Directors Rate your top ten contemporary actresses!

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  1. SteveGon

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    Rate your top ten contemporary actresses using the following criteria:

    Acting ability - one to four stars
    Screen presence - one to four stars
    Looks - one to four stars
    Willing to get naked - [​IMG] or [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here's mine:

    Emmanuelle Beart: ***[​IMG]/****/****/ [​IMG]
    Cate Blanchett: ****/****/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Naomi Watts: ***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/****/ [​IMG]
    Nicole Kidman: ****/***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG]
    Julianne Moore: ****/***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG]
    Winona Ryder: ***[​IMG]/***/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Julia Stiles: ***/***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Juliette Binoche: ***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG]
    Natascha McElhone: ***/***/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG]
    Maggie Gyllenhaal: ***/***[​IMG]/***[​IMG]/ [​IMG]
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

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    Julianne Moore **** / *** / ***[​IMG] / [​IMG]
    Nicole Kidman **** / **** / **** / [​IMG]
    Jodie Foster **** / **** / ***[​IMG]/ [​IMG]
    Kathy Bates **** / ****/ *[​IMG] / [​IMG] Because she is willing to take it off [​IMG]
    Leelee Sobieski ***[​IMG] / *** / ***[​IMG] / ??
    Cate Blanchett **** / **** / **** / [​IMG]
    Kate Winslet ***[​IMG] / ***[​IMG] / **** / [​IMG]
    Frances McDormand **** / *** / **[​IMG] / ??
    Gwyneth Paltrow ***[​IMG] / **** / ***[​IMG] / ??
    Holly Hunter **** / **** / ***[​IMG] / [​IMG]
     
  3. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    My top ten might look something like this, I say might because there are a few actresses that I regret not listing.

    Tilda Swinton ****/****/***
    Nicole Kidman ****/****/****
    Julianne Moore ****/***/****
    Cate Blanchett ****/****/****
    Juliette Binoche ****/***/****
    Emily Watson ****/***/***
    Helena Bonham Carter ****/****/***
    Emma Thompson ****/***/***
    Holly Hunter ****/***/***
    Catherine Keener ****/****/***

    - Walter.
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Re: Tilda Swinton. [​IMG]

    Ask me this question tomorrow and she probably would have made my list. I also like Holly Hunter (though she hasn't done much of late), Catherine Keener, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jodie Foster.

    BTW, didn't Foster do a brief topless scene in Nell?
     
  5. MartinTeller

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    Skipping the ratings and the sexist nonsense, here's 10 whose acting talent I've admired in recent works:

    Emily Watson
    Julianne Moore
    Audrey Tatou
    Allyson Hannigan
    Frances McDormand
    Emma Watson (very good for a child actor, IMO)
    Bjork (who has claimed she'll never act again, but I hope she changes her mind)
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Nicole Kidman
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Cate Blanchett /****/****/****
    Catherine Keener /***1/2/***1/2/***1/2
    Julianne Moore /****/***1/2/***1/2
    Nicole Kidman /****/***1/2/****
    Holly Hunter /****/***/***1/2
    Helena Bonham Carter /***1/2/***/***1/2
    Julia Stiles /***/***/****
    Tilda Swinton /****/***1/2/***1/2
    Jennifer Connelly /***/***/****
    Juliette Binoche /***1/2/***1/2/***1/2

    I'm sure you guys know who gets nekkid and who doesn't. [​IMG]
     
  8. Brook K

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    Brian, I guess you haven't seen Laurel Canyon re:Frances McDormand?

    Emily Watson
    Catherine Deneuve
    Julianne Moore
    Nicole Kidman
    Juliette Binoche
    Maggie Cheung
    Holly Hunter
    Charlotte Rampling
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Cate Blanchett
     
  9. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Lead Actor

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    Love:
    Jodie Foster 4+'s
    Cate Blanchett 4's
    Frances McDormand 4 / 4 / 3
    Kate Winslet 4 / 3.5 / 4
    Emma Thompson 4 / 4 / 3.5

    Like muchly:
    Angela Bassett 4's
    Michelle Yeoh 3 / 4 / 3.5
    Nicole Kidman 3.5 / 3 / 4
    Jennifer Connelly 3 / 3 / 4
    Sigourney Weaver 4 / 4+ / 3

    They are all immensely talented and beautiful

    But Jodie is my special crush.

    Take care,
    Chuck
     
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    Ten posts and no Gong Li... [​IMG]
     
  12. SteveGon

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    Well, Gong would be in my top twenty... [​IMG]
     
  13. Brook K

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    I meant because you ?? the nudity for Frances, Brian. I don't remember when it happens, but she pulls up her shirt while in the recording studio.

    Gong Li would be in my top 10, but its a case of out of sight out of mind. I haven't seen her in a movie since The Emperor and The Assassin a couple of years ago and her name didn't pop into my head when I made the list.
     
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    Sophie Marceau, please!

    [​IMG]

    ***[​IMG] / **** / **** / [​IMG]
     
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    Diane Lane
    Frances McDormand
    Charlotte Rampling

    (I'm more into actors. )

    I will skip the sexist nonsense as well. [​IMG]
     
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  17. Walter Kittel

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    Off topic, but speaking of actresses -

    On Sept. 23rd, Allison Ander's Gas Food Lodging will be released on DVD. It features a trio of fine performances by Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, and Fairuza Balk.

    - Walter.
     
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    Julianne Moore 4/4/3.5/[​IMG]
    Anna Paquin 3/3/4(I think shes adorable)/[​IMG] (So far.Supposedly filmed a topless scene for 25th Hour)
    Cate Blanchett 4/4/3/[​IMG]
    Kate Winslet 4/4/3/[​IMG]
    Zooey Deschanel 3.5/3.5/4/[​IMG]
    Naomi Watts 4/4/4/[​IMG]
    Natascha McElhone 3.5/4/3.5/[​IMG]
    Nicole Kidman 4/4/3.5/[​IMG]
    Sherilyn Fenn 3/3/4+/[​IMG]
    Jennifer Connelly 4/4/2.5(Was 4+++++years ago)/[​IMG]

    Also like:Julie Delpy,Sophie Marceau,Meg Ryan (Who will appear nude in her next film),Kristen Thomas Scott,Diane Lane and Frances McDormand

    Theres quick shot of Frances McD walking through a doorway completely nude in Short Cuts (Youd need to pause it).
     
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