"Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer
I admit it, I thought Meg Ryan was adorable in DOA, and totally perfect in When Harry Met Sally... but the schtick got old. Or maybe just she did Then the plastic surgery was And Dennis Quaid got all the sympathy, and the career re-boost, in the divorce. I just find her utterly unwatchable now.
The Aniston thread, here, is still inexplicitly going strongly, but I don't want to tread back in. So, I'll use this thread to add more fuel to the fiery argument that she is 1) a fine comedic actress with another deserved role; or 2) in a deal with the devil to be co-starring in a film with these six actors:
Up next: She stars in 'Horrible Bosses,' a comedy co-written by 'Bones' star John Francis Daley and starring a line-up of some of the funniest guys in Hollywood, including Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis, as well as Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey
Angela Bassett and Annette Bening are on the list. Still looking beautiful at 52!
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
On the one hand: Annette Bening is only 52?
OTOH: Annette Bening looks pretty, healthy and natural, and her lack of "enhancements" has enabled her to continue a fine career that should feature the opportunity for many future terrific roles. (Unlike so many other older actresses, who unfortunately can no longer move their upper faces enough to act and/or are tough for a potential audience to look at.)
that Marissa Tomei, still the butt of some jokes for winning her first Oscar, is on this list. She's chosen roles wisely and quietly built a respected career, garnered two(?) more Oscar noms, and is gettingawards buzz on her roles for 2011.
wheee, John Francis Daley! He deserves to have every bit as much of the post-Freaks & Geeks success as his costars (including James Franco, Jason Segal, Seth Rosen, Linda Cardellini and Busy Phillips)
After watching Body of Proof last night, add Dana Delaney to the list. She still looks amazing at 55, and it's a nice juicy acting role too.
All these women look good, but for my money Helen Mirren and Sigourney Weaver are in a class by themselves. Maybe that's because I'm about their age but could probably pass as their mother.
I didn't realize there was a new Ghostbusters coming out. My grandson, who's nearly 14, recently discovered the original and was carried away with it.
Also, if X-Men was made 10 years earlier, Bassett would've made a kick-butt Storm. One that is truer to the look and feel of the comic book character. That said, I actually liked Halle's Storm in the first X-Men movie (where she had an African accent and all), but then they changed the character in the subsequent films and it felt like "another" Halle Berry role.
"Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." - Ambrose Bierce
Storm in the comic is very exotic looking. Somone with Iman's features would've made a great looking Storm at least.
Iman - now there's someone who looks positively fantastic. She's not "beautiful for a 56 year old," she's just beautiful.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
Meryl's upcoming projects sound cool- the collaboration with Tina Fey has the potential to be funny as hell.
I finally saw The King's Speech last weekend (since this is a thread about women, I will not gush about Colin Firth ). I thought Helena Bonham Carter's performance was really touching. She's played some wacky characters as of late but it's in more subtle roles like this that she really shines, IMO. I'd love to see her get more (non-Tim Burton) work after this.
Oh, sorry, are you referring to age?