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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Actress, singer. (b. May 20, 1946, El Centro, Calif., as Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere.) Her Top 40 hits and TV series with then-husband Sonny Bono in the 1960s and 1970s made Cher a pop culture icon before she ever hit the silver screen. Her struggle to be taken seriously as an actress while not sacrificing any of the campy flamboyance she displayed in her singing career has provided consistent fodder for the entertainment media. She first surprised doubters with a credible turn in a "small" picture, Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). She had appeared in three films before that, including the William Friedkin-directed Good Times (1967, with Sonny). She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for a strong performance as title character Meryl Streep's unglamorous, hardheaded lesbian roommate in Silkwood (1983), her first prestige production. Cher's clashes with director Peter Bogdanovich on the set of her next picture, the I-was-ateenage-Elephant-Man tearjerker Mask (1985, which earned her a shared Best Actress award at Cannes), along with her general outspokenness, penchant for tattoos, and exhibitionistic fashion sense ignited a media myth she appeared to resent even as she stoked its fires.

The Oscar that she coveted did not elude her for long; she won the 1987 Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Moonstruck a romantic comedy centering around some eccentric Brooklyn Italians. She was also featured with two other major female stars, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, in 1987's desultory The Witches of Eastwick after taking time from films to pick up the slack of her increasingly irrelevant but still fairly lucrative singing career, she made Mermaids (1990), during the shooting of which her displeasure with original director Frank Oz led to his being replaced by Richard Benjamin. Cher was inactive on screen for several years, focusing instead on hugely successful exercise videos and infomercials. After cameos (as herself) in the Robert Altman films The Player (1992) and Ready to Wear/Prąt-ź-Porter (1994), she returned as a hit man's target in Faithful (1995).

Cher stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
City Lights 1931 Yale Film Soc. Digital ****
Dumbo 1941 Digital *** 1/2
Voices 1979 On TV while babysitting ***
Hero at Large 1980 Hamden Cinemart ***
Night Shift 1982 With Peter L. DVD ***
An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Kim Ziegelmayer in Rhode Island? 1/2 *
Doctor Detroit 1983 With Peter L. *** 1/2
Brainstorm 1983 with Jessica *** 1/2
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 With Jessica?? ***
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 With Jessica **
Moonstruck 1987 With Jessica Digital ****
Suspect 1987 With Jessica ***
Fatal Attraction 1987 With Jessica * 1/2
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 With Jessica DVD *** 1/2
Everybodies All American 1988 With Jessica ***
My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Back to the Future II 1989 With Jessica Digital *
Gross Anatomy 1989 With Jessica ***
Tango and Cash 1989 **
Mermaids 1990 With Jessica ***
Cadillac Man 1990 With Jessica **
Dick Tracy 1990 Midnight Sneak Preview at Showcase Orange DVD *** 1/2
Soapdish 1991 With Trish at Showcase Orange Digital ***
Patriot Games 1992 Don't Remember DVD ***
Short Cuts 1993 With Bob Sandine at Cine 1-4 *
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Don't Remember DVD ***
Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 Showcase North Haven 1/2 *
2 Days in the Valley 1996 On DVD at home DVD ***
Air Bud 1997 Suzy and Hanna Digital * 1/2
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Hoyts Branford Digital *** 1/2
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Tea with Mussolini 1999 Mini-Cine with Cher DVD *** 1/2
Topsy Turvy 1999 With Neil and Lois at York Square **
Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 on HBO 1/2 *
The Art of War 2000 Hoyts Branford ** 1/2
Spy Kids 2001 at Showcase North Haven w/ Suzanne and Kendra DVD ***
Balto: Wolf Quest 2002 Family on DVD * 1/2
Stuck On You 2003 w/ Family on DVD 1/2 *
Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 w/ family on video ** 1/2
Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2
Balto III: Wings of Change 2004 Family, Robin & Abby Digital **
The Polar Express 2004 family on DVD DVD ** 1/2
Zathura: A Space Adventure 2005 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
RV 2006 kids on DVD * 1/2
Night at the Museum 2006 Destina Middletown w/ folks from Church of the Epiphany ** 1/2
Open Season 2006 family on DVD * 1/2
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 Suzy on DVD ***
Meet the Robinsons 2007 Family Digital ** 1/2
Bridge to Terabithia 2007 family on DVD ***
Blades of Glory 2007 Family on DVD * 1/2
The Nanny Diaries 2007 girls on DVD ** 1/2
Journey to the Center of the Earth 2008 Family Digital ** 1/2
Open Season 2 2008 Hanna at home Digital **
Coraline 2009 Suzy and Hann Digital ***
(500) Days of Summer 2009 Family Digital ** 1/2
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 Family Digital *
The Kids Are All Right 2010 Suzy Digital ***
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Family, Kannams and Ben ***
The Hunger Games 2012 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2012 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Hotel Transylvania 2013 Suzy, Hanna and Anne B. Digital **
Epic 2013 Hanna at Middleton. ** 1/2
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Captain Phillips 2013 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 Suzy and Hanna Digital *
The Intern 2015 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Suzy and Hanna Digital * 1/2
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
Moana 2016 Hanna in Middletown *** 1/2
The Disaster Artist 2017 Suzy and Kendra Digital **