The Last Three Decades' Really to Relatively Non-US Actresses with Dangerous Talent: Not Only Attractive but also Smart
(the number does not represent "the best" degree, it's just done randomly)
Her totally body-and-soul performance as legendary singer Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose" is definitely unforgettable. I'm glad she's 'leaving' Hollywood with its Glamor & Vine and now more focuses on indie films. Her recent "Rust & Bone" (2012) truly watchable, appreciable, and deserves enthusiastic anticipation. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She's not that pretty and to be honest - her face kinda has that next-door girl quality but nevertheless I personally never grow bored of watching her - both on-screen and off-screen. Critics said she's like the reincarnation of Audrey Hepburn. Well, I don't know, maybe it's a bit too much and I agree that miss Hepburn is absolutely irreplaceable. But suddenly, strangely, there's something about her which at some magical way really reminds me to that of Audrey's indeed: her sweet, cute, and innocent grin.
She has proven not having status quo of staying in the past's one big moment for being Oscar-Best Actress nominee in "An Education" (2009). She impressively jumped from one role to another which were quite contrary. Having watched her in "Drive" and "Shame" last year, it was like I met two different girls with same face.
Undoubtedly, "Never Let Me Go" (2010) was softly, richly, beautifully disturbing drama but stay anticipated for this year's Christmas' "The Great Gatsby". ” - fannyfajaryanto
(Oh man, I'm ready to kill for her.)
Her role as Helen of Troy in "Troy" (2004) is probably the best landmark most people ever noticed about this German-born but a French-based actress but for me, "Pied nus sur les limaces" (Lily Sometimes) (2010) is the bold proof that she's more than just a pretty face.
Maybe it's just me but is it true that one of her best performances: Tarantino's Bridget von Hammersmark (2009) was actually based on Marlene Dietrich?
"Can you Americans speak German and French without sounding stupidly Americanish?" ” - fannyfajaryanto
Some people convincingly said she can't act. That she's more like Sharon Stone from Europe. But for me, only with her rhythmical body gesture and icing look, less words, she's more than just acting. Her performances in "Malena" (2000) and "Irreversible" (2002) were disturbingly affecting and amazing. She's no problem with scenes requiring nudity and depicting violence but it's sad how Hollywood had mistreated her, stereotypically giving her part merely as sex-carnivor or anything alike - see "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003).
She's entering 50 now, but still, nobody could resist her seductive, tempestuous aura. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Definitely not pretty - she's more even like an ordinary white female with deeply pale and melancholic complexion but her look is amazingly majestic and rich, thus, she can embody into any role she preserved.
"Notes on Scandal"
"I'm Not There"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
....need more to prove? ” - fannyfajaryanto
I know some will disagree with this but since this Spaniard beauty left Hollywood and Tom Cruz and Tom Cruise (good job, girl!), she's blisteringly more and more radiant on her own way as rooting on her own native film-productions. Woody Allen once again did a great job on making out the best of his actresses. After Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Tilly (nominated) - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" established her as the first Spanish actress to ever win an Oscar.
She became another reason why I much hate Hollywood:
"Pirates On Stranger Tides (which Swept Away)"
The Policy on Stereotyping Cast.
She is sometimes dull and mediocre, sometimes brilliant and brave but you just can't say that you not love her.. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Though maybe sharing similar background of coming from Eastern Europe part, she's in some respect, better than Milla "zombie-maniac" Jovovich. Her contribution on "Paris, je t'aime" (2006) as a lovely gothic vampir is completely sleek - hilarious and entertaining.
I really like her. She can look sensual and sexy at the same time vulnerable and sweet. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Saying that winning an Oscar do not help her career a lot may sound ungrateful but it's true anyway. She's not any of those Oscar-whining actors who were dragged and drowned into such luxurious roles and first-class facilities in the big-budgeted films. Playing the white witch in the first saga "The Chronicle of Narnia" may last as the only appearance she would make on childish pop films but she never ended up surrendering to struggle. Doing an "Adaptation.", she finally decided to "Burn after Reading".
