Today I finally watched the original Lolita from 1962. I've always wanted to see this movie but never got around to it. Lolita stars the legendary James Mason and Shelley Winters but it's Lolita herself, Sue Lyon, that takes this film to a whole new level. Sue Lyon's performance is effortless and perfection. She acted circles around everyone else she shared the screen with. If you haven't seen this film then do yourself a favor and rent it. Sue Lyon took my breath away.
Sue Lyon, Lolita
Below is a list of other master performances that jumped off the silver screen and rocked my world!
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Frances McDormand, Fargo
Sam Worthington, Terminator Salvation
Sharlto Copley, District 9
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Heath Ledger, Batman the Dark Knight
Leonardo DiCaprio, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Bjork, Dancer in the Dark
Mickey Roarke, The Wrestler