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Biography #2 (for Cellular)Since making her motion picture debut opposite Robert Redford in Barry Levinson's The Natural, Kim Basinger has appeared in more than twenty feature films.
Earlier this year, Basinger starred in Door In The Floor for Focus Features and will next be seen in Elvis Has Left The Building. In 2002, Basinger starred opposite Eminem in Universal's 8 Mile and in Miramax's People I Know, opposite Al Pacino and Tea Leoni.
In 1998, Basinger received an Academy Award for her role in Warner Brothers critically acclaimed film L.A. Confidential, based on the James Ellroy classic crime novel of the same title. The film, directed by Curtis Hanson earned nine Academy Award nominations and also earned Basinger a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination.
In 2000, Basinger was seen in Paramount's Bless the Child, directed by Chuck Russell and also starring Jimmy Smits and Rufus Sewell. Basinger also starred in Hugh Hudson's I Dreamed of Africa for Columbia Tri-Star. The film was shot entirely on location in Venice, Italy and South Africa and is based on the best-selling true story by Kenya activist Kuki Gallmann.
Basinger's film credits include the Warner Brothers' box office blockbuster Batman; Adrian Lyne's sensual thriller 9 1/2 Weeks; No Mercy; Robert Altman's Ready to Wear ( Pret a Porter) and Fool For Love; Final Analysis opposite Richard Gere; The Marrying Man and The Getaway; Blake Edwards' Blind Date opposite Bruce Willis; Cool World; The Real McCoy and Nadine opposite Jeff Bridges.
Biography #3I Dreamed of Africa marks her first motion picture since winning the 1998 Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in L.A. Confidential. She recently completed another new feature, Bless The Child, slated for release this fall.
She has appeared in more than 20 feature films, making her big screen starring debut opposite Robert Redford in The Natural.
Basinger's credits include the blockbuster Batman; the sensual thriller 9½ Weeks; No Mercy and Final Analysis, both with Richard Gere; Ready To Wear (Pret a Porter) and Fool For Love, both directed by Robert Altman; and The Marrying Man and The Getaway, opposite husband Alec Baldwin. Her other movies include Blind Date, opposite Bruce Willis; Cool World, with Brad Pitt; The Real McCoy, with Val Kilmer; and Nadine, opposite Jeff Bridges.
In addition to the Motion Picture Academy Of Arts and Sciences' prestigious Oscar, she was honored with a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination in England for L.A. Confidential. The film version of James Ellroy 's classic crime novel of the same title earned a total of nine Academy Award nominations.
Basinger divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and is active in conservation and other social causes.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)