Elisabeth Shue Biography
Elisabeth Shue is an American actress, known for her starring roles in the films The Karate Kid (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Soapdish (1991), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Saint (1997), Hollow Man (2000), and Piranha 3D (2010). She has won several acting awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. She starred as Julie Finlay in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2012 to 2015.
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She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, United States on 6 October 1963.She is 55 years of age as of 2018.
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She has an estimated net worth of $ 12.5 million.
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She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster and James William Shue (1936–2013 .Anne Brewster was born in 1938 while James William was born in 1936 and died in 2013. He father was a one-time congressional candidate, lawyer, and real estate developer, who was president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation. Her mother was a vice president in the private banking division of the Chemical Banking Corporation.
When she was nine years old, her parents divorced .Her mother is a descendant of Pilgrim eader William Brewster, while her father’s family migrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century
She was raised along with her three siblings, William, Andrew and John. Her brother Andrew, is also an actor, best known for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place.
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In 1994, She exchanged her wedding vows with Philip Davis Guggenheim, a film director . Philip Davis Guggenheim is an American film and television director and producer. His credits include NYPD Blue, ER, 24, Alias, The Shield, Deadwood, and the documentaries An Inconvenient Truth, The Road We’ve Traveled, Waiting for ‘Superman’ and He Named Me Malala.
They both have three children: Miles William who was born in 1997 , Stella Street,born in 2001 , and Agnes Charles, born 2006.
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On August 24, 1988, her brother died accidentally at the age of 26 from a freak swimming accident while on family vacation. He intending to swing on an old rope tied to a tree and splash into a pond, the rope broke, dropping William onto a broken tree branch instead, impaling him.
Elisabeth Shue Movie List
Battle of the Sexes
Karen, The Bartender
House at the End of the Street
Mary Ann Jones
Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
Hide and Seek
Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux
City of Angels
Dr. Emma Russell
The Trigger Effect
Leaving Las Vegas
Heart and Souls
The Marrying Man
Lori Craven / “Angelique”
Back to the Future Part III
Dr. Cynthia Lair
Back to the Future Part II
Adventures in Babysitting
The Karate Kid
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Detective Lacey Sole
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Amy & Isabelle
The General Motors Playwrights Theater
Wonderful World of Color
Call to Glory
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana
Elisabeth Shue Awards
Awards Circuit Community Awards
Best Actress
Leaving Las Vegas
Independent Spirit Awards
Best Female Lead
Leaving Las Vegas
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Leaving Las Vegas
National Society of Film Critics
Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Leaving Las Vegas
Golden Globe Awards
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Leaving Las Vegas
Screen Actors Guild
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Leaving Las Vegas
Young Artist Awards
Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama
The Karate Kid
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Nicolas Cage And Elisabeth Shue
The movie was based on a book no one ever read by an author who committed suicide two weeks after his book was optioned to be made for the big screen. But Hollywood loves underdog stories, and “Leaving Las Vegas” was one of the biggest of the mid-1990s.
The film is also heightened by an incredible lounge-lizard score composed by Figgis himself, along with some classic jazz songs performed by Sting, which give you that crummy-dive-bar feel.
Cage’s Ben moves from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where the bars never close and drinking outside is sanctioned. After he meets a kindred spirit in a prostitute named Sera (Elisabeth Shue), his life suddenly has promise, though he’s too driven to ruin it to take notice.
Ben and Sera go out on the Strip and decide to gamble. Completely plastered, Ben is at the blackjack table with Sera. Figgis mounts the camera up in the rafters, giving us the feeling of snooping (possibly a practical choice, since Figgis has said that he shot the film with very few permits). A waitress asks if they want another drink. Ben first says no, then—almost as if realizing he cannot pass up a drink even when he doesn’t want one—tells her he does. Then he goes into a blind rage, breaking glasses, pushing people, and turning over the blackjack table. Security finally shows up and we can make out Ben yelling, “I am his father!”
The film “Leaving Las Vegas” earned Cage the Best Actor Oscar at the 68th Academy Awards in 1996 (Shue was nominated for Best Actress). Though he would excel in movies like “Adaptation,” “World Trade Center,” and “Joe” after the Oscar win, it’s Cage’s over-the-top performances in B-movies (“The Wicker Man,” “Ghost Rider”) that now come to mind for most. Things have been worse for Figgis and Shue, as the film turned out to be the peak in both of their careers. And time has not been as kind as it should to “Leaving Las Vegas”—the only place you can currently stream it is on iTunes.
