After nearly five decades in the industry, Oscar winner Jessica Lange has revealed her plans to retire from Hollywood.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Lange expressed her disappointment over the current state of the film industry. She believes that “wonderful films by really great filmmakers, wonderful stories, great characters” are something you rarely see nowadays, because studios are now prioritizing “corporate profits” over creativity. That’s why, the acclaimed actress thinks that she’ll soon “start phasing out of filmmaking.”
What Are Jessica Lange’s Biggest Roles?
In 1976, Lange managed to land the leading role in Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong remake, which served as her feature acting debut. Her performance also earned a Golden Globe award for New Star of the Year – Actress. She followed that up with more critically-acclaimed performances in movies like Tootsie, Country, Sweet Dreams, and Blue Sky. Her roles as Julie Nichols in 1983’s Tootsie and Carly Marshall in 1995’s Blue Sky won her Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.
In addition to her colorful film career, Lange also found equal success in television thanks to her performances in Ryan Murphy’s shows such four seasons of American Horror Story and Feud: Bette and Joan. Her iconic portrayals of Constance Langdon in 2011’s AHS: Murder House, and Fiona Goode in 2013’s AHS: Coven had won her Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
Lange is currently set to return to Broadway in 2024 for the titular role in the stage production of Mother Play. She’s also expected to reunite with Murphy in an untitled Marlene Dietrich biopic for Netflix.