Few actors have dominated an era—for their work both on- and offscreen—the way Jane Fonda did in the 1960s and ’70s, when she emerged as one of the most acclaimed performers of her generation as well as a zeitgeist-defining cultural icon for her fierce political activism. All made at the peak of her career, these three films showcase Fonda’s nuance, impeccable comic timing, and versatility: she’s larger than life as an intergalactic bombshell in the cult sci-fi extravaganza BARBARELLA; riotously funny as a bourgeois housewife who takes up armed robbery in the barbed slapstick satire FUN WITH DICK AND JANE; and at once prickly and disarming as a divorced woman fighting for custody of her daughter in the Neil Simon–penned ensemble farce CALIFORNIA SUITE.
Directed by Ted Kotcheff • 1977 • United States
Starring George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon
Dick (George Segal) and Jane (Jane Fonda) are an upwardly mobile young couple building a picture-perfect life for themselves. They have an eleven-year-old son named Billy, a dog named Spot, a fine house...
Directed by Herbert Ross • 1978 • United States
Starring Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith
Neil Simon’s smash Broadway farce hits the screen with a luminous all-star cast. Among the guests whose personal and romantic dilemmas intertwine over the course of their stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel ...