Who is that Actor: Glenne Headly
Glenne Headly had me at, “Oh I’m sorry, am I destroying distant worlds?” which she uttered to her then real life husband John Malkovich (they divorced in 1990) in the film Making Mr. Right. I love that movie and used to watch it repeatedly as a teen. I immediately connected Headly to another 1987 film – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – which I screened with my sister one afternoon at the Bad Children’s Theater. If Tom Berenger is the king of “The Bad Children’s Theater” fare, Headly, is probably its queen. This isn’t to suggest she’s not a great actor. On the contrary, but she does tend to appear in more quirky and often times low budget far; the kind of films TBCT tends to heavily feature.
Despite Headly having a more earthy presence, I used to get her mixed up with another baby doll voiced blondish actor Carol Kane! But by far my biggest Glenne Headly myth, which was only recently debunk was that she was in the band Steppenwolf, which she was not. She was, however, in the Steppenwolf Theater Company founded by Gary Sinise, TV’s Woodman! and actor Jeff Perry.