Sunday, July 14, 2013
My Top 20 Favorite Actresses
Thank you everyone. The reason why I am very happy about this is that the slowly raising numbers of views makes me want to write more and more. So even if you are just a friend of mine that I forced to read my entry; or perhaps you got here by accident, even if you won't come back again - you still searched for something in Google that I wrote about and you cared enough to click on the link even if it had strange words in it: And for that I thank you!
Over three months ago I posted a list of my favorite male actors (click here to read!) and I of course wanted to tell you all about my favorite actresses as well and seeing that these are the people whose works influence my every days I wanted to make sure I talked about them on a special occasion, and the 200th entry seemed to be the best way I can show my homage and respect for their work. I hope that you will like my list!
20) Mia Wasikowska
Jane Eyre and I was drawn in by her power. She has an immense talent and she will be around for a very long time. The only reason why she is so low on my list is because I think of her as an emerging talent rather than a star - she is wonderful none the less.
19) Blythe Danner
18) Susan Sarandon
The Rocky Horror Picture Show and for example when she stared in Rescue Me - it is, however, compelling. You might have seen my review of Thelma & Louise and since that I knew I had to put her on my list. (click here to read!)
17) Amy Adams
Catch Me If You Can, Junebug with Ben McKenzie and my personal favorite The Wedding Date. What I love in her actually is when she sings. I think she has a wonderful voice and I hope they will cast her in more musical-movies - and I will still follow her when after all of those nominations she finally wins an Oscar.
16) Bette Midler
15) Goldie Hawn
Cactus Flower, which landed her an Oscar (click here to read my review), then we have Seems Like Old Times and let's not forget Overboard. The final movie that spoke to me is something I don't want to spoil yet - but she's in it with Midler, can you guess what it is? :)
14) Keira Knightley
Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy that made me fall in love. Afterwards I saw a couple of interviews where she proved to be a sweet girl with a great sense of humor. If you don't like her, check out some of her interviews with Ellen DeGeneres. Either way, she takes on some pretty deep roles, I would like to see her in something more uplifting. She is, however, one of the sweetest people I know and I always have a smile on my face when I hear that she will star in something I am curious about!
13) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
12) Elisha Cuthbert
24, then it was My Sassy Girl that made me weep (click here to read my review) and I have laughed my ass off in Happy Endings. If she's in it, I'm watching it!
11) Sigourney Weaver
Abduction (click here to read my review) and Paul. She didn't have big roles and I asked myself, I wonder if she minded taking on these smaller roles. It was then that I've found a quote from her on imdb: "I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about." - I have loved her ever since!
10) Carrie Fisher
Star Wars that convinced me of her talent. I always liked her and she does a lot of writing and producing, just look her up on imdb once and you'll be surprised at how much she actually still does! I have a favorite Meryl Streep movie that she wrote about her own life after dealing with addictions and rehab. She had a tough life and she learned from it and she is better for it - many people just keep relapsing and overdosing and she is not one of those people: Nobody should say anything bad about her past in my opinion!
9) Christina Ricci
The Addams Family movies had something to do with, favorites also involve Now And Then or Mermaids. Either way, she always appears somewhere and I am always happy to see her. I wrote about Pan Am just yesterday (click here to read!), which was a series that she was a main character in and that is where I was reminded of how awesome she is and I want more of her!
8) Nancy Travis
3 Men And A Little Lady and So I Married And Axe Murderer. She only had lesser roles since, even though I think she is very talented. She occasionally guest stars in various series, which I make sure to watch because she too always plays completely different characters and I like that a lot.
7) Jennifer Ehle
Pride & Prejudice. And you know that because Colin Firth was in it. Not only that, but you are now reliving the moment when Mr. Darcy got out of the pond at his estate in Pemberly. Well, if you weren't before, you are now! Either way, she is wonderful - she won a BAFTA Award for her performance and she gets ONE LINE ROLES! WHAT THE F*CK? In what kind of world are we living where Youtube stars get financing to make horrible movies and award winning actresses get a total number of three lines in a movie? It's just sad. She is a real talent and she is truly exceptional. She starred in a wonderful medical drama last year which got cancelled because it was aired at a horrible time. She is wonderful, truly! Check out some of her work.
6) Alex Kingston
ER, Doctor Who, Upstairs Downstairs and now she got a spot as a recurring character on Arrow (click here to read my review!). She had guest appearances also in Private Practice, CSI and Law & Order: SVU. Each character is completely diverse and I don't think that I'm looking at Kingston, no, I am only seeing the characters that she embodies. She is awesome!
5) Sophie Marceau
24, never let her go ever since! After finding out that she is actually a comedian, I set out on finding as many stand ups from her as I can - no luck. She was then featured in the New York Stand-Up Show hosted by John Oliver. She had a couple of appearances here and there - some bigger Amy Adams movies and if there is a God she will be in the new 24!!! Either way, she has grown as an actress and I love every character she plays - she has now a podcast on nerdist.com check it out here: Kickin' It Mary Lynn Style!
3) Diane Keaton
The First Wives Club, where she starred with Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. That movie completely defined the way I see the world - and from that point on I always encountered that the characters she plays are always strong women. She plays role models that one can look up to. And when I started to read up on her life and get more acquainted with her, she did become a role model for me. I love her movies, her interviews - if she's in it, I'm there!
2) Meryl Streep
Mamma Mia! to come out I tried to get my hands on as many Streep movies as I could possibly find and I was completely mesmerized by her talent and her ability to make a role hers. All of those Oscars were well deserved and I can't wait to see what's she's going to be in next :)
1) Stockard Channing
Grease, when she played Rizzo. The next time I encountered her was when she played the First Lady in The West Wing (click here to read my review!) - I saw all seven seasons with limited English knowledge just to see her. I have been trying to get my hands onto her movies ever since. In my opinion she has an unmatched talent that one can learn from simply just by watching her perform! She is my eternal favorite! (And she was in The First Wives Club - she's the friend of there is who took her own life, and I always hated that part...)
So this is my list, what is yours? Tell me about it in the comments section below! Having now made up for lost time, I will take an actual vacation - I haven't really slept since February! - but I'll be postin as often as I can. Thank you again for sticking with me.
Until the next item on my list!