Sunday, June 6, 2010

Terrific Performances

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
Frances McDormand as she appears in FARGO, 1996.

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


Laura said...

Oooh! yes defiantly Leo in Gilbert Grape.

I loved Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets.

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Wendy said...

Marion Cotillard was amazing in La vie en rose!
I'd like to add Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple, Tom Hulce in Amadeus, and Patrick Swayze in To Wong foo thanks for everything Julie Newmar.