Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger

  • Highest Rated: 99% L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% Bless the Child (2000)
  • Birthday: Dec 8, 1953
  • Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, USA
  • Kim Basinger was hardly the first successful model to head to Hollywood in hopes of a career on the big screen, but few have managed to achieve the same degree of public acclaim and professional recognition that she has earned. Born in Athens, GA, on December 8, 1953, Kim Basinger was raised in a family of entertainers; her father had been a jazz musician and her mother a dancer who was part of the "water ballet" chorus in a handful of Esther Williams musicals. Basinger's parents enrolled her in dance classes at an early age to help her overcome a strong case of shyness; in time, she discovered she enjoyed both dancing and singing, and began contemplating a career in show business. She began competing in beauty contests as a teenager, and won the Junior Miss Georgia pageant, which took her to the national competition in New York City. By this time a striking and statuesque blonde beauty, Basinger was spotted by a representative of the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency and offered a contract; while she had hoped to make her mark as a cabaret singer, she wisely decided moving to the Big Apple was a step in the right direction. Before long, Basinger was earning 1,000 dollars per day through modeling jobs, and had signed on as the Breck Shampoo girl; in her spare time, she studied acting and picked up occasional singing gigs.In 1976, Basinger decided to take a more serious stab at acting, and moved to Los Angeles. Within a year, she made her television debut as a female police detective in the pilot for a short-lived crime drama entitled Dog and Cat; in 1978, she landed the starring role in the made-for-TV movie Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold, appropriately playing a beautiful Southern girl who comes to Los Angeles in search of stardom. After being cast as Lorene Rogers in a TV remake of From Here to Eternity (a role she reprised in a subsequent series based upon the film), Basinger finally made her way to the big screen in the low-budget drama Hard Country. But while it (and Basinger) received good reviews, her screen career didn't take off in a big way until 1983, when she was cast opposite Sean Connery in the James Bond adventure Never Say Never Again. She also posed for a well-publicized layout in Playboy which, coinciding with the film's release, certainly didn't hurt her growing popularity.While Basinger's career took off after Never Say Never Again, and she appeared in several major hits (including The Natural, 9 1/2 Weeks, and Batman, the latter of which led to a brief romance with pop star Prince), quality roles tended to elude her. But she generally fared well with the material given to her, and shined in several smaller films, including Fool for Love and Nadine. In 1991, Basinger was cast opposite Alec Baldwin in the comedy The Marrying Man, and the two hit it off -- so much so that some accused their romance of interfering with the production. The couple rode out the negative publicity, however, and married in 1993. (It was Basinger's second marriage after divorcing Ron Britton in 1989.)The next several years were difficult for Basinger. Her decision to not appear in the film Boxing Helena after verbally committing to the project led to her being sued by the film's producers, who won an eight-million-dollar judgment against her. Although the ruling was eventually overturned on appeal, legal bills forced Basinger to declare bankruptcy. And after several undistinguished projects, the actress went three years without working, during which she and Baldwin had a child. However, Basinger's 1997 comeback in L.A. Confidential suggested her time away had been well spent; playing a high-priced call girl with a close resemblance to Veronica Lake, Basinger's assured performance won her an Oscar as best supporting actress. This triumph was followed by another three-year sabbatical, which was followed by her divorce from Baldwin and a pair of box-office flops, I Dreamed of Africa and Bless the Child. In 2002, Basinger re-teamed with

