Remembering Anne Heche: 20 Facts About Her Best and Most Iconic Works

Remembering Anne Heche: 20 Facts About Her Best and Most Iconic Works

We’re saddened by the death of Anne Heche, yet another flawed but brilliant artist whom the misogynistic entertainment industry treated like trash. You know, like Marilyn Monroe, who was actually smart and talented. Or Sinéad O'Connor, who was right about everything. Or Britney Spears, whose “craziness” came from asphyxiating familiar and media treatment. And yes, yes, “Cracked got all woke again!” sure. But we’re actually siding with South Park on this one, so if anyone disagrees, perhaps they’re not edgy enough for South Park like the cool kids.

As for the cool kids amongst you, then, hey, what’s up. In this Pictofact, we’re not gonna go through Anne Heche’s complex life. For a thoughtful tribute, we really recommend The New Yorker’s piece on her – after your Cracked fix, that is. Instead, our goal is much simpler: To recall some of her best performances, maybe even some lesser known of her works. This is our small, humble homage to the great Anne Heche, just a reminder of the great stuff she appeared on. And if while reading these facts you end up thinking, “hey, maybe I should check out that Catfight movie that everyone says is amazing,” then yes. It is amazing. And yes, you should check it out. That is how we should remember her, after all: as an artist who kicked ass.

If These Walls Could Talk 2

Anne Heche Movies SONY - If These Walls Could Talk 2 Anne Heche directed a segment of the movie. In one of her few directorial efforts, Heche helmed a segment of this 2000 sequel to 1996's If These Walls Could Talk (only not about abortion anymore, but about lesbian relationships). CRACKED.COM


Wag the Dog and President Clinton

Anne Heche Movies Wag the Dog The cast had an awkward encounter with President Clinton. Barry Levinson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert De Niro ran into Clinton, who asked them about their movie. As the movie was about starting a war to cover up a presidential sex scandal, they had no ideas what to say-and then Hoffman started tap dancing. CRACKED.COM


Wag the Dog's Writing Credit

Anne Heche Movies Wag the Dog There was controversy about the writing credits. New Line Cinema wanted David Mamet to be credited as the only screenwriter, even though he actually rewrote Hilary Henkin's original script. The WGA intervened, and both were given credit. CRACKED.COM


I Know What You Did Last Summer vs. Scream

Anne Heche Movies I Know What You Did Last Summer The movie was actually written before Scream. However, it was only picked up after Scream's success, making it look like a cheap knock-off. CRACKED.COM

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Anne Heche in I Know What You Did Last Summer

Anne Heche Movies I Know What You Did Last Summer Anne Heche shot her scenes in two days. Director Jim Gillespie wanted an actress with a strong presence, as the character is essential to some plot points. The role took two days of work that required her to be scary (and she absolutely nailed it). CRACKED.COM


Donnie Brasco's Director

Anne Heche Movies Donnie Brasco It was going to be directed by Stephen Frears. Frears has done classics like My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, and High Fidelity. By 1996, Frears was replaced with Mike Newell, who has also done fine movies like Four Weddings and a Funeral, but also, erm, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. CRACKED.COM


Anne Heche in Donnie Brasco

Anne Heche Movies Donnie Brasco The author of the book said the movie needed more Anne Heche. The movie was based on the autobiographical book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, by FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone. Pistone, clearly a man of culture and sophisticated taste, said, there should have been more Anne Heche in the actual script. CRACKED.COM


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