A Sissy Spacek primer
The unfazed blue-eyed focus that Sissy Spacek, 41, brings to a movie can make her level-headed in one role and around the bend in the next: She's a rare combination of grit and spaciness. A three-film burst in '86 was the last we heard of her for four years family life with her husband (director Jack Fisk) and two daughters took precedence. The Long Walk Home hints at a new chapter in her career. These, in our opinion, are Spacek's most memorable moments.
Spacek is chillingly banal as a killer's girlfriend.
She's the touching core of Brian De Palma's fun-show.
Three Women (1977)
A stunning turn opposite Shelley Duvall in Robert Altman's underrated film.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Spacek won an Oscar as country singer Loretta Lynn.
Raggedy Man (1981)
A full-bodied performance in a suspenseful period piece directed by Fisk.
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Spacek steals the show as Babe, the youngest and most out-to-lunch character in playwright Beth Henley's story of three sisters.