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Charlotte Rampling - So Lovely and So Repellant

Did she deliberately choose these weird roles or did she make them darker with her presence?

Georgy Girl The Damned The Night Porter The Swimming Pool 45 Years

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by Anonymousreply 11717 hours ago

Well the roles were quite dark to begin with. So I suppose they had to cast an actress with a bit of an edge. I mean, they couldn't exactly cast Goldie Hawn in The Night Porter.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 7:22 PM

Most actors radiate one specific persona. Hers just happens to be a cold decadence.

Whether that’s anything like her true personality is a different story... but apparently producers got something from her vibe that they sensed would serve certain roles. So that’s what she was hired for.

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by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 7:33 PM

I love her. She's done some cool movies.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 7:48 PM

I can see The Swimming Pool being a much warmer and humorous film without her creepy, crepy and cold presence. In 45 Years she was so stringy and pathetic it unbalanced the film, the point of which was that Tom Courtney had used her all those years.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 7:50 PM

Getting a whiff of Lauren Bacall in R2's photo, although I can't see Miss Bacall ever appearing in so revealing an outfit.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 8:23 PM

R5, now that you mention it I can see Bacall bringing warmth to every one of Rampling's roles.

But in 45 Years, Julie Christie would have been great and the viewer would have wanted to strangle Tom Courtney's character, stringing her along all those years.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 9:08 PM

Mr. Interlocutor: "Do you like Charlotte Rampling?"

Mr. Bones: "I don't know, I've never seen her rample."

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 9:12 PM

[quote]r5 Getting a whiff of Lauren Bacall in [R2]'s photo, although I can't see Miss Bacall ever appearing in so revealing an outfit.

"Farewell, My Lovely" (1975)

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Thursday at 7:03 PM
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by Anonymousreply 9Last Thursday at 7:05 PM

I love the fact that she takes risks. She does a lot of dark movies. And she's not super famous. So she can walk down the street and have a normal life. She's an actor not a celebrity. I just think she's brilliant. And she is strikingly beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Thursday at 7:49 PM

OP thinks Meryl and Tom hanks are interesting actors.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Thursday at 8:39 PM

R11, where are you getting that? I just don't think Charlotte Rampling is very watchable. You do, that's cool.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 8:57 PM

At the [bold]32:00 mark[/bold] here, she talks about having no interest in plastic surgery. She wants to watch her own aging process, and stay authentic.

I imagine she'll have to have her upper lids reduced at some point, so she can still see...but if for nothing else, I love her for that.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 9:18 PM

The themes of The Night Porter repel me, so I won't watch that, but otherwise I'll watch anything she's in. When she was young, she had an otherwordly beauty, and she's allowed that magnificent face to age gracefully. My favorite actress.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 9:23 PM

"The Night Porter" really isn't a very good movie, so you're not missing much.

It's amazing they could take such a salacious subject and render it quite dull.

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by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 9:38 PM

I loved The Night Porter. Truly an excellent albeit misunderstood masterpiece.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Thursday at 10:10 PM

These sisters have had the same heavy upper eyelid all along—

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by Anonymousreply 17Last Thursday at 11:10 PM

Angel Heart, Swimming Pool, and Orca!

All pretty much dark roles, but it works for her.

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by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 12:08 AM

She had an affair with an ape in one of her films.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 12:50 AM

She also said that maybe those black actors didn't deserve a nomination or weren't good enough to be nominated when 'Oscars So White' first came up. I lover her!

by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 1:04 AM

Don't mention Spike Lee to her.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 1:08 AM

^ why? What happened between them?

by Anonymousreply 22Last Friday at 1:10 AM

Rampling was the least interesting element in a VERY sexy Italian movie!

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 1:25 AM

Rampling is a lot more watchable than Lois Chiles.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Friday at 3:18 AM

She's a goddess. I won't permit nasty snark about her!!!

Seriously, she's divine. Even in a dumb movie like SPY GAME she brings such sophistication and slyness to her 5 minutes on screen.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 3:27 AM

I love those crazy pics Juergen Teller took of her. Here she is playing the piano, with a man presenting his hole on top of it...That must have been a fun photoshoot.

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 3:35 AM

And even when she's made up to look like an aging whore waiting for her next customer, there's something classy and aristocratic about her.

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by Anonymousreply 27Last Friday at 3:37 AM

I'm watching The Night Porter today and so excited about it- at the very least, it will challenge me and get me out of my self involved funk. I love datalounge. You always introduce something interesting into my world.

