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Thora Birch here

Remember when I had top billing over Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley?

Those bitches.

by Anonymousreply 4601/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 101/06/2012

Ghost World was your greatest work Thora!

by Anonymousreply 201/06/2012

Crazy parents ruined her career.

by Anonymousreply 301/06/2012

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...

by Anonymousreply 401/06/2012

R4, very controlling and made it a pain in the ass to work with her.

Example at link.

by Anonymousreply 501/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 701/07/2012

r5 interesting link, did not know as well her parents where ex porn stars. Odd!

by Anonymousreply 801/07/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2012

r10, really? Who the heck was she going to play?

by Anonymousreply 1101/07/2012

Not R10, but she was going to play Tammy Metzler. Which would have been awesome, because the actress they got was terrible.

by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2012

Thora would have been great with Christina.

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2012

I meant Reese.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2012

I love Thora as Enid in Ghost World!

by Anonymousreply 1501/08/2012

Didn't she hook up with Francis Ford Coppola for a while?

by Anonymousreply 1601/08/2012

[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".

by Anonymousreply 1701/08/2012

Such a shame none of the actresses in American Beauty experienced any success after the film.

by Anonymousreply 1801/08/2012

Sorry that should have been BIG pictures for the day although she did do some ladies.

by Anonymousreply 1901/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2001/08/2012

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???

by Anonymousreply 2101/08/2012

Why he sounds like a regular Svenjolly!

by Anonymousreply 2201/08/2012

She also was the baby on Day by Day.

by Anonymousreply 2303/25/2012

I don't believe this is really Thora Birch here. What proof do you have?

by Anonymousreply 2403/26/2012

will she ever make a comeback?

by Anonymousreply 2507/08/2012


by Anonymousreply 2607/08/2012

dont be so pessimistic!

i am rulin for her!

by Anonymousreply 2707/08/2012

She was in the "Dungeons and Dragons" movie which was a huge turd.

Loved her in "Ghost World". Cute, hot lips, huge tits.

by Anonymousreply 2807/08/2012

R24 Will a link to my unverified twitter account suffice?

by Anonymousreply 2907/08/2012

She looked better plump than thin.

by Anonymousreply 3007/08/2012

Loved you in 'Paradise' Thora. You and Elijah were such cute kids.

by Anonymousreply 3107/08/2012

Apparently her creepy porny father sunk her career, and now she's got no career but is still stuck with the creepy porny father.

Poor girl.

by Anonymousreply 3207/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3309/13/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3409/13/2012

Hocus Pocus!

by Anonymousreply 3509/13/2012

She was cute when she played Jack Ryan's daughter, but that's been a few decades now.

by Anonymousreply 3609/13/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3709/13/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3811/19/2012

When did Thora Birch make a movie with Scarlett Johannson and Keira Knightley, let alone have top billing over them?

by Anonymousreply 3911/19/2012

Of course she had top billing over Scarjo in Ghost World, but....

by Anonymousreply 4011/19/2012

Wasn't she in that bomb "Dracula" that closed after one week, last year?

by Anonymousreply 4111/19/2012

I wonder how GW would have been if Thora played Becky and ScarJo played Enid.

by Anonymousreply 4211/19/2012


by Anonymousreply 4301/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4401/25/2013

Thora, you ruined American Beauty. You were terrible in it! Not right for the part.

by Anonymousreply 4501/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4601/25/2013
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