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Best living film actress ASIDE FROM MERYL

Because we can leave her out of a thread once in a while.

So who is it?

by Anonymousreply 17602/16/2013

Juliette Binoche

by Anonymousreply 110/30/2011

I'd vote for most of those listed instead of old Click Click Click...

by Anonymousreply 210/30/2011

"Glenn Close" is actually a character I invented some decades back when I wanted to the freedom play certain roles that weren't quite up to par. She's just been my way of having fun--sort of a hobby, like a famous novelist who chooses a pseudonym to write mysteries. So technically, since she's not real, you probably shouldn't include her. Other than that, your poll is darling!

by Anonymousreply 310/30/2011

Cate Blanchette and Tilda Swinton should be on that list Op.

by Anonymousreply 410/30/2011

What, no Emma Thompson?

by Anonymousreply 510/30/2011

Do they have to be English speaking, OP? If not, Isabelle Huppert can wipe the floor with half of your list.

by Anonymousreply 610/30/2011


Still no "Other" option!


by Anonymousreply 710/30/2011

You're missing Jessica Lange, Isabelle Huppert, Catherine Deneuve, Helen Mirren, Kathy Bates

by Anonymousreply 810/30/2011

Another vote for Cate Blanchett.

by Anonymousreply 910/30/2011

And Kate Winslet.

by Anonymousreply 1010/30/2011

Tilda Swinton.

by Anonymousreply 1110/30/2011

Glenda slays all the rest. She's our goddess!

by Anonymousreply 1210/30/2011

Kate Winslet.

by Anonymousreply 1310/30/2011

Goldie Hawn?

by Anonymousreply 1410/30/2011

You can all suck my dick.

by Anonymousreply 1510/30/2011

Meryl Streep on Meagan Fox in the latest edition of "Iconoclast":

"Every now and then, an actress comes along who takes the bar and raises it to the heavens. I've known Drew since she was a child, and I've known that she would one day possess the title 'Best Living Actress.' She is simply The One; the Alpha and Omega. All hail Her Majesty The Queen, Drew of All Time."

by Anonymousreply 1610/30/2011

Try not to trip over my two Oscars on your way out of my suite.

by Anonymousreply 1710/30/2011

Sit down, breathe deeply, and take your heart medication, R7.

by Anonymousreply 1810/30/2011

Kate Winslet

by Anonymousreply 1910/30/2011

So glad Anne Barfaway isn't in there.

by Anonymousreply 2010/30/2011


by Anonymousreply 2110/30/2011

Well R17 Hilary Swank has two Oscors. Should she be included?

by Anonymousreply 2210/30/2011

Woefully inadequate list.

Susan Sarandon

Sigourney Weaver

Jodie Foster

Annette Bening

Joan Allen

Julianne Moore

Sissy Spacek

by Anonymousreply 2310/30/2011

Isabel Adjani,

by Anonymousreply 2410/30/2011

Another vote for Kate Winslet.

by Anonymousreply 2510/30/2011

What about Helen Mirren, Cate Blancett and Kate Winslet

I like them all better than the ones in the polls.

by Anonymousreply 2610/30/2011

Where is Jennifer Tilly on this list?!

by Anonymousreply 2710/30/2011


by Anonymousreply 2810/30/2011

How is Angela Bassett not listed?

by Anonymousreply 2910/30/2011

What is this from, the 80s?

Marion Cottilard (sp)

by Anonymousreply 3010/30/2011

Kate Winslett!

by Anonymousreply 3110/30/2011

Your poll question should be Of These Ten Actresses, Which One do You Believe to the Best?

As you now know, your list of ten does not include many actresses whom the people you are asking believe to be better than your list of ten.

If you must ask us "Who is the best living film actress ASIDE FROM MERYL" you'll have to leave the field wide open rather than limit it to your ten best.

by Anonymousreply 3210/30/2011

Liv Ullman and Juile Christie are irreproachable.

