Sunday, December 18, 2016

Top 10 Favorite Actresses

Here are my top 10 favorite actresses. I found that these are based more on my favorite movies and tv shows but I feel that these actresses are the reason these are so great.

#1 Vivien Leigh
My favorite actress of all time would have to be Vivien Leigh because of her portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. She manages to take a very unlikeable character and turn her into a symbol of power and beauty.  The movie is a masterpiece and a wonder to behold and she is at the center of it all, lighting up the screen with her amazing performance.

#2 Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor would be next because of her role as Cleopatra.  This is another movie that is incredible and Elizabeth Taylor commands the screen. She dominates every moment on screen and really brings this historical figure to life.

#3 Loretta Swit
Because of her outstanding role in M*A*S*H (my favorite TV show of all time), I have to put her high on my list.  She took a character that could have been cliche' (Hot Lips) and gave her tons of character and depth.  Her character makes fascinating changes throughout the series and she has some of the best monologues of any tv actor.

#4 Keira Knightley
One of my favorite movies is Seeking a Friend at the End of the World, a very unrated film. She does a very moving performance in this that is very believable and touching.

#5 Kate Winslet
No... not for Titanic (sorry, but I'm not fond of Titanic)... but I really liked Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This movie blows me away with its creativity and I think she does an interesting performance that always draws me in.

#6 Kathy Bates
I think Kathy Bates has done well with most of the roles she does but none are more incredible and frightening than in Misery. While Misery is not one of my favorite movies, her role in this terrified me and really made an impression.

#7 Scarlett Johansson
I have seen Scarlett Johansson in a lot of movies including Lost in Translation, Captain American, and Lucy.  She always manages to hold her own and make an impression in guy dominated movies like the Avengers but I felt like she showed a lot of range in a movie like Lucy.

# 8 Hillary Swank
I have seen some really impressive performances by Hillary Swank, especially Million Dollar Baby.  I haven't watched any of her movies recently but her performance was memorable enough to make this list.

#9, #10 (and #11) Female cast of the tv show Firefly, specifically Gina Torres, Morena Barracin and Jewel Staite.  This was a short lived tv show but it has a strong following because of the strong plots and cast. I enjoyed many of the performances in this show and I thought the women were strong characters that were well acted. The show really gave women a chance to shine unlike some other sci fi shows where women seem more like secondary characters most of the time.

Top 10 Favorite Actresses


22 comments:

  1. Vivien Leigh
    My favorite actress

    Kathy Bates
    I love these 2 they made me feel like it was real and they were really going through the stuff :]

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  2. Great list! But, mysteriously missing is Marilyn Monroe... Wonder where she is on your list, perhaps she just missed out at number 11 or maybe she's much further down. Okay, time to make my list!

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  3. I don't watch much English movies so I don't know anyone from your list

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  4. I don't watch much English movies so I don't know anyone from your list

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  5. I am Indian and I don't watch much English movies so I don't know anyone from your list.

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  6. I am Indian and I don't watch much English movies so I don't know anyone from your list.

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  7. I like your actress list Mr.Larson. I also like Loretta Swit from M*A*S*H. She is such a great actor.

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  8. Kate winslate is a great actress beacuse of her performance in eternal sunshine of the spotless mind i just loved it

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  9. Such a great list of actresses. Hillary Swank is outstanding,

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  10. Now this is a great list. I agree with it one hundred persent.

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  11. Now this is a great list. I agree with it one hundred persent.

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  12. Now this is a great list. I agree with it one hundred persent.

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  13. Now this is a great list. I agree with it one hundred persent.

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  14. I agree with all of those male actors being really good actors.
    SO peter O’tool I think performed in a different time era and I’m not aware of having watched so much of his art but he seemed a good performer.
    And my favorite was Charlie Chaplin, with the art of making comedy off of silent films and creating laughter within the silence. An Interesting clown.


    In list of females I agree with Cleopatra being a really good film with a good cast.
    I love Kiera Knightley still from Pride and Predujice, a very good film where she is an intriguing actress and Kate Winslet has nice interesting films like Sense and Sensibility her youthful charachter is full of vibrance.

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  15. I do not know any actresses on your list but they sound like good actors

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  16. i do not know any actors on this page but they sound like good actors

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  17. Kate Winslet- Eternal Sunshine was great. Yeah I can dig that her performance was better in this film compared to Titanic. Been so long, but in Eternal Sunshine her emotions came through and make the film that more believable within the madness of their memories.

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  18. Great list, Kate Winslet , one of my favorites, don't know much about last 3 selections. Will look them up.

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  20. From your list I am a fond of:
    Vivien Leigh
    Keira Knightley
    Kate Winslet
    Kathy Bates
    and of course regarding Scarlett Johansson, I love her voice!

    The top 10-12 actresses of my list would be (not necessarily in this order):

    1- Audrey Hepborn
    2- Audrey Tautou
    3- Sareh Bayat (outstanding performance in "A separation") and I have seen a couple of her theater performances as well.
    3- Meryl Streep (She has been successful in radically different roles)
    4- Penélope Cruz (Her performance in Barcelona)
    5- Marion Cotillard
    6- Amy Adams (I personally enjoyed her acting in "Julie & Julia", and also "Enchanted").
    7- Diane Keaton (She is fun and smart! I really enjoyed "Something's Gotta Give")
    8- Emily Blunt ("Into the woods" for instance). I find her beauty attractive!!
    9- Vivien Leigh
    10- Keira Knightley
    11- Kate Winslet
    12- Kathy Bates

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