has, so far, been in over 20 movies and has appeared on Saturday Night Live 5 times.
The director of "Who's That Girl", James Foley
, also directed 3 Madonna music videos: "Live To Tell"; "Papa Don't Preach"; and the non U.S. version of "True Blue". There are two different versions of "True Blue". MTV held a Make My Video contest, asking viewers to make their own video for "True Blue". The winners were Angel Garcia and Cliff Guest, and their video was the U.S. release.
, who plays Louden, is the son of Dominick Dunne, the famous novelist and the brother of Dominique Dunne, who played the oldest daughter in Poltergeist and was later murdered by her boyfriend.
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Griffin Dunne also appeared as undead 'Jack Goodman' in 'An American Werewolf in London'. On a more serious note, as well as having to go through the trauma of his sister being murdered, a few years later, one of Griffin's other siblings was kidnapped and has never been found.
With her Who's That Girl movie Madonna changed her "Like a virgin" look. Madonna's publicist Liz Rosenberg said at the time "She wanted a visual impact that would knock people out. She was very determined about this. And she's the type that makes a lot of decisions quickly; if something doesn't work, she starts over."
Madonna's "Who's That Girl Tour" had 375 tons of equipment and was carried by 25 semitrucks, including: 7 costume changes; 2 giant video screens; an array of props; a troop of 6 dancers; a band of studio aces, led by her keyboardist and co-writer Pat Leonard.
When asked in the late 80's if movies and music were similar, Madonna answered "Yeah. Definitely. I used to think they were different, because I felt with music you could be more revealing. I felt music was more of a personal statement and acting was more about being someone else. But now I realize that acting is really about being yourelf too. It's about being true to yourself, being honest and so is music. In music, you can choose to be a certain kind of character, if you wish, but you use your experience to fill that characters shoes. So I think they are very similar."
"Who's That Girl" has been called an update of 1938's "Bringing Up Baby" with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Madonna
has also imitated other movies from the MGM era, such as Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlenmen Prefer Blondes" for her video for Material Girl, and Giulietta Masina is 1957's "Nights of Cabiria" for her video for Open Your Heart.
While on her Who's That Girl Tour, Madonna's Madison Square Garden performance on July 13th 1987 raised over $400,000 for the American Foundation for AIDS research. She was the first major star to stage a large-scale fundraiser for this fatal disease and she would continue to lend her support to fight AIDS with another benefit 3 years later at the Willern Theater in L.A., where she received the AIDS Project Commitment to Life Award.
Madonna has been in two movies with main characters named Louden: "Vision Quest
" and "Who's That Girl".
In addition to her label Maverick, Madonna heads 3 other companies; Siren Films; Boy Toy which handles music publishing, and Slutco which makes her videos.