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Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen [10]

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Born:November 5, 1964 (55)
Filmography Rating:7.69 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.35 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.23 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73.53%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 [1991](27) => Kamala
GoldenEye [1995](31) => Xenia Onatopp
X-Men [2000](36) => Jean Grey
X2 (X-Men 2: X-Men United) [2003](39) => Jean Grey
X-Men: The Last Stand [2006](42) => Jean Grey / Phoenix
Taken [2008](44) => Lenore
Taken 2 [2012](48) => Lenore
The Wolverine [2013](49) => Jean Grey
Taken 3 [2014](50) => Lenore St. John
X-Men: Days of Future Past [2014](50) => Jean Grey

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 [1993]
  • The role of Jadzia Dax was initially offered to Famke Janssen. Both she turned it down in order to remain available to appear in feature films.
    GoldenEye [1995]
  • For the scenes in which Xenia Onatopp is seen flying the Tiger helicopter, a male pilot had to be made up to look like Famke Janssen.
  • In the opening car chase between Bond's Aston Martin and Onatopp's Ferrari, Famke Janssen performed her own driving stunts. She confirmed this in an interview with Jay Leno in 1995.
    Men In Black II (MIIB) [2002]
  • Famke Janssen was originally cast as Serleena, and even completed some of the filming, but was forced to drop out of the project due to a death in the family. Lara Flynn Boyle was then cast in her place.
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [2003]
  • A number of actors were supposedly in the running for the role of the T-X (originally called the T-1G and alternatively considered male), including Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Famke Janssen, and former WWF wrestler [?] Chyna ([?] Joanie Laurer). Laurer's name came into the mix when she was recommended for the part by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself during an interview prior to filming.
    The World is Not Enough [1999]
  • Published newspaper reports during production of the film indicated that, as the last [Bond] film of the millennium, this would feature cameos by virtually every surviving previous Bond girl. Ursula Andress, Diana Rigg, Famke Janssen and Barbara Bach were mentioned by name as among those slated to appear. Sadly, this idea - if it was ever more than a media rumor - never came to fruition. However, in the warehouse that Zukovsky has turned into an operations room, the girlie pictures seen on the walls are actually of former Bond girls.
    X-Men: The Last Stand [2006]
  • Famke Janssen did much research on Dissociative Identity Disorder (i.e. "split personality") in order to make her performance with Hugh Jackman in the medical lab more realistic.
    Taken [2008]
  • Doing this film propelled Famke Janssen to take action in the real fight against corruption. She now serves as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime.
    The Wolverine [2013]
  • Famke Janssen filmed her Jean Gray cameo in three days. Hugh Jackman said, "There's no doubt that the most important relationship in his life is - we've seen through the movies - is his relationship with Jean Grey. Yes, we saw her die at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, but in this movie, she has a presence which I think is vital to the movie, particularly for him confronting the most difficult thing within himself."
    Taken 3 [2014]
  • In addition to taking over the role of her husband in this film, Dougray Scott also plays Famke Janssen's love interest in the series [Hemlock Grove].
  • Famke Janssen plays adult Jean Grey in the [X-Men] film franchise. Dougray Scott was originally considered for the role of Logan/Wolverine before Hugh Jackman was cast.
    X-Men: Apocalypse [2016]
  • Sophie Turner shares several similarities with her predecessor Famke Janssen:
    • Neither are natural redheads; Turner is blonde and Janssen is brunette
    • Both are European; Turner is British and Janssen is Dutch.
    • Both are an inch taller than their co-stars playing Cyclops; Tye Sheridan is 5'8" while Turner is 5'9," and James Marsden is 5'10 while Janssen is 5'11"
    • Both are older than their co-stars playing Cyclops; Turner is 9 months older than Tye Sheridan and Janssen is 9 years older than James Marsden.
    X-Men: Days of Future Past [2014]
  • The cameos of Cyclops (James Marsden) and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) were so tightly guarded that the actors as well as director Bryan Singer outright lied about their appearance in the movie to keep their return a surprise.