Friday, November 18, 2011

Goldie Hawn's Later Career.

Goldie Hawn's career slowed down after leaving Hollywood in the late 1980s, but began a comeback with the action/comedy, Bird on a Wire(1990), with Mel Gibson, who plays a FBI informant, who has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has found him, while some thugs are out to kill him..

Hawn's next successful performances were in the films:

Deceived(1991). Thriller starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard. The film begins with Adrienne Sauders, happily married to her art dealer husband, Jack. A friend tells her that she saw Jack in town, when he told her that he was on a business trip. Adrienne, confronts him, but he denies being in town. Soon after, a museum curator is murdered and a treasure that Jack bought for the museum is proved to be a fake. All evidence points to Jack and her world turns upside down, when police tell Adrienne that Jack was killed in a car accident. Adrienne, soon learns that her husband was not who he claimed to be and now she and her daughter lives are in danger.

I loved how the camera caught pieces of the truth slowly building on the suspense. The score works perfectly with the plot. This is one of those films that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Criss Cross (1992). A feature film directed by Chris Menges, based on the novel by Scott Sommer. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, Keith Carradine, Steve Buscemi, and David Arnott.

Single mom Tracy Cross, lives with her 12-year-old son Christopher in, Key West, working as a waitress. She becomes a stripper to support her family which upsets Chris. A man from a local restaurant is involved in a drug-smuggling ring and Chris goes to work for him to earn enough money so his mother can quit stripping.

Joe, a undercover agent, working to bring down the drug ring, strikes up a friendship with Tracy and her son, which complicates his job.

Next, Goldie, received much attention for her role opposite Bruce Willis and Meryl Streep in the 1992 film, Death Becomes Her. A dark/slapstick/screwball comedy/fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film focuses on a pair of rivals who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth.

When, they both are killed in their fight over a mortician, the potion revives them as the undead and they are forced to maintain their deteriorating bodies forever. Death Becomes Her won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Goldie Hawn's, performance was very unique, especially in the beginning when Goldie plays a overweight cat lady.. OMG!!

Video; Behind the scenes.

Earlier that year, she starred in the film, House Sitter (1992), a screwball/comedy with Steve Martin. Directed by Frank Oz. The story is about a con-artist, who worms her way into the life of a architect by claiming to be his wife.

The teaming of Martin and Hawn, turned out to be a hilarious combination. The tricky situations she gets Martin and herself in, are really funny.

Hawn, took a break when she cared of her mother for four years, while she was battling cancer, she lost her fight in 1994. Hawn, made her come back as producer of the comedy, Something to Talk About, starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid, as well as making her directorial debut in the television film, Hope (1997) starring Christine Lahti and Jena Malone.

Hawn returned to the screen in 1996 as the aging, alcoholic actress Elise Elliot in the great comedy, The First Wives Club. Having Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton together, for a film that sure to be wonderfully entertaining. The film is about, how three women get even with their ex-husbands. Another reason to watch, The First Wives Club, is the amazing supporting cast: Maggie Smith and Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen Collins and Stockard Channing.

Goldie reunited with Steve Martin for the comedy, The Out-of-Towners (1999), a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon hit. Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin play a husband and wife of 27 years who's last child, is sent off to Europe and then they head off from Ohio to New York.

In 2001, Hawn was reunited with former co-stars Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton for the romantic/comedy, Town and Country. Directed by Peter Chelsom. Beatty plays New York City architect Porter Stoddard, with Keaton as his wife and Hawn and Shandling as their best friends.

As of 2011, her last film performance was in the film, The Banger Sisters (2002), with Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush. The story begins when Suzette is fired from her job as bartender, she then decides, to travel to Phoenix, Arizona to see her old best friend, Vinnie. Stranded, at a service station, she picks up Harry Plummer, a neurotic author, who is also on his way to Phoenix.

Suzette, has a chance meeting with Vinnie's daughter Hannah, who after some recreational drug use, passes out in Harry's hotel room. When she drives her back to her parents home... She finds Vinnie, now leading the life of the perfect wife and mother.

Suzette, brings back all those "wild memories" for Lavinia and she decides to relive the old days by going dancing with Suzette.

This is a fun and sexy chick flick for a more mature audiences, with a message about being true to yourself.

Hawn announced in an interview with AARP's magazine that her next film project would be called, Ashes to Ashes and co-star Kurt Russell. The film is about a New York widow who loses her late husband's ashes in India. As of 2011 the project has yet to go into production.

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  1. I always think of Goldie Hawn as the cute blonde girl from Rowan And Martin's Laugh in.
    Hollywood is a harsh place for actresses once they pass the age of 40 and even though Goldie's career has slowed down she's still made some memorable films in the last few years.
    I especially enjoyed her performance opposite Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her.

  2. Hard to believe Goldie turns 66 on Monday! I still adore her.

  3. Paul S, I also.. loved her in the film, Death Becomes her. I was really impressed with her performance in the film, Deceived. If you have not yet seen it. I think you will enjoy it as much I did.

    VP81955, I know.. I just saw a recent picture of her riding a bike and she still looks amazing..

  4. Dawn,
    I'm with Paul! I always think of Goldie shimming about on Laugh In. While I've never been a big Goldie Hawn, fan I do respect her longevity. I'm glad that she and Kirk are slowing down and enjoying their older years, what they're many years of work have provided them.
    A cute post on Goldie. I can't believe she's almost 66!

  5. Page, I also.. loved Goldie in Laugh In. I feel I grew up with her and her movies.

  6. Dawn, once in love with Goldie, always in love with Goldie! I first became a fan of hers when I was a little kid watching her on ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN, and she's been one of Team Bartilucci's favorites ever since! I loved your detailed salute to the delightful Ms. Hawn's long, wonderful career -- can't believe she'll be 66 Monday! I'd love to see Goldie and her equally talented daughter Kate Hudson team up in a really excellent film together.

    Thanks for doing such a great post on the lovely and talented Goldie Hawn -- and extra special thanks for so generously supplying a shoutout for Team B.'s recent Paranoia Flick blog showcasing Goldie in one of our favorites among her films, FOUL PLAY!

  7. DorianTB, I would love to see Goldie and her daughter Kate Hudson, perform together in a film.

    Your welcome, I enjoy spotlighting others wonderful posts.


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