Really, AMPAS should revise their decision of not including her in the list of Oscar's Best Actress nominees last February for her edgy, enigmatic, exceptional performance in "We Need to Talk about Kevin". ” - fannyfajaryanto
No one can deny that France saves the best cooking recipes in the world. Yet we also cannot deny that the country saves the most beautiful girls with unlikely quality to be found in other parts of the world.
Being one of that sexy femme-fatale Bond-girls, Eva Green is still reaching out her hands, paving her way to be taken seriously in the film industry - a critical acclaimed actress. I do not doubt it but I think not only does her face resemble to Judy Davis and Gabrielle Anwar, but her acting also spark similar impressive tone. ” - fannyfajaryanto
One of the most respected actresses in the world. She may already have succeeded establishing career in Hollywood by being an Oscar-nominated actress, but she remains down-to-earth and accessible to low-budgeted/non-commercial film productions outside US.
I love her every performance. Her breathy, raspy voice always fascinates me. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Most non-Indonesian audience know her as Wayan in Julia Roberts' "Eat Pray Love" (2010) but long before that her conversant works in film has expanded for nearly 40 years. She always added masterful and classy acting also artistic touch to every film she participated in.
If any justice, her performance as Cut Nyak Dien (Indonesian heroine from Aceh during Dutch-colonialism) in biopic "Tjoet Nja' Dhien" (in the form of the old Malayan spelling) (1988) should at least garner her an Oscar nomination. Her portrayal was so strikingly raw, overwhelmingly haunting, and totally amazing.
Hollywood really missed a real talent. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Nothing can be more dangerously sexy than her performance as Lucia in "Sex and Lucia" (2001). Vega successfully stole the whole show from major stars Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni when she appeared as a Latina maid in "Spanglish" (2004). Even director Frank Miller to be said being "stunned" for her wildly sensual aura during the take while filming "The Spirit" (2008). ” - fannyfajaryanto
Let's not forget that she's beauty icon from Asia indeed but if you take a look closer into her characters that richly, solidly well-established from one film to another, you will see that she's not a typical Chinese-descendant actress.
Her performance in "Curse of the Golden Flower" (2006) alongside Chow Yun-Fat and Jay Chou was one of the best performances by Asian actress I've seen for years. You can say she's like the next Anita Mui. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Watching "Atonement" (2007) will provoke the best eerie feeling about teenagers and what's the worst they could do. At very young age, this talented actress has made great progress afterward:
"The Lovely Bones"
She even joined "The Way Back" (2010) major cast to travel to filming locations with contrast climate - from Morocco's arid dessert to a humid country in the Eastern Europe: Bulgaria. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Most people doubted that a beauty-queen really know how to act but this woman can prove that to you. Just watch her performance as Paro in "Devdas" (2002). You will understand that she can "speak" a thousand words only with her eyes. ” - fannyfajaryanto
"Titanic" may remain her biggest-earning film but that's all. Everafter, she clearly went on more "artsy" films with "ballsy" acting.
Take a stroll, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) is apparently everyone's favorite Kate Winslet film. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Skip Megan Fox. I'd rather have this girl on my PC's wallpaper than that brunette sexy-fox with annoying voice. She's maybe not as bold as Keira Knightley but you can still expect she has the quality that would not disappoint you - how she an indigenous Scottish impressively struggled to match to Texas accent in "No Country for Old Men" (2008).