They have never made a false move on screen.

by Anonymousreply 3310/30/2011

Cate Blanchett

by Anonymousreply 3410/30/2011

[quote]Glenn Close" is actually a character I invented some decades back when I wanted to the freedom play certain roles that weren't quite up to par. She's just been my way of having fun--sort of a hobby, like a famous novelist who chooses a pseudonym to write mysteries. So technically, since she's not real, you probably shouldn't include her. Other than that, your poll is darling! by: M

These Meryl/Glenn jokes are getting really tired now. Why don't you find a new line before you drive everyone nuts?

by Anonymousreply 3510/30/2011

Agree that Sigourney & Sarandon should be on the list. They're my favorite actresses by far.

by Anonymousreply 3610/30/2011

Another vote for Kate.

by Anonymousreply 3710/30/2011

Jodie Foster should be on the list.

by Anonymousreply 3810/30/2011

Where are Helen Mirren, Tilda Swinton, Catherine Deneuve, Sophia Loren - she may not be acting much now, but is still living !

by Anonymousreply 3910/30/2011

and Kate Winslet of course, the best actress of her generation.

by Anonymousreply 4010/30/2011

Glenda Jackson has not been an actress for decades, you are not serious about including Goldie Hawn or Holly Hunter ? Winslet and Mirren are much more relevant - and who can beat the trio of Maggie Smith, Judie Dench and Vanessa Redgrave, all 3 still busy in their 70s.

by Anonymousreply 4110/30/2011

Meryl Streep is not a good actress, OP. She's mechanical and awkward as though she doesn't have feelings in real life and is trying to reproduce what she's seen other people display. She seems possibly Autistic to me.

by Anonymousreply 4210/30/2011

The title of the list should include English speaking actress. Otherwise, it once again shows the audacity of DL to think only a few US & Brit actresses are worthy of greatness. Of course there are many great actresses who speak French, Hindi, German etc. but they never seem to be included here.

by Anonymousreply 4310/30/2011

I can't believe no one mentioned Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet yet!

by Anonymousreply 4410/30/2011

Dame Maggie Smith

by Anonymousreply 4510/30/2011

R42 That is the best post I’ve read on DL about Streep. It sums up how I feel about her.

by Anonymousreply 4610/30/2011

Oh no, not that "click, click, click" Katharine Hepburn thing again.

As if one never knew what her next reaction would be!!! Tilt head, eyes dart, head follows, click click click. Please.

Like Jack Nicholson and a lot of other actors, they can't play anything but a variation of their star persona.

Meryl Streep, like Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman etc., really can do different parts believably.

Kate was just a bitter old hag who knew she was being bested by a better actress.

by Anonymousreply 4710/30/2011

Sigourney Weaver

by Anonymousreply 4810/30/2011

Charlotte Rampling

by Anonymousreply 4910/30/2011

Or Sigourney Weaver?

by Anonymousreply 5010/30/2011

If Jane Fonda hadn't stopped working, she'd be on this list.

by Anonymousreply 5110/30/2011

Mia Farrow, too. I love her in "Rosemary's Baby" and "Hannah and Her Sisters".

Totally agree, R49. Swimming Pool and The Night Porter are extraordinary.

by Anonymousreply 5210/30/2011

Agreed, R42. Which is why a bunch of stupid queens worship her(because they've been told to do so).

by Anonymousreply 5310/30/2011

Until Liv Ullman dies this subject is pointless.

by Anonymousreply 5410/30/2011

Four way tie between Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, and Cher.

by Anonymousreply 5510/30/2011

Diane Keaton

by Anonymousreply 5610/30/2011

I'm in awe of Cate Blanchette

by Anonymousreply 5710/30/2011

Yet another vote for Cate Blanchett.

by Anonymousreply 5810/30/2011

"Annette Bening"

Thank you for remembering

by Anonymousreply 5910/30/2011

Definitely not old Click Click Click, that ham.

And not Winslet.

