Sissy Spacek Actress

Sissy Spacek has been one of the industry‘s most respected actresses for more than three decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award, five additional Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe Awards and numerous critics awards.

She first gained the attention of critics and audiences with her performance in Terrence Malick‘s widely praised 1973 drama Badlands, in which she starred opposite Martin Sheen. In 1976, Spacek earned her first Academy Award nomination and won a National Society of Film Critics Award for her chilling performance in the title role of Brian De Palma‘s Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel. The following year, she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for her work in Robert Altman‘s Three Women.

In 1980, Spacek starred as ‗Loretta Lynn‘ in the acclaimed biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, winning the Oscar and Golden Globe Award for her performance. Spacek also swept the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, National Board of Review, and National Society of Film Critics Awards for her portrayal of the country music legend.

Spacek received another Golden Globe nomination the next year for her work in Raggedy Man, directed by her husband, Jack Fisk. She earned her third Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her role in Costa-Gavras‘ 1982 drama Missing, opposite Jack Lemmon, and her fourth Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her work in 1984‘s The River, in which she starred with Mel Gibson.

In 1987, Spacek received her fifth Academy Award nomination and won another Golden Globe and the New York film Critics Circle Award for her performance in the dark comedy Crimes of the Heart. Her most recent Oscar nomination came for her portrayal of a mother grieving for her murdered son in the drama In the Bedroom, for which she also won a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and an AFI Film Award for Best Actress. In addition, she garnered Best Actress Awards from a number of critics‘ organizations, including the Los Angeles, New York and Broadcast Film Critics. Her work in In the Bedroom also brought Spacek two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, one for Outstanding Lead Actress and another for Outstanding Cast, shared with the rest of the film‘s ensemble.

Spacek‘s other film credits include A Home at the End of the World, The Straight Story, Blast From the Past, Affliction, The Grass Harp, JFK, The Long Walk Home, ‘Night, Mother, Marie, North Country, Nine Lives, Hot Rod, Lake City and Four Christmases.

Spacek has also been honored for her work on the small screen, where she has starred in several highly praised longform projects. She received Emmy Award nominations for her portrayal of ‗Zelda Fitzgerald‘ in Last Call and for her work in Tommy Lee Jones‘ Western The Good Old Boys, as well as SAG Award nominations for her performances in Midwives and A Place for Annie. Her additional television credits include If These Walls Could Talk, Beyond the Call, Streets of Laredo, A Private Matter and most recently, a Golden Globe nomination for Pictures of Hollis Woods.

Deadfall by Stefan Ruzowitzky - 2012
The Help by Tate Taylor - 2011
Get Low by Aaron Schneider - 2009
Four Christmases by Seth Gordon - 2008
Lake City - 2007  
Hot Rod by Akiva Schaffer - 2007
Gray Matters by Sue Kramer - 2006
An American Haunting by Courtney Solomon - 2005
North Country by Niki Caro - 2005
The Ring Two by Hideo Nakata - 2005
Nine Lives by Rodrigo García - 2005
A Home at the End of the World  by Michael Mayer - 2004
Tuck Everlasting by Jay Russell - 2002
En la habitacin by Todd Field -  2001
The Straight Story by David Lynch - 1999 
Blast from the Past by Hugh Wilson - 1999
Affliction by Paul Schrader - 1997
The Grass Harp by Charles Matthau - 1995
Trading Mom by Tia Brelis - 1994
JFK by Oliver Stone - 1991
Hard Promises by Martin Davidson - 1991
The Long Walk Home by Richard Pearce - 1990
Crimes of the Heart by Bruce Beresford - 1986
night, Mother by Tom Moore - 1986
Violets Are Blue by Jack Fisk - 1986
Marie by Roger Donaldson - 1986
The River by Mark Rydell - 1984
Missing by Costa-Gavras - 1982
Raggedy Man by Jack Fisk - 1981 
Heart Beat by John Byrum - 1980
Coal Miner's Daughter by Michael Apted - 1980
3 Women by Robert Altman - 1997
Welcome to L.A by Alan Rudolph - 1976
Carrie by Brian De Palma - 1976 
Ginger in the Morning by - 1974
Badlands by Terrence Malick - 1973
Prime Cut by Michael Ritchie - 1972
Trash by Paul Morrissey -  1970