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Jamie Lee Curtis [2]


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Born:November 22, 1958 (59)
Filmography Rating:8.53 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.52 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82.44%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Halloween [1978](20) => Laurie Strode
True Lies [1994](36) => Helen Tasker

Trivia that mentions this person:
Halloween [1978]
  • All of the actors wore their own clothes, since there was no money for a costume department. Jamie Lee Curtis went to J.C. Penney for Laurie Strode's wardrobe. She spent less than a hundred dollars for the entire set. She shot the film while on hiatus from the sitcom Operation Petticoat.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis' first feature film. She was paid a reported $8,000 for her efforts.Half of the $320,000 budget was spent on the Panavison cameras so the film would have a 2:35:1 scope. Donald Pleasence was paid $20,000 for 5 days work.
    Scream [1996]
  • In the scene where a drunk Randy is telling Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween to turn around through the TV, he repeats, "Jamie, turn around. Turn around, Jamie!" as the killer is slowly creeping up behind him. This is somewhat of an inside joke, as the actor who plays Randy is also named Jamie (Jamie Kennedy) and the killer is behind him.
    True Lies [1994]
  • When Arnold Schwarzenegger rescues wife Jamie Lee Curtis from an airborne chopper, he grasps her by her arm just as the chopper heads out over the water. The woman you see dangling below the chopper skid is no body double, but Curtis doing her very own stunt work. At her insistence, director James Cameron agreed to let her perform this scary spectacle. According to Jamie Lee Curtis, on the TV special promoting True Lies, it was Cameron's idea for her to do the helicopter work; she said, "Oh, yeah. And just where are you going to be while I'm dangling way up there in the air, Jim?" And, according to her, he said, "Hanging out the door filming you with a hand-held camera." So she decided that if he was willing to do that to get the shot, she could stand to do it, too. The stunt was filmed on her birthday.
  • During the striptease scene, the part when Jamie Lee Curtis falls was actually not part of the script. She really does fall but she got back up and continued with the scene. You can also see it was not intentional by Arnold Schwarzenegger's sudden reaction to help her when she falls.
    Watchmen [2009]
  • Casting rumors over the years included Sigourney Weaver (Sally Jupiter); John Hurt, Robin Williams, [?] Doug Hutchison, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, [?] Glen Hansard (Rorschach); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren (Dr. Manhattan); Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane (Comedian); Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Cusack, [?] Joaquin Phoenix (Nite Owl); Nathan Fillion (either Comedian or Nite Owl); Jamie Lee Curtis, [?] Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Hilary Duff (Silk Spectre); Tom Cruise, Jude Law (Ozymandias). In the finished film, Jackie Earle Haley is the only one of the seven primary cast members who was even in the film industry when the movie was first attempted.
    Chicken Little [2005]
  • Holly Hunter, Jamie Donnelly, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Sigourney Weaver, Geena Davis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Jessica Parker, [?] Helen Hunt and Madonna were considered for the role of Abby Mallard before Joan Cusack was cast.
    Avatar [2009]
  • Jodie Foster and Jamie Lee Curtis were considered for the role of Dr. Grace Augustine.