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To Die For

Released 1995
Distributor Columbia Pictures

Nicole Kidman’s superb performance as a self-absorbed but beautiful monster is only enhanced by a terrific supporting cast including Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix and Illeana Douglas. Buck Henry wrote the whip-smart script for Gus Van Sant’s black comedy about a fame-obsessed schoolteacher who turns to murder to make her mark.

About Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas is an actress, writer, director, and also the granddaughter of two-time Academy Award-winning actor Melvyn Douglas. Some of her memorable film roles include Goodfellas, Cape Fear, To Die For, Grace of My Heart, Stir of Echoes, Ghost World and others that did very well in Sweden. Illeana created and starred in the multi-award winning web-series Easy to Assemble for IKEA. She is directing the feature Love Is Funny based on her original script. It’s a comedy, yes. Illeana is the host of Trailblazing Women on Turner Classic Movies. Her memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper: Stories Lived In And Out Of The Movies, is available now. She hosts the I Blame Dennis Hopper Podcast, available on iTunes and everywhere else podcasts can be streamed and downloaded.