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06 September 2010 @ 03:48 pm
Making like a sheep....  
Comment with “SHOWTIME!” and I will give you five actors and five actresses. Then post in your journal-of-choice what your favorite film of theirs is and why.

I was given these by strangevisitor7:

Sean Bean I was torn on this because I love How to Get Ahead in Advertising (which I’d forgotten he’s in), but not as much as I love LOTR so it has to be The Fellowship of the Ring. I’d not actually been a fan of Sean’s up to that point, I’ve never even seen any Sharpe, but I think he’s brilliant in that film, as are all the cast.

Ewan McGregor I’m going to say Velvet Goldmine (and no, it’s not because he’s half nekkid for most of it) because that is one of my favourite films full stop. It’s not the best film, but I was just leaving my teens when it came out and I’ve always been heavily into Glam Rock (just to clarify, I mean Bowie, T-Rex, Roxy Music, the UK definition of Glam!) so that movie really spoke to me. Plus it’s got Ewan McGregor and Jonathan Rhys Meyers snogging. And Eddie Izzard.

Robert Downey Jr. I was leaning toward Kiss Kiss Bang Bang but that wouldn’t be honest, as much as I love that movie, my favourite is Iron Man. Obvious? Cliché? Yup. But I’m a Marvel and I don’t care. No matter what mood I’m in, I put that movie on and I feel instantly better. There’s not many movies I can say that of.

Robert Carlyle My favourite performance of his was his appearance in Cracker, but that’s TV so it doesn’t count. So I’m going to go with Trainspotting because it’s a brilliant film that captures a time and place on celluloid and because Begbie is a despicably psychotic bastard.

Jim Carrey I Love You Phillip Morris is just a fantastic film and Jim Carrey is brilliant in it. My sister really doesn’t like his films as a rule, thinks he’s annoying, but even she liked him in this. If you haven’t seen it, then go now, don’t walk, run.

Nicole Kidman I’m not a big fan of Nicole, although she has been in several films I do like. My favourite is probably Moulin Rouge because she’s the least annoying in that one. Sorry, that’s probably a bit harsh, but it’s the truth.

Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies. To be honest, this is because I’ve not seen many films she’s made. I don’t like slasher films as a rule, so although I’ve seen Halloween it’s not a favourite, and while I like A Fish Called Wanda, I’ve only seen it once.

Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element because it’s just a brilliantly silly piece of sci-fi. Again, not the greatest of movies but I love it. And she completely kicks arse in that film, both literally and metaphorically as an actress. She manages to be both shy, naïve lost little girl and ancient and knowing protector. Ace.

Judi Dench Umm… Can I answer all of them? Please? I love Dame Judi utterly and completely. As I was reading down her IMDB entry I kept thinking ‘oh I love her in that’…’no that one’…’oh and that one!’ Mrs Brown and Chocolat make me cry every time I watch them. Her Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the best ever. And as for M…

Scarlett Johansson Hmm…well as tempting as it was to pick the Spongebob Squarepants movie, I’m going to pick Ghost World. Loved that film a lot. Besides, I can’t really pick Iron Man 2, that would be cheating ;-)
 
 
 
I will call her George: Boromir Happystrangevisitor7 on September 6th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Great stuff.
Boromir!! Have you seen the Sharpe movies now because they are fantastic. I'm such a Sean girl!

I’m going to say Velvet Goldmine (and no, it’s not because he’s half nekkid for most of it) Why not it's a bonus. :D I love that movie too

Begbie is a the best bastard ever!

Fifth element is a top ten favorite of mine - I can watch that movie over and over.

But, I don't want to be a pie,: velevetidontlikegravy on September 7th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh it's definitely a bonus, it's just not my primary reason! *g*
jolinar_rosha: assimilatedjolinar_rosha on September 7th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
love your choices! Sean Bean was already a favourite of mine when he was cast in LotR - I was so excited when I learned he'd play Boromir! I think he actually made me love the character too, because I finally got that he wasn't as bad as he seemed to me in the books (I knew why he did what he did in the books, but it was Bean's performance that made me actually *get* it).

ok, I know it's probably a stupid question, but I need to ask this - there's another definition of glam rock than the UK one? I thought that was it - which was one reason I LOVE Velvet Goldmnine (the other is Ewan McGregor :P).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: velevetidontlikegravy on September 7th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Not a stupid question at all. I wrote a paper on Glam while I was at film school and some of the books I read while researching it said that in the US at the time they called Glam 'Glitter Rock' because the term 'Glam Rock' was already used to refer to the big hair stadium rock groups like AC/DC etc.

Maybe that usage was superseded by the UK one over time, but I wanted to clarify just in case. :)

And thanks for giving me the opportunity to use my Velvet icon! :)

Edited at 2010-09-07 07:07 pm (UTC)
jolinar_rosha: holmes and addlerjolinar_rosha on September 7th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
aah! I didn't know that! Very interesting to learn! :)