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Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan Give Engaging, Inspiring and Amusing Performances in Gary Marshall movie Georgia Rule
Jane Fonda (Georgia Rule Character - Georgia)
Two-time Academy Award winning veteran actress Jane Fonda leads the Georgia Rule cast as Georgia.
Fonda's film career began in the early sixties in "Sunday in New York." Her break through role came in 1965 in "Cat Ballou." Films "Barefoot in the Park", "Any Wednesday" and "Barbarella", which propelled her to sex symbol status, followed.
Her first Oscar nomination came in 1969 for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" In 1971, she claimed her first Academy Award for her portrayal of prostitute Bree Daniel in the murder mystery "Klute." She won a second Oscar in 1978 for the war drama Coming Home. In 1979, she reunited with "Barefoot in the Park" co-star Robert Redford in "The Electric Horseman."
In 1980, Fonda starred in the get-even office comedy "9 to 5." This was followed in 1981 by "Golden Pond" where Fonda acted alongside famous father, Henry Fonda.
Fonda got physical in the eighties and nineties leading the health revolution with the "Jane Fonda Workout" series. In 2005, she reclaimed her place in the spotlight in "Monster in Law." "Georgia Rule" is her second film since her Hollywood comeback.
Fonda released her autobiography "My Life So Far" in 2005.
Felicity Huffman (Georgia Rule Character - Lily)
Georgia Rule cast member Felicity Huffman's no housewife, but she is the desperate and fed-up single mom Lily.
Huffman portrays the tough, opinionated and career-driven mom Lynette Scavo in the television hit series "Desperate Housewives." She won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series as well as two Golden Globes for Best Actress ñ Comedy Series and Best Ensemble ñ Comedy Series for the role.
Huffman reached critical acclaim as a film actress for her role as transsexual Sabrina Osbourne in "Transamerica." She received 2006 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her work. She also received Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations.
Huffman won a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the TV series Sports Night. Other television appearances include "Frazier", "West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
In addition to roles in "Transamerica" and in the upcoming "Georgia Rule", Huffman appeared in "Reversal of Fortune", "Golden Years", "The X-Files", "Hackers", "The Spanish Prisoner", "Magnolia", "House Hunting", "Raising Helen" and "Christmas with the Kranks."
Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy. They have two daughters, Sofia and Georgia.
Lindsay Lohan (Georgia Rule Character - Rachel)
Lindsay Lohan joins the Georgia Rule cast as the rebellious Rachel.
The oldest of four children, Lohan soared from child model, to soap actress, to teen icon, to leading lady in films like Mean Girls in less than a decade.
Lohan began acting in the nineties in commercials for ToysRUs and Jell-O Pudding. In 1996, she landed the role of "Another World's" Ali Fowler. She left the soap in 1997 for the lead role in the remake of Disney's "The Parent Trap." She later starred in television movies "Life Size" and "Get a Clue." Her big screen debut came in 2003 when she starred in another Disney remake "Freaky Friday."
Following the box office success of "Freaky Friday", Lohan claimed lead roles in "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and "Mean Girls." Disney and Lohan joined forces again in 2005 for "Herbie Fully Loaded."
Lohan recently appeared in a string of films including, "Bobby", "Just My Luck" and "A Prairie Home Companion." She is slated to appear in film releases through 2008, including "Chapter 27", "Georgia Rule", "Speechless", and "I Know Who Killed Me."
An accomplished singer, Lohan has released two albums, "Speak" and "A Little More Personal (Raw)."
Acclaimed Director Gary Marshall Does it Again with New Film Georgia Rule. Meet the Georgia Rule Crew
Gary Marshall (Georgia Rule Director)
Georgia Rule's Gary Marshall is a movie industry veteran actor, writer, producer and director. For the Georgia Rule movie, Marshall puts on his directors hat to direct leading ladies Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan.
Marshall began his career as a comedic writer for the long running "Tonight Show","The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Danny Thomas Show." He created successful shows including "Happy Days," "Laverne and Shirley" and "Mork and Mindy", for which he received an Emmy nomination. Film success came in 1984 when he wrote "The Flamingo Kid."
Marshall directed hits including "Beaches", "Pretty Woman", "Nothing in Common", "The Princess Diaries" and "Raising Helen. " "Georgia Rule" is his latest directorial success.
Marshall is a successful comedic actor appearing in such TV hits as "Murphy Brown." His movie credits include, "Grand Theft Auto", "Hocus Pocus", "Runaway Bride", "A League of Their Own" and "Chicken Little. "
Film is in Marshall's blood. He's the father of director Scott Marshall, brother of actress/director Penny Marshall and TV producer Ronny Hallin and son of industrial film director and producer Anthony Marshall.
Mark Andrus (Georgia Rule Writer)
Academy Award nominated screen writer, Mark Andrus penned the widely anticipated Gary Marshall film Georgia Rule. Famed producer Norman Lear discovered Andrus while the writer was a MFA student at USC. Lear quickly signed the young writer to Embassy Productions.
Prior to putting pen to paper to create the screenplay for "Georgia Rule", Andrus wrote the screenplay for "Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood" (2002) which starred Sandra Bulloch, Ellen Burston, James Garner and Ashley Judd. He also wrote the screenplay "Life as a House", (2001) which earned more than $15 million in the US.
"As Good as it Gets" (1998), starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, earned Andrus an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay. The film won two Oscars - Best Actor to Jack Nicholson and Best Actress to Helen Hunt. It grossed $147 million in the US and nearly $300 million worldwide.
James G. Robinson and David C. Robinson (Georgia Rule Producers)
Father and son producers, James G. Robinson and David C. Robinson team up to produce Gary Marshall film Georgia Rule.
Since founding Morgan Creek Productions in 1988, James G. Robinson and his production team have produced a succession of #1 box office stunners starting with "Young Guns" and "Dead Ringers."
On May 11, the Gary Marshall film "Georgia Rule" joins the company's long list of box office successes including "Major League", "True Romance", "The Crush", "Angel Eyes", "The Pledge", "The Art of War" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", which broke box office records grossing $400 million worldwide.
Included in the Robinsons' line of film success are the box office smashes "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", which debuted at number one and grossed more that $100 million worldwide, and it's sequel "Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls", which also debuted at #1 and grossed $200 million worldwide.
Recent films produced by the Robinsons include Two for the Money, Man of the Year and The Good Shepherd. Morgan Creek Productions has been honored by the New York Film Critics Association, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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