Your Favorite Actress

Aug 5th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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I can't stand Angelina Jolie, either, and I don't think she is a very good actress.

My favorite is probably Laura Linney. I also really like Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Annette Bening and Nathalie Baye. For younger actresses I really like, but wouldn't put in those top categories yet: Nathalie Portman, Anne Hathaway. I like Renee Zellweger a lot, she is sort of in the middle, but doesn't seem to have done much lately--at least nothing I remember.

I always thought Elizabeth Taylor was a horrible actress, I'm surprised someone named her. Her voice was like nails on a chalkboard, for one thing.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Renee Zellweger, Judy Dench, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are some of my favorites.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Just for who I see on Letterman, not for her movies, I like Julia Roberts. She is so funny.

I do enjoy Sandra Bullock movies.

I think Rachel Weiss can really morph and be different in her movies.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Reese Witherspoon
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:48 PM
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I also thought Penelope Cruz was excellent in VCB, suze. I like most of the actresses named here except for Angelina. She just bugs me for some reason.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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That little Half Pint from Little House on the Prarie
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson and Helen Mirren - pretty much in that order.

For escape/just laugh movies, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts.

It was a thrill to see Vanessa Redgrave act again. I'd love to see her on stage. I love Katharine Hepburn movies too.

I'm not a fan of Angelina Jolie either, though I heard Salt is good so I'll probably go see it. LOVED Scarlett Johansson as a child actress, especially in Manny and Lo.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 01:59 PM
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I like Cate Blanchette,everything she is in is good and Penelope Cruz (I was lucky enough to meet her last week, I hope you guy don't mind if I mentioned that, but it was exciting) She was beautiful and sweet even without makeup.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Forgot to add to my post above that I cannot stand Angelina Jolie, and will not pay for a magazine with her face on the front, much less a movie!
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Aug 5th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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Merrill Streep, Cate Blanchette (she is amazing) and Laura Linney,
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Aug 5th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Penelope Cruz came into your place, cafegoddess? I thought they were filming in Maui - make sure to let us know if you meet Johnny Depp!

I like Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Yes she did, I was told they were filming in Kaneohe. Unfortunately, Johnny Depp's assistant called in his order for take out.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Thought of another one:

Glenn Close in Dangerous Liasons. Ouch!
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz together? Wow. Can't wait. What is the movie?
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:02 PM
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I love Angelina Jolie! Also Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchette, Penelope Cruz. And, as mentioned, Sandra Bullock in comedies.

Funny but Laura Linney bugs the crap out of me. Maybe I haven't seen the right role but she almost ruins Love Actually for me.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:06 PM
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I've never been a big fan of Laura's either.

Although she was smart enough to get involved in the Laramie Project
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:06 PM
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I think they are filming another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The only movie I liked Sandra Bullock in was Speed.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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I think Love Actually stinks so Laura Linney couldn't ruin it for me. I really like her in some roles although she's beginning to get a little same-y for me.

Tilda Swinton is an amazing actress. And I think these were all named above, but I admire the work of: Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench. Meryl is great in even the worst junk.

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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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I've been watching a lot of TCM lateley (too hot to go outside), and I've become fascinated with Barbara Stanwyck. I also am intrigued by Gloria Graehme.

But my favorite actess of all time has to be Bette Davis.
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