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

12% Fifty Shades Freed Elena Lincoln $95.6M 2018
11% Fifty Shades Darker Elena Lincoln $114.4M 2017
93% The Nice Guys Judith Kuttner $32.3M 2016
No Score Yet The Natural: The Best There Ever Was Actor 2016
13% The 11th Hour Maria 2015
23% Black November Kristy Maine 2015
29% 4 Minute Mile Claire Jacobs 2014
26% Third Person Elaine $0.7M 2014
31% Grudge Match Sally $14.9M 2013
27% Charlie St. Cloud Claire St. Cloud $31.2M 2010
No Score Yet Mystery of the Hope Diamond Narrator 2010
38% The Burning Plain Gina $0.3M 2009
12% The Informers Laura Sloan 2009
31% While She Was Out Executive Producer Della 2008
No Score Yet The Mermaid Chair Jesse Sullivan 2006
24% Even Money Carolyn Carver 2006
34% The Sentinel Sarah Ballentine $36.3M 2006
No Score Yet Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn Actor 2005
55% Cellular Jessica Martin $32.1M 2004
67% The Door in the Floor Marion Cole $3.7M 2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building Harmony Jones 2004
43% People I Know Victoria Gray 2003
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rita Narrator 2003
75% 8 Mile Stephanie $116.7M 2002
3% Bless the Child Maggie O'Connor $28.2M 2000
10% I Dreamed of Africa Kuki Gallmann 2000
No Score Yet Hollywood vs. The Paparazzi Actor 2000
99% L.A. Confidential Lynn Bracken 1997
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Kitty Potter 1994
33% The Getaway Carol McCoy 1994
61% Wayne's World 2 Honey Hornee 1993
18% The Real McCoy Karen McCoy 1993
6% Cool World Holli Would 1992
54% Final Analysis Heather Evans 1992
10% The Marrying Man Vicki Anderson 1991
72% Batman Vicki Vale 1989
19% My Stepmother Is an Alien Celeste Martin 1988
45% Nadine Nadine Hightower 1987
21% Blind Date Nadia Gates 1987
21% No Mercy Michel Duval 1986
61% 9 1/2 Weeks Elizabeth 1986
75% Fool for Love May 1985
82% The Natural Memo Paris 1984
33% The Man Who Loved Women Louise Carr 1983
67% Never Say Never Again Domino Petachi 1983
No Score Yet Mother Lode (Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure) Andrea Spalding 1982
No Score Yet Hard Country Jodie Lynn Palmer 1981
No Score Yet Who Murdered Joy Morgan? Actor 1981
No Score Yet Who Murdered Joy Morgan? Laury Medford 1981

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

85% Comrade Detective
2017
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1994
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Linda Oliver
  • 1976

QUOTES FROM Kim Basinger CHARACTERS

Lynn Bracken
You can fuck me but you can't fuck Bud.
Lynn Bracken
some men get the world, others get ex-hookers and a trip to arizona
Lynn Bracken
Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona.
Alfred Pennyworth
Mr. Wayne told me to tell you that he might be a little late.
Vicki Vale
I'm not a bit surprised.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
look sometimes, I don't even know what to think about this. It's just something I have to do.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Look, sometimes I don't even know what to think about this. It's just something I have to do.
Vicki Vale
Why?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Because nobody else can.
Vicki Vale
What Do You Want?
Vicki Vale
What do you want?
Joker/Jack Napier
...................My Face on the One Dollar Bill.
Joker/Jack Napier
...My Face on the one dollar bill.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You way a little more than One-Hundred and Eight!
Vicki Vale
Oh really?
Vicki Vale
What do you want?
Joker/Jack Napier
My face on the one dollar bill.
Vicki Vale
You must be joking.
Joker/Jack Napier
Do I look like I'm joking?
Vicki Vale
What exactly do you want?
Joker/Jack Napier
My face on the one dollar bill.
Honey Hornee
Garth, I'm going to be frank.
Garth Algar
Ok. Can I still be Garth?
Stephanie Smith
What are you doin' with your life. THAT'S SO GREAT, RABBIT.
Stephanie Smith
What are you doing with your life THAT'S SO GREAT, Rabbit?
Vicki Vale
Vicky Vale.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Bruce Wayne.
Vicki Vale
Are you sure?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Yeah, this time I'm sure.
Lynn Bracken
"You say fuck a lot."
Lynn Bracken
You say fuck a lot.
Bud White
"You fuck for a living."
Bud White
You fuck for a living.
Claire St. Cloud
We'll always be Brothers...