Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Lily Tomlin, Queen of Existentialism

"Identity is nothing but a mental construct. You mustn't fixate on it."

"I sure hope I'm still me."

"I'm no girl, I'm a woman. I'm not your wife or your mother or even your mistress."

"All the world's so sad and dreary, everywhere I go"

"We might see you floss or masturbate -- that could be the key to your entire reality."

I never cared too much for games and this one's driving me insane | You're not half as free to wander as you claim

"Artistic merit? What's so artistic about a man who turns into a woman? I sound like a good bet for the lead?!? Now you listen..."

"How am I not myself. How am I not myself. How am I not myself."

"I didn't always want to be a gifted actress."

Happy birthday, Lily!


Whatever this is and whoever you are, you're "primo"!


Mel said...

I haven't seen most of her work, but I just saw I heart Huckabees and I loved her in that movie. So funny but lets you exercise your brain too if you feel like it.

Wild Celtic said...

She's amazing. I've seen every one of these movies! I love her in Big Business. That was one of my fav's as a kid.

Love it. A great actress. Happy B-day Lily.

Sawyer said...

An American treasure. I'm waiting for her Kennedy Center award. It shouldn't be long.

LOOOVE her in Flirting with Disaster, my favorite comedy of the 90's. So much rapid fire wit, you have to watch it multiple times to catch them all. "Just listen to her, she's an excellent guide." She sure is!

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Every new Lily Tomlin movie is an event. Been a fan since I was in elementary school, watching Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus. But I haven't seen Flirting with Disaster, and that is unacceptable.

Alex said...

I'm always pro-actor when it comes to hosting the Oscars, and Lily would be fantastic! Comedienne with acting talent.

I think my favorite performance of hers is probably 9 to 5, though I think she's very underrated in Short Cuts. She's so brilliant in that.

par3182 said...

"i didn't always want to be a gifted actress"


i'm totally adding that.

Burning Reels said...

Great post - she has such a unique energy and she's one intelligent actress...keep working Ms Tomlin!

cinema adventurer said...

I am IN. LOVE. with this woman.