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Elisabeth Shue Interview
How did they come to you with the idea to play yourself?
Well, I think they offered it to a lot of different actresses before. I heard through the grapevine that possibly some of them were slightly offended when they got the offer. (laughs) I think they were acquiring about someone else at my management firm. My manager, not knowing what the script was but knowing that he really liked the people said, “Oh, you should send it to Elisabeth.” He sent it to me before he had even read it, which is so great, because I worry that if he had read it, maybe he would have thought that I might respond the same way and not send it to me. He called the next morning like feeling me out. Was it something I’d do? It’s four trips to Albuquerque. Oh, I’ve got to do this movie! It’s the funniest movie I’ve read in so long. It’s just perfect. Perfect for me. (laughs again) I loved it.
Other than Dana, what is the weirdest reaction you’ve gotten from fans who meet you in real life?
I would love it if people recognized me the way he recognizes me in the movie. It’s so entertaining and over-the-top. You feel so much love and appreciation. Gosh, don’t think I’ve ever experienced quite the hysteria that he provides. Mostly, people think they recognize me form somewhere. Did they go to school with you? You feel really embarrassed, saying: No, actually I’m an actress. But it’s always nice. It’s really nice. I’m not hounded the way some people are – and I could see how that would be hard – but for me it happens every once in a while and when it does I really appreciate it. I enjoy the human contact.
Why weren’t you offended by the nature of the role? A lot of actors and actresses would be…
I don’t know. Maybe after being around for so long (laughs) going sort of up and down and up and down – I’ve been so used to it that I have a great sense of humor, finally, about the absurdity about this business we’re in. I’ve been able to laugh and realize that where I am right now, even though it’s slightly more obscure, has worked for my life in such an amazing way. Probably five years before I was much more in fear. Like every actor thinks: (dramatically) It’s going to end! What would I do? I need to keep working with the best people I can. What will I do? Now, I just really enjoy the work that I do. I find things. Every year, I seem to find one movie. Even if it doesn’t see the light of day, I still find a film that challenges me as an actress. I still work with people I really respect. As long as I can do that, that’s really the point. Sometimes your ego suffers when you go through the ups and downs, but I’m actually happier now than I’ve ever been. So, I think I was probably in a very confident spot in reality to say how great to make fun of my insecurity. (laughs)
How interesting was it to play a fictionalized version of yourself?
That was definitely the key. I had to find a side of myself to be. I don’t think it’s possible to play yourself. I don’t really know who I am as a character – and really don’t want to. (laughs) So I tried to find the part of myself that could become a nurse. At the same time, what I loved about her was that she was a nurse and she was proud of being a nurse, yet you could sense that she really, really wanted to get back up there and be an actress. While she was a nurse she was going to make sure she looked great and she found just the right outfit and made sure it was tight enough and short enough so that people would still appreciate the fact that she was a sexy nurse. I just like that sort of insecurity and need for attention that I felt like she had. Just the part of the business that I talk about that I would miss if I stopped acting. It was the truth, but it was also that side of myself that I wanted to express.
I read that [director/co-screenwriter] Andrew [Fleming] said that you insisted that the students not know who you were when Dana brought you to speak at the class.
He said he wanted to possibly change the script to make them so they know who I was – out of respect, which I think is so sweet. But, I told him immediately that I thought that they should not know who I am. That’s part of the joke. That happens all the time, you know? That people don’t know who you are. That’s funny. (laughs heartily) I like that. Yeah, at the end of the movie where I call my agent and he doesn’t know who I am – I definitely tried to contribute that piece of art. I thought that would work well. It was fun to be included in the creativity. I enjoyed that part of it. Andy was so open to my ideas. That was special.
Was there any moment where you asked yourself if you were in this position, what other occupation would I have done?
Yeah, totally. I thought a lot about being a teacher over the years. I went so far as to get a catalogue from Columbia once. I thought maybe I’ll get my masters, because of course I’d like to go back to college. I thought it would be really stimulating – another moment in my life where I could reconnect to knowledge which I’ve always appreciated. I’d stop acting for a while – the kids are getting a little bit older. Then maybe I’d become a professor or I’d write. I just didn’t know. So that part – that I’d quit the business and become a nurse – I just thought that was perfect because I actually almost did. (laughs)
Conversely fromthe fans reacting to you, were you ever in a situation – either in this business or before – where you were starstruck by someone?
Hmm… I wish. That would have been so fun. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, I didn’t really have any way to interact with any famous people.
Is there anyone out there that would make you…
That I would feel that way? Hmm… I think rock stars still make me get all weird. I’m a Jersey girl, so I got to meet Bruce once and I was very flustered. Tennis players… I haven’t met many, but I think if I met great tennis players – something I care a lot about – I’d probably get flustered. Actors… you get used to meeting a lot of actors because you work with them so much. When I met DeNiro – I got to work with him – I was very flustered. (laughs) So, yeah, I’m lucky to meet a lot of people that I look up to and feel blessed to be around that. I think what’s great about the movie – how hysterical he is. I think that’s what’s so wonderful, that he felt like he had met Julia Roberts. Or Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in one person. It was just so exciting to him, I thought, oh my God, what if you had ever met somebody really famous and become that hysterical? They would probably love it. We all think we have to be quiet around them and not talk to them. Don’t look at them. In fact, maybe they would love it to hear that kind of appreciation.
I’m a huge Steve Coogan fan, and I have never gotten to interview him, so…
Oh, really? You don’t get to meet him today? Oh, that’s terrible! He’s so great.
Were you a fan? Did you watch Alan Partridge or anything like that?
No, I’d never watched it. I love to give him shit that I had no idea who he was. (laughs) But I looked him up on the internet and thought he was really cute. I thought, oh, okay. I did know that he was a great actor. I did know that. I knew he was a brilliant comedian, but I didn’t know of his work. I do remember him from A Night at the Museum, just because my kids have watched it over and over again. I thought he was hilarious in that. It’s amazing when an actor is that brilliant, you can put them in the teeniest, tiniest little part and they shine. It’s a great moment for him. So happy that… we’re so lucky to have him in our culture now – have a great comedian to watch.
Early on in your career you did a lot of lighter and comic roles – like Adventures in Babysitting and the Back to the Future movies. This is the first comedy you’ve done in a while. Was it fun to get back into comedy? Would you like to do more of it?
Yeah. It was so much fun. It definitely, definitely reignited that desire for sure. The next movie I’m going to do is sort of a dark comedy. It’s with Thomas Haden Church, who I think is a similar actor in that he’s very smart and very funny in a kind of different way. I’m really excited to work with him – starting in two weeks.
Have you ever had parts offered to you that – in the guise of Hamlet 2 – just were awful?
(laughs) No. Gosh, if they were that bad, they’d probably be good. I’d probably like them. (chuckles) Nothing that creative and out there. It is funny, Steve and I were talking that sometimes things can be so bad that they become good. In some way, I really do believe that if you put Hamlet 2 on Broadway and committed to the absurdity of it – really committed – that it would turn into something that would be ironic and funny and much better than you think.
This film was made as an independent – a labor of love. You recently did one as a producer yourself with Gracie, so you know what it’s like. How was that different than doing the bigger films you’ve done, like Leaving Las Vegas or the Back to the Future movies?
Well, I think a story is a story and if you can find a big movie that has a great story then I think it all feels very similar. But it feels like more and more today you have to search for those great stories in independent films – just because the bigger budget movies seem to stick to the same story over and over again. Although, now it seems kind of exciting that Iron Man and The Dark Knight are genres that we’ve seen before, however, they’ve been created in a much more artistic manner, with great actors in the roles. So it seems to be evolving – these genres that we see over and over again. So maybe I’d be more interested in doing a bigger budget film down the line that was in a similar vein.
I guess you’d call this movie a “comedy of mortification,” which is poplar now with The Office…
Yes, a comedy of humiliation… (laughs)
Have you been a fan of this sort of genre of comedy?
Definitely. I just think we all need to learn to laugh at ourselves a little more. As human beings, we’re all very, very insecure. We’ve all had these humiliating moments – all through our lives. Yet, we’re so scared of them. Think about it – we protect ourselves against them and pray that they never happen. I think that it sometimes stops up your freedom of expression – just as a human being, forget as an artist. Just to be who you are. When you’re a mom, you’re constantly saying I just want my kids to be who they are. I want them to be able to stand up and raise their hand and feel that what they have to say matters and nothing stands in their way. That’s what I think is wonderful about laughter and especially this kind of comedy. It just allows people to just be. The funny parts of themselves that are vulnerable or humiliating – that’s great. We don’t have to hide them or be afraid of them. It’s good for our society to laugh at ourselves.
Are your kids taking an interest in acting?
In acting? Not really. I think they like to perform. I think what they have is the performance nature in them. But they’d never say, “Oh, I’d love to be in a movie.” That would be tough.
Adopted from PopEntertainment.com. August 2008.