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WEHT Mena Suvari?

She was the "hot cheerleader" in American Beauty and the show choir cutie in American Beauty, making her the most hyped young actress of 1999.

Her subsequent filmography is filled mostly with stuff that I never heard of.

What happened?

by Anonymousreply 56Last Thursday at 11:18 AM

It's WHET you fat whore!!!!

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

OP, you wrote American Beauty twice instead of American Pie for one of them, but yes, I recall the hype.

I remember watching both and thinking, “Why is this girl getting all the attention? She’s kind of odd looking and not very charismatic.”

And Thora Birch stole American Beauty and Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid and Willow stole American Pie.

She is one of those “It Girls” who turns out to be mistakenly pre-anointed by Hollywood hype machine until someone says, “Stop trying to make Mena Suvari happen!”

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

I am having an off day.

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

I saw her in a hotel lobby once and she is so ugly IRL she looks deformed. Her face looks like a melted rubber baby doll.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

I remember her popping up on Six Feet Under and lezzing our with Claire.

Didn’t she play Nicole Brown Simpson recently?

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

I don't know. I'll ask Thora Birch and Wes Bentley, if I can locate them.

by Anonymousreply 606/28/2020

Wes Bentley has been in some major movies.

Thora is a mess from a messy family. I watched her have a catty standoff with Erika Christensen many years ago when their stars were beginning to fall. It really was like watching two cats size one another up with claws ready to go.

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

Thora Birch was great on the latest season of The Walking Dead (acting mostly alongside Samantha Morton).

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

There are not enough good roles for women. Or for anyone other than a few.

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

Mena was murdered by her ankles. Hollywood doesn't go for cankles. Also, Tori Spelling should have had that part. She WAS sexy. And just as good an actress.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

[quote] I watched her have a catty standoff with Erika Christensen many years ago when their stars were beginning to fall. It really was like watching two cats size one another up with claws ready to go.

R7, more details about this please!

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

[quote] WEHT Mena Suvari?

Kevin Spacey drowned her in a bathtub of roses because she was getting in the way of some Wes Bentley & him alone time.

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

Reese Witherspoon stole Mena's career in the early 2000s. "Legally Blonde", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Walk the Line". Coulda been Mena!

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

R11 There aren’t really any further details to report. It was after an awards show. Thora sent for her car and was waiting, and she came over to my friend and me and asked us what time it was and sighed deeply and said she asked for her car 10 minutes ago—which she did; we watched the whole time. She seemed pretty sweet and was a little chatty. Then she went and stood closer to the door to watch for her car. Erika approached her and kind of circled, and the two of them looked one another up and down and put on hostile-looking fake smiles. It was just a very “real housewives feud” looking interaction. It seemed like they were opposite poles on a magnet repelling one another—or like two cats with bad chemistry.

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

Wes Bentley is on Yellowstone which is basically Succession on a ranch.

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

R15 So it’s Dallas?

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

But without JR

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

R17 The JR is a woman, yes?

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

I just saw her in a fairly recent movie she did called "The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson". It is difficult to exaggerate how bad it is. The actresses playing Faye Resnick and Kris Jenner seem to have wandered off an SNL skit.

But Mena is oddly effective.

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by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

She always reminded me of a young Natalie Schafer.

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by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

R10 You might be onto something. Her entire lower half is weird.

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by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2020

Her character on SFU deserved a swift kick to the cuntbone.

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by Anonymousreply 2206/28/2020

I always confuse Mena Suvari with Mira Sorvino.

by Anonymousreply 2306/29/2020

Besides initials and being blondes, they have nothing in common.

by Anonymousreply 2406/29/2020

Wasn't she rumored to be heavily into BDSM as a sub? I read it here over 10 years ago. She began appearing in pap shots with a shaved head for a while and looked kind of rough. Apparently, it wasn't for a role and she sported it for a while. Maybe her career was derailed for the time she was in such a relationship. Doesn't the control and humiliation extend to other aspects of a subs life?

by Anonymousreply 2506/29/2020

Here's the old thread.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/29/2020

She looked so matronly at the Oscars the year that shitfest American Beauty won.

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by Anonymousreply 2706/29/2020

R27, American Beauty shitfest. Hmmm. Which film should have won that year? The Insider? The Cider House Rules? That was a pretty bad year for films/awards.

by Anonymousreply 2806/29/2020

Wes Bentley has a serious drug problem that derailed his career but got his act together.

I hope Thora got away from her awful parents they derailed her career for at least 15 years.

by Anonymousreply 2906/29/2020

She was also in Loser with Jason Biggs. And I liked the movie Sugar and Spice.

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by Anonymousreply 3006/29/2020

R28 The Insider is great.

Also, 1999 is considered one of the great movie years; there was even a book about it last year. Other movies released that year: Election, Go, The Straight Story, Fight Club, Bringing Out the Dead, The Green Mile, The Limey, Office Space, The Iron Giant, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Magnolia.