And I do find Rampling aristocratic, haunting and lovely. Cheekbones.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Friday at 4:18 AM

[quote]Seriously, she's divine. Even in a dumb movie like SPY GAME she brings such sophistication and slyness to her 5 minutes on screen.

Funnily enough I was looking at her list of credits and saw Spy Game and even though her part was small I remembered her role.

But as others have said, she isn't the warmest of actors. Haughty to be polite, cunty to be less polite.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Friday at 4:25 AM

Don't neglect "Max, Mon Amour" (1986). She fucks a chimpanzee in that one.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 4:39 AM

I love her in LONDON SPY. (I get the sense that the role was not exactly a stretch for her. She's like that character in real life).

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 4:43 AM

I saw her enter a Parisian boutique, 15+ years ago. She is beautiful (radiant, even!) in real life. More beautiful than on film or photograph, and actually warmer. Very beautiful woman. Not very tall.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 4:51 AM

R26 That's probably Juergen Teller himself presenting hole...

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 4:52 AM

The first movie I saw her in was "The Verdict," with Paul Newman. She was mesmerizing in it, and I've been a big fan of hers ever since.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 5:01 AM

R34. One of my all-time favorite scenes. Paul Newman finds out how she has betrayed him. He walks into a bar and decks her. She got exactly what she deserved. BTW I am a frau.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Friday at 5:21 AM

R35, I, too, really like that scene. I love the way she waves off a guy who is going to help her because she knows she deserved what she just got. I also love the scene where she's receiving her bribe from James Mason's attorney. You can tell that she just hates herself for what she's doing.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 5:27 AM

I love her in the "Dune" trailer. Cold. Aristocratic. Frightening.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Friday at 5:35 AM

Rampling has complete mastery of her voice in that Dune trailer. Timothee - well, it's pretty bad vocal affectation.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Friday at 5:43 AM

[quote]And she's not super famous. So she can walk down the street and have a normal life. She's an actor not a celebrity

She's a huge star in her adopted homeland, France. Has modelled for big labels and been on countless magazine covers for decades.

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by Anonymousreply 39Last Friday at 6:29 AM

That was a good movie. My favourite scene is still the nurse's deposition.

Are we going to mention Bruce Willis as an extra in one of the court scenes?

by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 7:30 AM

R40, "Who were these people?! I wanted to be a nurse!"

Wow, I've seen the movie a couple times and didn't know that Willis was an extra!

by Anonymousreply 41Last Friday at 8:13 AM

Her face is now repugnant A little cosmetic surgery would be appreciated.

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Friday at 9:15 AM

Your BUTT is repugnant!

by Anonymousreply 43Last Friday at 9:16 AM

Okay, good comments. I actually liked her in The Night Porter and loved The Verdict.

But she's a cold piece of goods and if she's a racist besides, I'm not surprised. She has the face for it and could easily star in films made from Flannery O'Conner's stories about southern racist dames.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Friday at 9:24 AM

I think she’s tremendous

by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 11:58 AM

She was perfectly cast in RED SPARROW as the hardened head of the facility, teaching the Sparrows on how to use their sexuality on targets. I half expected her to get down to her knickers still at her age.

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by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 12:08 PM

I adore these European actresses who have no fucks to give. They've made lots of movies--good , bad, and indifferent--so just SHUT UP. She's busy working on her next film, which may be with Adam Sandler or with Jean-Luc Godard.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Friday at 12:29 PM

R48 I agree. Who else do you love? There are a lot of actresses, who are distinctly European and whose aura is not emulated by most Hollywood actresses.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Friday at 12:38 PM

R49: Isabella Adjani, Sophie Marceau, Maruschka Detmers, the late Sylvia Kristel, Liv Ullmann, Fanny Ardant... the list goes on.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Friday at 12:42 PM

Julie Christie has literally devoted her life to causes: animals, politics, international justice orgs, and lives in a little cottage in England somewhere. She was smoking hot, a good actress (one Oscar and several nominations), knew enough to kick Beaty to the curb, and still looks pretty good. Never said a bad word about her co-stars and ran from Hollywood like it was Hades. She is someone I admire.

