Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rising stars

There are many young actresses and actors around the world who are trying to achieve fame,money,success, meaningful career or all of it.Some of them will see their dreams come true,some will fail and many will succeed against all odds.

But only a small number of them have talent,charisma,brains and hearts to become truly great.

Here is my choice,in random order, of those young and blessed with exceptional qualities and I hope to see them in many wonderful roles.

1.Hailee Steinfeld,Oscar nominee,ultra talented girl from "True Grit"

2.Ezra Miller,surprising kid from "We need to talk about Kevin"

3.Saoirse Ronan,brilliant Irish young talent,also an Oscar nominee

4.Kodi Smith McPhee,the excellent Australian child prodigy from "The Road" and more

5.Elle Fanning,my favourite of the Fanning sisters

6.Alex Shaffer,brilliant role in a perfect small movie "Win Win",great potential

7.Saskia Rosendhal,exciting young German actress from the fantastic movie "Lore"

8.Robert Sheehan,splendid Irish actor,I expect a lot from him

9.Chloe Grace Moretz,smart,funny and ultra talented

10.David Rawle,a miraculous kid from the excellent series "Moone Boy", Irish prodigy

11.Abigail Breslin,my personal darling,I adore her from "Little Miss Sunshine"

12.Asa Butterfield, excellent British actor from "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "Hugo"

13.Quezhane Wallis, a miracle,the youngest Oscar nominee ever,the incredible girl from "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

14.Tye Sheridan,the amazing boy from "MUD",winner of the Marcello Mastroianni prize for young performer in Venice

15.Brie Larson,the brilliant young actress from "United States of Tara" and "Short Term 12"

16.Alicia Vikander, magical Swedish actress expanding in international market

17.Keith Stanfield,the miraculous boy from "Short Term 12"

17.Onata Aprile,the child prodigy from a little gem,"What Maisie knew"

18.Pierre Niney,amazing French kid from "Vingt ans d´ecart" et "Yves Saint Laurent"

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19.Jack O'Connell,the wonderful actor from "Unbroken" and even better "71"

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20.Emjay Anthony,the brilliant kid from "Chef"

Friday, July 26, 2013

Smarties : actresses and actors who made wise career choices

Unlike The Lost from a few days ago,these artists have made extremely smart career choices.Whether they were average or extraordinary,child prodigies or mature actors,all of them resisted the urge of over-exposing and built their careers on excellent roles in smart movies.They may have slipped occasionally but their careers could be a good studying material for young wannabee stars.

So my choice of Smarties,in random order:

1.Michelle Wiliams,probably one of the smartest career women in Hollywood,from Dawson's Creek to 3 Oscar nominations,the girl is an uber Smartie

2.Tobey Maguire, even though he was Spiderman and therefore very exposed,all of his choices were very intelligent and he made the most of his qualities

3.Maggie Gyllenhall,in spite of some slips she still manages well her career,could do much more

4.Kevin Spacey,excellent guy,excellent choices

5.Emma Stone, from "Easy A" on she chose well

6.Johnny Depp,the man with many wise choices and then he did  "The Tourist"?????Still,smart career

7.Ellen Page,from "Juno" to "Touchy Feely",good moves

8.Joseph Gordon Levitt, thoughtful career

9.Marisa Tomei,excellent actress,enviable roles

10.Stanley Tucci,I ll forgive him "Burlesque" bc he is almost perfect

11.Elisabeth Olsen,so far so smart

12.Julia Louis Dreyfus,one of the funniest women in show business,excellent career planner,brilliant

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13.Gillian Anderson,agent Scully keeps reinventing herself

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Talents who got lost in confusing career choices

It is always sad to watch talented people make bad career decisions,starting with great roles and then getting lost in disputable or really awful projects.Some of them come to their senses but some get simply lost.

So a whisper to all the lost boys and girls in la la land and worldwide : wake up quickly and find some decent roles even if it means waiting for some time.

My choice of The Lost,in random order:

1.Jake Gyllenhall,from Brokeback Mountain to Prince of Persia,seriously?????????????The End of Watch gives me hope but still........

2.Kate Hudson,from Almost Famous to becoming the queen of rom coms,I am furious with her because she was very good at her beginnings

3.Gerard Butler,probably the biggest waste of talent and the worst career choices imaginable,could have been very good

4.Amanda Seyfried,also a lot of questionable choices and a lot of potential

5.Jim Sturgess,potential,potential

6.Katherine Heigl,does anyone remember her debut with Depardieu?After all her bad roles,hardly.

7.Shia LaBoeuf,a guy everyone loves to hate,actually a very talented kid whose career is a mess

8.Freida Pinto,great start and then nothing,a pity

9.Adrian Brody,I don't even know where to start,what is he doing???????????

10.Natalie Portman, an Oscar winner with some absurd choices

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11.Hugh Jackman,sadly, he managed to waste his undeniable many talents on mostly unchallenging roles

Friday, July 19, 2013

Looks only : in acting,it is simply not enough

The inspiration for this post came from the trailer for "Rush",the new movie by Ron Howard who made a common mistake to trust a great looking actor with much more than he can give.I love to see beautiful people on screen and tv,I really do.And generally I am very generous and try not to expect a lot from them since they already have those gorgeous  physiques.It is crucial to have good looking  actors and actresses on screen since the public needs escape from dreary everyday life.We want to fall in love with them and we do,forgiving them  easily the lack of real talent or skill .

When they stay in the realm of non demanding roles,everything is fine.But when misguided directors encumber them with challenging and complex tasks,all they have is lost.Their looks fade and the whole purpose of their on screen existence vanishes.

So here are a few of the "beautiful and damned",in random order,and I think no explanations are necessary.

1.Chris Hemsworth

2.Eva Mendes

3.Arnie Hammer

4.Olivia Wilde

5.Ashton Kutcher

6.Malin Akerman

7.Chris Pine

8.Blake Lively

9.Hayden Christensen

10.Megan Fox

11.Kellan Lutz

12.Amber Heard