performance
Malick's widely praised 1973 drama BADLANDS, in which she starred opposite
In 1976, Spacek earned her first Academy Award nomination and won a National
Society of Film
Critics Award for her chilling performance in the title role of Brian De Palma's
on the Stephen King novel. The following year, she won the New York Film Critics
for her work in Robert Altman's THREE WOMEN.
In 1980, Spacek starred as Loretta Lynn in the acclaimed biopic COAL MINER'S
DAUGHTER, winning the Oscar and Golden Globe Award for her performance. Spacek
swept the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, National Board
and National Society of Film Critics Awards for her portrayal of the country
Spacek received another Golden Globe nomination the next year for her work in
RAGGEDY MAN, directed by her husband, Jack Fisk. She earned her third Oscar and
Globe nominations for her role in Costa-Gavras' 1982 drama MISSING, opposite
and her fourth Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her work in 1984's THE
which she starred with Mel Gibson.
In 1987, Spacek gained her fifth Academy Award nomination and won another
Globe and the New York film Critics Circle Award for her performance in the dark
CRIMES OF THE HEART. Her most recent Oscar nomination came for her portrayal of
mother grieving for her murdered son in the drama IN THE BEDROOM, for which she
a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an AFI Film Award for
In addition, she garnered Best Actress Awards from a number of critics'
the Los Angeles, New York and Broadcast Film Critics. Her work in IN THE BEDROOM
brought Spacek two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, one for
Actress and another for Outstanding Cast, shared with the rest of the film's
Some of Spacek's other film credits include THE STRAIGHT STORY, A HOME AT
THE END OF THE WORLD, AFFLICTION, JFK, THE LONG WALK HOME, HOT ROD,
GET LOW, and THE HELP.
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