I'm going to say either Redgrave or Mirren.

by Anonymousreply 6010/30/2011

Susan Surandon

by Anonymousreply 6110/30/2011

Juliette Binoche and Tilda Swinton

Why the fuck is Anjelica Houston being considered a "great actress"? I like her but she has limited range (arch high school principal bitch types) and the only roles that stick out on imdb are The Grifters, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Addams Family. (and she was there when Polanski raped that girl and didn't do anything)

by Anonymousreply 6210/30/2011

No Jodie Foster?

by Anonymousreply 6310/31/2011

Tilda Swinton!

Viola Davis!

Okay, they don't quite, either of them, have a big enough body of work to compete in this little race.

Liv Ullman?

Isuzu Yamada?

And I don't know how to deal with Jane Fonda: Her performances in [italic]They Shoot Horses, Don't They?[/italic] and [italic]Klute[/italic] are two of the best ever, but then she can also be remarkably stiff and overly earnest and plastic and mannered. I haven't seen [italic]Coming Home[/italic] in a long time, so I don't know how to evaluate it here. I actually thought she was kind of great in [italic]Georgia Rules[/italic]. It's hard to look at her since her most recent facelift. I adore her. For [italic]Klute[/italic] alone, she goes on the list of all time best single performances.

But "Best Living Actress" means there's a track record, yes? And I don't know that I could put Fonda up there next to Liv Ullman or Isuzu Yamada - who, miraculously, is still alive, and nearly 100.

by Anonymousreply 6410/31/2011

Anjelica Houston was surprisingly moving and wonderful in [italic]50/50[/italic], and she hasn't at all gotten the props she deserves for that performance. It was a small part of the film, but she totally gave the thing its heart. And she managed to be remarkably layered and complex and funny and touching and present. If there's justice in Hollywood, she'll get a Supporting Actress nomination this year.

by Anonymousreply 6510/31/2011

"These Meryl/Glenn jokes are getting really tired now. Why don't you find a new line before you drive everyone nuts?"

For you, r35, I suspect it would be a short drive. In fact, I think you could walk there.

by Anonymousreply 6610/31/2011

Kristin Scott Thomas is in the second phase of her career (non Hollywood) and has been doing some wonderful mature work.

by Anonymousreply 6710/31/2011

This is just a rehash of Tori Spelling disguising herself to audition for her father's epic serial drama "90210". She earned that part with her own raw talent and natural acting ability.

Beryl Skreep, OP!

by Anonymousreply 6810/31/2011

Brendad Isckson!

by Anonymousreply 6910/31/2011

Ian Somerhalder

by Anonymousreply 7010/31/2011

I would pick Spacek before any of the women in the poll.

by Anonymousreply 7110/31/2011

Marion Cotillard is the world's greatest living actress.

by Anonymousreply 7210/31/2011

Joan Collins.

by Anonymousreply 7310/31/2011

R64, don't go there with Liv. I suspect that if Cate Blanchett had a vote she would name Liv. After all, as head of the Sydney Theater Co she invited Liv to direct her as Blanche in "Streetcar".

Whoever said Angelica Huston is only known for royal tenenbaums, The Witches and The Grifters inadvertantly pointed out that she is one of the greatest living actresses if you add The Dead, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Prizzi's Honor. And frankly the first two Addams Family movies.

by Anonymousreply 7410/31/2011

Goldie Hawn?????????

by Anonymousreply 7510/31/2011

R75 she is a great, one of the greatest comedic atresses. The issue is that movies she's amazing in are often fluff - Private Benjamin, Housesitter, Overboard, First Wives Club, Death Becomes Her.

Dying is easy - comedy is hard

Now her useless daughter...

by Anonymousreply 7610/31/2011


You could have put Cherry Jones on the list for goodness sake. Cherry Jones is to the stage what Meryl Streep is to film.

by Anonymousreply 7710/31/2011


Or Winslet?

by Anonymousreply 7810/31/2011

[quote]How is Angela Bassett not listed?

