Throughout the history of movies and television, many
amazing scenes have taken place in Laundromats.
On the following pages we will take a closer look at our
favorite famous Laundromat scenes.
THE BLIND SIDE
Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, and Tim McGraw
Synopsis: The story of a homeless boy who becomes a first round NFL draft pick
with the help of a loving family.
Laundromat Scene: After hand-washing his shirt in a sink, Big Mike studies
Biology while using a woman’s leftover time on the dryer.
Oscar Winning - Lead Actress
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, and Lucas Black
Synopsis: A partially handicapped man, Karl, starts a new life after being
released from a mental hospital for killing his mother and her lover, 20 years
Laundromat Scene: A young boy befriends Karl when he volunteers to help
carry his laundry half a mile.
Oscar Winning - Adapted Screenplay
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, and Daniel Day-Lewis
Synopsis: A Pakistani-Briton and his white lover take over managing the family
Laundromat Scene: The movie’s entire plot is centered on the Laundrette and
provides many of the laughs, romance, and drama.
Oscar Nominated - Original Screenplay
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: An office worker and a soap-maker make an unlikely partnership and
an underground fight club.
Laundromat Scene: The Narrator catches his love interest, Marla, stealing
someone’s laundry from a dryer and selling it to a thrift shop.
Oscar Nominated - Sound Effects
Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, and Paulo Costanzo
Synopsis: Matt gives up sex for lent after an awful breakup, during which time
he meets the girl of his dreams, Erica.
Laundromat Scene: The couple meets and gets back together in the
1994 – 2004, Season 1, Episode 5
Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and David Schwimmer
Episode Synopsis: Ross teaches his high school crush, Rachel, how to do
Laundromat Scene: Their chemistry heats up as they throw more loads into the
wash. Spoiler: In the last scene, they share their first kiss.
7 Emmy Wins
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day
Synopsis: A supervillain tries to throw the world into chaos while romancing a
Laundromat Scene: Many of the key scenes and musical number take place in
Emmy Winning - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
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