Nathaniel over at the Film Experience Blog has started a new one of these meme things: List Your 20 Favourite Actresses. It's pretty simple - list your 20 faves with pictures, but without commentary. I haven't been tagged, but I wanted to do it anyway and it seems to be the rage these days to choose your own memes.
A few notes on making the list:
- My basic approach was to choose actresses that I've seen in at least 3 films. So that rules out a few folks - notably Yeong-ae Lee whose performance in "Lady Vengeance" alone would put her in my Top 20. Another example is Hiam Abbass - I just finished watching "The Visitor" earlier on this evening and thought she was terrific. I know I've seen her elsewhere, but apart from "Munich" (which I haven't yet seen), I couldn't find anything else I may have seen her in.
- I thought the list would be more diverse...I considered spreading the list across several eras, countries, genres, etc. but in the end these were my initial picks so that's what I'm going with.
- If I was picking most beautiful, I expect that Aishwarya Rai, Scarlett Johansson, Olga Kurylenko and dozens of others would be on the list. But these are for actresses - those whose presence in a film puts a smile on my face.
- And my wife puts them all to shame anyway...