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Mira Sorvino - Five Fave Roles


“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!”


“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.”

by Anonymousreply 8002/13/2013

I'm surprised you were able to find five you like.

by Anonymousreply 109/09/2012


by Anonymousreply 209/09/2012

I've never heard of three of those movies.

by Anonymousreply 309/09/2012

I know people hate this movie but I love Mimic and I found her effective in it.

by Anonymousreply 409/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 509/09/2012

I adore Mira! Hmmm, ok i'll write my 5 favourite Mira Sorvino roles. Here they are...:

Mighty Aphrodite

Summer of Sam

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

The Grey Zone

Attack on Leningrad

by Anonymousreply 612/18/2012

She was also very noticeable in 'Beautiful Girls' and in 'Wise Girls'. She made the different again.

by Anonymousreply 712/18/2012

* the difference

Post for Mira Sorvino bitches!

by Anonymousreply 812/18/2012

She gets screwed over by every man she is with. Tarantino treated her like dirt.

by Anonymousreply 912/18/2012

Make it go away...

by Anonymousreply 1012/18/2012

What do you mean he treated her like dirt? What he did to her that was so dirty?

by Anonymousreply 1112/18/2012

Mira with her family

by Anonymousreply 1212/18/2012

Her hubby was a waiter when they met. She seems very down to earth. For a moment, ten years ago, it looked like she would turn into another Gwyneth, but she didn't.

by Anonymousreply 1312/18/2012

I think thy have 5 kids. Husband looks high in that pic.

by Anonymousreply 1412/18/2012

She was also abused by none other than Oliver Martinez.

by Anonymousreply 1512/18/2012

Mira is Mira and Gwyneth is Gwyneth. They are very different actually.

by Anonymousreply 1612/18/2012

I thought she, like her father, was considered an impossible egotist, and that no one liked working with her.

by Anonymousreply 1712/18/2012

She is hot and good. I wish she could be more happy...

by Anonymousreply 1812/18/2012

"Human Trafficking" was intense.

by Anonymousreply 1912/18/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2012/18/2012

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...

by Anonymousreply 2112/18/2012

Really? Was she ever a stuck-up bitch? Strange, it doesn't seem so. She seems so nice actually.

by Anonymousreply 2212/18/2012

Have you seen her more recent movies 'The Presence', or 'Multiply Sarcasms'.

Were they good...?

by Anonymousreply 2312/18/2012

You have to see it R21. Or I will return to this thread and make you feel bad for not doing so.

by Anonymousreply 2412/18/2012

R25 you will do well. Make me feel...

by Anonymousreply 2512/18/2012

i love her and thought she deserved her Oscar. So there.

by Anonymousreply 2612/18/2012

I certainly like her. She has something in her that i find very appealing and not annoying.

by Anonymousreply 2712/18/2012

R24 = insufferable

by Anonymousreply 2812/18/2012

No...R24 maybe is sweet, are you sweet R28?


by Anonymousreply 2912/18/2012

Mira Sorvino enjoyed a bike ride through Malibu with her daughter, Mattea Backus.

by Anonymousreply 3012/18/2012

Having dried my tears, I will cop to being insufferable only on occasion R28.

by Anonymousreply 3112/18/2012

Didn't she used to have a wonky eye? How did she get that fixed?

by Anonymousreply 3212/18/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 3312/18/2012

She used to be on Guiding Light

by Anonymousreply 3412/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3512/18/2012

She's having nostalgia about when she actually had a career!

by Anonymousreply 3612/18/2012

What? No "MIMIC"?

by Anonymousreply 3712/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3812/18/2012

Why is she reminiscing like some grand old dame of the cinema?

by Anonymousreply 3912/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4012/19/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4512/20/2012

Oh dear. The JanBot has been usurped by the MirBot.

by Anonymousreply 4712/20/2012

Mira is an interesting person, you know that?

by Anonymousreply 4912/20/2012

She was in my favorite episode of Will and Grace.

by Anonymousreply 5301/05/2013

Wait, she won an Oscar? Wow, I guess winning an Oscar really doesn't translate into future film success.

by Anonymousreply 5401/06/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5501/06/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5601/06/2013

R57/R58 Then you're on the wrong site sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 5901/06/2013

I recently saw 'Like Dandelion Dust' with her. It was a good movie and i liked a Mira in this film too

by Anonymousreply 6101/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6201/17/2013

I like the star on her chest

by Anonymousreply 6301/17/2013

R62 you wrote 'She insulted the TV industry by comparing Series TV as a Prison sentence. And saying she would never do a TV series EVER.'

I don't see the insult anywhere, it was just an opinion.

by Anonymousreply 6401/17/2013

One of the most undeserving-of-an-Oscar performances ever.

by Anonymousreply 6501/17/2013

R65 Shut the fuck up meanie. You are full of shit again.

by Anonymousreply 6601/17/2013

R65 do you think Joan Allen for Nixon should have won instead?

by Anonymousreply 6701/17/2013

And if you say anything mean about me my dad will have a goombah break your legs.

by Anonymousreply 6801/17/2013

She was very good in 'Mighty Aphrodite'


by Anonymousreply 6901/17/2013

She is a GOOOOOOOOD actress


by Anonymousreply 7001/17/2013

No, I think Mare Winningham shoud have won for "Georgia" (with Joan Allen a close second).

by Anonymousreply 7101/17/2013

TV IS a prison sentence in that an actor runs the risk of a lengthy commitment and becoming typecasted. But it's where the good roles are nowadays, especially for women.

by Anonymousreply 7201/18/2013

I'm tired

by Anonymousreply 7301/19/2013

Respect Mira!

She is so fuckin' good and peculiar.

by Anonymousreply 7402/11/2013

How can you doubt about Mira Sorvino's acting abilities? Have you seen this woman in 'The Grey Zone'?

by Anonymousreply 7502/11/2013

I haven't seen this new movie of hers, but the plot seems very interesting.

by Anonymousreply 7602/11/2013

She can play both drama and comedy because she is a really good actress.

Don't forget that people. You hear me?


by Anonymousreply 7702/11/2013

[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:

by Anonymousreply 7802/11/2013

I've only seen her in one movie (Romy and Michelle's HS Reunion) and she sucked in it.

by Anonymousreply 7902/11/2013

R79, i wonder how can you possibly say that? She was very good at it actually and that movie was a real fun.

by Anonymousreply 8002/13/2013
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