Virginia Madsen became famous with a few break out roles in the 1980s. Virginia Madsen has won an Academy Award and has also been nominated for a Golden Globe for her movie Sideways. Pictures and videos are available of Virginia Madsen
It seems that most actors and actresses have a penchant to direct. Kate Hudson finally realized her dream to get behind the camera, following the leads of Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst to the Glamour Magazine “Reel Moments” program.
Already in its third year, “Reel Moments” exists to empower women by producing female-friendly short films, while at the same time providing actresses the opportunity to try out directing.
Dismissed from NASA's space program, Billy Bob Thornton plays Charles Farmer, a former astronaut-in-training who pursues his lifelong dream by building his own rocket in the Polish Brothers' family film "The Astronaut Farmer." Charles must overcome all odds to achieve his dream. On the eve of his launch, he must battle foreclosure on his ranch, a small-town community of disbelievers, the FAA, and FBI agents who want to shut him down in the name of Homeland Security. One might think that this would discourage him, but in reality it only makes him stronger. In addition to Billy Bob Thornton, “The Astronaut Farmer” also stars Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson, and J.K. Simmons.
MPAA Rating: (PG)
Genre: Adverture, Family
Release Date: February 23, 2007