WorldCat Identities

Wiest, Dianne

Works: 207 works in 1,020 publications in 10 languages and 38,464 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Romantic comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Horror films  Film adaptations  Vampire films  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dianne Wiest
Most widely held works by Dianne Wiest
Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton( Visual )

85 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. So began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia
Footloose by Herbert Ross( Visual )

70 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality
The birdcage by John Cage( Visual )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armand is the outlandish owner of a wild Miami Beach nightclub; his partner Albert is the star attraction. When Armand's son Val announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative US Senator, who unwittingly sees the match as a way of promoting "traditional family values", the scene is set for a hilarious comedy of errors
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother, seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family
Hannah and her sisters by Woody Allen( Visual )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eldest daughter of show-biz parents, Hannah is a devoted wife, loving mother, and successful actress. A loyal supporter of her two aimless sisters Lee and Holly, she's also the emotional backbone of a family that seems to resent her stability almost as much as they depend on it. But when Hannah's perfect world is quietyly sabotaged by sibling rivalry, she finally begins to see that she's as lost as everyone else, and in order to find herself, she'll have to choose -- between the independence her family can't live with ... and the family she can't live without."--Container
The odd life of Timothy Green by Jennifer Garner( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a childless couple buries a box with all of their wishes for an infant in their backyard, their wishes are granted. However, their child, Timothy Green, is not all that he appears
Rabbit hole by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis
I am Sam by Jessie Nelson( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need
Dan in real life by Peter Hedges( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He is a widower with three daughters. He brings the family to his parent's house for a family gathering. When Dan goes to a local bookstore, he meets Marie. When he gets home, he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother Mitch. Dan's mother Nana announces that she met an old acquaintance of Dan's, Ruthie Draper and that she has set up a date between Dan and Ruthie. Dan refuses to go. Mitch suggests that they could make it a double date and Dan agrees. Ruthie turns out to be very hot, but Dan isn't really interested in her. When Marie indicates that Ruthie is not right for him, Dan feigns interest and starts dancing with Ruthie. Marie gets jealous and joins the floor with Mitch, leading to an upstaging contest between Dan and Marie
In treatment by Hagai Levi( Visual )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul is a therapist who exhibits great insight and confidence when treating his patients. But Paul suffers crippling insecurities and is counseled by his own therapist, Gina. Adding to his list of growing concerns, his wife Kate is overcome with feelings of neglect and resents competing for his attention. Paul's patients include a young doctor who is in love with Paul; a Navy pilot who is reevaluating his life after a failed mission in Iraq; a teenage gymnast with suicidal tendencies; and a passionate couple who are troubled in all other areas of their lives
Sisters by Arthur Boyd( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need
The lost boys by Joel Schumacher( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young teen thinks his town of Santa Carla is infested with vampires, and becomes convinced of it when his own brother starts turning into one
Parenthood by Ron Howard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buckmans are a modern family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right" way
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs
Practical magic by Griffin Dunne( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love
The big year by Peter Mayle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking to shake up their routine lieves, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate "birder" by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realise that the quest for success comes at a price - and that's not chicken feed!"--Container
The 10th kingdom( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the edge of the mortal world lies a mystical vortex leading to the Nine Kingdoms, a fantastic land where fairy tales are reinvented--and not with happily-ever-after endings. An evil queen has doomed Prince Wendell to life as a dog. His quest to recapture the throne leads him through a portal to the mythical Tenth Kingdom--Central Park! With the help of ordinary mortals Virginia and Tony, he battles evil in a parallel universe of trolls, goblins and fairy tale characters such as Snow White and Cinderella
Darling companion by Antonio del Real( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband, then her husband loses the dog. She enlists the help of the few remaining guests left over from a wedding and a mysterious woman in a frantic search
Bullets over Broadway by Woody Allen( Visual )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Shayne is an idealistic young writer who'll do anything to get his first Broadway play off the ground -- even if it means teaming up with the mob!
Little man Tate by Jodie Foster( Visual )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven year old genius is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.07 for The odd li ... to 0.64 for Wiest, Dia ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Dan in real life
Alternative Names
Dajana Vist

Dianne Wiest actrice américaine

Dianne Wiest actriz estadounidense

Dianne Wiest aktorka amerykańska

Dianne Wiest Amerikaans acteur

Dianne Wiest Amerikaans actrice

Dianne Wiest amerikansk skådespelare

Dianne Wiest amerikansk skodespelar

Dianne Wiest amerikansk skuespiller

Dianne Wiest attrice statunitense

Dianne Wiest US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Dianne Wiestová

Дайан Уист АНУ-ын эмэгтэй жүжигчин

Даян Віст

Даян Уийст

Дајана Вист

Уист, Дайан

Դայան Ուիսթ

דיאן ויסט

دایان ویست بازیگر آمریکایی

ديان فيست

დაიან ვისტი

다이앤 위스트


黛安·韦斯特 Actress

FootlooseThe birdcageDan in real lifeThe lost boysSynecdoche, New YorkThe 10th kingdomLittle man Tate