Tuesday, April 13, 2010

100 favorite film actresses: #30-#21

30. Julie Andrews
Key Role(s): Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)
Maria (The Sound of Music)
Victoria Grant (Victor/Victoria)

29. Marcia Gay Harden
Key Role(s): Dr. Leslie Rosen (The First Wives Club)
Allison (Meet Joe Black)
Lee Krasner (Pollock)
Celeste Boyle (Mystic River)
Brooke Cavendar (Whip It)

28. Frances McDormand
Key Role(s): Abby (Blood Simple)
Marge Gunderson (Fargo)
Elaine Miller (Almost Famous)
Linda Litzke (Burn After Reading)

27. Glenn Close
Key Role(s): Sarah Cooper (The Big Chill)
Iris Gaines (The Natural)
Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)
Sunny von Bulow (Reversal of Fortune)
Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)

26. Kathy Bates
Key Role(s): Annie Wilkes (Misery)
Evelyn Couch (Fried Green Tomatoes)
Dolores Claiborne (Dolores Claiborne)
Molly Brown (Titanic)
Libby Holden (Primary Colors)
Mrs. Helen Givings (Revolutionary Road)
Madame Peloux (Cheri)

25. Cate Blanchett
Key Role(s): Elizabeth I (Elizabeth)
Meredith Logue (The Talented Mr. Ripley)
Galadriel (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Veronica Guerin (Veronica Guerin)
Magdalena Gilkeson (The Missing)
Katharine Hepburn (The Aviator)
Jude (I'm Not There)
Daisy (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

24. Jodie Foster
Key Role(s): Iris (Taxi Driver)
Tallulah (Bugsy Malone)
Sarah Tobias (The Accused)
Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs)
Dede Tate (Little Man Tate)
Eleanor Arroway (Contact)
Meg Altman (Panic Room)

23. Sissy Spacek
Key Role(s): Carrie White (Carrie)
Loretta Lynn (Coal Miner's Daughter)
Mae Garvey (The River)
Ruth Fowler (In the Bedroom)

22. Sandra Bullock
Key Role(s): Annie Porter (Speed)
Lucy Moderatz (While You Were Sleeping)
Angela Bennett (The Net)
Birdee Pruitt (Hope Floats)
Gwen Cummings (28 Days)
Gracie Hart (Miss Congeniality)

21. Patricia Clarkson
Key Role(s): Melinda Moores (The Green Mile)
Eleanor Fine (Far From Heaven)
Joy Burns (Pieces of April)
Olivia Harris (The Station Agent)
Shirley Wershba (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Judy (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Rachel 2 (Shutter Island)


Anonymous said...

Oh, Sandra.

Simon said...

Patricia Clarkson was in VCB?

Robert said...

Frances McDormand and Patricia Clarkson both have the gift of taking potentially stodgy roles and making them wonderful!

Andrew K. said...

Oh my Sandra. (I love your honestly :)

If Cate, Patty, Glenn and Sissy are all here I wonder who's in the top 20. This is sure getting interesting.

Luke said...

Sara: I'm going to take that as a positive? I sincerely hope so... :)

Simon: Yes, in fact she was... do you recall a certain affair she happens to mention...?

Robert: Agreed. They can both play the hell out of what could easily have been boring "mom" roles.

Andrew: I gotta stay true - I was a diehard Sandra fan growing up, and I still hold a special place in my heart for the woman. And as far as the mystery of the top 20, prepare to be dazzled (hopefully).