Recent years have seen Jessica Lange enjoying much success on television through her multiple collaborations with writer Ryan Murphy, so younger audiences will be forgiven for not realizing what an accomplished actress she was on the silver screen as well. After establishing herself in films like the 1976 remake of King Kong and All That Jazz, she earned a 1983 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Tootsie. From there, Lange took on one fascinating role after another, her career again leading her to the 1995 Academy Awards, where she earned the prestigious Best Actress Oscar for her role as the manic, love-starved wife of an Army officer (Tommy Lee Jones) who needs her help when he’s caught in the middle of a military cover-up in the drama Blue Sky. She continues to take roles, such as Joan Crawford in the current TV series Feud, that serve as fascinating character studies — making her one of our greatest actresses along the way. Please join us in wishing her the happiest of birthdays, and share your favorite performance from Lange with us in the comments below!