Estelle Louise Fletcher, known professionally as Louise Fletcher, is an American actress. Fletcher had her acting debut in the television series Yancy Derringer in 1958, she guest starred in the television series Wagon Train in 1959 before making her film debut in A Gathering of Eagles in 1963. In 1974, after a decade-long hiatus from acting in which she raised a family, Fletcher appeared in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us; the following year, Fletcher gained international recognition for her performance as Nurse Ratched in the drama film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She became only the third actress to win an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award for a single performance, after Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli. Other notable film roles include Exorcist II: The Heretic, Firestarter, Flowers in the Attic, 2 Days in the Valley, Cruel Intentions.
In her career, Fletcher returned to television, appearing as Winn Adami in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as receiving Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her guest-starring roles in the television series Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia. In 2011–2012, she appeared in a recurring role on the Showtime television series Shameless as Frank Gallagher's foul-mouthed and hard-living mother, serving a prison sentence for manslaughter. More she portrayed the recurring role of Rosie on the Netflix series Girlboss. Fletcher was born in Birmingham, the second of four children to Estelle Caldwell and the Reverend Robert Capers Fletcher, an Episcopal missionary from Arab, Alabama. Both of her parents were worked with the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Fletcher's father founded more than forty churches for the deaf in Alabama. Fletcher and her siblings, Roberta and Georgianna, were all born without any hearing loss. After attending the University of North Carolina, she traveled to Los Angeles, where she found work as a secretary by day and received acting lessons by night.
Fletcher began appearing in several television series including Lawman and Maverick.. In 1959, she appeared in the second episode of the original Untouchables TV series, "Ma Barker and Her Boys" as Elouise. Fletcher recalled having greater success being cast in Westerns due to her height: "I was 5 feet 10 inches tall, no television producer thought a tall woman could be sexually attractive to anybody. I was able to get jobs on westerns because the actors were taller than I was."In 1960, Fletcher made two guest appearances on Perry Mason, both times as defendant Gladys Doyle in "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys," and Susan Connolly in "The Case of the Larcenous Lady." In the summer of 1960, she was cast as Roberta McConnell in the episode "The Bounty Hunter" of NBC's western television series Tate, starring David McLean. In 1974, she returned to film in Thieves Like Us, co-produced by her husband and Robert Altman, who directed; when the two had a falling out on Altman's next project, Altman decided to cast Lily Tomlin for the role of Linnea Reese created for and by Fletcher.
Meanwhile, director Miloš Forman saw Fletcher in Thieves and cast her as McMurphy's nemesis Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Fletcher gained international recognition and fame for the role, winning Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a BAFTA Award and Golden Globe; when Fletcher accepted her Oscar, she used sign language to thank her parents. After Cuckoo's Nest, Fletcher had mixed success in film, she made several financially and critically successful films. Fletcher's film roles were in such features as Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Cheap Detective, The Lady in Red, The Magician of Lublin, Firestarter, Invaders From Mars, Flowers in the Attic, Two Moon Junction, Best of the Best, Blue Steel, High School High, Cruel Intentions. Additionally, she played the character Ruth Shorter, a supporting role, in Aurora Borealis, alongside Joshua Jackson and Donald Sutherland, appeared in the Fox Faith film The Last Sin Eater. Fletcher co-starred in such made-for-TV movies as The Karen Carpenter Story, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, The Haunting of Seacliff Inn, The Stepford Husbands.
From 1993 to 1999, she held a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the scheming Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami. She earned Emmy Award nominations for her guest roles on the Tom Skerritt's CBS television series, Picket Fences, on Joan of Arcadia. In 2009, Fletcher appeared in the NBC series Heroes as the physician mother of character Emma Coolidge. In 2011, she appeared in the Showtime series Shameless as Grammy Gallagher, Frank Gallagher's foul-mouthed and hard-living mother, serving a prison sentence for manslaughter related to a meth lab explosion. Fletcher married literary agent and producer Jerry Bick in 1960, divorcing in 1977; the couple had John Dashiell Bick and Andrew Wilson Bick. Fletcher took an 11-year hiatus from acting to raise her sons. Fletcher received an honorary degree from Gallaudet University in 1982. Louise Fletcher on IMDb
Althea Rae Janairo, known professionally as Tia Carrere, is an American actress and musician who obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She played Cassandra Wong in the feature films Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2, Juno Skinner in True Lies, Nani Pelekai in Lilo & Stitch, its sequel films and Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Queen Tyr'ahnee in Duck Dodgers, Richard Lewis' girlfriend, Cha Cha, in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sydney Fox in the television series Relic Hunter, she appeared as a contestant in the second season of Dancing with the Stars and the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. Carrere was born in Hawaii, she is the daughter of Audrey Duhinio Janairo, a computer supervisor, Alexander Janairo, a banker. According to Carrere, she is of Chinese and Spanish ancestry. Carrere attended an all-girls school, she longed to be a singer as a child. Although she was eliminated during the first round of her 1985 Star Search appearance at the age of 17, she was spotted by a local producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store and was cast in the movie Aloha Summer, which he produced and had a cameo.
