Thursday, July 19, 2007
Shortly before she died Pauline Kael noted very astutely that there had never been anything quite like Michelle Pfeiffer in the history of American cinema. From 1988's MARRIED TO THE MOB to 1993's THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, Pfeiffer had a fabulous run as someone with the comedic skills of Carole Lombard, the heavy dramatic chops of a Jessica Lange and an extraordinary face that was simply beyond compare.
Michelle turns fifty next year and here is a recent photo of her in the upcoming STARDUST. If fifty is the new thirty for most women, then it is apparently the new twenty for Pfeiffer. In an exceedingly plastic Hollywood she remains remarkably untouched and, to my eyes, flawless.
I just wanted to pay a little tribute to a favorite that I haven't saluted yet on this blog, and since Pfeiffer is returning to the screen for the first time in almost five years it seemed like a good time for it. Whether or not her upcoming films turn out to be interesting or not remains to be seen, regardless of their quality I am very happy to have her back.