I would list her over the DREADFUL Holly Hunter.

by Anonymousreply 7910/31/2011

All these posts and not one single mention of one of the all time greats - Rula Lenska.

by Anonymousreply 8010/31/2011

I'd rather watch Marlo Thomas that Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 8110/31/2011

Gena Rowlands

Frances McDormand

by Anonymousreply 8210/31/2011

The best living actress aside from Saint Meryl of Streep is Cherry Jones

The best living film actress aside from Saint Meryl of Streep is Vanessa Redgrave

Thread closed. Yep. Shut it down, man. Just shut it down. :)

by Anonymousreply 8310/31/2011

Pia Zadora owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8511/01/2011

Michelle Williams Julianne Moore Anette Bening

by Anonymousreply 8611/01/2011

Theresa Russell owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8711/01/2011

Only one mention of Frances Mcdormand?

by Anonymousreply 8811/01/2011

my vote goes for Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore(seriously), Emma Thompson, Shirley MacClaine (sp?), Alfre Woodard.

by Anonymousreply 8911/01/2011

Remember that Vanity Fair cover - beautiful photo with Nicole Kidman, Deneuve, Streep, Gwyneth, Kate Winslet, Cate, Vanessa Redgrave, Chloe Sevigny, Sophia Loren and Penelope Cruz?

Replace Sevigny (I love her but really?), POOP, and Cruz with Liv Ullmann, Juliette Binoche and Sigourney and you've got the A Team.

by Anonymousreply 9011/01/2011

I'm hurt that none of you queens mentioned me......Namaste

by Anonymousreply 9111/01/2011

Though some of you will laugh and others might not know exactly who she is, Patty Duke is one of the best actress there is. Too bad she either didn't go after more roles or others did offer her more roles.

by Anonymousreply 9211/01/2011

Foster should NOT be included. She exemplifies "wooden" and "one-note."

by Anonymousreply 9311/01/2011

R92, I agree. I also love Patty Duke.

by Anonymousreply 9411/01/2011

r72, Marion Cotillard has a prosthetic foot.

by Anonymousreply 9511/01/2011

Cybil Shepherd

by Anonymousreply 9611/01/2011

Catherine O'Hara is brilliant. I'd have to say she's up there on my list, too.

by Anonymousreply 9711/02/2011

If I had to choose the single greatest living film actress it would be Liv Ullman.

If I had to choose ten, they would be:


Cate Blanchett

Dianne Wiest

Glenda Jackson

Charlotte Rampling

Gena Rowlands

Jeanne Moreau

Bibi Andersson

Helen Mirren


Julie Christie

* * *

Meryl would have to be content to be a B Girl, but she'd be in very good company, among the likes of:

Isabelle Huppert

Judy Davis

Fernanda Montenegro

Ellen Burstyn

Frances McDormand

Marion Cotillard

Hye-ja Kim

Diane Keaton

Sissy Spacek

Jennifer Ehle

Norma Aleandro

Cicely Tyson

Patricia Clarkson

Jane Fonda

Emily Watson

Emma Thompson

Shirley Maclaine

Debra Winger

Gong Li

Julianne Moore

Miranda Richardson

Sandrine Bonnaire

Hannah Shygulla

Genevieve Bujold

Piper Laurie

Thandie Newton

Sophia Loren

Cloris Leachman

Vanessa Redgrave

Kate Winslet

Kathy Bates

Judy Parfitt

Annette Bening

Michelle Pfeiffer

Glenn Close

Catherine Deneuve


Judi Dench

by Anonymousreply 9811/02/2011

Vanessa. Absolutely.

by Anonymousreply 9911/02/2011

Liv Ullmann? In Swedish, she's fucking a fjord, she's superb but stick her in an English language film - FORTY CARATS, LOST HORIZON- and it's amateur hour.

by Anonymousreply 10011/02/2011

These bitches are lucky Maria Ouspenskaya is dead.

by Anonymousreply 10111/02/2011

Suzanne Summers

by Anonymousreply 10211/03/2011

Winger has given a couple of the most phenomenal performances I have ever seen, but hasn't done a lot in the past two decades or so to merit consideration. Still, her essaying of Emma in "Terms" is one of the most detailed, authentic performances ever recorded.