Following this success, Carrere returned to Los Angeles, after working several months as a model, landed her first role in the American television series Airwolf in early 1985. Her first major breakthrough was in the daytime soap opera General Hospital, she played the role of Jade Soong Chung from 1985 to 1987. She had a guest appearance on Tour of Duty and The A-Team, supposed to lead to her joining the cast, her character was dropped after one episode, was never mentioned again. She made guest appearances on the shows MacGyver as a karate instructor, a different assassin character in a episode, on Anything But Love as the adopted daughter of Marty Gold, on Married... with Children as Piper Bauman, a rival of Kelly Bundy, who attempted to steal a modeling job from her. After appearing in the 1991 action films Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man and Showdown in Little Tokyo, she emerged into the public spotlight when cast as Cassandra, a rock singer and love interest of Mike Myers's character, Wayne Campbell, in Wayne's World, a role she reprised the next year in Wayne's World 2.
A trained singer, Carrere performed all of her own songs in the first film, the Wayne's World soundtrack features her vocals. She turned down a role in Baywatch to audition for Wayne's World. In 1992, People named her to its annual "50 most beautiful people" list. Other roles in prominent films include the parts of smuggler Juno Skinner in True Lies, a 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger action film, she starred as Ari, a space marine turned pirate, in the 1995 adventure/puzzle game The Daedalus Encounter. She starred as the evil witch/queen in the 1997 Universal Films picture Kull the Conqueror, co-starring versus Kevin Sorbo, starred in late'90s M&M's commercials as herself. At the end of the decade, she was cast as Ana Ishikawa in the motion picture of the comic book character Shi, but the film wasn't concreted. From 1999 to 2002, Carrere starred as archeology professor Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter, a syndicated action-adventure series reminiscent of the Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider films and video games.
At this time, Carrere was featured in the men's magazine Maxim Magazine. Relic Hunter lasted. Carrere provided the voice of Lilo's sister Nani in the animated film Lilo & Stitch and its spinoffs, as well as the voice of Queen Tyr'ahnee from the 2003 Duck Dodgers animated series, she provided the voice of Snookie in the 2005 animated film Aloha, Scooby-Doo! She participated as a contestant on the popular reality show Dancing with the Stars, placed sixth overall. Carrere participated in the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice, but her "apprenticeship" to Donald Trump, the "boss" of the show, was terminated in that season's fifth week. Carrere posed nude for the January 2003 issue of Playboy; the photos were republished in the German December 2006 issue of the magazine. She has appeared as a guest star on a number of television shows, including Back to You, Nip/Tuck, Warehouse 13, she has appeared in several episodes of season six of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Richard Lewis' girlfriend. Carrere has continued to nurture her singing career.
