Rene Marie Russo (born February 17, 1954) is an American actress, producer, and model. Russo began her career as a fashion model in the 1970s, appearing on magazine covers such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She made her film debut in the 1989 comedy Major League, and rose to international prominence in a number of thrillers and action films throughout the 1990s, including Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993), Outbreak (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Ransom (1996), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). After headlining the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), Russo took a five-year break from acting. She returned to the screen as Frigga, the mother of the titular hero, in the superhero film Thor (2011), a role she reprised in Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). In 2014, Russo starred in the acclaimed crime thriller Nightcrawler, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She has also appeared in The Intern (2015), Just Getting Started (2017), and Velvet Buzzsaw (2019).
Mr Destiny There comes a time in life, when people seem powerless and no matter what you try, nothing works. Something like that happened with Larry Burrows who was so lost in life.
I have been a fan of rene Russo since l first saw her in Mr Destiny 1990 with Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton. But l guess it was her role in In the Line of fire 1993 that really cemented her abilities to me. I saw that film again last night which is why her bio is today. Below are 11 of her best films in my opinion … so ar you too a fan of her work or not?
Lethal Weapon 3 – 1992 Police officers Riggs and Murtaugh join forces in a bid to lay their hands on an arms dealer who is responsible for the theft of weapons from the Los Angeles Police Department.
In the Line of Fire 1993 An assassin is on the loose and the life of the US President in danger. The only man who can stop him is Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan.
Outbreak 1995 When a deadly virus, carried by a monkey host from the African rain forest, starts infecting the entire population, a handful of scientists struggle to find a cure.
Get Shorty 1995 Gangster Chili Palmer travels to Los Angeles and takes on a job offered to him by a movie producer to collect debts. Soon he finds out that his current job is not less than mobbing people.
Tin Cup 1996 A small-town Texas golf player qualifies and enters the U.S. Open golf tournament in order to win the respect and love of his rival’s girlfriend.
Ransom 1996 When a millionaire’s son is kidnapped, he adopts a novel technique for tracking down the kidnappers and recovering his son.
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 Billionaire Thomas Crown is bored of his luxurious life and starts stealing precious works of art. However, he meets his match in Catherine Banning, an insurance investigator looking into the thefts.
Big Trouble 2002 A mysterious suitcase which is of great value, becomes the cause for trouble for many people, but at the same time it changes their lives forever.
Nightcrawler 2014 Louis Bloom, a petty thief, realises that he can make money by capturing photographs of crime scenes and starts resorting to extreme tactics to get them.
The Intern 2015 Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower, realises that he is not cut out for retirement. He then applies to become a senior intern for a sceptical boss at an online fashion site.
Velvet Buzzsaw After paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.
11 of Rene Russo ‘s best films in my opinion. So, are you a fan, not a fan – like some or like all of her works – let me know below?