Inga (Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden), a tormented woman struggling to be a responsible parent, is forced to confront her past. She realizes that unresolved conflicts she had with her own mother are affecting her relationship with her daughter (Eulala Scheel). Now is her chance to put right the wrongs in her past. Directed by Mary Haverstick. With Michael Gaston and Marian Seldes. Year: 2008
Marcia Gay Harden in Home
Based on the nonfiction bestseller, this film tells the story of Chris (Emile Hirsch), a bright young college graduate from a troubled family who decides to go off on his own and live off the land. On the road, he makes friends with a sweet teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and a lonely widower (Hal Holbrook). His parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden) and sister (Jena Malone) become frantic, since they have no idea where he is. Eventually he abandons his new friends as he heads deep into the Alaskan wilderness, determined to live by his wits alone. With Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Sean Penn. Categories: Adventure, Biography, Drama. Year: 2007.
Marcia Gay Harden in Into the Wild
Nick Powell (Justin Chatwin), a high school senior, wants to be a writer and plans on leaving for London to pursure his dream. But, before he can leave his hometown for good, Nick is brutally attacked by a troubled teen named Annie (Margarita Levieva) and her group of thugs in a case of mistaken identity. Left for dead, Nick awakes to find that he is invisible. He can see and hear everything around him, but no one sees him -- except for Annie. With no one else to help him, Nick must convince Annie to lead authorities to his body before it's too late. Directed by David S. Goyer. With Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette, Alex O'Loughlin, Callum Keith Rennie and Michelle Harrison. Categories: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Marcia Gay Harden in The Invisible
Tom (Kevin Bacon) is a railway engineer who loves trains more than anything else in his life. Davey (Miles Heizer) is a boy whose suicidal mother takes pills, then parks her car with the two of them in it on the tracks just when a train is scheduled to come. Tom is driving the train that almost kills the boy, and after the accident, the two of them get to know each other. Befriending the boy helps Tom come to terms with some difficult issues in his life, including his wife's illness. Directed by Alison Eastwood. With Marcia Gay Harden, and Bonnie Root. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
Marcia Gay Harden in Rails & Ties
Midwestern teenager Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) seems to be the favorite for the extremely popular television singing contest, "American Dreamz." When polls reveal that more Americans vote to determine the shows winner than in the presidential election, incumbent U.S. President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) is convinced by his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) and the show's host Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) to become a guest judge and boost his popularity. Directed by Paul Weitz. With Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Marcia Gay Harden and John Cho. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2006.
Marcia Gay Harden in American Dreamz
After Krista's (Brittany Murphy) dead body is found by a lonely caretaker (Toni Collette), a forensics graduate student (Rose Byrne), whose sister went missing as a child, believes the girl is her lost sibling. Meanwhile, a woman (Mary Beth Hurt) in an abusive relationship discovers a disturbing connection between her husband (Nick Searcy) and Krista's murder. And, Melora (Marcia Gay Harden), a mother searching for answers about her runaway daughter, finds help in her quest from another troubled young woman (Kerry Washington). Directed by Karen Moncrieff. With Piper Laurie, Giovanni Ribisi, Mary Steenburgen and Bruce Davison. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Marcia Gay Harden in The Dead Girl
Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton), an alcoholic and former professional baseball player, is bribed by an uptight lawyer, Roy Bullock (Greg Kinnear), to coach a failing little league team. Although Morris is an unusual choice for a motivational coach, he does manage to help the team achieve a comeback and raise their spirits. Directed by Richard Linklater. With Marcia Gay Harden, Timmy Deters, Sammi Kane Kraft, Seth Adkins, Ridge Canipe and Brandon Craggs. Categories: Comedy, Sports. Year: 2005.
Marcia Gay Harden in Bad News Bears
After accepting an art history teaching position at Wellesley in the 1950s, Katherine Ann Watson (Julia Roberts), an independent, modern thinker, sets out to help her female students realize their potential. Despite the school's academic reputation, most of the students still judge their success by how well they are able to marry. Katherine challenges this notion and helps her students look beyond the perception that they should be content with merely being wives and mothers. Directed by Mike Newell. With Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden and Topher Grace. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2003.
Marcia Gay Harden in Mona Lisa Smile
Jimmy (Sean Penn), Sean (Kevin Bacon) and Dave (Tim Robbins) were best friends until the day when Dave was abducted a man claiming to be a police officer. Years later, they find their lives thrust together again when Jimmy's daughter Katie (Emmy Rossum) is murdered. Sean, who is now a police detective, leads the investigation and questions Dave as a prime suspect. Jimmy, consumed with grief, sets out on a course of revenge to learn the truth, no matter the consequences. Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Kevin Chapman and Tom Guiry. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2003/.
Marcia Gay Harden in Mystic River
Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris) is a brilliant painter living in New York City in 1941. Struggling with alcoholism, his talent goes to waste until he meets Lee Krasner (Marcia Gay Harden), a fellow artist whose love for Pollock brings her to give up her own career to save his. What emerges is some of the most famous and popular artistic work of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, even the support of the people around him cannot save Pollock from his inner demons. Directed by Ed Harris. With Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort and Val Kilmer. Categories: Biography, Drama. Year: 2000.
Marcia Gay Harden in Pollock
Leo (Albert Finney) is a crime boss at war with Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), the only mobster able to stand up to Leo's criminal empire. When tension between the gangs reaches a boiling point, Tom Reagan (Gabriel Byrne) steps in to keep the peace, but finds himself in over his head when he's ordered to kill the lowlife Bernie (John Turturro), brother to Leo's girlfriend Verna (Marcia Gay Harden). Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With Al Mancini and Mike Starr. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1990.
Marcia Gay Harden in Miller's Crossing