Thursday, June 12, 2008

Behold! Three of the Best Actresses in Hollywood


The picture may be old (Cannes, May 2008) but the sentiment is not.

27 comments:

jimmy said...

that dress on cathy is hideous.

rosengje said...

I was at the premiere and Michelle Williams spent the entire red carpet seemingly clutching onto the other women for support. It was really touching and a nice example of female solidarity.

Hayden said...

Keener looks...dramatic.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? Who are these pseudo starlets? What flavour of what month? Where is Laura Linney? Where is Marcia Gay Harden?
Queenie

NATHANIEL R said...

er... queenie. I'm so not kidding.

Keener has been doing great work for years. Morton is a genius (see Morvern Callar, Jesus's Son, etcetera) and Williams is just coming into her own and keeps doing interesting movies.

crossoverman said...

Three of the worst dressed actresses in Hollywood, too.

Anonymous said...

Wiiliams, I believe, has yet to prove herself, but I agree with the other three.

Anonymous said...

Oops...other two.

Glenn said...

You know Nat, of all the entries to get this sort of reaction I wouldn't have guessed it'd be one about Keener/Williams/Morton.

What do people want?

"Three OF the best" not the best. Christ.

Anonymous said...

Okay glenn- that would be better- three of the best- and what about Laura Linney? Too old now?
Queenie

NATHANIEL R said...

queenie --i'm not following... y'all know I love the 'women of a certain age' more than any other film site.

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a dingo 8 my sheba said...

NOT the three best actresses in HW. Come on!

Janice said...

I thought Williams was amazing in Brokeback Mountain. I was expecting good perfs from the guys, but she was a revelation to me.

I really don't get the hate in this thread. I have absolutely no arguement with Nat's title - those are three women whose presence in a feature makes me sit up and take notice. (The Libertine, for instance, was hideous on a lot of levels, but Samantha Morton was amazing it; and Keener is often far better than the projects she's in.)

NATHANIEL R said...

OF is the key word, people ;)

Glenn said...

Catherine Keener is actually older than Laura Linney. That and she's a) not in Synecdoche New York and b) not in this photo.

Anonymous said...

Nath is spot on.
Three of the best, and two of the very best, together in a photo from Cannes.
And Laura is great. Nathan knows it, and nobody says otherwise.

Tachu.

Anonymous said...

If you think these are "three of the best" how many people do you then include in the vaguely defined category of "the best"?

Quite a few, I should think. Fifty?

MRRIPLEY said...

KEENER - GREAT ALWAYS,OVERRATED IN INTO THE WILD,CAPOTE TRULY CLASSIC I KNOW SOME FOUND HER BORING I FOUND HER BELIEVABLE,BEST PERF YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS.

MORTON - ALWAYS SOLID EVEN IN THE GOLDEN AGE,FANTASTIC AND OSCA WORTHY FOR IN AMERICA,SEE HER SMALL FILMS UNDER THE SKIN ETS TO SEE TRUE GREATNESS,SO NATURAL AND CHARASMATIC.

WILLIMAS - GOOD INFACT V GOOD IN B B OUNTAIN EVERYTHING ELSE BLAH!!!

Anonymous said...

What the hell has Williams done to be designated one of the best actresses in Hollywood?

She was perfectly fine in Brokeback Mounatin (though it was pretty much a variation on the weeping woman routine she perfected as Jen Lindley on Dawson's Creek), but other than that...I got nuthin'.

Judging by reviews, she's wasn't any good in Deception, her last film with Jackman and Mcgregor (a film that I won't bother seeing, based on those horrible reviews).

She may have potential, but she simply hasn't proven herself yet. Bryce Dallas Howard has done far more to prove herself (among Williams age group), and I'd still be reluctant to call Howard one of the best actresses in Hollywood.

Williams has got a decent slate of films coming up, but till I see her performances in them, I'm not exactly convinced that's she's some huge talent.

Danny

NATHANIEL R said...

maybe i'm being optimistic about Williams but the reviews for her new leading role (Wendy & Lucy) are pretty remarkable.

Trey said...

Michelle Williams was also great in Me Without You, and was pretty much the best part of The Baxter (Dawson's Creek and Dick obviously go without saying. Obviously).

Watchin' yo back, girl!

Anonymous said...

I suppose after seeing Scarlett Johansson proclaimed one of the top ten actresses of the aughts and Lindsay Lohan making the top 30 nothing should really surprise me any more.

Rich said...

Dam women all that money and can't afford a good dress !!! get with it and dress like normal folks..

Dr. S said...

I too was about to ask: what are they *wearing*?

NATHANIEL R said...

anon... well, obviously scarlett and lindsay will both be dropping down when the actual list comes out in just 1 1/2 years (best of the aughts) --wow how time flies.

Remember that list was written in feb 2005. Much has changed in the past 3 and a 1/2 years ;)

mrripley said...

much could change for scarlett too i feel.

Kamikaze Camel said...

The replies in this entry continue to boggle my mind. It's like I've entered a twilight zone filled with IMDb repliers. OMG WORST EVER!!!! WASTE OF MY LIFE!!!1