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Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Favorite Modern Actresses

Since I recently did my favorite list of modern actors, I had to do one for actresses. But whereas I could narrow the men down to ten, I had problems with the ladies. So here is my official Top 30 favorite modern actresses and I know I could have kept going. What can I say, I love movies and I love good actors/actresses. Enjoy and I would love feedback from everyone. And compare this list to my favorite classic actresses.

30.) Sanaa Lathan
Favorite Acting Performance: Love and Basketball
Favorite Films: Love and Basketball, Out Of Time, Brown Sugar, The Best Man

29.) Winona Ryder
Favorite Acting Perfomance: Heathers
Favorite Films: Heathers, Beetlejuice, Lucas, Reality Bites

28.) Radha Mitchell
Favorite Acting Performance: Pitch Black
Favorite Films: Pitch Black, Love and Other Catastrophes, Visitors, Silent Hill

27.) Ashley Judd
Favorite Acting Performance: Ruby In Paradise
Favorite Films: Kiss the Girls, Heat, A Time To Kill

26.) Nicole Kidman
Favorite Acting Performance: Cold Mountain
Favorite Films: To Die For, The Others, Days Of Thunder, Dead Calm

25.) Halle Berry
Favorite Acting Performance: Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Favorite Films: X2, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Jungle Fever, Dorothy Dandridge

24.) Charlize Theron
Favorite Acting Performance: The Cider House Rules
Favorite Films: The Cider House Rules, The Devil's Advocate, Men Of Honor, In The Valley Of Elah

23.) Karen Allen
Favorite Acting Performance: Until September
Favorite Films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Animal House, Starman, The Sandlot
22.) Kate Hudson
Favorite Acting Perfomance: Almost Famous
Favorite Films: How To Lose A Guy In 10 days, Raising Helen, Me You and Dupree

21.) Queen  Latifah
Favorite Acting Performance: Chicago
Favorite Films: Chicago, The Ice Age, Brown Sugar, Jungle Fever

20.) Julia Stiles
Favorite Acting Performance: Save The Last Dance
Favorite Films: Save The Last Dance, The Bourne Series, 10 Things I Hate About You

19.) Emma Thompson
Favorite Acting Perfomance: Dead Again
Favorite Films: Dead Again, Sense & Sensibility, Much Ado About Nothing

18.) Sally Field
Favorite Acting Performance: Places In The Heart
Favorite Films: Smokey and the Bandit, Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump, Soap Dish

17.) Natalie Portman
Favorite Acting Performance: Garden State
Favorite Films: The Professional, V For Vendetta, Garden State, Cold Mountain

16.) Naomi Watts
Favorite Acting Performance: Mulholland Drive
Favorite Films: The Ring, Mulholland Drive, Eastern Promises

15.) Reese Witherspoon
Favorite Acting Performance: Walk The Line
Favorite Films: Walk The Line, Cruel Intentions, Election, Sweet Home Alabama

14.) Diane Lane
Favorite Acting Performance: Lonesome Dove
Favorite Films: Unfaithful, Under The Tuscan Sun, Must Love Dogs, Six Pack

13.) Sigourney Weaver
Favorite Acting Performance: Aliens
Favorite Films: Aliens, Working Girl, Gorillas In The Mist, Galaxy Quest, Ghostbusters
12.) Zoe Saldana
Favorite Acting Performance: Star Trek
Favorite Films: Star Trek, Avatar, Drumline

11.) Miranda Richardson
Favorite Acting Performance: Blackadder
Favorite Films: Blackadder, The Crying Game, Sleepy Hollow

10.) Lea Thompson
Favorite Acting Performance: Back To The Future
Favorite Films: Back To The Future, Some Kind Of Wonderful, All The Right Moves
9.) Goldie Hawn
Favorite Acting Performance: Seems Like Old Times
Favorite Films: Seems Like Old Times, Private Benjamin, Death Becomes Her, Overboard

8.) Meryl Streep
Favorite Acting Performance: Postcards From The Edge
Favorite Films: Postcards From The Edge, Silkwood, A Cry In The Dark, The Deer Hunter, Death Becomes Her

7.) Helen Mirren
Favorite Acting Performance: Prime Suspect
Favorite Films: Prime Suspect, The Long Good Friday, Excalibur

6.) Lucy Lawless
Favorite Acting Performance: Xena
Favorite Films: Bedtime Stories, Battlestar Galactica
5.) Gwyneth Paltrow
Favorite Acting Performance: Emma
Favorite Films: Iron Man, Seven, Emma, Sliding Doors

4.) Kate Winslet
Favorite Acting Performance: Sense & Sensibility
Favorite Films: Titanic, Sense & Sensibility, Holiday, Heavenly Creatures

3.) Sarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite Acting Performance: Buffy
Favorite Films: Buffy, Scream 2, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge

2.) Jodie Foster
Favorite Acting Performance: The Silence of the Lambs
Favorite Films:  The Silence Of The Lambs, Maverick, Sommersby, Panic Room, Taxi Driver

1.) Sandra Bullock
Favorite Acting Performance: The Blind Side
Favorite Films: Speed, The Proposal, The Blind Side, While You Were Sleeping


Lexie said...

Great choices. I think I would go with 1. Meryl Streep, 2. Goldie Hawn, 3. Nicole Kidman, 4. Sandra Bullock, and 5. Kate Hudson. However I havent seen some of the other actress' work that were on your list, but that is basically my top 5.

Sarah said...

You've got my top four in here- Meryl, Emma, Helen, and Sandra. Good picks!


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