“I made my bones on that movie, learned almost everything I ever learned. How could I not love it?”
“Working with Woody (Allen) was such a special experience and then the script was hilarious. The Oscar? A magic bonus!”
ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
“Everybody needs a picture like that, full of personal truths, but also laugh-out-loud funny.”
“It’s only when I started acting in a movie about it that I realized how profound the problem was. That shows you how dark a secret it is.”
“It’s everything I love about a movie. You laugh and cry and get some great surprises at the end.”
I'm surprised you were able to find five you like.
I've never heard of three of those movies.
I know people hate this movie but I love Mimic and I found her effective in it.
She was really good in a House episode, as well as in Reservation Road with (Mark Ruffalo, J Phoenix, and Jennifer Connelly). She's retained her beauty very well into her 40s.
I adore Mira! Hmmm, ok i'll write my 5 favourite Mira Sorvino roles. Here they are...:
Summer of Sam
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
The Grey Zone
Attack on Leningrad
She was also very noticeable in 'Beautiful Girls' and in 'Wise Girls'. She made the different again.
[quote] and that no one liked working with her.
I think she has changed her attitude. Before and after she won the Oscar she likened doing TV as a 'prison' sentence.
But after the roles stopped coming, I think she realized she would have to be a bit more humble.
Last year she did a pilot for a TV series that didn't sell. A big concession. Plus she has done several TV movies since then, so her attitude has changed since the early says.
R19 i definitely want to see it and i will someday, but i have to find the right day to see a 176 min. movie that has to do with such delicate issue...
Really? Was she ever a stuck-up bitch? Strange, it doesn't seem so. She seems so nice actually.
Have you seen her more recent movies 'The Presence', or 'Multiply Sarcasms'.
Were they good...?
You have to see it R21. Or I will return to this thread and make you feel bad for not doing so.
R25 you will do well. Make me feel...
i love her and thought she deserved her Oscar. So there.
I certainly like her. She has something in her that i find very appealing and not annoying.
Having dried my tears, I will cop to being insufferable only on occasion R28.
Didn't she used to have a wonky eye? How did she get that fixed?
I also loved my high school's production of TIME OUT FOR GINGER, where I played the complex role of Ginger's Mom! It made audiences both laugh and cry!
She used to be on Guiding Light
R23 Multiple Sarcasms was very good, though hard to watch. Mira was excellent in it. Dana Delany also does a good job with a small role.
She's having nostalgia about when she actually had a career!
What? No "MIMIC"?
She's hardly lit the cinema on fire, has she? She'll only ever be remembered (if at all) for the two performances in Mighty Aphrodite and Rom & Michele.
Why is she reminiscing like some grand old dame of the cinema?
R39 Mira Sorvino is too young to be an old dame of the cinema, but i think she is a very talented actress. She is not only an actress who is capable of playing exclusively comedies, she really blew me away in war dramas such as 'The Grey Zone' and in 'Attack on Leningrad'. She have potential to be a grand old dame of the cinema, but even if she won't, i know she is an amazing actress and that's all that matters after all when it comes to acting.
*she has potential
Guys stop watching lousy gay porn and brainless gay models and watch Mira Sorvino in her movies. Horny losers.
I forgot about that movie R43. I only saw it once, but I remember it as dark, sad and very well done. Having Ashley Judd play Norma Jean and then Mira as Marilyn was an interesting idea and it worked, I thought.
R45, yes it was a surprisingly good . It was a risk to be in that role (Marilyn Monroe), but it worked out well.
Wait, she won an Oscar? Wow, I guess winning an Oscar really doesn't translate into future film success.
Alan Cumming said Mira Sorvino is one of two actresses he refuses to work with ever again. Apparently, she went out of her way to mention her Oscar and angered lots of people on set. Who knows if it is true?
R55 I believe Alan - most actors won't publicly admit to disliking a co-star unless things were REALLY bad. And the fact that Mira's career plummetted after her Oscar win makes me think that she must have burned a lot of bridges with her attitude.
You can't be sure for her attitude guys. You weren't there. Mira seems genuinely nice and not a fake. Cut it out.
I can't be sure either but at least i don't trash someone if i'm not sure for their lameness.
R57/R58 Then you're on the wrong site sweetheart.
R59 What makes your side right sugar?
Gimme a clue that can stand in time.
I recently saw 'Like Dandelion Dust' with her. It was a good movie and i liked a Mira in this film too
DLers seem to have amnesia on this board.
After winning her Oscar Mira starting acting like a diva, throwing her weight around. She insulted the TV industry by comparing Series TV as a Prison sentence. And saying she would never do a TV series EVER.
Shortly after a few of her films flopped, the roles stopped coming.
I think that humbled her, and she started to follow the route of fellow Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.
Not looking for commercial films. But doing smaller indie flicks, and developing a career whether it be in TV or film.
In terms of series TV, she has eaten her words. She has done a TV pilot for Jerry Bruckheimer and is waiting word if it will be picked up.
Now she says TV is great to balance her kids and work, because there is no traveling involved.
She can play both drama and comedy because she is a really good actress.
Don't forget that people. You hear me?
[quote]I know people hate this movie but I love Mimic and I found her effective in it.
I remember being pissed at the time that MIMIC beat EVITA for the #1 spot when they both opened on the same weekend. EVITA had to settle for #2.
That said I found this interesting tidbit:
[quote]"In honor of Sorvino's role as Dr. Susan Tyler, an entomologist who was investigating deadly insect mutations in the feature film Mimic, a compound excreted by the sunburst diving beetle as a defensive mechanism was named "mirasorvone" by Thomas Eisner."
Here, Eisner discusses it further, his meeting with Sorvino, her teaching his class at Cornell: