Who is Glenn Close?
Glenn Close was a popular performer on Broadway when she was cast as the award-winning Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp (1982) alongside Robin Williams.
For this role, Close’s cinematic breakthrough, she went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The following year, she was cast in the hit comedy The Big Chill (1983), for which she received a second Academy Award nomination, again for Supporting Actress as Sarah Cooper.
In her third film, Close played Iris Gaines, the former love of baseball player Roy Hobbs played by Robert Redford, in one of the greatest sports movies of all time, The Natural (1984). For the third time, Close was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Close went on to star in films such as The Stone Boy (1984), Maxie (1985) and Jagged Edge (1985). In 1987, Close was cast in the box office hit Fatal Attraction (1987) in which she played deranged stalker Alex Forrest alongside Michael Douglas and Anne Archer.
For this role, she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. The following year, Close starred in the Academy Award-winning film Dangerous Liaisons (1988), in which she played one of the all-time classics as Marquis Isabelle de Merteuil, alongside John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer.
For this role, she was again nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress. Close was the favorite to win the coveted statue but lost to Jodie Foster in The Accused (1988).
Close confirmed her popularity in the 1980s. Close starred in the hit TV series Damages (2007), for which she won a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards. During his career, Close has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, won three Tony Awards, an Obie Award, three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
What is a Hook Movie About?
Hook is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. The film stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy.
It acts as a sequel to J. M. Barrie’s 1911 novel, Peter and Wendy, centers on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten everything about his childhood. In his new life, he is known as Peter Banning, a successful but imaginative lawyer and workaholic with a wife (Wendy’s granddaughter) and two children.
However, when Captain Hook, his past nemesis, kidnapped his children, he returned to Neverland to rescue them. During his journey, he regains his past memories and becomes a better person.
Spielberg began developing Hook in the early 1980s with Walt Disney Productions and Paramount Pictures, which would follow the story of Peter Pan in the 1924 silent film and 1953 Disney animated feature film.
It went into pre-production in 1985, but Spielberg dropped the project. Hart developed the script with director Nick Castle and TriStar Pictures before Spielberg decided to direct in 1989. The film was shot almost entirely on soundstage at the Sony Pictures studio in Culver City, California.
Released on December 11, 1991, Hook received mixed to negative reviews from critics, who praised the performance (especially by Robin Williams and Hoffman), the score by John Williams and production values, but criticized the script and the melody.
Despite its commercial success, its box office receipts fell short of expectations. Despite five nominations at the 64th Academy Awards, Spielberg was still disappointed with Hook. However, it has amassed a large following since its release and has spawned merchandise that includes video games, action figures, and comic book adaptations.
Who was Glenn Close in Hook?
Glenn Close has played a lot of characters in her career, but few people know her in Hook – here’s how to recognize her looks as a pirate. Most critics consider the Peter Pan Hook-inspired fantasy film a low point in Steven Spielberg’s film career.
When it was released 30 years ago, critics criticized Hook for being overly sentimental and lacking in imagination and Spielberg agreed with them, later expressing disappointment with the film’s development.
Hook’s talented cast is definitely the main factor in helping him attract so many audiences. The late, great Robin Williams often delivers typically boisterous performances as Peter Banning (aka grown-up Peter Pan), while the hilarious Dustin Hoffman plays Captain Hook.
British actors Maggie Smith and Bob Hoskins also starred in the film, as did Avatar: The Last Airbender voice actor, Dante Basco. The larger cast also includes some cameos from familiar faces, including award-winning actress Glenn Close, who appeared briefly in Hook as a member of the gang.
Close was the bearded Captain Hook accused of betting against him to lure Peter Pan to Neverland and get thrown into a wooden chest with some scorpion as a punishment. Glenn Close’s performance was hilarious and she later revealed how she appeared on Hook in a 2012 interview with The Scotsman.
According to Close, she was visiting her friend Robin Williams on set one day when Spielberg asked her if she wanted to appear as a pirate, to which Close enthusiastically accepted. Her portrayal of a male pirate is convincing — convincing in fact, Close says that when she’s wearing a costume, a female screenwriter thinks she’s a man and flirted with her.