It's Pfeiffer Pfriday... on Saturday! (I can't be constrained by calendars and sunsets.) Joe reminded me in the comments earlier today that 20 years ago on this very day the stars were walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Batman Returns (1992) -- I'd casually mentioned it a month ago but pforgot on the day of! -- and just yesterday Pfeiffer was walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of People Like Us (2012) so things are set right again in Pfandom-Land. She's right where she's supposed to be.
Look how happy she is hugging Chris Pine!
And just as a reminder here she is exactly 20 years earlier at the Batman Returns premiere and at the Globes and Oscars that year, too ...
Though it was the barely released Love Field that clinched the nomination, Catwoman obviously had something to do with it; when your career is soaring they're far more likely to honor you).
One finally interesting note about these two events that happened just nine months apart. The 1992/1993 Oscar season may have been big for Pfeiffer onscreen but it was positively epic offscreen. Pfeiffer had taken her then boyfriend Fisher Stevens to the Batman Returns premiere in June but the relationship was about to implode after three years. Just seven months later she quietly found the love of her life in TV giant David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice, Boston Legal, Picket Fences, etcetera) just as she was in the process of adopting her first child Claudia Rose. Pfeiffer and Kelley began dating in early January 1993 and *cute trivia alert* depending on which account you read / believe their first date involved bowling and their second Bram Stoker's Dracula. By the Golden Globes at the end of the month there were publicly out as a couple and obviously in love. She took him to the Oscars in March (her final appearance as a nominee *sniffle*). March 1993 was also the month she officially became a mom and by the end of the year the couple were married and pregnant with their second child. Things happened very quickly but 20 years later they're still very much together. She tends to leave the drama on the screen but those years were hardly quiet ones.
P.S. I thought I'd share two time capsules vids, the world's worst interview with Tim Burton at the Batman Returns premiere (god, he's just not cooperating at all!) and a Siskel & Ebert review just because. Ebert is really obsessed with narrative (that's not always the important thing, Rog') but Siskel has reserved praise for La Pfeiffer and DeVito as the villains.
P.P.S. If you're wondering where the wonderful archival pfotos come from thank Morrissey who runs the amazing and comprehensive Gorgeous Pfeiffer site.