There's a bunch of actors I discovered last and this year that I made a list about them. Mélanie is an actress I like, I saw her in two great movies - Inglourious Basterds and Le Concert - and this year in La Rafle.
And now I'm looking forward Beginners.
I've chosen Paul because just a few weeks ago I was wondering why a great actor like him has to play in a lot of crappy movies. There are a few good exceptions but why don't make exceptions to be the rule?
16 - Actor/Actress that has disappointed me the most
It breaks my heart, but his characterization of Jack Sparrow has disappointed me a lot. His way to be funny it's often forced and he screws up his eyes too much.
Even if Johnny is supersexy dressed as a pirate. Until he stays still.
Another disappointment comes from The Tourist.
C'mon, Johnny, you can do much better!
Maybe someone will tell me "What planet you live on?" but I saw Fight Club a century ago, and after watching Troy (ah! Terrible Troy!) I used to snub him like he was just another sexy-and-talentless actor. Recently I watched a few of his movies and thought "Oh! He's surprisingly good!" :)
I wish James Dean played in a lot of movies. That's something I wish for almost every legend of music and cinema.
The real reason? I wonder if he didn't die so young, would he be a legend like he is, or he'd be just one of many "good enough in acting" teen idols?
At first I chose Megan Fox, but I like Steven Seagal better. After all, he's a master of martial arts before being an actor. But he's really, really bad at acting. I always wonder if the Madame Tussauds museums had his wax sculpture, producers could use it instead of the real one. You know, the wax melts under the lights, at least it'll change expression.
20 - Actress that plays one of my favorite characters
As Ruby Thewes in Cold Mountain.
Because she's pragmatic, she does her very best in everything and in spite of her strong personality that sometimes make her look a little masculine, she has a girl heart that loves her father and falls for a musician.
She ain't beautiful like Ada and she's not the protagonist. But without her Ada would never survive.
21 - Actor that plays one of my favorite characters
As Chow Mo-wan in In the Mood for Love and 2046.
Because he's a great representation of a man: he loves, gets hurt, and ends up hurting someone else without meaning to do it. He's a melancholy dreamer but still puts a little cynicism and amusement in his life surviving. He drinks and smokes and maybe doesn't even know if that's for pushing memories away or bring them close again. And then falls in love with someone he can't have until he realize it's time to stop and help her to find her real love.
The scene of him smoking outside while the girl is phoning her fiancé is my favorite.