Remember when I had top billing over Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley?
When I saw Ghost World, I remember telling my friend Birch would become a big star - she had an endearing sharpness to her. I couldn't even recall Johanssen from that movie because she was such a bore.
Ghost World was your greatest work Thora!
Crazy parents ruined her career.
r3, How so? Never heard anything about that? Last I saw her was in some weird Limp Bizkit video kissing Fred Durst, blech! Yrs ago...
R4, very controlling and made it a pain in the ass to work with her.
Example at link.
She had potential and she managed to maintain her British accent in "The Hole". Desmond Harrington didn't even bother to attempt one. I do wonder why Harrington and Keira Knightley became the breakout stars from that film, when their performances were pretty underwhelming.
Yeah, she did a flawless accent in The Hole. I loved Ghost World, but thought maybe that's all she could do. So that movie was a nice surprise.
r5 interesting link, did not know as well her parents where ex porn stars. Odd!
"I do wonder why Harrington and Keira Knightley became the breakout stars from that film, when their performances were pretty underwhelming."
Can't speak for Harrington, but Knightley's looks fit the mold for what the movie business looks for in young film actors. Talent is secondary.
Birch is far more talented than Knighley or Johannsen, but she's not conventionally pretty, rather like Lauren Ambrose, who is extremely talented but doesn't look like a model.
She was supposed to be in Election with Reese Witherspoon, but left shortly before filming for "creative differences." I wonder if her nutjob father was behind that one too. Sad, because she's a talented girl. You'd think she'd have wised up and gotten away from her parents by now.
r10, really? Who the heck was she going to play?
Not R10, but she was going to play Tammy Metzler. Which would have been awesome, because the actress they got was terrible.
Thora would have been great with Christina.
I meant Reese.
I love Thora as Enid in Ghost World!
Didn't she hook up with Francis Ford Coppola for a while?
[quote]nteresting link, did not know as well her parents where ex porn stars. Odd!
Thora's Mother Carol Connors starred in some bi pictures for the day including "Erotic Adventures of Candy" and it's sequel and was a regular on "The Gong Show".
Such a shame none of the actresses in American Beauty experienced any success after the film.
Sorry that should have been BIG pictures for the day although she did do some ladies.
Sorry, but that was one hideous white chubby girl. And, the talk is she wasn't adverse to giving head to move ahead. Young slut.
Da fuck!!! I googled and she's 30 yrs old!!! Why is she letting that freak of a dad to interfere with her life and work at all???
Why he sounds like a regular Svenjolly!
She also was the baby on Day by Day.
I don't believe this is really Thora Birch here. What proof do you have?
will she ever make a comeback?
dont be so pessimistic!
i am rulin for her!
She was in the "Dungeons and Dragons" movie which was a huge turd.
Loved her in "Ghost World". Cute, hot lips, huge tits.
R24 Will a link to my unverified twitter account suffice?
She looked better plump than thin.
Loved you in 'Paradise' Thora. You and Elijah were such cute kids.
Apparently her creepy porny father sunk her career, and now she's got no career but is still stuck with the creepy porny father.
Good news for this former almost A list actress who is now a C- and is fading fast. She has finally realized that she needs to break free from her family situation and has moved out on her own for good. In the past she has tried but she would be pulled back home or a family member would move in with her. No one will hire her. She finally realized that she needed to make a change. She is a shell of the person she used to be and she had substance abuse issues to try and deal with what her life had become and the pain of having a family member get her pregnant. She has started showing up in public at events and calling in favors and is trying to make a comeback.
It's strange that she was ever a rising starlet, because she never had the right look. She could play young teens, since she was so baby faced, but her career was always going to tank when transitioning to adult roles.
She was cute when she played Jack Ryan's daughter, but that's been a few decades now.
It's weird to me that she ever had a career at all as a child star with her parents being former porn stars. I would think studios would worry about the publicity of that and shy away from even casting her, let alone letting her get the lead role in kiddie flicks.
I'm the same age as her so I remember watching her early movies (she was great, at least in my 10-year old memory, in this sappy Christmas movie about kids of divorced parents where Ethan Embry played her older brother).
When she went on to be great in American Beauty and Ghost World I really rooted for her to do well in her adult career, but I never realized the personal life she had to deal with. So sad.
Watching Ghost World now and remember seeing it when it first came out and would never have predicted that Scarlett J would be a big store. At the time, I thought she could hardly act .....and well, she still can't act.
When did Thora Birch make a movie with Scarlett Johannson and Keira Knightley, let alone have top billing over them?
Of course she had top billing over Scarjo in Ghost World, but....
Wasn't she in that bomb "Dracula" that closed after one week, last year?
I wonder how GW would have been if Thora played Becky and ScarJo played Enid.
Thora can make a comeback if she doesn't let her parents have any input or involvement on her career. She's talented and pretty and probably should ask her agent if she could take part in a showmance and get some publicity for bearding duties.
Thora, you ruined American Beauty. You were terrible in it! Not right for the part.
R41 I believe her father got her canned from Dracula while it was in previews; she did not make it to the opening; however, it closed almost immediately so she probably lucked out.