Joanne Woodward


Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is perhaps best known for her performance in Nunnally Johnson’s The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. In a career spanning over six decades she starred or co-starred in many feature films, receiving three other Oscar nominations, ten Golden Globe Award nominations (winning three), four BAFTA Film Award nominations (winning one), and nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations (winning three).

Other notable films include Gerd Oswald’s A Kiss Before Dying (1956), with Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, and Mary Astor; Martin Ritt‘s No Down Payment (1957), with Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter, Cameron Mitchell, and Pat Hingle; The Sound and the Fury (1959), with Yul Brynner; Sidney Lumet’s The Fugitive Kind (1960), with Marlon Brando; The Stripper (1963), with Claire Trevor, Carol Lynley, Robert Webber, and Richard Beymer; Irvin Kershner‘s A Fine Madness (1966), with Sean Connery, Jean Seberg, Patrick O’Neal, and Clive Revill; They Might Be Giants (1971), with George C. Scott; The End (1978), with Burt Reynolds (who also directed), Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Norman Fell, Myrna Loy, Kristy McNichol, Pat O’Brien, Robby Benson, and Carl Reiner; and Jonathan Demme‘s Philadelphia (1993), with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, and Antonio Banderas.

She is the widow of actor Paul Newman, with whom she co-stared with or he directed her in many films. Their films together include Martin Ritt’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958), with Orson Welles; Leo McCarey‘s Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958), with Joan Collins; Mark Robson’s The Terrace (1960), with Myrna Loy, Ina Balin, George Grizzard, and Leon Ames; Paris Blues (1961), with Sidney Poitier; Melville Shavelson’s A New Kind of Love (1963), with Thelma Ritter; James Goldstone’s Winning (1969), with Robert Wagner; WUSA (1970), with Anthony Perkins; Stuart Rosenberg’s The Drowning Pool (1975), with Murray Hamilton; and James Ivory‘s Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990), with Blythe Danner, Simon Callow, Kyra Sedgwick, and Robert Sean Leonard.

Movies directed by Newman that she appeared in include Rachel, Rachel (1968), with Estelle Parsons and James Olson; The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972), The Shadow Box (1980), with John Considine, James Broderick, Valerie Harper, Christopher Plummer, Ben Masters, Melinda Dillon, and Sylvia Sidney; Harry & Son (1984), with Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Ossie Davis, Wilford Brimley, and Judith Ivey.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

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  • Count Three and Pray (1955) – directed by George Sherman
  • A Kiss Before Dying (1956) – directed by Gerd Oswald
  • The Three Faces of Eve (1957) – directed by Nunnally Johnson
  • No Down Payment (1957) – directed by Martin Ritt
  • The Long, Hot Summer (1958) – directed by Martin Ritt
  • Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) – directed by Leo McCarey
  • The Sound and the Fury (1959) – directed by Martin Ritt
  • The Fugitive Kind (1960) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • From the Terrace (1960) – directed by Mark Robson
  • Paris Blues (1961) – directed by Martin Ritt
  • The Stripper (1963) – directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
  • A New Kind of Love (1963) – directed by Melville Shavelson
  • Signpost to Murder (1965) – directed by George Englund
  • A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) – directed by Fielder Cook – aka Big Deal at Dodge City
  • A Fine Madness (1966) – directed by Irvin Kershner
  • Rachel, Rachel (1968) – directed by Paul Newman
  • Winning (1969) – directed by James Goldstone
  • WUSA (1970) – directed by Stuart Rosenberg
  • They Might Be Giants (1971) – directed by Anthony Harvey
  • All the Way Home (1971) – directed by Fred Coe – TV movie
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) – directed by Paul Newman
  • Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) – directed by Gilbert Cates
  • The Drowning Pool (1975) – directed by Stuart Rosenberg
  • Sybil (1976) – directed by Daniel Petrie – miniseries
  • Come Back, Little Sheba (1977) – directed by Silvio Narizzano – TV movie
  • See How She Runs (1978) – directed by Richard T. Heffron – TV movie
  • The End (1978) – directed by Burt Reynolds
  • A Christmas to Remember (1978) – directed by George Englund – TV movie
  • The Streets of L.A. (1979) – directed by Jerrold Freedman – TV movie
  • The Shadow Box (1980) – directed by Paul Newman – TV movie
  • Crisis at Central High (1981) – directed by Lamont Johnson – TV movie
  • Candida (1982) – directed by Michael Cristofer – TV movie
  • Harry & Son (1984) – directed by Paul Newman
  • Passions (1984) – directed by Sandor Stern – TV movie
  • Do You Remember Love (1985) – directed by Jeff Bleckner – TV movie
  • The Glass Menagerie (1987) – directed by Paul Newman
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990) – directed by James Ivory
  • Foreign Affairs (1993) – directed by Jim O’Brien – TV movie
  • Blind Spot (1993) – directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno – TV movie
  • The Age of Innocence (1993) – directed by Martin Scorsese – narration
  • Philadelphia (1993) – directed by Jonathan Demme
  • The Roots of Roe (1993) – directed by Andie Haas – TV movie
  • Breathing Lessons (1994) – directed by John Erman – TV movie
  • Empire Falls (2005) – directed by Fred Schepsi – miniseries
  • Gayby (2012) – directed by Jonathan Lisecki – uncredited voice
  • Lucky Them (2013) – directed by Megan Griffiths – voice