History Creator / MichellePfeiffer

10th Feb '18 6:22:55 PM costanton11
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* CareerResurrection:
** Managed to keep her role in ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'', despite ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' threatening to cosign her to the HollywoodHypeMachine.
** She took some time off in the early 2000's to raise her children and just enjoy motherhood. She made a triumphant return to acting in 2007, with roles in ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' and ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''.
** Pulled it off again for a third time in 2017 after taking some time off again in 2012 with roles in ''The Wizard of Lies'', ''Film/Mother2017'', ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'' and ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''.


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* DoingItForTheArt: Once famously said she would act for free, the money just being compensation for being in the public eye.


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* OldShame: Considers several of her films (specifically ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'', ''A Thousand Acres'', and ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman'') to be disappointments. She has also gone on record stating that as a rule she only watches her films once, and that is it. Averted with ''One Fine Day'', which didn't do well but she believes it's a good movie nonetheless.


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* StarDerailingRole: ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' infamously almost cost her a role in ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Did four films with Creator/RobertDeNiro - ''Stardust'', ''Film/NewYearsEve'', ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' and ''The Wizard of Lies''. She joked that she was excited to work with him the first two times...only to discover they had no scenes together.
10th Jan '18 6:18:56 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys'' (1989)
29th Nov '17 7:29:04 AM JamesAustin
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[[folder:Films she has starred in:]]
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* 1980 ''Film/TheHollywoodKnights''
* 1980 ''Film/FallingInLoveAgain''
* 1981 ''Film/CharlieChanAndTheCurseOfTheDragonQueen''
* 1982 ''Film/{{Grease 2}}''
* 1983 ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''
* 1985 ''Film/IntoTheNight''
* 1985 ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}''
* 1986 ''Film/SweetLiberty''
* 1987 ''Film/TheWitchesOfEastwick''
* 1987 ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''
* 1988 ''Film/MarriedToTheMob''
* 1988 ''Film/TequilaSunrise''
* 1988 ''Film/DangerousLiaisons''
* 1989 ''Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys''
* 1990 ''Film/TheRussiaHouse''
* 1991 ''Film/FrankieAndJohnny''
* 1992 ''Film/BatmanReturns''
* 1994 ''Film/{{Wolf}}''
* 1995 ''Film/DangerousMinds''
* 1996 ''Film/UpCloseAndPersonal''
* 1996 ''[[Film/ToGillianOnHer37thBirthday To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday]]''
* 1996 ''Film/OneFineDay''
* 1996 ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
* 1997 ''Film/AThousandAcres''
* 1998 ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''
* 1999 ''Film/TheDeepEndOfTheOcean''
* 1999 ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''
* 1999 ''Film/TheStoryOfUs''
* 2000 ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath''
* 2001 ''Film/IAmSam''
* 2002 ''Film/WhiteOleander''
* 2003 ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''
* 2007 ''Film/{{Stardust}}''
* 2007 ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''
* 2007 ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman''
* 2009 ''Film/PersonalEffects''
* 2009 ''Literature/{{Cheri}}''
* 2011 ''Film/NewYearsEve''
* 2012 ''Film/DarkShadows''
* 2012 ''Film/PeopleLikeUs''
* 2013 ''Film/{{Malavita}}''
* 2016 ''Wizard of Lies''
* 2017: ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017''
* 2017 ''[[Film/Mother2017 mother]]''
* 2018: ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''

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* 1980 ''Film/TheHollywoodKnights''
''Film/TheHollywoodKnights'' (1980)
* 1980 ''Film/FallingInLoveAgain''
* 1981 ''Film/CharlieChanAndTheCurseOfTheDragonQueen''
* 1982
''Film/{{Grease 2}}''
2}}'' (1982)
* 1983 ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''
''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' (1983)
* 1985 ''Film/IntoTheNight''
''Film/IntoTheNight'' (1985)
* 1985 ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}''
''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985)
* 1986 ''Film/SweetLiberty''
''Film/TheWitchesOfEastwick'' (1987)
* 1987 ''Film/TheWitchesOfEastwick''
''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' (1987)
* 1987 ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''
''Film/MarriedToTheMob'' (1988)
* 1988 ''Film/MarriedToTheMob''
''Film/TequilaSunrise'' (1988)
* 1988 ''Film/TequilaSunrise''
''Film/DangerousLiaisons'' (1988)
* 1988 ''Film/DangerousLiaisons''
''Film/TheRussiaHouse'' (1990)
* 1989 ''Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys''
''Film/BatmanReturns'' (1992)
* 1990 ''Film/TheRussiaHouse''
''Film/{{Wolf}}'' (1994)
* 1991 ''Film/FrankieAndJohnny''
''Film/DangerousMinds'' (1995)
* 1992 ''Film/BatmanReturns''
''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (1996)
* 1994 ''Film/{{Wolf}}''
''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' (1998)
* 1995 ''Film/DangerousMinds''
''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' (1999)
* 1996 ''Film/UpCloseAndPersonal''
''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' (2000)
* 1996 ''[[Film/ToGillianOnHer37thBirthday To Gillian ''Film/IAmSam'' (2001)
* ''Film/WhiteOleander'' (2002)
* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' (2003)
* ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman'' (2007)
* ''Film/PersonalEffects'' (2009)
* ''Literature/{{Cheri}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/NewYearsEve'' (2011)
* ''Film/DarkShadows'' (2012)
* ''Film/PeopleLikeUs'' (2012)
* ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' (2013)
* ''Film/{{Murder
on Her 37th Birthday]]''
the Orient Express|2017}}'' (2017)
* 1996 ''Film/OneFineDay''
''Film/Mother2017'' (2017)
* 1996 ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
* 1997 ''Film/AThousandAcres''
* 1998 ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''
* 1999 ''Film/TheDeepEndOfTheOcean''
* 1999 ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''
* 1999 ''Film/TheStoryOfUs''
* 2000 ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath''
* 2001 ''Film/IAmSam''
* 2002 ''Film/WhiteOleander''
* 2003 ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''
* 2007 ''Film/{{Stardust}}''
* 2007 ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''
* 2007 ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman''
* 2009 ''Film/PersonalEffects''
* 2009 ''Literature/{{Cheri}}''
* 2011 ''Film/NewYearsEve''
* 2012 ''Film/DarkShadows''
* 2012 ''Film/PeopleLikeUs''
* 2013 ''Film/{{Malavita}}''
* 2016 ''Wizard of Lies''
* 2017: ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017''
* 2017 ''[[Film/Mother2017 mother]]''
* 2018: ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''
''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' (2018)


