Emmy GriffithsGlenn Close has been nominated for her seventh Oscar for her role in The Wife - see some of her other famous roles
Glenn Close is one of the favourites to win the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Joan in The Wife, which marks her seventh Academy Award nomination. She is the only living star to have had so many nominations without a single win - but is this year her year? Check out some of her most famous roles ahead of the Oscars ceremony...
In the role that earned her a seventh Oscar nomination, Glenn played Joan Archer, a brilliant writer who allows her husband to publish her work under his name, bringing him critical fame while she grows slowly embittered towards him and his fake success. Rotten Tomatoes scored the film a solid 85%, with the summary reading: "The Wife relies on the strength of Glenn Close's performance to drive home the power of its story—and she proves thoroughly, grippingly up to the task."
Oscar nomination number five came just one year after Fatal Attraction with the 1988 period drama, Dangerous Liaisons. In the film, Glenn plays the scheming Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, who attempts to have her ex-lover's new fiancée Cecile (Uma Thurman) seduced by playboy Vicomte de Valmont. Of course, this isn't your average period drama, and things go drastically out of hand!
"I'm beginning to see spots." And with those immortal words, one of the all-time best villains was made. Glenn seemed to have the time of her life as the fur-obsessed fashion designer Cruella De'Vil who decides that she simply must get her hands on coat made from Dalmatian fur – and ends up kidnapping 101 puppies to achieve her means. Of course, it doesn't actually go to plan thanks to Rodger and Anita, Pongo and Perdy and two clueless henchmen.
The role that made the term 'bunny boiler' famous! In this psychological drama, the Hollywood star played Alex, an editor who becomes slowly obsessed with a family man after a brief fling. After Dan gently lets her down and goes back to his family, Alex begins to stalk his family – which involves a highly unpleasant scene featuring his daughter's pet rabbit – as things begin to ravel wildly out of hand. Glenn received her fourth Oscar nomination for the role.
Inspired by real events, Glenn played Adrienne, a Royal Academy of Music graduate who is captured as a prisoner of war in a Japanese Internment Camp, and creates a vocal orchestra to help her fellow prisoners get through the brutal conditions at the camp. The 1997 film also starred Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, Julianna Margulies and Cate Blanchett.