Tuesday, December 9, 2008
My Contribution to The Twenty Actresses Meme
Ray over at Flickhead was nice enough to tag me in a new Meme going around that originated at Film Experience, and I am more than happy to participate. The goal of this meme is to select twenty favorite actresses. I thought this would be fairly simple at first but then I found that twenty is an extremely small number, and no matter what list I came up with I would indeed be leaving out many of my 'favorites'.
To make it a little easier for me, I decided to split it up into some categories, and I made the choice to not include any actresses who worked before 1970 (this list would have been impossible for me otherwise). Still, I am leaving many out including some I have celebrated here previously.
My selections are based on many things, including the fact that not only do I think all these ladies are fabulous actors but that they also posses a special charisma and style that separates them from their peers. I also admire each one personally, a fact that make the work they do in front of the camera all the more consistently transcendent. The original meme just called to name them, but for fun I am adding in what I think the 'key work' is for each. Enough said...here goes.
Juliette Binoche: Key Work: Blue
Jennifer Connelly: Key Work: Waking The Dead
Jodie Foster: Key Work: The Silence of the Lambs
Nastassja Kinski: Key Work: Paris, Texas
Michelle Pfeiffer: Key Work: The Fabulous Baker Boys
They Deserve the Oscar on Their Shelf:
Charlize Theron: Key Work: Monster
Rachel Weisz: Key Work: The Fountain
Keep An Eye On:
Eva Green: Key Work: The Dreamers
Scarlett Johansson: Key Work: Lost in Translation
Roxane Mesquida: Key Work: Sex is Comedy
Sienna Miller: Key Work: Alfie
Paz Vega: Key Work: Sex and Lucia
Bridget Fonda: Key Work: Bodies, Rest and Motion
Carla Gugino: Key Work: Karen Sisco
Jennifer Jason Leigh: Key Work: Georgia
Gretchen Moll: Key Work: The Notorious Bettie Page
Sean Young: Key Work: Blade Runner
They Should Have Cults Around Them:
Asia Argento: Key Work: The Stendahl Syndrome
Beatrice Dalle: Key Work: Betty Blue
Sylvia Kristel: Key Work: La Marge
I would love to see the choices of the following folks so consider them tagged:
Keith at Sugar and Spice.
Mr. Peel at Mr. Peel's Sardine Liquor.
Steve at The Last Picture Show.
Tony at Cinema Viewfinder.
J.D. at Radiator Heaven.