Rampling seems to be a self-absorbed, self-satisfied pain in the ass; watch the documentary about her and see if after two painful hours you don't agree.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Friday at 12:47 PM

Love her

by Anonymousreply 52Last Friday at 1:10 PM

"Her face is now repugnant A little cosmetic surgery would be appreciated. "

Your face is repellent, Rampling's is interesting! She's still photogenic, still elegant and charismatic, still awesome.d

She's been a sterling character actress for the last few decades, it'd be nice if someone gave her a goo leading role, but well. They don't make whole films about chilly elegant bitches do they. One of her better supporting roles was in "Wings of the Dove", as the heroine's aunt and guardian who tells the heroine she has no options but to marry for money. as Auntie can't afford to support her forever. You can tell she's wishing she could just sell the girl to the highest bidder.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Friday at 1:10 PM

[quote]r44 she's a cold piece of goods

She is good in roles like that. She has a few scenes in my favorite movie, "The Wings of the Dove", as Helena Bonham Carter's rigid aunt.

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by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 1:13 PM

That house in the English countryside her "London Spy" character lived in! What a find. And her scenes with Ben Whishaw, who played her vanished son's lover, were fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Friday at 1:13 PM

R41 Ah I wanted to write those lines and that harrowing moment but then felt I might be thrown out of this forum! But, yes! I was about 16 when I saw this, and it dawned on me that there were people who could ruin other people's lives, just to cover up for themselves. I was terrified there and then and decided work life was not for me.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Friday at 1:21 PM

R51 agree with your post on most counts - probably all, even, except I don't know Christie's career that well. What a face!

by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 1:24 PM

There's also a youtube of it - Bruce W is sitting on the right of the picture, second row facing the camera (pretty close to the background, you can't see him all that well).

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by Anonymousreply 58Last Friday at 1:28 PM

Emergency plastic surgery!

by Anonymousreply 59Last Friday at 1:35 PM

[quote]r56 I was terrified there and then and decided work life was not for me.

So, did you marry someone rich ... or move under a bridge?

by Anonymousreply 60Last Friday at 1:38 PM

I lived under a bridge for about 10 years, then married someone rich. Thank you for asking.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Friday at 1:44 PM

She did nudies.


by Anonymousreply 62Last Friday at 1:48 PM

Well I watched it.

Wow. Who wants to talk about The Night Porter? Think that being raised a millennial with modern third wave feminism, the relationship is more palatable out of the ... concentration camp context. So it's not as jarring as it would have been in 74/75. But I guess my takeaway (and I'm always wrong) is that he's insane and drove her insane and they just belong together; and somehow it's oddly ... sweet? But again, only in the "whack job - no rules- tradition is dead" milieu of modern sexual relationships.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Friday at 2:09 PM

Charlotte & Helen Mirren were very receptive to nude scenes on stage & in films, so they got a lot of work in the 60s & early 70s, before it was very common.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Friday at 2:19 PM

R63, your interpretation seems as good as any. He was evil but had a passion for her, she was traumatized and trauma-bonded to him? The scene where he gave her the head of the guy she hated made my skin crawl--I have to admit her expression was perfect.

It's a horror film, but no worse than Son of Saul or even Sophie's Choice. Some people thought it should never have been made.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Friday at 2:32 PM

retroactive spoiler alert / /

by Anonymousreply 66Last Friday at 2:33 PM

Helen Mirren is a Goddess and a bright and lovely individual unlike know...

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by Anonymousreply 67Last Friday at 2:38 PM

Imagine a time when Charlotte Rampling would appear on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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by Anonymousreply 68Last Friday at 2:43 PM

"But I guess my takeaway (and I'm always wrong) is that he's insane and drove her insane and they just belong together"

R63, I saw the film many years ago, and wouldn't watch it again. Real life is bad enough, why would I watch more awfulness as entertainment now?

Anyway, my takeaway from the film was... the effects of long-term traumatic abuse. Like a person being raised by a parent who is physically, mentally, and sexually abusive, and who tries to get away and make a life for themselves… and who ends up being dragged back to the abusive home and completely broken. There's no love there, just abuse and insanity, and the abuser breaking the abused the point where they accept the abusers belief that surrendering to abuse means love.

I think you're very naïve, R63. Expressions of love doesn't mean that the relationship is monstrously abusive, in fact, many abusive relationships include expressions of love or actual feelings of love. That doesn't make them okay in any respect.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Friday at 3:41 PM

I wonder if she and that other Parisian ex-pat, Jane Birkin, get together and compare notes as well as their public reputation and Marianne Faithfull.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Friday at 7:27 PM

Let's be frank.