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* InkSuitActor: Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', where she voiced Moses's wife Tzipporah - a former slave who is animated to look [[AmbiguouslyBrown almost African]].
14th Aug '17 4:19:18 PM CaptainClown
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* 2017 ''[[Film/Mother2017 mother]]

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* 2017 ''[[Film/Mother2017 mother]]
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* 2018: ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''
8th May '17 3:55:32 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* 2017: ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017''
1st Mar '17 11:58:40 AM JamesAustin
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* 1996 ''Series/{{The Muppet Show}}''

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* 1999 ''[[AMidsummerNightsDream A Midsummer Night's Dream]]''

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* ActionGirl: In ''BatmanReturns'' and ''DangerousMinds''.

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* %%* ActionGirl: In ''BatmanReturns'' ''Film/BatmanReturns'' and ''DangerousMinds''.''Film/DangerousMinds''.



* CelebrityResemblance: Early in her career, she describes getting mistaken for Debbie Harry from {{Music/Blondie}}. Harry later said she'd love for Michelle to play her in a movie. This was more implicitly acknowledged in ''Film/Hairspray'', which has Pfeiffer filling in for Harry as Velma.



* FemmeFatale: In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', and possibly considered this in ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' too.
* FlatWhat: When Creator/MatthewVaughn was casting for ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', he said his first and only choice for the role of Lamia was Michelle. When he met with her to convince her to do the role, he admitted that the film that inspired him to want to cast her was....''Film/{{Grease 2}}''.
--> '''Michelle:''' "I thought he was pulling my leg. He was interviewing me for Esquire (magazine) and he goes, 'Guess what my favorite movie of yours is?' And I jokingly said, 'Grease 2?!' And he was like, 'Yeah!' And I'm like, 'Seriously?!' "And it was my work in that movie that made him want to work with me!"
* GoshDangItToHeck: Parodied when she was on Series/TheGrahamNortonShow. She was about to censor herself and Graham asked what word she intended to use. She claimed it was 'hell'.

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* %%* FemmeFatale: In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', and possibly considered this in ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' too.
* FlatWhat: When Creator/MatthewVaughn was casting for ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', he said his first and only choice for the role of Lamia was Michelle. When he met with her to convince her to do the role, he admitted that the film that inspired him to want to cast her was....''Film/{{Grease 2}}''.
--> '''Michelle:''' "I thought he was pulling my leg. He was interviewing me for Esquire (magazine) and he goes, 'Guess what my favorite movie of yours is?' And I jokingly said, 'Grease 2?!' And he was like, 'Yeah!' And I'm like, 'Seriously?!' "And it was my work in that movie that made him want to work with me!"
* GoshDangItToHeck: Parodied when she was on Series/TheGrahamNortonShow. She was about to censor herself and Graham asked what word she intended to use. She claimed it was 'hell'.
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* IceQueen: ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'', ''Film/WhiteOleander''.

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* %%* IceQueen: ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'', ''Film/WhiteOleander''.



* KickTheWrongDog: Once (in RealLife) kicked her car in frustration after she couldn't unlock the door. She was very embarrassed when the ''real'' owner came along and she realized it was a lookalike car.
* SelfDeprecation: Says she once showed her kids ''Grease 2'' and they only lasted twenty minutes before turning it off.
* ShoutOut: Gets name-dropped in two separate hit songs from 2014-2015: "Riptide" by Vance Joy and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson.

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* KickTheWrongDog: Once (in RealLife) kicked her car in frustration after she couldn't unlock the door. She was very embarrassed when the ''real'' owner came along and she realized it was a lookalike car.
* SelfDeprecation: Says she once showed her kids ''Grease 2'' and they only lasted twenty minutes before turning it off.
* ShoutOut: Gets name-dropped in two separate hit songs from 2014-2015: "Riptide" by Vance Joy and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars & and Mark Ronson.



* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Enough that ''People Magazine'' voted her most beautiful woman ''six'' times. She won once.
* WrenchWench: When she's not working, she loves fixing things around the house. She even has a tool belt.
30th Jan '17 2:10:48 AM FurtiveGrist
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* 1996 ''Series/{{The Muppet Show}}''



* 2015 ''Series/TheMuppets''
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