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Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. Known primarily as a stage actress, Davis won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for her role in King Hedley II (2001). She won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in Fences. She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004).

Her films include Traffic (2000), Antwone Fisher (2002), and Solaris (2002). Her performance in Doubt (2008) was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

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Widows (2018)

Widows (2018)

When a crew of crooks are killed during a robbery, their widowed spouses pick up where they left off. ...

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Fences (2016)

Fences (2016)

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family. ...

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. ...

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Custody (2016)

Custody (2016)

When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the Family Cou ...

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DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League (2016)

DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League (2016)

A documentary special taking a look at the upcoming films making up the DC Universe. Kevin Smith hosts with Geoff Johns, as they take a look at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies. ...

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Lila & Eve (2015)

Lila & Eve (2015)

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. ...

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (2015)

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (2015)

Unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle chronicling a century of African-American life. Wilson won two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. ...

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Blackhat (2015)

Blackhat (2015)

A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong. ...

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2014)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2014)

Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. ...

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2014)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2014)

Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. ...

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Get on Up (2014)

Get on Up (2014)

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. ...

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)

A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. ...

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Ender's Game (2013)

Ender's Game (2013)

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future. ...

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Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners (2013)

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? ...

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever. ...

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Won't Back Down (2012)

Won't Back Down (2012)

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. ...

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Love, Marilyn (2012)

Love, Marilyn (2012)

Using the book 'Fragments', which collects Marilyn Monroe's poems, notes and letters, and with participation from the Arthur Miller and Truman Capote estates who have contributed more material, each of the actresses will embody the legend at various stages ...

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock. ...

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Touch of Evil (2011)

Touch of Evil (2011)

Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine. ...

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The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money ...

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Trust (2011)

Trust (2011)

A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents a ...

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Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a ...

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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. ...

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Knight and Day (2010)

Knight and Day (2010)

A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging o ...

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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. ...

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State of Play (2009)

State of Play (2009)

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the ...

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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer! ...

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Doubt (2008)

Doubt (2008)

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority. ...

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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to reconcile with his estran ...

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The Andromeda Strain (2008)

The Andromeda Strain (2008)

A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of highly spe ...

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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, Stone's invest ...

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Disturbia (2007)

Disturbia (2007)

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale ...

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World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Center (2006)

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage wh ...

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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)

Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a bestselling w ...

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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)

In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other. ...

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The Architect (2006)

The Architect (2006)

An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed. ...

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Syriana (2005)

Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based ene ...

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. ...

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Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)

Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)

Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite things--scotch ...

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Antwone Fisher (2002)

Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins ...

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Solaris (2002)

Solaris (2002)

Upon arrival at the space station orbiting an ocean world called Solaris a psychologist discovers that the commander of an expedition to the planet has died mysteriously. Other strange events soon start happening as well, such as the appearance of old acqu ...

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Far from Heaven (2002)

Far from Heaven (2002)

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. ...

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Kate & Leopold (2001)

Kate & Leopold (2001)

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spe ...

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The Shrink Is In (2001)

The Shrink Is In (2001)

A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming. ...

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Amy & Isabelle (2001)

Amy & Isabelle (2001)

In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is seduced by he ...

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Traffic (2000)

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...

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Out of Sight (1998)

Out of Sight (1998)

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more betwe ...

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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

The Pentagon Wars (1998)

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle) ...

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The Substance of Fire (1997)

The Substance of Fire (1997)

Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the compan ...

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