Every Shelley Duvall Movie And TV Show, Ranked

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A prolific and talented actress, Shelley Duvall has starred or guest-starred in several movies and shows, and we're ranking them from best to worst with the help of your votes. Wendy Torrance in The Shining and Olive Oyl in Robert Altman's Popeye are among her most recognized roles but she also took on comedic performances in Annie Hall and Suburban Commando. We also included one-off episodes from Frasier, L.A. Law, and The Twilight Zone as she did not have many recurring roles when it comes to television. With so many shows and movies featuring the legendary Duvall, it's going to be hard to determine which ones should be in the top ten, let alone the number one spot.

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  • Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight

    Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight

    6 votes
    • Actors: Tom Waits, Guy Maddin
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Noam Gonick
    Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight is a documentary film written by Noam Gonick, Geoff Pevere and Caelum Vatnsdal and directed by Noam Gonick.
  • Tale of the Mummy
    6 votes
    • Actors: Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, Lysette Anthony, Michael Lerner
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

    Role: Edith Butrose

    Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Turkel (Christopher Lee) met disaster while exploring the supposedly cursed tomb of the ancient Egyptian tyrant Talos. Now his granddaughter, archaeologist Samantha Turkel (Louise Lombard), eagerly picks up where he left off, delving into its depths to uncover Talos' sarcophagus. But, shortly after the tomb's artifacts are transferred to a London museum, a strange series of murders begins to plague the city. Baffled local detectives enlist Samantha for help.

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  • Popeye
    Film (1980)
    12 votes
    • Actors: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Paul L. Smith, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Robert Altman

    Role: Olive Oyl

    In the 1980 film Popeye, Robin Williams takes on the eponymous role, making his cinematic debut in a world where spinach is mightier than the sword. Shelley Duvall co-stars as Olive Oyl, Popeye's love interest and damsel in distress. The movie, directed by Robert Altman, transforms E.C Segar's classic comic strip into a live-action musical extravaganza. It presents Popeye's quest to find his long-lost father while also battling the brutish Bluto (Paul L. Smith) for Olive's affection. This comedy-adventure flick showcases an idiosyncratic take on a beloved pop culture icon.

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  • The Shining
    Film (1980)
    12 votes
    • Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

    Role: Wendy Torrance

    In the chilling film The Shining, Jack Torrance (portrayed by Jack Nicholson) takes on a winter caretaker role at Colorado's secluded Overlook Hotel. His aim is to overcome his writer's block, and he brings along his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd). A unique aspect of this narrative is Danny's psychic abilities, which lead him to experience unnerving premonitions. The movie unfolds as Jack grapples with a stagnant writing process and Danny's visions grow increasingly alarming. The crux of the plot lies in Jack uncovering the hotel's sinister past, an event that triggers a terrifying transformation within him towards violence against his own family.
  • Roxanne
    Film (1987)
    14 votes
    • Actors: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, Michael J. Pollard
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Fred Schepisi

    Role: Dixie

    In the charming romantic comedy Roxanne, we meet C.D. Bales (Steve Martin), a witty and well-liked fire chief in a small town, who happens to have an unusually large nose. He falls for the beautiful Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah), a smart astronomer new to the town. However, Roxanne is smitten with Chris McConnell (Rick Rossovich), a handsome but dim-witted firefighter under Bales's command. In a twist of Cyrano de Bergerac-style love triangle, Bales helps McConnell woo Roxanne, while secretly harboring his own feelings for her. This film gracefully intertwines humor and heartache, showcasing Martin's comedic genius and Hannah's captivating performance.

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  • Changing Habits

    Changing Habits

    7 votes
    • Actors: Teri Garr, Shelley Duvall
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Lynn Roth

    Role: Sister Agatha

    An aspiring painter (Moira Kelly) scams her way into a free room at a convent and confronts past emotional pain.