Laura Dern is surely having a good year, if not the best one! Having won the SAG awards for the best supporting actress and now being nominated for the OSCARS for her amazing character in the movie – Marriage Story, the actress is surely turning heads and making people appreciate her great acting skills.
The actress stepped into Hollywood decades ago as a teenager who dreamt of making it big in the film industry. With her interesting and plum roles, Laura found it hard to finish her college and eventually ended up following her heart and pursuing a career in movies. Daughter of great actor Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, both of whom were actors in Hollywood, Laura found all the inspiration she needed within her home. In fact, it was the first time ever in the history of Hollywood that both a daughter and mother were nominated in the OSCARS for their film, Rambling Rose. Apart from her long career in Hollywood, Laura has also achieved great success in the small screen for her role in series such as Big Little Lies.
Having spent over four long decades in the industry, Laura has proved her acting skills time and again. Here is a short tour of this Hollywood legend’s 7 most popular movies. Take a look and make it a point to watch it if you really liked her in Marriage Story!
Director: Martha Coolidge
A beautiful movie, Laura plays the role of a troubled who works as a servant in a wealthy family only to escape her previous life where she was forced into the world of prostitution. The film was highly appreciated and had Laura being nominated in the Best Actress category. In fact, even Diane Ladd (Laura’s mother) was nominated in the best Supporting actress category for her role in the film.
Director: David Lynch
One of the most controversial movies in the history of Hollywood, Blue Velvet became the talk of all critics due to its violent sexual acts. Laura plays the role of Sandy Williams, daughter of a police detective investigating a criminal conspiracy. Dern acts as the only source of light in this extremely dark film. With her beauty and innocence, Laura is able to create an unforgettable mark in the minds of all those who watched and appreciated the film.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
A very emotional film, Wild is about the complicated story of a mother and daughter, where the daughter comes to understand her mother’s love for her only after her mother’s death. Laura who played the role of the mother was nominated for the Best supporting Actress category, while Reese Witherspoon who portrays the role of the daughter was nominated in the Best Actress category. The movie showcased Laura as the mother who is trying all her best to connect back with her daughter.
Director: Alexander Payne
A satirical take on abortion, the movie is about a woman who becomes national news for her fertility and her failure to stop becoming pregnant with babies and later also caring for her new-borns. The movie has great story and also proves the director’s excellent storytelling ability which fetches a lot of attention in his next films.
Director: Noah Baumbach
This 2019 film has gained a lot of attention and appreciation from people all across the world. Laura plays the role of a feisty divorce attorney who is hired by Scarlett Johansson, the wife of a famous New York Theatre Director, a role portrayed by Adam Driver. With a fierce role and her great acting skills, Laura won herself the Best Supporting Actress award at the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice award.
Director: Steven Spielberg
The first ever film that brought back dinosaurs back to life, Jurassic Park was one of the most successful films in the history of Hollywood. Laura played the role of a paleobotanist in the movie, also studying the magnificent creatures. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie was the first of its kind, which further led to the entire Jurassic World Series.
WILD AT HEART
Director: David Lynch
After baking in the success of Blue Velvet, Laura teamed back with director David Lynch in the film Wild at Heart. In this new film, Laura pairs with Nicolas Cage, the duo portraying the roles of lovers who are on a run after Dern’s mother hires assassins to kill Cage. The movie portrayed the sexual side of Laura, making her look absolutely smoldering hot in the film.