In 1993, her first solo album, produced by Matt Prinz, was released, went platinum in the Philippines. That same year, she was featured on the soundtrack of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, performing the ending theme, "I Never Even Told You", her second album, was released in June 2007 and takes Carrere back to her Hawaiian roots with four-time Grammy Award-winning record producer Daniel Ho accompanying her on classic solo slack-key guitar and ukulele. The album was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award under the category Best Hawaiian Music Album. In 2009, she acted as co-host for the pre-Grammy Awards telecast online event alongside Wayne Brady, she won a Grammy Award in 2009 for her third album'Ikena, produced by Ho, was a finalist at the 2010 for He Nani, the third album she had recorded with Ho as her producer. In 2011, she won another Grammy Award for her album Huana Ke Aloha. Carrere married film producer Elie Samaha in 1992. Sam
The term "inner city" has been used as a euphemism for lower-income residential districts in the city center and nearby areas. Sociologists sometimes turn this euphemism into a formal designation, applying the term "inner city" to such residential areas, rather than to geographically more central commercial districts; some inner city areas of American cities have undergone gentrification since the 1990s. Bid rent theory Black flight and white flight Central business district Concentric zone model Downtown Ghetto Industrial deconcentration Inner City Press Skid row Suburban colonization Urban sprawl Urban structure Harrison, P. Inside the Inner City: Life Under the Cutting Edge. Penguin: Harmondsworth; this book takes Hackney in London as a case study of inner city urban deprivation
The Principal is a 1987 crime thriller action film starring Jim Belushi and Louis Gossett, Jr. It was directed by Christopher Cain, it was filmed in Oakland and distributed by TriStar Pictures on Panavision. Belushi reprised his role as Rick Latimer in Guardian of the Universe. Rick Latimer is a high-school teacher with a drinking problem. Spotting his ex-wife Kimberly in a bar one night, Rick gets into a fight with the man she is with, culminating in his beating the hapless man's car with a baseball bat; the board of education finds that Rick's behavior is reflecting poorly on the school district's image. They unanimously decide to transfer him to another school, in another district: Brandel High, a crime-ridden and gang-dominated institution, where he is made the new principal. Believing he can repair his image by cleaning up the school, Rick attempts to have an assembly to declare his intentions: "No more." No more drugs, being late to class. While he's giving his speech, Victor Duncan, the leader of the main gang in the school, walks in, derides Rick in front of everyone walks out, which results in a small riot, which earns Rick the enmity of not only the teachers but school head of security Jake.
Rick manages to enforce his policy of getting rid of the drugs being dealt in the bathrooms and clearing out the hallways — but not always with success. Because the students are now forced to go to class, some of the more unruly students become disruptive, including White Zac, who attempts to rape one of the teachers, Ms. Orozco, with whom Rick is beginning to form a close friendship. Victor, continues to assert his influence on the school, going so far as to brutally beat a former member of his gang and hang him by his ankles when the member warms to Rick and starts learning; the clash between Rick and Victor leads to a showdown in the school halls, where Jake is temporarily locked inside a supply closet while Victor and his gang hunt Rick down. In the end and Rick fight each other with their fists, with Victor having the upper hand until Rick overpowers him. Rick beats Victor, much to the shock of the rest of the school. Several students cheer Rick on, much to the chagrin of Victor's gang members.
After a small fight breaks out Rick again declares, "No more!" Victor is taken away in a police car, as a student derisively asks, "Hey man, who the hell do you think you are?", Rick responds "I'm the principal, man!" and rides away on his motorcycle. Jim Belushi as Principal Rick Latimer Louis Gossett, Jr. as head guard Jake Phillips Rae Dawn Chong as teacher Hilary Orozco Michael Wright as gang leader Victor Duncan Jeffrey Jay Cohen as White Zac Kelly Minter as Treena Lester Esai Morales as Raymi Rojas Troy Winbush as Baby Emile Jacob Vargas as Arturo Diego The Principal had moderate success at the box office. The domestic total gross for the film was $19,734,940. In 2014, the movie was one of several discussed by Keli Goff in The Daily Beast in an article concerning white savior narratives in film; the Principal on IMDb The Principal at Rotten Tomatoes The Principal at AllMovie The Principal at the TCM Movie Database The Principal at the American Film Institute Catalog
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs; the two verbally traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question the nation's most prominent and influential film critic", Tom Van Riper of Forbes described him as "the most powerful pundit in America", Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called him "the best-known film critic in America".
Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands beginning in 2002. In 2006, he required treatment necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, leaving him disfigured and costing him the ability to speak or eat normally, his ability to write remained unimpaired and he continued to publish both online and in print until his death on April 4, 2013. Roger Joseph Ebert was born in Urbana, the only child of Annabel, a bookkeeper, Walter Harry Ebert, an electrician, he was raised Roman Catholic, attending St. Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana, his paternal grandparents were German his maternal ancestry was Irish and Dutch. Ebert's interest in journalism began when he was a student at Urbana High School, where he was a sports writer for The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. In his senior year, he was class president and editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Echo. In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts.
Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection Mad About the Movies: Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class. After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964. While at the University of Illinois, Ebert worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and served as its editor during his senior year while continuing to work as a reporter for the News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; as an undergraduate, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and president of the U. S. Student Press Association. One of the first movie reviews he wrote was a review of La Dolce Vita, published in The Daily Illini in October 1961. Ebert spent a semester as a master's student in the department of English there before attending the University of Cape Town on a Rotary fellowship for a year.
He returned from Cape Town to his graduate studies at Illinois for two more semesters and after being accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, he prepared to move to Chicago. He needed a job to support himself while he worked on his doctorate and so applied to the Chicago Daily News, hoping that, as he had sold freelance pieces to the Daily News, including an article on the death of writer Brendan Behan, he would be hired by editor Herman Kogan. Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the Sun-Times in 1966, he attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year. After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the Sun-Times in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert; the load of graduate school and being a film critic proved too much, so Ebert left the University of Chicago to focus his energies on film criticism.
Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967. That same year, he met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival. After he sent her some of his columns, she told him they were "the best film criticism being done in American newspapers today"; that same year, Ebert's first book, a history of the University of Illinois titled Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, was published by the University's press. In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead was published in Reader's Digest. Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, other films, were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Starting in 1968, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as an adjunct lecturer, teaching a night class on film at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
In 1975, Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2007, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert publish
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime drama film written and directed by Barry Levinson, based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver and Vittorio Gassman. Lorenzo "Shakes" Carcaterra, Tommy Marcano, Michael Sullivan, John Reilly are childhood friends in Hell's Kitchen in the mid-1960s; the local priest, Father Robert "Bobby" Carillo, serves as a father figure to the boys and keeps an eye on them. However, they start running small errands for King Benny. In the summer of 1967, they accidentally injure a man while pulling a prank on a hot dog vendor; the boys are sentenced to the Wilkinson Home for Boys in Upstate New York. There, the boys are systematically abused and raped by guards Sean Nokes, Henry Addison, Ralph Ferguson, Adam Styler; the abuse changes their friendship forever. During the boys' stay at the facility, they participate in Wilkinson's annual football game between the guards and inmates, one that the latter lose on purpose to avoid reprisals from the former.
Michael convinces Rizzo, a black inmate, that they should play as hard as they can to show the guards they can fight back. Rizzo agrees, helps to win the game; as a result of this, Tommy and John are all beaten and thrown into solitary confinement for several weeks, the guards beat Rizzo to death. By the spring of 1968, shortly before Shakes' release from Wilkinson, he insists that they should publicly report the abuse, but the others refuse, knowing that no one would believe them, they all therefore vow never to speak of the abuse the guards put them through once they are all out. Thirteen years John and Tommy, now career criminals, encounter Nokes by chance in a Hell's Kitchen pub and kill him in front of witnesses. Michael, who has become an assistant district attorney, arranges to be assigned to the case, secretly intending to botch the prosecution, he and Shakes, a newspaper reporter, forge a plan to free John and Tommy and get revenge on the guards who abused them. With the help of others, including their childhood friend Carol and King Benny, they carry out their revenge using information compiled by Michael on the background of the former Wilkinson guards.
They hire Danny Snyder, a washed-up lawyer, to defend John and Tommy. Michael's plan will only work if he can discredit Nokes and place John and Tommy at another location. Ferguson, when called in court as a witness for Nokes' character, is forced to admit that he, other guards abused boys. To clinch the case, they need a key witness who can give John and Tommy an alibi. Shakes has a long talk with Father Bobby, who first resists but after Shakes tells him of the abuse, agrees to commit perjury, saying that the accused were with him at a New York Knicks game at the time of the shooting; as a result and Tommy are acquitted. The remaining guards are punished for their crimes: Addison, a politician who still molests children, is killed by Little Caesar, a local drug kingpin and Rizzo's older brother. Michael, John and Carol meet at a bar to celebrate. Shakes remains a newspaper reporter. Michael quits the DA's office, moves to the English countryside, becomes a carpenter and never marries. John drinks himself to death and Tommy is murdered.
Carol has a son, whom she names after the four boys. The film received positive reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a score of 73%. Review aggregator Metacritic gives it a weighted score of 49, indicating "mixed or average reviews." John Williams was nominated for the best original score Academy Award. Minnie Driver was selected as best supporting actress by the London Film Critics Circle. Sleepers on IMDb Sleepers at Box Office Mojo Sleepers at Rotten Tomatoes Sleepers at Metacritic Synopsis at director Barry Levinson's website