She's OK at the centre of attention looking like a Sphinx in artfully-posed model shots.

But her sad anemic face and anorexic body compares poorly when seen in a ensemble cast. We first saw her in 'Georgy Girl' with three likeable well-rounded characters and there she was, a foul-mouthed sliver of angry camel spit walking away off at the side.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Friday at 7:52 PM

Another good film of hers was Heading South, about female sex tourists in Haiti.

And she was heartbreaking in The Damned.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 9:43 PM

There are some tremendous anglo ones too r49 r50 like Rampling, Glenda Jackson. Vanessa Redgrave, Judy Davis, Julie Christie,

by Anonymousreply 73Last Saturday at 5:12 AM

R73, love all those, too.

What's your favorite Vanessa film? I read her "memoir" and it was hardly about HER, it was about all her causes. Not a bad word about anyone she worked with. Not one.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Saturday at 3:42 PM

Dear R74, we are answering your question in the correct place—

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by Anonymousreply 75Last Saturday at 4:24 PM

"One of her better supporting roles was in 'Wings of the Dove'"

Just watched it last night, and I'd forgotten what an absolute FEAST for the eyes it is (Mary!). Maybe more so than any other other film I've ever seen (with the possible exception of The Age of Innocence).

by Anonymousreply 76Last Saturday at 4:33 PM

Thank you R75, I'm there now.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Saturday at 4:41 PM

[quote]r58 One of her better supporting roles was in 'Wings of the Dove'"

[quote]r76 Just watched it last night, and I'd forgotten what an absolute FEAST for the eyes it is (Mary!). Maybe more so than any other film I've ever seen (with the possible exception of The Age of Innocence).

An amazing thing about that film is I started our really liking Helena Bonham Carter's character, and felt bad about her thwarted romance, her impending poverty, etc. But then about a third of the way through, as the machinations go into motion, I was like, "Um, I don't think I really like this person very much!"

When we watch movies, we're always so primed to like the hero/heroine, and it was quite a brilliant move for the story to subvert that. How well do we really know people? And aren't we all a complex mixture of things?

I should read the book - but to tell the truth I've never enjoyed Henry James' prose. I barely made it through "The Bostonians". He's just a tad too pleased with himself, assuming the reader is hanging on his every word... even if it means going on for page after page to make one point. The way he wrote was to lie on a couch and rattle off the words to his secretary/scribe (called an "amanuensis"). Well, that's what the words sound like - rambling.

Religious fantaticism ran in his family, so I guess he thought being lectured/sermonized for hours was fine.

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by Anonymousreply 78Last Saturday at 6:58 PM

Now that I think about it... her chilly, decadent, twisted persona rather reminds me of... Patsy Stone!

Only that sort of person done very seriously, not for laughs.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Saturday at 7:42 PM

CR is a captivating, incandescent, intelligent, rebellious goddess. She has an absolutely hypnotic presence in every film. That voice, that accent. Exquisite. What she has, all the others couldn't spell.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Saturday at 8:32 PM

When I first saw her years ago in The Verdict and other films, I found her to be so striking. Absolutely riveting in looks. Didn't see her for years and then I saw her in the Spy Game and didn't recognize her at first with her wrinkly face and crepey skin.

I almost never think women look better with facial treatment either fillers or surgery, but her smoking has turned her eyes into slits. She really needs to get rid of some excess skin there or something. She's kept her shape and doesn't have fish lips or any of that nonsense. So a very judicial amount of something and maybe a peel and moisturizing could make a difference. If Sharon Stone really has had some facial work, Rampling could certainly benefit from a consultation with her dermatologist.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Saturday at 9:21 PM

Sharon Stone has definitely had some work done. Her jawline is too tight and her forehead too smooth for a normal woman of sixty-two, not to mention the unnatural lack of eye bags and sags. However, what work she's had is subtle and natural-looking, and she's allowed a reasonable number of wrinkles to come in and the figure to soften a little, and she looks like a beautiful and glamorous mature woman. She's done it right, aged rather better than nature intended, one who takes good care of herself rather than making the mistake of clinging to her youth.

Charlotte Rampling looks like a woman in her mid-seventies who's lived a very interesting life, and who doesn't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks. It works for her.

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by Anonymousreply 82Last Saturday at 10:00 PM

I'm glad I didn't see Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling in 'Farewell, My Lovely'.

