Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Actress
Linda Denise Blair is an American actress and activist. She played the role of Regan MacNeil in the horror film The Exorcist, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for an Academy Award.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 22, 1959
HometownSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Net worth$6 million
Height5'0" (1.52m)
PartnerRick Springfield
ParentsElinore Blair , James Blair
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The Venice Film Festival have paid tribute to American film director, William Friedkin, presenting him with a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award. According to the festival’s organisers, Friedkin has made major contributions to US cinema without receiving the recognition he is due. Despite directing a host of classics – including ‘Cruising’ and ‘The French Connection’ – the director will be forever venerated for ‘The Exorcist’. Widely considered one of the most terrifying films of all time, this prestige horror famously features the demonic possession of a 12 year old girl, played by Linda Blair. ‘The Exorcist’ earned 10 Academy Award nominations, grossing over $441 million worldwide, and in a news conference ahead of the ceremony, Friedkin shared his learnings with some robust advise for future film-makers: “What is my advice to young people? If you’re in cinema school, leave immediately. Leave. Go out, get a small camera, make your film, edit it at home, put in on a website and do it yourself. Don’t worry about criticism. Just let the audience see your work.” Known affectionately as the wild-man of 70s cinema, Friedkin was famous for on-set tantrums, frequenting prostitutes and firing up to 70 people in one day. Cast and crew on his last film – ‘Killer Joe’, which aired at the Venice festival in 2011 – have since confirmed that the 77 year-old veteran director is as bombastic as ever.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies
2020
JJ Villard's Fairy Tales
JJ Villard's Fairy Tales
0h 11min
2020
An Affair of the Heart
An Affair of the Heart
1h 33min
2012
Monster Makers
Monster Makers
1h 28min
2003
The Frightening
The Frightening
R
1h 25min
2002
Double Blast
Double Blast
PG
1h 29min
1994
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
1h 30min
1992
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story
1h 40min
1992
Fatal Bond
Fatal Bond
R
1h 29min
1976
Repossessed
Repossessed
PG-13
1h 20min
1990
W.B., Blue and the Bean
W.B., Blue and the Bean
R
1h 27min
1990
Dead Sleep
Dead Sleep
R
1h 26min
1990
Witchery
Witchery
R
1h 35min
1989
Grotesque
Grotesque
R
1h 29min
1988

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1974Academy AwardActress in a Supporting RoleThe ExorcistNominated
1974Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe ExorcistWinner