Ellen Barkin Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


20th March 2015

Quote: "I was not surprised he finally got married, because I always felt he would. I thought he was just waiting until he felt like he wanted to... Amal takes great care of him and all his friends." Actress Ellen Barkin always knew good pal George Clooney would tie the knot if he found the right woman. Barkin was one of the guests at Clooney's wedding in Italy last year (Sep14).


19th March 2015

Quote: "I would say spectacular, (but) I didn’t eat. It got in the way of my drinking. You know what, I'm not lying, I have no f**king idea. I didn’t eat a thing all weekend." Actress Ellen Barkin was at the bar for much of pal George Clooney's wedding to wife Amal in Italy last year (Sep14).


13th August 2014

Fact: Comedian Jay Leno made a surprise return to his old programme The Tonight Show on Tuesday (12Aug14) to star in an hilarious spoof of hit political drama House Of Cards. Actress Ellen Barkin pulled off her best Robin Wright impression to portray her stoic character Claire Underwood, while the U.S. talk show's new host, Jimmy Fallon, channelled Kevin Spacey's cunning Frank Underwood for the House of Cue Cards sketch, which ended with Leno pushing his successor in front of a New York City subway train, mirroring a scene in season two of the Netflix show. Leno signed off from The Tonight Show in February (14), after 22 years in the Tv spotlight.


7th November 2012

Quote: "I haven't exercised at all in almost three years... I'm old and I figured, 'F**k it'. It was enough." Actress Ellen Barkin hates going to the gym.


6th November 2012

Quote: "I was tweeting someone... (called) Gabriel James Byrne, and Gabriel's my ex-husband's name and his middle name is James and I was having this conversation with him on Twitter and then someone tweeted me and said, 'Yo, idiot, that is not your ex-husband'." Actress Ellen Barkin on her recent Twitter.com identity crisis.


28th November 2011

Quote: "There is something that enrages me about every 10 minutes about the world I live in now. So I think, 'Oh, this has really got me angry. I'm gonna tweet'." Veteran actress Ellen Barkin uses her Twitter.com blog to vent her anger.


9th November 2011

Quote: "She had some sparkling water always and spinach and chicken... and she gave me really good health tips, as well as cases of Vita Coco (coconut) water, which I'm now addicted to... (and) she helped me produce this movie... She was very supportive of me... She's extremely healthy." Ellen Barkin on Another Happy Day co-star Demi Moore.


9th November 2011

Quote: "I don't drink anything with colour in it. I think it takes its toll on your skin." Actress Ellen Barkin on her cocktail choices.


9th November 2011

Quote: "Moisturiser... I do an exfoliating scrub every night. Everything is given to me by the brilliant Christina Radu, who is here in L.A. I fly in for my facials... when I can... and then there's an enormous amount of product consumption (and) serums... and I also sleep with, like, masks." Ageing beauty Ellen Barkin reveals all about her youthful looks.


6th June 2011

Quote: "It is something I've heard. When she first appeared in The Mask, I heard a lot, 'There's a little girl in The Mask that looks just like you'." Ellen Barkin on comparisons made between her and Cameron Diaz.


5th June 2011

Quote: "I think we have the whole thing backwards. First you go to dinner. Then if you like each other, you have several more dinners and then you find out you're not sexually compatible. That's the big question, right? So I say get the sex thing out of the way and then see if all of the other pieces work." Actress Ellen Barkin has a non-traditional approach to dating.


9th May 2011

Quote: "I spend every dime I earn on moisturiser. Then I look at my friend, Julianne Moore, who's more beautiful than anyone on the planet. She's used Oil of Olay and the same f**kin' bar of soap for 20 years!" Actress Ellen Barkin is in awe of The Kids Are All Right star's natural beauty.


9th May 2011

Quote: "I'm a little more extreme than a homebody. Unless there's some event I really have to go to, I don't like to leave my house... I can stay at my house for two weeks at a time and not even go into the garden. I have my bed, books, movies, the company of my children and my iPad. I'm a fantastic e-mailer, and I text." Actress Ellen Barkin doesn't like to leave the comfort of her own home.


8th May 2011

Quote: "When I was a young actor, I picked my roles based on who I was acting with. I didn't even have to read the script for Sea of Love. It's like, 'Al Pacino? I'm in!'" Actress Ellen Barkin didn't care what role she'd have to play to star alongside The Godfather legend.


17th March 2011

Fact: Ellen Barkin is to play Don Johnson's ex-wife in new TV drama A Mann's World. The former Miami Vice action man plays a salon boss in the pilot.


2nd July 2007

Quote: "I was so happy to be invited to that party. And mostly I was so happy I hadn't slept with anybody!" Ellen Barkin was pleased to team up with Hollywood hunks including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in sequel OCEAN'S THIRTEEN.


19th June 2007

Quote: "It's not just a physical thing. It kind of breaks my heart. I think, 'Why aren't you happy in your fifties? Why aren't you happy in your forties?'" Ellen Barkin rules out plastic surgery.


31st May 2007

Quote: I have a crush on George Clooney, on Brad Pitt, on Matt Damon - I have a crush on Jerry (Weintraub). I have a crush on Bernie MAC, a crush on Carl Reiner, a crush on Don Cheadle - how could you not have a crush on that set?" Ellen Barkin loved all her co-stars on OCEAN'S THIRTEEN.


28th May 2007

Fact: Ellen Barkin filmed a cameo role opposite Matt Damon in Ocean's Twelve, but the scene was cut. The actress and Damon play lovers in Ocean's Thirteen.


18th May 2007

Quote: "We've been taught for centuries to be glad to get the crumbs. F**k that! I'm a feminist (and) any woman in the year 2007 who says she's not a feminist is either a f**kin' moron or has been living under a rock for the past 2000 years." Actress Ellen Barkin on girl power.


14th May 2007

Quote: "What actresses say is true: Usually you're treated differently on a movie set if you're a girl. It's sexism. But I wasn't treated any differently, and I've never felt as appreciated as I did being with those boys." Ellen Barkin on working with the boys in Ocean's Thirteen.


14th May 2007

Quote: "I'm not proud of that marriage. It's certainly not the shining moment of my 53 years on this planet. It was baffling to everybody. It was weird. It wasn't at all like me." Ellen Barkin muses on her six year marriage to Revlon billionaire Ron Perelman.


8th May 2007

Quote: "I knew I wasn't conventionally pretty, with my crooked nose and squinty eyes." Movie star Ellen Barkin on her unique looks.


12th December 2006

Quote: "I f**ked my way to the middle." Ellen Barkin explains the journey her career took in actor John Leguizamo's new autobiography PIMPS, HOS, PLAYA HATAS, AND ALL THE REST OF MY HOLLYWOOD FRIENDS: A LIFE.


10th August 2006

Quote: "To be practical, I can't really keep it. I wouldn't wear it again." Actress Ellen Barkin explains her decision to sell 100 pieces of her jewellery at an October (06) auction, including baubles given to her by her estranged husband RON PERELMAN.


25th August 2005

Fact: <p>Actor Robert Downey Jr and producer Susan Levin will wed this weekend (27AUG05) at the Hamptons, New York estate of billionaire Ron Perlman and his wife Ellen Barkin. </p>


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