isn't as frequently a subject of discussion at this site as she is at Nathaniel's
; much less is she an occasional guest columnist, as she has been for him. (For at least a short time, you can brush up on her cameos at the pre-redesign Film Experience blog here
.) She is, however, an increasingly intriguing actress to me. There's usually stuff in her best performances I would change, there are always
things in my less-favorite performances that I enjoy and admire, and she certainly keeps me surprised from role to role. I also seem to get most attached to the work she's done in parts where she didn't get enough credit, or the movie got unfortunately cold-shouldered, or both. And I agree with a lot of people that she's been on an incredible roll these last few years, which is only winning me over more strongly. Plus, she herself comes across in interviews as the bee's knees. Using her recent Oscar nod for The Kids Are All Right
as an excuse, in part because it's easily my favorite of her Academy-tipped performances, I've brushed up on more of her filmography and selected her as my newest entry in the Who's Who Profiles at the Best Actress Special Section
at my website. What do I think about when I think about The Bening? I think about this
Also, I'm sure I'm wrong... but I'm starting to wonder, might she win?
Labels: Annette Bening, Best Actress