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Spencer, Octavia

Works: 150 works in 731 publications in 5 languages and 40,308 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  Social problem films  Dystopian films  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Octavia Spencer
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

58 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer but turns her friends' lives and a small Mississippi town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community
Hidden figures by Theodore Melfi( Visual )

57 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes
The shape of water by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

40 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment"--Container
Zootopia by Byron Howard( Visual )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 2,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zootopia is a city like no other that is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde
The help by Kathryn Stockett( Recording )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite
The shack by William P Young( Visual )

39 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness
Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler( Visual )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers
Gifted by Marc Webb( Visual )

19 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary
Allegiant( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices
Black or white( Visual )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter, but when her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother, the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding
Snowpiercer by Chun-ho Pong( Visual )

38 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride
The Divergent series( Visual )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris and Four continue to fight for their world's future while on the run from Jeanine
Get On Up by Tate Taylor( Visual )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life story of the Godfather of Soul, takes a look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! by Victor Levin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. She dreams of meeting her big-screen idol, Tad Hamilton. Her chance is the Win a Date with Tad Hamilton contest that was cooked up by Tad's agent and manager to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the real world, he decides he wants more and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy (Tad's agent), Richard Levy (Tad's manager) and, most of all, Pete (Rosalee's best friend and secret admirer)
The great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Maime Trotter's endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of a real family
The case of the time-capsule bandit by Octavia Spencer( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mother's death, soon finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries-old treasure
Insurgent by Robert Schwentke( Visual )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world
Fathers & daughters by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pulitzer winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forget connections of her own
Coach Carter by Thomas Carter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material
Smashed by James Ponsoldt( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking-especially the drinking. When Kate's drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. Her new lifestyle calls into question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love or just a boozy diversion from adulthood
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Audience level: 0.12 (from 0.06 for Allegiant ... to 0.21 for Smashed / ...)

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Oktavia Spenser

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Spencer, Octavia L. 1970-

Spenser, Octavia 1970-

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