Production[ edit ] In early Februarybefore Cain's novel was published, a synopsis of his story was submitted to the Production Code Administration PCAwhich reviewed movie scripts against the morals code established for motion picture industry, script by RKO executive Merian C. After reviewing the synopsis, the PCA persuaded RKO to abandon its plans to film Cain's story, calling it "definitely unsuitable for motion picture production. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer purchased the rights to make a movie adaptation a full twelve years prior the film's release. They were dissuaded from moving forward with the project earlier because of fears that its themes of adultery and murder would run afoul of the Motion Picture Production Code that began to be rigorously enforced not long after they had acquired the rights.
Third of four children, she has two older sisters Jane, Ann and a younger brother named George. Lange made her film debut in the King Kongbeating actresses Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn for the role of damsel-in-distress. She would remain a favorite of Kael's, who would later comment, "She has a facial structure that the camera yearns for, and she has talent, too.
She had also been considered for the role of Wendy Torrance in The Shining before that role ultimately went to Shelley Duvall.
A year later, she was contacted by director Bob Rafelson regarding a project on which he was working with Jack Nicholsonwho had recently auditioned Lange for Goin' South Rafelson paid Lange a visit in upstate New York, where she was doing summer stock theaterand has famously recounted how he watched the budding actress conversing on the telephone for half an hour before their meeting when he decided that he had found the lead for his film.
After his meeting with Lange, he wrote her name down on a piece of paper, placed it in an envelope, and sealed it. After several meetings and auditions with other actresses though Rafelson had already made his decision, he feared he had done so too quickly and wanted to make sure his choice was absolutely rightthe final choice was between Lange and Meryl Streep.
Although the controversial film received mixed reviews, Lange was widely praised for her performance. While editing The Postman Always Rings Twice, Graeme Clifford realized he had found the leading lady for his next film — his first as a director ; a biographical film of actress Frances Farmerwhose disillusionment with Hollywood and chaotic family background led her down a tragic path.
InLange became the first performer in 40 years to receive two Academy Award nominations in the same year,  scoring a nomination for her work in Frances and eventually winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Tootsie, which not only became the second-highest-grossing film offollowing Steven Spielberg 's E.
Streep has also been quite vocal and adamant in her praise for Lange's performance,     calling her "beyond wonderful" in the film and stating, "I couldn't imagine doing it as well or even coming close to what Jessica did because she was so amazing in it.
The film became the 12th-highest-grossing film of the year.
Inshe followed her victory with further critically lauded performances in Losing Isaiahopposite Halle Berryand Rob Roywith Liam Neeson. InLange made her London stage debut in another performance as Blanche DuBois, which received rave reviews.
Inshe starred opposite Elisabeth Shue in a film adaptation of Balzac 's Cousin Bettefor which she received strong reviews. That same year, Lange also starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the somewhat cult classicHushwhich generally received negative reviews.
Roger Eberthowever, praised Lange's performance, commenting, "The film's most intriguing element is the performance by Jessica Lange, who by not going over the top provides Martha with a little pathos to leaven the psychopathology. She commented, "Jessica Lange already has two Oscars and six nominations to her credit, so her appearance near the words 'Academy Awards' should never be a surprise.
But everything about her daring performance in Titus as Tamora, the Queen of the Goths, is an astonishment. Donning breastplates, vowing vengeance, tearing into Shakespeare for the first time as if nothing could be more fun, Lange steals the show — and when the star of the show is Anthony Hopkins, that's grand theft.
The film was a huge success, garnering 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and winning five. She also received her eleventh Golden Globe Award nomination and second Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her performance, losing both awards to Barrymore.
Series co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk originally wrote her part as a supporting character, but after Lange acquired the role, they expanded it considerably.
Murphy, a long-time admirer of Lange, stated that he chose her because he wanted to expose her work to a new generation of viewers. Once again, she was chosen by TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly for giving one of the "best performances of ".Film Censorship is a concise overview of Hollywood censorship and efforts to regulate American films.
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