As someone mentioned Hawn is a phenomenally talented comic actor, in her way right up there with Chaplin and Keaton (Buster, not Diane), but she's been in some largely mediocre fair-"Private Benjamin" is phenomenal for the first hour or so and then completely falls apart

I am a huge fan of Winslet but thought her turn in "Mildred Pierce" (to be fair, I couldn't watch all of it because the film itself was dull as dishwater) was self-conscious

by Anonymousreply 10311/03/2011

I love R98. I was hoping Patricia Clarkson would at least get an honorable mention. She has the ability to be heartbreakingly and almost uncomfortably engaging. She has a gift.

by Anonymousreply 10411/03/2011

oops me again, am glad the other queen mentioned Emily Watson. I think she was fantastic in at least 3 films and then faded into mediocrity. I believe Michelle Williams may earn a place on this list (Wendy and Lucy - oh my fucking god!!!!) but it's too early to tell.

by Anonymousreply 10511/03/2011

No Susan Sarandon.

OP fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 10611/03/2011

Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman.

by Anonymousreply 10711/03/2011

"Liv Ullmann? In Swedish, she's fucking a fjord, she's superb but stick her in an English language film - FORTY CARATS, LOST HORIZON- and it's amateur hour."

And your point is what exactly?

How many non-Swedish actresses do you know who have scored triumphs in films where they've spoken Swedish?

Not to mention, "Forty Carats" and "Lost Horizon" were shit movies Ullman's roles in them would hardly have been the pinnacles of her career no matter how fine a job she had done. I doubt any one, no matter how brilliant an actress or how proficient in English, would have been particularly impressive in these vehicles.

by Anonymousreply 10811/03/2011

Thanks r105, and I wholeheartedly accept Michelle Williams and invite her to be a member of Our Academy

Love you too

by Anonymousreply 10911/03/2011

When Ullman has been given great roles to perform in English, i.e., Anna Christie and A Doll's House on Broadway, she has given highly acclaimed performances.

by Anonymousreply 11011/03/2011

If only my performances in Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons weren't the two greatest of all time by an actor of any species, gender, age or race; then there would be much more room for discussion in this silly little thread.

It would be such a disappointment for so many if I FINALLY won the Best Actress Oscar this year after being so heinously--oops, did I say that? I meant fairly--overlooked so.many.FUCKING.times. Meryl just may keel over and expire. *grins*

Lovingly yours,

by Anonymousreply 11111/04/2011

Cherry Jones is the greatest actress of our time.

Shame she does not do more film.

by Anonymousreply 11211/04/2011

The DLers sure do love making lists.

by Anonymousreply 11311/05/2011

Help me Jesus, I saw a preview for PBS's Masterpiece entry for 11/6. Judy Davis is a cast member. The crinkly wattle that used to be her neck scared me into running into the laudry room and hiding in the dryer.

by Anonymousreply 11411/05/2011

Helen Mirren is missing from that list...

by Anonymousreply 11511/07/2011

Angelica Huston would have kicked Meryl's butt in "The Grifters."

by Anonymousreply 11611/07/2011

I was going to say Helen Mirren too; closely followed by Portia de Rossi.

by Anonymousreply 11711/07/2011

Kathy Bates rules.

by Anonymousreply 11811/07/2011

Kathy Bates

Patricia Clarkson

Sigourney Weaver

Tilda Swinton

Amy Ryan is pretty breathtaking, and so versatile.

by Anonymousreply 11911/07/2011

[quote]Amy Ryan is pretty breathtaking, and so versatile.

My granny calls her a "wee Meryl Streep" of all things.

by Anonymousreply 12011/07/2011

Marion Cotillard has prostetic feet? I can't find proof of that - these look real.

by Anonymousreply 12111/07/2011

It's her left foot, r121. Those aren't her real feet in those photos, that's just damage control.

by Anonymousreply 12211/07/2011

Thanks to "American Horror Story" Jessica Lange is at the top of the list.

by Anonymousreply 12311/07/2011

I love the Cotillard prosthetic foot troll. It's probably the mutant child of the Danny Thomas scat-breath coffee table troll.

