Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Swinton. Jolie. Linney. Hunter. Cheung.


From Scotland to Hong Kong with a three stop layover in the USA, it's #20 through #16 in The Actress of the Aughts Countdown. Tilda Swinton, Laura Linney, Angelina Jolie, Holly Hunter and Maggie Cheung grace the silver screen with their beauty and talent. This fan bows down to all five of these remarkable women.

Read and discuss...

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I really need to see You Can Count on Me and thirteen, huh?

Still not convinced Jolie should be anywhere near that high.

-Glenn

javier said...

Maggie Cheung - The Goddess from Hong Kong

Tilda Swinton - LOVE her!

Laura & Holly - yay!

Angelina - If only "Girl Interrupted" had been a 2000 movie...

Does this mean that Jennifer Connelly is in the Top 15? You can't really write her off, can you? I like her plenty ;-)

damian b. said...

i love me some holly, tilda, maggie, and laura.

and poor angelina is just infamous for her bad choices...but she is quite charismatic, and her work in "girl" and "gia" certainly showed she has the skills to be in far better projects.

and i am agreeing with javier here...is j.connelly 86ed from your list entirely? i think maybe she'll be in the top 15. maybe? afterall, we did get beautiful mind, pollock, sand and fog, and requiem all in the aughts from her.

NATHANIEL R said...

86ed. Apart from Requiem I've yet to be impressed.

NATHANIEL R said...

as for Jolie's placement. I mean this will all sincerity when I say that I think she probably has more pure screen voltage than anyone outside of say, Julia Roberts... So she could be an actress for all time lists if she could understand how to use the potency. I'm not a big fan of Julia but it's clear that she is A MOVIE STAR.

and, again, not trying to say that Angie is a brilliant actress per se. I think the jury is out a bit on that. But brilliance as an actor and brilliance as a movie star are sometimes separate things.

javier said...

Jennifer is out? This makes me sad.... :-(

Arkaan said...

I'm worried about Blanchett, even though I predicted her for Top 15.

javier said...

If The Australian Goddess CB isn't on that list I'm gonna get seriously mad.

And the great Deneuve? Will her coolness get there too? That would be awesome.

adam k. said...

Yeah, I do think JConn should be on the list somewhere... but this high? Yikes.
I assume Halle Berry is not here... even though you've gotta admit, she's sealed her place in history this decade, and is now a major star (even if her movies are bad).
So who's left? Kidman, Blanchett, Winslet, Moore, Dunst, Pfeifffer... maybe Berry and JConn? What about little Dakota Fanning? Has she shown up anywhere? I probably just forgot where she made the list earlier. Anyway, very excited for the top 15.

adam k. said...

Oh wait, I missed those last few posts. Guess JConn is out. I'm not holding my breath for Berry either (not that I'm invested in that one).

But yo, chill out, people, Blanchett will be top 10.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about Dakota Fanning yesterday! Will she appear and if so how high. Nath's obviouslty impressed by her.

Jennifer would be on my list (if that's any conselation)

I'm still wondering about the placement of Dunst. Because as much as he likes her she's never been nominated for a FilmBitch award (has she? Maybe Virgin Suicides). I know she came close with crazy/beautiful

And, while Angelina may be a movie star I just don't think her performances warrent a placement on the list when people like Jennifer Connolly (not that I'm a huge fan of hers) is not.

I think Catherine Deneuve has already been listed.

One thing that I found odd about the list! When you got to Annette Bening you said she was the highest ranked person with only one performance. And so that meant that Bjork was absent, but I destinctly remember she won the gold FilmBitch award that year. Plus she wrote the music, that should've given her some extra credit.

-Glenn

Anonymous said...

No, Deneuve hasn't been listed yet. But will "Dancer in the Dark" and "8 Women" be enough for a Top 15 placement? I dunno.

Björk left me wandering too.

I think Kirsten *was* nominated last year for "Sunshine", though I don't remember Maggie Cheung ever being nominated (which is odd, to say the least).

adam k. said...

Kirsten won a medal for Virgin Suicides and has gotten lots of finalist citations from Nathaniel. Her 2000s filmography is very impressive, she'll be way up there.

Bjork, I think, isn't here because she isn't really an "actress"... and cause yeah, she's only done one film and will never do another.

Deneuve had Pola X, I think, and maybe something else? I didn't expect her this high, but I think she'll be here.

arkaan said...

My predictions for he final fifteen, in no order

Patricia Clarkson
Toni Collette
Kirsten Dunst
Isabelle Huppert
Scarlett Johansson
Nicole Kidman
Frances McDormand
Julianne Moore
Samantha Morton
Gwenyth Paltrow
Michelle Pfeiffer
Kate Winslet

And???? Who am I missing? Who have I got that he's already listed?

adam k. said...

From that list, 9 are shoo-ins... but Paltrow, McDormand, and Huppert feel iffy to me... I guess Hupert has 2002, which was a big deal. Frances' odds are pretty good, I guess. But what has Gwyneth really done outside of Sylvia?

javier said...

Um... Gwyneth and Isabelle were already listed.

I'd say...

Cate Blanchett
Patricia Clarkson
Toni Collette
Catherine Deneuve
Kirsten Dunst
Scarlett Johansson
Nicole Kidman
Frances McDormand
Julianne Moore
Samantha Morton
Michelle Pfeiffer
Uma Thurman
Kate Winslet

i'm still missing a few...

put us out of our misery, nathaniel!

Anonymous said...

Björk!!!

adam k. said...

Yeah, I think Javi's 13 will be there... but who could the last two be...?

Arkaan said...

Found Paltrow at 64 (don't know how my eyes missed the poster), but I can't find Huppert. He has Isabelle Rosselini on his list, though.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I didn't think Isabelle Huppert had been cited. Huppert did have Piano Teacher, 8 Women, I Heart Huckabees, plus others stuff.

I think Javier's 13 are right, plus Huppert and...

JOAN ALLEN!!!!

(surely, it's gotta be her, doesn't it?)

-Glenn

adam k. said...

Oh right, Joan Allen.. duh. I guess I thought perhaps that she'd been lower.

Is Huppert really not here yet? If not, I think she and Deneuve might be a combo pack. If that's the case, then I say 11-15 (in no particular order) are:

Huppert
Deneuve
Thurman
McDormand
Collette

6-10:
Blanchett
Clarkson
Johannson
Morton
Allen

1-5: (Nathan's goddesses):
Dunst
Winslet
Moore
Pfeiffer
KIDMAN

I'm sure I'll be somewhat off on the order, but those 15 are looking mighty strong to me...

Anonymous said...

I don't think Allen will be that high.

I dunno about Pfeiffer in the top 5. She's only had 2 movies compared to, say, Blanchett, Clarkson or Collette.

(this is fun)

-Glenn

javier said...

yeah but the wait isn't... lol

adam k. said...

OK, maybe switch Allen with Collette, and Pfeiffer with... Clarkson? Morton? I dunno. Order is impossible to say.
I'm kind of convinced that Moore, Dunst, and Kidman will be in the top 5, though.

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