Best Frances McDormand movies

The winner of the last Oscar for Best Actress is in an incredible acting moment, where she shows great versatility in a wide and impeccable filmography.

Frances McDormand

The renowned actress has participated in numerous productions. Photo: Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV

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Frances McDormand is one of the most important actresses of recent times in Hollywood. In recent years she has carefully chosen the films in which she participates, with the aim of further perfecting her acting prestige.

Her third Oscar as a performer was given at the award-winning Nomadland, in which she also received the Best Picture award, as she also worked as a producer. The truth is that Frances McDormand has a wide filmographic career, but she not only lives on memories: she also has an excellent present. Let's review his best movies.

Fargo  (1996)

Although she had already worked on 5 other films with the Coen brothers, the truth is that this work, also considered one of the best of these directors, was the one that catapulted her to absolute fame. This was to the point where she got her first Oscar statuette that same year, for her role as Marge Gunderson.

In Espinof they consider that this cult film narrates the spiral of violence in which a story based on Murphy's law will become. McDormand essentially plays a Minnesota police chief investigating different homicides. The best thing about this work is that it crosses different genres throughout its 98 minutes: suspense, police, black comedy, and neo-noir, something that allowed him to display his entire acting side.

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Almost Famous (2000)

Directed by Cameron Crowe, this comedy-drama tells the fictional story of a teenage reporter who is determined to write about the world of music from the inside out. There McDormand plays Elaine Miller, the protagonist's mother, who became one of the "villains" in the play.

Basically, she is continuously dedicated to overshadowing the illusions of his son, who wants to embark on tours full of excesses and dangers to challenge the social order. Her acting management is impeccable, to the point of making us doubt if he makes the right decisions: should you make sensible decisions for him or let him go his own way?

North Country (2005)

Directed by Niki Caro, it tells the story of Josey, a woman who decides to return to northern Minnesota to look for a job, after no longer enduring her husband's mistreatment. There she will meet Glory, a character played by McDormand, who is in charge of encouraging her to work in mining with her, in a sector where men predominate.

Inspired by the real case of Lois Jenson, a woman who decided to initiate a lawsuit against the mining company Eveleth Taconite Co to improve working conditions for women. The work portrays the effort that this work implies, but also the systematic harassment that they must endure from their colleagues.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Another of the great roles of the actress, which allowed her to win her second Oscar for Best Female Performance. Directed by Martin McDonagh, we again see her in a dramatic and even black comedy role, where she takes the role of Mildred Hayes, a mother who rents billboards to spread the unsolved crime that took her daughter's life.

In this film, we will empathize with the protagonist's problems, as McDormand perfectly interprets heartless dialogues with a high dramatic charge. She works as the emotional engine of this whole story, which, despite its moments of tension, also effectively incorporates situations of black humor and absurdity.

Nomadland (2020)

Finally, the production that managed to win the Oscar for Best Film and that also earned it a statuette for Best Actress. This drama is based on the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, which tells the story of Fern, a woman who leaves her hometown to travel to the western United States.

After losing his job, where she worked for several years of her life, she decides to sell almost all his belongings and seek a nomadic life. With a remarkable work in photography, McDormand's performance also stands out, who manages to explain to us the sensation of living "in nothing", when we want to get rid of all material possessions.

As we have seen, Frances McDormand has a really important cult filmography to know. We hope you liked them!

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