Madonna

Madonna

  • Highest Rated: 86% Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Swept Away (2002)
  • Birthday: Aug 16, 1958
  • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan
  • Possessing one of the most distinctive voices in pop music and one of the most distressing résumés on the big screen, Madonna has proven that whatever the role -- screwball seductress, martyred Argentinian first lady, embittered single mom-cum-yoga instructrix -- her abilities as a performer will manage to undermine any production whose credits bear her name. Like Elvis before her, Madonna has proven that no matter how sterling a pop reputation an artist may have, success on the Billboard Top 100 does not translate into similar plaudits at the box office.Born Madonna Ciccone in Bay City, MI, in 1958, Madonna was raised in a strict Roman Catholic household. She attended the University of Michigan as a dance student for a brief period before dropping out to move to New York City in 1977. There, she quickly became a habitué of various downtown gay discos; spurred on by her dance teacher and her deejay pals, she embarked on a singing career. Before releasing her debut album, however, she made a debut of another kind in an all-but-forgotten, micro-budgeted date-rape melodrama entitled A Certain Sacrifice (1979). In an omen of things to come, Madonna later tried to halt the theatrical release of the film after her musical career took off.The artist's proper screen debut came courtesy of Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan. The 1985 release featured Madonna in a supporting role as a funky girl/object of desire around which the film's screwball plot revolved. Her rising star helped to make Susan a minor hit; aided by Seidelman, she was able to capitalize on her effervescent comic charm and her kooky, uber-Soho, Material Girl persona.Unfortunately, Madonna's relationship with volatile young actor Sean Penn led her to accept a role opposite him, both in real life as well as onscreen in Shanghai Surprise (1986). The retro-styled, George Harrison-produced debacle endured a brief and mercilessly lambasted life at the box office; Madonna's marriage to Penn didn't last much longer. Next up for the indefatigable entertainer was Who's That Girl? (1987), a stillborn, flimsy imitation of the Melanie Griffith/Jeff Daniels vehicle Something Wild, released just one year prior. Notable only for its hit title track, the ostensible homage to Howard Hawks starred a pained Griffin Dunne opposite a bubbly, impetuous Madonna, apparently performing in the style of her semi-controversial "Open Your Heart" video. Needless to say, their chemistry did little to ignite box-office fireworks.Madonna's next vehicle was undoubtedly her most high profile to date; cast opposite Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy (1990), she received lavish amounts of pre-film hype, particularly as she was involved at the time with long-in-the-tooth, alpha-stud Beatty. However, the much-anticipated feature failed to make good on the promise that surrounded its production, and Madonna herself came away with only a few choice Steven Sondheim production numbers to her credit. However, the "inspired by the motion picture" soundtrack album did help spark one of the singer's most enduring cause celebres -- "voguing."It took director Alex Keshishian to (literally) strip some of the veneer from the Madonna mystique with his tell-all documentary Truth or Dare the following year. The feature's risqué subject matter -- including the songstress' unabashed fellating of an Evian bottle -- created a ratings stink with the MPAA and revealed some previously unexposed dimensions of Madonna's relationship with Beatty, such as his incessant ridicule of her.Madonna next courted the best reviews of her film career to date playing a feisty baseball player in the 1992 A League of Their Own, in which she starred amongst a talented ensemble cast that included Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and offscreen gal-pal Rosie O'Donnell. Those favorable reviews were soon overshadowed, however, by the maelstrom of negative publicity just a few months later, when she formed a troika of artistic shame with her starring role in t

