Grace Zabriskie is ready for her extreme close-up, Mr. deMille!

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Grace Zabriskie is ready for her extreme close-up, Mr. deMille!
Prolific, creepy, and just plain delightful character actress Grace Zabriskie is perhaps best known as the emotionally estranged mother of Laura Palmer on the iconic television show Twin Peaks.  She remains a collaborator with director David Lynch and is sure to pop up hither and yon in his strange universes.  However, this lady who hails from New Orleans, from a bar on Bourbon Street no less, has well over 100 acting credits, from daytime soap operas to Seinfeld to Academy Awards bait like An Officer and A Gentleman.  

Her specialty is that slightly unhinged mother or mother-in-law that would as soon stab you in the face as bake you an apple pie.  Her eyes alone can speak volumes, and she has a peculiar and compelling body language that often does more work than dialogue in her screen time.  Can you name all five of the film (actually, one is from a pretty magnificent TV show) stills in the Gallery below?
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Ard VijnFebruary 10, 2010 7:07 AM

I love shot number 3 which I assume is from "Twin Peaks"?

Kurt HalfyardFebruary 10, 2010 8:05 AM

No, not at all from TWIN PEAKS, note the hair colour of the person you cannot see and it might become more obvious. One of those stills is from a David Lynch directed movie, but nothing from Peaks in there.

nikolaskejdFebruary 10, 2010 9:35 AM

ah, Inland Empire, My son my son what have ye done, and Fire Walk with me maybe?

SusanFebruary 11, 2010 3:02 PM

#2 is definitely from Big Love. I love her as Lois. So awesome!

Kurt HalfyardFebruary 11, 2010 4:27 PM

#2 Is Big Love (and I wish Zabriskie was in that show more, she is unbelievably good as Bill Paxton's loving/violent mom)

#1 is My, Son, My Son.

#4 is Inland Empire.

Two missing ones to go.

theodoorsteenFebruary 12, 2010 12:34 PM

The Third is probably Child's Play 2 and a wild guess: is 5 The Grudge?

Kurt HalfyardFebruary 12, 2010 3:07 PM

We have a Bingo! Right on, theodoorsteen.

Ard VijnFebruary 12, 2010 6:56 PM

That's Chucky in shot #3? Oh my god...

SusanFebruary 12, 2010 10:55 PM

HA! That's Chucky's wild hair? I haven't seen that movie in such a long time, I forgot she was even in it.

AshleyFebruary 17, 2010 10:30 PM

For some reason that hair made me think of Drop Dead Fred