Jane Fonda

Biography: Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by Joshua Logan to appear with her father in the 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of 'The Country Girl'. Her interest in acting grew after meeting Lee Strasberg in 1958 and joining the Actors Studio. Her screen debut in Tall Story (1960) marked the beginning of a highly successful and respected acting career highlighted by 2 Academy Awards for her performance in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978) and 5 Oscar nominations for Best Actress in: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), Morning After, The (1986) and On Golden Pond (1981) which was the only film she made with her father. Jane Fonda's professional success contrasted with her personal life, often laden withBorn in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by Joshua Logan to appear with her father in the 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of 'The Country Girl'. Her interest in acting grew after meeting Lee Strasberg in 1958 and joining the Actors Studio. Her screen debut in Tall Story (1960) marked the beginning of a highly successful and respected acting career highlighted by 2 Academy Awards for her performance in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978) and 5 Oscar nominations for Best Actress in: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), Morning After, The (1986) and On Golden Pond (1981) which was the only film she made with her father. Jane Fonda's professional success contrasted with her personal life, often laden with scandal and controversy. Her appearance in several risqué movies (including Barbarella (1968)) by then husband Roger Vadim was followed by what was to become Jane Fonda's most debated and controversial period: her espousal of anti-Establishment causes and especially her anti-War activities during the Vietnam War. Her political involvement continued with fellow activist and husband Tom Hayden in the 70s and early 80s. In the 80s Fonda started the aerobic exercise craze with the publication of the "Jane Fonda's Workout Book". She remarried to broadcasting Czar Ted Turner in 1991. She retired from acting in 1992. Expand

Jane Fonda's Scores

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Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 81 No
Lowest Metascore: 25 Georgia Rule
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
44 This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19, 2014 Cast / Hillary Altman / Hillary Foxman / Hillary Altman 6.4
40 Better Living Through Chemistry Mar 14, 2014 Cast / Jane Fonda 5.7
66 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Nancy Reagan 6.7
81 No Feb 15, 2013 Herself 7.2
57 All Together Oct 19, 2012 Jeanne 5.3
45 Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Jun 8, 2012 Grace / Grace 6.3
69 Beautiful Darling Apr 22, 2011 Herself 7.0
25 Georgia Rule May 11, 2007 Georgia 5.7
74 Sir! No Sir! Apr 7, 2006 Herself 7.6
31 Monster-in-Law May 13, 2005 Viola Fields 5.4
72 Tell Them Who You Are May 13, 2005 Herself tbd