AWARD WINNING ACTRESS SISSY SPACEK HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Sissy Spacek was honored with star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures. Leron Gubler, Emcee and President/CEO of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, celebrity guests Bill Paxton and David Lynch helped Spacek unveil the 2,443rd Star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The El Capitan Theatre on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
In anticipation of the release of her new film from Dreamworks Pictures and Participant Media, “The Help,”in theaters nationwide August 10, 2011, Sissy Spacek will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, August 1, at 11:30 am. in front of the El Capitan Theatre, 6834 Hollywood Boulevard.
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.
Spacek first gained prominence for her performance in Terrence Malick’s 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.” 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 bio-pic “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” winning the Oscar® and Golden Globe® Award for her performance. Spacek also received 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.
Some of 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,” “Four Christmases” and “Get Low.”
Spacek has also been honored for her work on television, where she has starred in several highly praised long-form 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,” “A Private Matter,” a Golden Globe®–nominated performance for “Pictures of Hollis Woods” and, most recently, an Emmy®– nominated performance for her guest role on HBO’s “Big Love.”
Spacek’s charitable involvement includes work with The SPCA and Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.
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