13 of Sally Field’s Best Roles

13 of Sally Field’s Best Roles

Forrest Gump, Sally Field

1
Gidget
In her first breakout role, Sally plays the main character, Frances "Gidget" Lawrence.
2
The Way West
Sally played the part of Mercy McBee is this Western adventure film.
3
Heroes
Sally starred as the female lead, Carol Bell, in this late 70's comedy/drama about a veteran.
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4
Norma Rae
Sally received her first Oscar for the role of Norma Rae.
5
Steel Magnolias
In this classic film about lasting friendship, Sally played M'Lnn Eatenton, a member of the six-friend group.
6
Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey
Sally was the voice behind the Himalayan cat, Sassy.
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7
Mrs. Doubtfire
Sally plays the ex-wife, Miranda Hillard who has full custody of the children, and ends up hiring her ex-husband, Daniel.
8
Forrest Gump
At only 10 years older than Tom Hanks, Sally played the part of his mother, Ms. Gump, in this cinematic classic.
9
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde
Sally played the part of Congresswoman Victoria Rudd who Elle works for when she movies to Washington D.C.
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10
ER
Sally appeared in 12 of these episodes from 2000 to 2006 where she played the part of Maggie Wyczenski.
11
Brothers & Sisters
Sally earned an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series from this hit television show.
12
The Amazing Spider-Man
Sally Field plays the fragile, but loving Aunt May in this Marvel adaptation.
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13
Lincoln
Sally was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln.

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