That DID happen. I have this friend and they saw it..................

by Anonymousreply 12411/09/2011

I just wish she would explain in an interview if she lost the foot in an accident or if it was a birth defect.

by Anonymousreply 12511/09/2011

Having seen Zulawski's POSSESSION the other day at the Film Forum in NY I will say that Isabelle Adjani gives one of the greatest performances I have ever seen on film - it is manic, brave, brutal, intimate, cruel, otherworldly.

by Anonymousreply 12612/09/2011

Enough with the Judi Dench love already. Pig-faced biddy is so overrated.

by Anonymousreply 12712/09/2011

Jessica Lange and Sigourney Weaver get my votes!

by Anonymousreply 12812/10/2011

Carol Burnett. Seriously. If she would just do another drama.

by Anonymousreply 12912/10/2011

I voted for Mariska.

by Anonymousreply 13012/10/2011

[quote]She seems possibly Autistic to me.

Well, that would explain her dependence on doing dialect and accent roles. Being autistic, learning another language or dialect probably comes easily to Meryl, far easier than accessing real feelings.

by Anonymousreply 13112/10/2011

*fans self* *clutches pearls* Sally Field, screams WHYYYYY, WHYYYYYYY, Lord I wish I could understand? Steel Magnolia style...

by Anonymousreply 13212/10/2011

I have never seen Tilda Swinton be anything but magnetic, authentic, and fascinating. I am going with her.

by Anonymousreply 13312/10/2011

I'll say Casey Anthony.

by Anonymousreply 13412/10/2011

Isabelle Huppert. Good god La Pianiste.

by Anonymousreply 13512/10/2011

R127 = Maggie Smith, obviously.

Suck it up, Dame Maggie. You look like a 90 year old desiccated corpse in your new movie with Dame Judi, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," while Dame Judi looks younger than springtime.

by Anonymousreply 13612/10/2011

You people are fucking crazy. Jessica Lange tops my list any day.

And this is way before her brilliant camp in American Horror Story.

Country, Music Box, Frances, Blue Sky,even the godawful A Thousand Acres..

I adore her.

by Anonymousreply 13712/10/2011

What?! 137 posts and no




by Anonymousreply 13812/10/2011


Why? She is really kind of unremarkable. Pretty, yes. Interesting, no. What are these great performances of hers that I've missed?

by Anonymousreply 13912/10/2011

It's interesting that the top three are all British.

I must confess. The two Cates/Kates, Winslet & Blanchett are awesome, Tilda is awesome, and Marion Cotillard is in a class allllll by herself. So there are four, none of whom are American.

We have fine actresses here. I think Michelle Williams is a very good actress, and so is Amy Adams. Who ever put Goldie Hawn on that list is delusional. Please. Babs and Glenn Close are wonderful from time to time. But there isn't anyone who comes close to the level of MEryl except the foreigners.

by Anonymousreply 14012/10/2011

Helen Mirren

by Anonymousreply 14112/10/2011

I'd pick anyone off R23's list and add Charlize.

by Anonymousreply 14212/10/2011

Meryl does dialects extremely well. She has a keen instinct for making showy choices. Unfortunately, where the work really matters, her inner life, she is consistently general.

by Anonymousreply 14312/10/2011

Do remember that while a number of those mentioned have given at least one good performance, it is the consistentcy. The body of work and the range. We really need to be firm on our criteria.

by Anonymousreply 14412/10/2011

What R4 said. The poll is completely useless. Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton are the best actresses on the planet.

by Anonymousreply 14512/10/2011

[quote]Do remember that while a number of those mentioned have given at least one good performance, it is the consistentcy. The body of work and the range. We really need to be firm on our criteria.

Agree. The criteria is important. Also, it's not fair to try to evaluate the careers of some younger actresses, because they're not even halfway through their careers. It is possible, however, to analyze their potential.

Streep has done some garbage films and given some not so interesting performances. She may be less inconsistent than some of her peers, but she has had the advantage of getting the best scripts (read: opportunities).

