Welcome to Mary McDonnell Vault, your online resource dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell. You better know Mary for her role as Captain Sharon Raydor for the TNT crime series The Closer & Major Crimes. But she also did others like Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Dances with Wolves, Sneakers and many others. Site is comprehensive of a big photogallery with events, photoshoots, magazines, stills, a media archive dedicated to all fans fanarts on Mary, an extensive press library to collect all the articles and interviews on her and a video gallery section for recorded interviews, sneak peeks and trailers of her projects. We claim no rights to know her personally and it's absolutely respectful of her privacy and paparazzi-free!!!
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
Written by: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Produced by: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Other cast: Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Ben Kingsley, James Earl Jones
Release date: September 11, 1992
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Running time: 2h 6min
A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.
♦ The man who folded this tube of Crest is looking for someone meticulous, refined. Anal.
[everyone turns around]
♦ [Dr. Brandes is cooking for Liz] It’s hot in here. Maybe I’ll just open this window a little bit.
In Mary’s words…
Oh, my God! Who wouldn’t love that? And then I was the only gal! How do you not like that when it’s people like Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Aykroyd… I mean, let’s go on and on, right? [Laughs.] And there was little old me in the middle of all of it! And I got to dance with all of ’em? Come on! It just couldn’t have been more fun!
But I have to say that the one and only time as an actress where I went to my first day of work and I became a blithering idiot when faced with a movie star was when I sat down at the table read and I suddenly had to be Robert Redford’s ex-girlfriend. It came my turn to talk, and I have to say that I think I went [Makes a stuttering, coughing sound.] I mean, it didn’t come out. Like, nothing came out. I turned bright red. And of course Bob, being Bob, got such a kick out of it that he just kind of said, “Are you, uh, having a little trouble there?” And the whole table knew was going on. I just couldn’t believe I was sitting across the table from Robert Redford! I mean, I was in love with Robert Redford as a girl. It was like, “What? There he is? And I’m here? How did this happen?!?” I thought I was being punk’d. [Laughs.] I don’t think that feeling ever quite left me through the entire production. So I had to take a very deep breath and do some meditating and yoga before I shot scenes with him… because it was Robert Redford. [Laughs.] It was! Oh, dear, oh, dear. I can still feel it… [from “Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica and going mute in front of Robert Redford” by Will Harris]