They both look like they're suffering with Narcolepsy and I would have fallen asleep before the 95 minute movie was over.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Saturday at 10:08 PM

Charlotte Rampling has appeared in movies but she's not a real actress.

Her only visible emotion is narcolepsy. And she can't do theatre; she attempted it once at a small theatre in Paris and half the audience complained they couldn't hear a word.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Saturday at 11:44 PM

"I'm glad I didn't see Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling in 'Farewell, My Lovely'."

Then you missed the butch lesbian beating the crap out of Mitchum. OK, I may be remembering that wrong, it's been 45 years, but I'm pretty sure that happened.

Unfortunately, like all other evil homos in 70s movies, she is violently killed.

But I was on Team Butch.

Oh, Charlotte Rampling. You disappoint me. I don't why I still get disappointed to find out some old white actor is racist. But I do.

She was on an episode of The Avengers (60s UK show).

Completely baby faced. Such a surprise to see her so young.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Sunday at 12:08 AM

Charlotte Rampling on the proposed boycott for the 2016 Academy Awards—

"It is racist to whites," she said. "One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list," she added.

The interviewer then asked if the Academy should introduce quotas, to which she responded: "Why classify people?

These days everyone is more or less accepted ... People will always say: 'Him, he's less handsome'; 'Him, he's too black'; 'He is too white' ... someone will always be saying 'You are too' (this or that) ... But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?"

by Anonymousreply 86Last Sunday at 12:55 AM

R86 What she says is not wrong though. I think it was also lost in translation. She did that interview in French after all. And newsflash for y'all Americans, most Europeans do not have an interest in American racial politics.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Sunday at 1:24 AM

I agree wth you, GGG.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Sunday at 1:56 AM

R22 Refer to R86 - This did not go do with Spike as you can imagine. I remember in the press at one point Charlotte Rampling responded to Spike Lee's outrage with something like 'bloody Spike Lee'.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Sunday at 2:03 AM

She's especially cuntalicious in THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (2017).

I love her.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Sunday at 5:02 AM

She was very Maggie Thatcher in Paris By Night (1989). Well worth tracking down. She didn't play Thatcher was a character no doubt inspired by her.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Sunday at 5:10 AM

I met her son at a dinner party in the Hollywood Hills many years ago. He was55555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555ffffffffffffff44444who shared my interest the in the poet Arthur Rimbaud

by Anonymousreply 92Last Sunday at 9:04 AM

Sorry, but you don't get THAT FACE from being a nice person for 60 years. Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck aged but he didn't have that kind of mug. If I met her I'd be a bit scared and very certain she was thinking crap about me no matter how "gracious" she pretended to be.

What she said showed that she is angered by blacks finally getting some attention and respect. Why not show a little "class" and just say nothing about it?

by Anonymousreply 93Last Sunday at 9:06 AM

R92, are you having a stroke?

by Anonymousreply 94Last Sunday at 9:14 AM

Is there any question that all the awards are under pressure to nominate and choose minorities overriding questions of quality? For the record, I don't disagree because "quality" is a very subjective concept anyway, but I'm just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Sunday at 10:46 AM

Exactly R95, quality is objective and for millenia the white and the (straight, btw) patriarchy have decided that anything that's not about them is just not quality. Anything that pushes back against that is good, I think. Ms. Rampling disagrees and that's her prerogative.

by Anonymousreply 96Last Sunday at 11:06 AM

[quote]R93 Sorry, but you don't get THAT FACE from being a nice person for 60 years.

It’s interesting you think someone’s physical appearance is who they are.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Sunday at 11:07 AM

Sorry, R97, that may have sounded like trolling.

No, I know people age differently. I have resting-bitch face myself lately and it may get worse due to hatred of those running the country. Please watch the documentary Rampling cooperated with--that's what made me feel my admiration of her might be misplaced.

I judge people by how they treat me and others, I hope. I am a bit obsessed with beauty, but this is DL, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 98Last Sunday at 12:07 PM

Come on, it's never been like she pretended to be a socialist or an advocate for civil rights. She's always shown exactly who she was - that people choose to see that as "edgy", that's their problem. And then they'll complain about Tilda Swinton.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Sunday at 12:58 PM

Anybody that complains that any system here on Earth is "racist against whites" is quite plainly showing their true colours. Come on. Show me any social system that is "racist toward whites". I'd love to see it.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Sunday at 1:00 PM

Actors should act and nothing more. I am so annoyed by actors who see themselves as activists such as Patricia Arquette. She is a good actress, but having causes does not make a compelling actor. Just shut up and act, nothing more.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Sunday at 1:01 PM

[quote]Actors should act and nothing more. I am so annoyed by actors who see themselves as activists such as Patricia Arquette. She is a good actress, but having causes does not make a compelling actor. Just shut up and act, nothing more.

