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The *OFFICIAL* Martha Plimpton Thread

I don't know if she's ever had her own thread on DL, but she deserves it.

I loved her wacky Calvin Klein commercials in the 80s.

Her character on PECKER calling everyone "Mary!" and shouting "No Tea-bagging!!" at the bar is hilarious.

Plus she continues to do theater!


by Anonymousreply 4807/24/2013

Love her and that she does stage so often. But she's deserving of an Emmy for Raising Hope.

by Anonymousreply 107/20/2013

She was in my favorite sad movie ever: Running On Empty, playing River's love interest. For that, I will always love her.

by Anonymousreply 207/20/2013

She seemed to go from late-teen to matron overnight.

by Anonymousreply 307/20/2013

"But Mr. Nellbox... trade is my LIFE!"

by Anonymousreply 407/20/2013

Agree with R1, she is outstanding on Raising Hope.

by Anonymousreply 507/20/2013

She does theater a lot because that is where she can get hired.

I like her, though.

by Anonymousreply 607/20/2013

I loved in the short lived Broadway revival of "Pal Joey". She got to do the song Elaine Stritch originated, "Zip".

by Anonymousreply 707/20/2013

Elaine Stritch did not originate Zip.

And poor Martha having to sing it. I love the number but most of the references have gone the way of the dodo

by Anonymousreply 807/20/2013

she was great in "the boston marriage" on broadway in 2002.

by Anonymousreply 907/20/2013

Love her!

by Anonymousreply 1007/20/2013

She had a great line she used in Mosquito Coast, when trying to entice River Phoenix's character. "I thought about you while I was in the bathroom." Its just so twisted its great. Id love to use that line on someone sometime, but I dont think it would go over very well.

by Anonymousreply 1107/20/2013

Mosquito Coast was a brilliant, under-appreciated movie.

by Anonymousreply 1207/20/2013

Yup, I remember that line, too, R11.

And love love LOVE her on Raising Hope.

Wait, isn't Raising Hope cancelled? >:(

by Anonymousreply 1307/20/2013

No, R13, it is not.

by Anonymousreply 1407/20/2013

Holy crap, I thought Raising Hope was cancelled last year!

Omg, I've got some torrenting to do!

Thanks, all!

by Anonymousreply 1507/20/2013

Mosquito Coast is a great underrated gem. With Harrison Ford's best acting. Ever.

Martha also has an interesting part in Woody Allen's Another Woman.

She's also a fervent pro-choice advocate on Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 1607/20/2013

She is jolie laide, non?

by Anonymousreply 1707/20/2013

Oui, guvna'

by Anonymousreply 1807/20/2013

Her character's malpropisms on 'Raising Hope' are hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 1907/20/2013

Hung out with her at a party once. Funny as hell and sweet.

by Anonymousreply 2007/20/2013

She was brilliant as a cancer patient alongside Jami Gertz in SILENCE LIKE GLASS

by Anonymousreply 2107/20/2013

Follow her on twitter. She's great.

by Anonymousreply 2207/20/2013

fun interview with Craig Ferguson in 2012:

by Anonymousreply 2307/20/2013

fun interview with Martha and Jon Stewart! in 1995! the clothes!

by Anonymousreply 2407/20/2013

Thanks R23. She looks fab in the Craig video. She's hardly aged.

by Anonymousreply 2507/20/2013

Also a fan.

Loved her in '100 Cigarettes' as the hostess of the New Year's Eve party.

by Anonymousreply 2607/20/2013

Love Martha. She's just joyful to watch. Raising Hope is fucking hysterical, Maw Maw's bra-baring freedom dashes and flashes of normality are sad and funny at the same time. The whole cast are perfection but Martha makes it.

by Anonymousreply 2707/20/2013

You mean 200 r26

by Anonymousreply 2807/20/2013

Yes, Martha.

by Anonymousreply 2907/20/2013

Martha singing "Thunder Road!"

by Anonymousreply 3007/20/2013

She's a Carradine. Her daddy is Keith.

by Anonymousreply 3107/20/2013

[quote]She's a Carradine. Her daddy is Keith.

Does that mean Penmy from "Big Bang" and Virginia Chance are sisters?

by Anonymousreply 3207/20/2013

Kaley Cuoco isn't a Carradine!

by Anonymousreply 3307/20/2013

I didn't say Kaley Cuoco, I said PENNY. Penny's father is Keith Carradine.

by Anonymousreply 3407/20/2013

She's really good as a recurring guest on 'The Good Wife' too.

by Anonymousreply 3507/20/2013

Oh no, did someone say 'jolie laide'? I am SICK and TIRED of seeing people use words like 'jolie laide' and 'vocal fry' on this site as if they're commonplace in the vernacular! NO ONE outside of Datalounge uses these terms! Stop it!

by Anonymousreply 3607/20/2013

"When it comes to competition, I am. the. worst."

by Anonymousreply 3707/20/2013

Carradine was Lundy on Dexter too.

by Anonymousreply 3807/20/2013

LOVE Martha Plimpton!! I agree with did SEEM as if she disappeared for a loooooong stretch of time (most of her 30s)..... until Raising Hope. (in which she is brilliant!!!).

She was actually working a lot. Recenttly saw a rerun of Grey's Anatomy, from 4-5years ago, in which she played a single mother to a teenage son with a chronic pain condititon...and she was AWESOME!

If you dig MP, you MUST check out her appearance on the webseries, "Bitter, Party of Five."

by Anonymousreply 3907/23/2013

She's HYSTERICAL in Pecker. 'You got a touch of sugar inya, doncha Mary?'

by Anonymousreply 4007/24/2013

I agree that she's great on The Good Wife but I also liked Mamie Gummer's appearances (I'm not sure why she's hated so much here).

by Anonymousreply 4107/24/2013

She's a brilliant, articulate advocate for women's reproductive rights.

I recently reread an Esquire article from 1994 on the death of River Phoenix. Her no-nonsense take on what happened to him is classic Martha - and so heartbreaking.

by Anonymousreply 4207/24/2013

If she is not happy in the rehearsal room, everyone suffers.

by Anonymousreply 4307/24/2013

Tell us more, R43.

by Anonymousreply 4407/24/2013

I love her performance in "Company" with Neil Patrick Harris (Stephen Colbert was her on stage husband!).

And she got very good reviews in a wretched production of "Pal Joey" a number of years ago.

I can believe that she'd be very intense preparing for a stage performance, making her "difficult" for others in the cast.

Here's a "Company" clip... love her and the cast.

by Anonymousreply 4507/24/2013

In my experience, she mistrusted the director and most of her co-stars and was very ungracious to one and all. I'm sure she knew it was not a great production but, considering she was the lead, she did not set a very good tone for the company.

by Anonymousreply 4607/24/2013

Terrific actress. Great politics. Totally unfuckable.

by Anonymousreply 4707/24/2013

R15 how do you navigate that site? I've never done torrents before.

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