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Office

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No Score Yet Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour Actor 2018
No Score Yet Docufilms: Locos por Madonna Actor 2018
No Score Yet Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour Actor 2016
No Score Yet Madonna: The MDNA Tour Actor 2013
12% W.E. Screenwriter Director Producer $0.6M 2012
No Score Yet Madonna: Goddess of Pop Actor 2011
25% Filth and Wisdom Executive Producer Screenwriter Director 2008
No Score Yet I Am Because We Are Producer Actor Screenwriter 2008
68% The Universe of Keith Haring Actor 2008
22% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) Princess Selenia $15.1M 2007
No Score Yet Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis Actor 2007
No Score Yet Madonna: Performance Review Actor 2007
No Score Yet Madonna: Virgin: Interviews Actor 2007
No Score Yet Madonna: The Confessions Tour Actor 2006
No Score Yet I'm Going to Tell You a Secret Actor 2005
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Executive Producer $23.3M 2004
No Score Yet Madonna: Sex Bomb - Unauthorized Actor 2004
No Score Yet Madonna: Music Video Box Documentary Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Work of Director Chris Cunningham Actor 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks Executive Producer $47.3M 2003
No Score Yet Party On Karaoke! - Ladies of Pop Actor 2003
58% Die Another Day Verity $160.3M 2002
5% Swept Away Amber Leighton $0.6M 2002
No Score Yet Madonna: The Drowned World Tour 2001 Actor 2001
No Score Yet Star Actor 2001
No Score Yet Star (The Hire) Actor 2001
19% The Next Best Thing Abbie Reynolds 2000
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
14% Four Rooms Elspeth 1996
63% Evita Eva Peron 1996
33% Girl 6 Boss 3 1996
41% Blue in the Face Singing Telegram Girl 1995
80% Unzipped Actor 1995
No Score Yet Madonna: The Girlie Show Live Down Under 1994 Actor 1993
31% Dangerous Game Sarah Jennings 1993
78% A League of Their Own Mae Mordabito 1992
8% Body of Evidence Rebecca Carlson 1992
50% Shadows and Fog Marie 1992
86% Madonna: Truth or Dare Herself Executive Producer Producer 1991
63% Dick Tracy Breathless Mahoney 1990
No Score Yet Madonna: The Real Story Actor 1990
No Score Yet Madonna: Blonde Ambition Actor 1990
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Hortense Hathaway 1989
No Score Yet Stars of the Century Actor 1988
38% Who's That Girl? Nikki Finn 1987
13% Shanghai Surprise Gloria Tatlock 1986
57% Vision Quest Singer at Club 1985
86% Desperately Seeking Susan Susan $27.5M 1985
No Score Yet A Certain Sacrifice Bruna 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2006
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010-2016
Herself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams
2011-2013
Appearing
  • 2012
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing Performer
  • 2012
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Liz
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Musical Guest Performer Guest
  • 1993
  • 1985

QUOTES FROM Madonna CHARACTERS

Lips Manlis
That was beautiful as always.
Breathless Mahoney
I'm so happy you liked it. You mind if I leave?
Lips Manlis
Why?
Breathless Mahoney
I get sick when you eat.
Lips Manlis
You didn't used to.
Breathless Mahoney
You didn't used to be a zeppelin.
Big Boy Caprice
If a woman don't wear mink, she don't wear nothin'.
Breathless Mahoney
Well, I look good both ways.
Herself
Madonna: [voiceover, as Madonna visits her mother's grave] What I remember most about her was that she was - she was very kind and very gentle and very feminine. I don't know, I guess she seemed like an angel to me, but I suppose everybody thinks their mother's an angel when they're five. I also know she was really religious, so I never really understood why she was taken away from us. It seemed so unfair. I never thought that she had done something wrong, so oftentimes I wondered what I had done wrong.
Madonna
[voiceover, as Madonna visits her mother's grave] What I remember most about her was that she was - she was very kind and very gentle and very feminine. I don't know, I guess she seemed like an angel to me, but I suppose everybody thinks their mother's an angel when they're five. I also know she was really religious, so I never really understood why she was taken away from us. It seemed so unfair. I never thought that she had done something wrong, so oftentimes I wondered what I had done wrong.
Herself
Madonna: [makes gagging noises] "Neat"? Anybody who says my show is "neat" has to go.
Madonna
[makes gagging noises] 'Neat'? Anybody who says my show is 'neat' has to go.
Himself
Kevin Costner: Thanks for having us. It was really generous.
Kevin Costner
Thanks for having us. It was really generous.
Herself
Madonna: Thanks for coming.
Madonna
Thanks for coming.
Himself
Kevin Costner: We thought it was "neat".
Kevin Costner
We thought it was 'neat'.
Herself
Madonna: "Neat"?
Madonna
'Neat'?
Himself
Kevin Costner: Really neat.
Kevin Costner
Really neat.
Herself
Madonna: No one's ever described it as that.
Madonna
No one's ever described it as that.
Eva Peron
They actually called me a whore...
Mae Mordabito
Evelyn! Evelyn! I'm sorry, but I'm gonna have to kill your son!