Thursday, August 16, 2007


One of my stomping grounds on the web is a little place called "Goldderby." And while it can get pretty contentious in there at times, everyone loves and respects films. In any case, one of the current topics of discussion there is people's favorite performances by actresses. I posted my list there and well, things still being pretty slow, I figure I'd post it here as well. Here goes:

01. Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire/Gone with the Wind (to me, the two greatest performances ever put on film)
02. Gong Li, The Story of Qiu Ju
03. Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
04. Sophia Loren, Two Women
05. Kate Winslet, Heavenly Creatures/Jude/Eternal Sunshine.../Little Children
06. Katharine Hepburn, Little Women/Stage Door/Bringing up Baby/Long Day's Journey into Night
07. Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth/Notes on a Scandal/The Aviator
08. Bette Davis, All About Eve
09. Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
10. Juliette Binoche, The English Patient/Damage/Blue
11. Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker
12. Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice/Kramer v. Kramer/Silkwood/She-Devil (seriously)
13. Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment/Postcards from the Edge
14. Halle Berry, Monster's Ball
15. Bibi Andersson, Persona

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