At their best, quite a few actresses can match and even top Streep, in my humble opinion.

by Anonymousreply 14612/10/2011

Charlize Theron

and my #1 choice Gong Li of China.

by Anonymousreply 14712/10/2011

Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Miranda Richardson, Isabelle Adjani to name a few.

by Anonymousreply 14812/10/2011


by Anonymousreply 14912/10/2011

Jessica Lange

by Anonymousreply 15012/11/2011

Streep's never given a performance that could touch Angelica Huston in "The Grifters."

by Anonymousreply 15112/11/2011

Susan Sarandon

Ellen Burstyn

by Anonymousreply 15212/11/2011

Olivia De Havilland

Joan Fontaine

by Anonymousreply 15312/11/2011

F&F this entire thread.

by Anonymousreply 15412/11/2011

Goldie Hawn? Are you on crack?

by Anonymousreply 15512/11/2011

Tilda Swenton.

by Anonymousreply 15712/11/2011

LOL at R154.

by Anonymousreply 15812/11/2011

Gong Li

Althought she has not done a decent role in awhile.

by Anonymousreply 15912/26/2011

Irene Dunne, seriously.

by Anonymousreply 16012/26/2011

I wholly agree, R156. But I like how there is at least an interest in male actors at Datalounge as well and quite a few threads on them, beyond which ones they want to fuck.

by Anonymousreply 16112/26/2011

I absolutely cannot believe you did not include Tilda Swinton in that list. She is the best actress in the GALAXY.

by Anonymousreply 16212/26/2011

With a couple exceptions, the actors listed here are all American or English.

Must be hard to imagine that there might be actors who are spectacular at their craft even if they have never - heaven forfend - appear in an American or English movie.

I guess thats because movies are produced only by Americans or Brits.

Yes, that must be it.

by Anonymousreply 16312/26/2011

It's Huppert, Redgrave, Close, Adjani, Cotillard, Blanchett.

All of them formidable talents, if not quite in Meryl's league.

Defo not Mirren (too stiff) or Winslet (too unaffecting) or Theron (too cold).

Thompson is a natural talent, but maybe a tad too repetitive.

by Anonymousreply 16412/26/2011

If you think that highly of her, r98, you should learn to spell her name correctly.

It's Liv ULLMANN, not Ullman.

by Anonymousreply 16512/26/2011

Also, Liv Ullmann is Norwegian, not Swedish.

She's mostly appeared in Swedish films, though.

by Anonymousreply 16612/26/2011

Oh, and finally, Ingrid Thulin and Bibi Andersson mop the floor with Liv Ullmann (who IS a great actress, but not as good as either of them).

Ingrid Thulin: best non-English speaking actress evah.

by Anonymousreply 16712/26/2011

If Huppert is the French Streep, does that mean Adjani is their Hepburn?

by Anonymousreply 16812/26/2011

Top 10 female performances of all time:

1 - Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark

2 - Ingrid Thulin, The Silence

3 - Isabelle Adjani, Possession

4 - Isabelle Huppert, La Pianiste

5 - Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice

6 - Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons

7 - Meryl Streep, Kramer vs. Kramer

8 - Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive

9 - Bibi Andersson, Persona

10 - Liv Ullmann, Scenes from a Marriage

by Anonymousreply 16912/26/2011

Darlings, Stephanie 'Sable' Beacham , please.

by Anonymousreply 17012/26/2011

11 - Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

by Anonymousreply 17112/26/2011

LOL, r170!

by Anonymousreply 17212/26/2011

Norma Aleandro in The Official Story

Fernanda Montegnegro in Central Station

by Anonymousreply 17312/26/2011

The best stage actress is Vanessa Redgrave. Meryl isn't even close.

If you think Meryl was so great in Sophie's Choice, go watch Jane Fonda in Klute and They Shoot Horses, Don't They.

by Anonymousreply 17402/16/2013

Vanessa Redgrave cannot do comedy to save her life. Therefore she isn't even close to Meryl.

And Jane Fonda? Bwahahaha....

by Anonymousreply 17502/16/2013

Marion Cotillard. And may she make a million films.

by Anonymousreply 17602/16/2013
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