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birth date:
December 25, 1949

birth place:
Quitman, Texas, USA

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Sissy Spacek is best known for her defining role as the title character in Carrie.


 
 
                          

. Sissy Spacek

Prime Cut (1972)

Title: Prime Cut
Released: 1972
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama
Runtime: 88 min
Country: USA
Language: English

Plot Summary: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.

Comments: Writers and Directors see this film! I sought out this gem of a film after being impressed by "Point Blank". Lee Marvin exudes the kind of toughness that most modern day actors can't equal. Only Eastwood comes close. This is a raw, gritty and entertaining revenge/mob picture. Gene Hackman plays the heavy, but who is heavier than Lee Marvin? You just don't want to mess with him. I think this is one of Sissy Spacek's first appearances. Look at most modern "action" movies. There is a cookie-cutter formula. They try to be all things to all people. I call it the "Bruckheimer Effect" You have to force the "hip" humor for those with attention-span problems. You have to include a romantic interest/sex-sysmbol for the girlfriends and the drooling twelve-year-olds. You have to tie it all in with large explosions and car chases. Are you as bored as I am of these films? Watch "Prime Cut" and you won't see the extra grisle and fat of a modern hollywood action film . You will see a U.S.D.A. Choice kick ass movie.


Scene Description: Carrie star Sissy Spacek and Janit Baldwin laying nude in some hay and as Gene Hackman picks them up, we get a peek at their breasts and bushes. We then see Sissy Spacek topless in bed as she looks at some clothes, and then seen nude as she stands up to try them on.

..Movie Stills

Trivia
"Sissy" was a nickname that her brothers used to call her when she was growing up, and so it stayed with her. During her audition for Carrie (1976), she wore a dress that her mother forced her to wear to a seventh grade party when she was younger.

For her Oscar-winning performance in "Coalminer's Daughter" (1980) Spacek was Grammy-nominated for her rendition of the title song in the category: Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.

She is the cousin of Rip Torn

She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

Mother of Schuyler Fisk

Attended Quitman High School in Quitman, Texas. She was a majorette and homecoming queen.

Lives with her husband Jack Fisk and their daughters Schuyler and Madison on their 210-acre northern Virginia horse farm.

Sissy first got into acting when she was visiting her cousin actor Rip Torn.

Attended the Lee Strasburg Institute.

Was the first choice to play the daughter in Terms of Endearment (1983).

Released a country LP titled Hangin' Up My Heart on Atlantic Records in 1983.

Decided to skip college after her older brother, Robbie, died from leukemia during her senior year in high school. She decided life was way too short to waste it in 4 years of college.

Mother of Schuyler Fisk and Madison Fisk

Lives on 300 acre farmland named "Beau Val" in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brother Robbie died of leukemia at age 18 in 1967.

Brother Ed is a music industry consultant in Austin, Texas.

Measurements: 34B-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)


Personal quotes

"The business has been good to me. I would be a hypocrite if I tried to convince her not to do this." - about her daughter Schuyler Fisk becoming an actress.

"I had a dozen years to act before starting a family then found that motherhood dwarfed everything else. Once or twice a year, I take a project that appeals to me for its redeeming social value." - Parade, April 1, 2001

"I asked if they could use some backflashes instead. I enjoyed the sequel, but hated my role in the first film. I was awful." - on why she didn't want to appear in The Rage: Carrie 2.

"My cousin, Rip Torn, persuaded me not to change my name: You shouldn't change what you are in the search for success."


Sissy Spacek - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography (list of movies she's appeared in)


Home at the End of the World, A (2004) .... Alice Glover
Tuck Everlasting (2002) .... Mae Tuck
Last Call (2002/I) (TV) .... Zelda Fitzgerald
... aka Fitzgerald (2002) (TV) (USA)
Midwives (2001) (TV) .... Sibyl Danforth
In the Bedroom (2001) .... Ruth Fowler
Songs in Ordinary Time (2000) (TV) .... Mary Fermoyle


Straight Story, The (1999) .... Rose 'Rosie' Straight
... aka Une histoire vraie (1999) (France)
Rage: Carrie 2, The (1999) (archive footage) .... Carrie White
Blast from the Past (1999) .... Helen Thomas Webber
Affliction (1997) .... Marge Fogg
If These Walls Could Talk (1996) (TV) .... Barbara Barrows (segment "1974")
Beyond the Call (1996) (TV) .... Pam O'Brien
"Streets of Laredo" (1995) (mini) TV Series .... Lorena Parker
... aka "Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo" (1995) (mini)
Grass Harp, The (1995) .... Verena Talbo
Good Old Boys, The (1995) (TV) .... Spring Renfro
Trading Mom (1994) .... Mrs. Mommy Martin/Mama, Snappy French/Mom, the Nature-Hiker/Natasha, the Circus Performer
... aka Mommy Market, The (1994) (USA)
Place for Annie, A (1994) (TV) .... Susan Lansing
Private Matter, A (1992) (TV) .... Sherri Finkbine
... aka Miss Sherri (1992) (TV) (USA)
JFK (1991) .... Liz Garrison
... aka JFK (1991) (France)
Hard Promises (1991) .... Chris
Long Walk Home, The (1990) .... Miriam Thompson

Crimes of the Heart (1986) .... Rebeca 'Babe'/'Becky' Magrath Botrelle
'Night Mother (1986) .... Jessie Cates
Violets Are Blue... (1986) .... Gussie Sawyer
Marie (1985) .... Marie Ragghianti
... aka Marie: A True Story (1985)
River, The (1984) .... Mae Garvey
Man with Two Brains, The (1983) (voice) (uncredited) .... Anne Uumellmahaye
Missing (1982) .... Beth Horman
Raggedy Man (1981) .... Nita
Heart Beat (1980) .... Carolyn Cassady
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) .... Loretta Webb/Lynn

Verna: USO Girl (1978) (TV) .... Verna Vane
3 Women (1977) .... Pinky Rose
... aka Three Women (1977) (USA)
Welcome to L.A. (1976) .... Linda Murray
Carrie (1976) .... Carrie White
Katherine (1975) (TV) .... Katherine Alman
... aka Radical, The (1975) (TV)
Migrants, The (1974) (TV) .... Wanda Trimpin
Ginger in the Morning (1973) .... Ginger
Badlands (1973) .... Holly Sargis
Girls of Huntington House, The (1973) (TV) .... Sara
Prime Cut (1972) .... Poppy
Trash (1970) (uncredited) .... Girl extra at bar
... aka Andy Warhol's Trash (1970) (International: English title)


Sissy Spacek - Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) playing "Herself" 6 October 2002
"Seitenblicke" (1988) playing "Herself" 17 April 2002
"Rosie O'Donnell Show, The" (1996) playing "Herself" 25 October 1996
"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 2.16) 12 March 1977
"Rookies, The" (1972) playing "Barbara Tabnor" in episode: "Sound of Silence" (episode # 2.14) 17 December 1973
"Waltons, The" (1972) playing "Sarah" in episode: "The Odyssey" (episode # 2.2) 20 September 1973
"Waltons, The" (1972) playing "Sarah Simmonds" in episode: "The Townie" (episode # 1.23) 8 March 1973
"Love, American Style" (1969) in episode: "Love and the Old Lover" (episode # 4.16b) 19 January 1973