But they are people who live in this world and as such, have opinions and their own worldview and are free to voice their views. You are free to ignore them.

by Anonymousreply 102Last Sunday at 1:03 PM

R102 That is absolutely alright, but a glaring example are acceptance speeches. To me it feels they just broadcast popular beliefs anyway, so it some nice blabbering about 'equality' and 'justice', but nothing gets done about it anyway. It's virtue signalling.

Joaquin Phoenix' speech was very out of place in that regard. What does veganism have to do with his role as the Joker??

by Anonymousreply 103Last Sunday at 1:05 PM

Actors are desperate for intellectual respect.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Sunday at 1:47 PM

Being smart isn't a requisite for an actor.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Sunday at 1:57 PM

R105 Rampling isn't an actor. She is a photographic model.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Sunday at 2:04 PM

R13’s photo makes her look like Golda Meir.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Sunday at 2:24 PM

"She [who cares] is a good actress, but having causes does not make a compelling actor. Just shut up and act, nothing more. "

Worse, actors don't make compelling spokespeople for causes or candidate. What the fucking fuck kind of idiot votes for somebody or supports some cause because of a fucking actor? They're all self-absorbed idiots or monsters who are desperate for publicity and the chance to be taken seriously for once!

Of course they're citizens and free to support whatever causes they like and say whatever they want to the public... but it doesn't help them vanish into a character, I don't think it does the causes a lot of good, and it sure as hell doesn't get sensible people to take them seriously.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Sunday at 8:11 PM

Capote said intelligent people make bad actors.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Sunday at 8:24 PM

That’s just because he himself was awful in MURDER BY DEATH

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by Anonymousreply 110Last Sunday at 9:50 PM

R109 We need to know if Capote meant real actors with real skills who appear in stage. Or whether he meant models like Rampling or Monroe who merely stand in front of a camera lens.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Sunday at 10:13 PM

She supported Nicolas Sarkozy, so is quite right wing by French standards.

Who are the people who keep referring to her, even after a 50-year career in cinema, as a 'model'?

Rampling has worked with great European directors from Luchino Visconti, Liliana Cavani and Patrice Chéreau to François Ozon, Laurent Cantet, Claude Lelouch, Gianni Amelio, Bille August and Lars von Trier and American directors from Sidney Lumet to Woody Allen to Todd Solondz.

[quote]She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honours List for her services to acting and United Kingdom-French cultural relations.

[quote]Winner of a Honorary Cesar from the French Academy of Cinema in recognition of her work (2001).

[quote]Member of 'Official Competition' jury at the 29th Cannes International Film Festival in 1976.

[quote]President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival in 2006.

[quote]Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.

She gave one of the best performances of that year in '45 Years.'

by Anonymousreply 112Last Sunday at 10:31 PM

I was like 12 when I saw The Damned on cable - my first exposure to weird foreign films. Weirdest fucking movie I've ever seen. Been obsessed with Helmut Berger ever since

by Anonymousreply 113Last Sunday at 10:50 PM

"Who are the people who keep referring to her, even after a 50-year career in cinema, as a 'model'? "

I think you meant "person", because there's always some jealous bitch who can't stand to see anyone else praised.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Sunday at 11:27 PM

The trouble with actors, is that if they team up with good enough writers and directors, they become the face for ideas that they never came up with, and it's the actors that are interviewed, etc, spewing their own thoughts - which aren't always brilliant.

As someone else said, the piano didn't write the concerto.

There are exceptions, of course.

by Anonymousreply 115Yesterday at 2:48 AM

R40 The Verdict is one of my favorite movies but we always laugh at that “I wanted to be a nurse” delivery; its so OTT and out of place in a movie that (thankfully, unlike most courtroom dramas) is so good precisely because it avoids those traps.

That was the first movie I ever saw her in and I think “attractive yet repellant” is actually the perfect description of her. And I’m not for slapping women but damn that bitch deserved it!

by Anonymousreply 116Yesterday at 2:56 AM

Are all things/people unequivocally worthy of praise? Do I have to like C.R. because you do? That's a weird way to run the universe.

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