Michelle Pfeiffer is deservedly having a resurgent year as a supporting actor, with memorable roles in Darren Aronofsky’s off-putting fable mother! and stepping into Lauren Bacall’s role in the remake of Murder On The Orient Express. It’s about time for Pfeiffer to get her due, since she’s been stretching herself into an eclectic filmography for almost four decades.
She got her first break in Grease 2, a poorly-received sexual infamous enough to crystalize director Brian DePalma’s opinion so much that he initially refused to let her audition for Scarface. But she eventually won that role, and went on to star in Dangerous Liaisons, Married to the Mob, and Batman Returns as Catwoman.
After taking a hiatus in the 2000s to focus on her family, she’s returned to acting in the past decade, first in the hit adaptation of the musical Hairspray and then in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. And she’s not going back to retirement anytime soon—she’s slated to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year’s Ant-Man And The Wasp.