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by Anonymousreply 3106/29/2020

I just spent 10 minutes trying to find the SNL clip where she played Aaron Carter but Lorne/SNL is so fucking stingy you can't watch old clips anymore. God he's a prick.

by Anonymousreply 3206/29/2020

Here's a pic anyway. It was hilarious if anyone can find it.

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by Anonymousreply 3306/29/2020

R31, 1999? Meh.

by Anonymousreply 3406/29/2020

Was she one of Harvey's Girls?

by Anonymousreply 3506/29/2020

R35 I don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 3606/29/2020

She shaved her head for the lead role in the 2008 movie Garden of Eden.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/29/2020

American Beauty was a masterpiece.

by Anonymousreply 3806/29/2020

My great uncle thought American Beauty was obscene and immoral and he stormed out of the movie theatre!

And yet he loved Donald Trump.

by Anonymousreply 3906/29/2020

I liked her, but she seemed to fizzle out pretty quickly. It also doesn't help that there aren't a lot of roles for women from sexpot to mother of teenager/college kid. I don't really see Mena as a mom.

by Anonymousreply 4006/29/2020

Except that Mena is not sexy. She didn't even give a performance. She was photographed as an object of that ugly man's lust. She didn't have to do anything. She's resembled a young Nia Vardalos.

Look at Reese Witherspoon's pic upthread. Say what you want, but that girl was a STAR. From the beginning. She's also a very fine actress and YES, she was pretty.

Mena was down the hallway on another floor from being a Harvey Girl. Choices never got that unattractive for him until recently.

by Anonymousreply 4106/29/2020

R33, that skit was indeed hysterical. I've not seen it in years, but I remember it being funny now that you mentioned it. You have a good memory!

I think Mena's main issue was taking most any role that was offered to her. Granted, the teenage gross out films were huge at the time (let's not pretend 'American Pie' was Shakespeare). It was easy money, but at the same time, she could've been more selective after 'American Beauty' (even if she had a contract for the 'American Pie' sequels...those kids made bank for those). She's not a bad actress, and looks just different enough to not've been pigeonholed into the blonde startlet curse like Tara Reid or Heather Graham.

by Anonymousreply 4206/29/2020

Heather Graham is an acting genius compared to Mena Suvlaki. And much more attractive.

by Anonymousreply 4306/29/2020

I know people laughed at the 50s kitsch, but I thought Mira Sorvino looked spectacular at the Oscars that year she was nominated, I remember there was a red carpet interview with her father and he actually got a catch in her throat because he was so proud of her. She looked so much better than Gwyneth looked a few years later for HER oscar win.

by Anonymousreply 4406/29/2020

R43 Sorvino has always dressed beautifully and I'll never understand why she isn't considered one of the Hollywood fashion icons like Goop is. Though she did make People's "Best Dressed" list in 1997.

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by Anonymousreply 4506/29/2020

This is why, R45.

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by Anonymousreply 4606/29/2020

Erika Christensen and Julia Stiles both had fat faces and monotone voices. I think Stiles' career lasted longer because she was willing to fuck black guys in her films.

The fat face monotone came back in style with Jennifer Lawrence.

What will the 2020s hold?

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by Anonymousreply 4706/29/2020

Erika Christensen and Julia Stiles both had fat faces and monotone voices. I think Stiles' career lasted longer because she was willing to fuck black guys in her films.

The fat face monotone came back in style with Jennifer Lawrence.

What will the 2020s hold?

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by Anonymousreply 4806/29/2020

Erika is proudly defensive of her cult.

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by Anonymousreply 4906/29/2020

R46 I was gonna ask if Weinstein controlled the fashion press, but looking back, a lot of Harvey Girls did get covers/magazine spreads. I also remember a truly terrible insert for Levi's khakis featuring only Harvey Girls. It was right after those Gap swing ads and every company pushed their khakis.

by Anonymousreply 5006/29/2020

R50 Harvey Weinstein was the producer of Project Runway. He had models who fucked him cast on the show, in addition to his wife, The Gorgeously Complicit Georgina Chapman. So yes.

by Anonymousreply 5106/29/2020

[quote]Mena was down the hallway on another floor from being a Harvey Girl.

Oh, don't even!

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by Anonymousreply 5206/29/2020

Mena is 41 and on her third husband. Maybe she's trying to make this one work.

by Anonymousreply 5306/29/2020

Her first husband was way older than her.

by Anonymousreply 5406/29/2020

R49. Ew. Brainwashed and delusional freak.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Thursday at 7:23 AM

[quote] saw her in a hotel lobby once and she is so ugly IRL she looks deformed. Her face looks like a melted rubber baby doll.

That was Helen Hunt

by Anonymousreply 56Last Thursday at 11:18 AM
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