She reminds me a lot to Sally Field. ” - fannyfajaryanto
I can still remember Bonnie Henna from the moment I watched "Catch a Fire" (2006). She's unreasonably good and clearly has distinctive acting skill. Without getting provoked by the domination of fellow stars, Derek Luke and Tim Robbins who are Americans, she was able to pull out her ability at the best level. Simple yet mind-blowing. Out of the questions. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Add Innaritu's "Babel" (2006) to your watchlist - you will see a young Japan-imported actress with real talent. She's for sure nothing like those Gwen Stefani's stupid Harajuku girls nor that Fastly-Furiously car-race maniac Asian chicks with dumb, expressionless mimic. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Her sweetly, motherly face may fool you as to presume her an actress identically linked with motherhood role or such but all are about to change after you watch her performance as a mature woman sexually involved with two coming-age boys in "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (2001). Gasp! ” - fannyfajaryanto
Keira Knightley may monopolize Hollywood's attention on high-profile dramas and blockbuster actions but when it comes to light drama to comedy, have yourself any films with Emily Blunt in it in your catalog.
She has some strange quality (it's a compliment, really). No doubt, her face really that gorgeous but funnily at the same time so foolish.
After Meryl Streep, does anyone agree that she's the best thing ever happened in "The Devil Wears Prada" instead of Anne Hathaway? ” - fannyfajaryanto
Take this Korean actress seriously because she had won prize from Cannes Film Festival 'Best Actress' for her strong, earth-grounded performance in "Secret Sunshine" (2007) among many other prestigious recognitions.
Scared of her talent? You should be. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She's the definition of acting with experience and skill. She has appeared in more than 10 TV-drama series and more than 20 films.
Save your expectation, "Babel" (2006) already became a worldwide checklist. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She's best known as Valentina in "Three Colors: Red" (1994). Her other non-Hollywood films are mostly included in European cinema lovers' must-see list. ” - fannyfajaryanto
In 2008, she played Tom Cruise's anxious wife in Nazi-themed "Valkyrie". Two years previously, she had played a Jewish survivor in another Nazi-themed film, "Black Book".
She's surely a gorgeous actress. ” - fannyfajaryanto
"Sweet and Lowdown"
"Elizabeth: the Golden Age"
are among her best performances. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Her girly look may emphasize a sense of innocence but it's her talent that speaks a lot more: non-choreographical, honest expression in both "Before Sunrise" (1995) and "Before Sunset" (2004) were affectingly both sweet and communicative. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She has won million hearts from all over the world for her cute portrayal as lonely, naive Amelie in "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain" (1999) but "Un Long Dimanche de Fiancailles" (2004) and "Coco avant Chanel" (2009) marked a big departure of her career where she extended her acting ability into a wider range. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She is widely known for raw and personal portrayals.
"I'm Not There", etc.... ” - fannyfajaryanto
That sweet, heart-melting smile always led her to the nice woman roles - lucky for her, it provably secured her an Oscar 'Best Supporting Actress' for her work in Minghella's "The English Patient" (1996). ” - fannyfajaryanto
She's like the UK version of Annette Bening. Exploration on many different ranges of acting - she would jump from role as an affirmative school principal to role as a warmhearted witch-nanny. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She's the best character who made "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) look not only entertaining and funny but also warm and relaxing. ” - fannyfajaryanto
"Pied nus sur les limaces" (2010) is the strong evidence that she can't be be tamed by any decent attitude.
Save her for the unexpected surprises in next decade ahead. ” - fannyfajaryanto
There's no need to say more about this young actress. Along with her senior, Kate Winslet, obviously this decade's UK's brightest film-star triumph belongs to her. ” - fannyfajaryanto
Still remember this beautiful actress? If you don't, here let me help your memory refreshed:
She sparked much controversy for that infamous steamy lesbian sex-scene with Susan Sarandon in "The Hunger" (1983) which had helped the film receiving a "cult-classic" status eversince. ” - fannyfajaryanto
She was Johnny Depp's accomplice-lover in "Blow" (2001) then becoming Matt Damon's hippie-girl, Marie, in "Bourne Identity to Supremacy" but above all - I like her better, stronger character in "Run Lola Run" (1998). ” - fannyfajaryanto
Probably Tarantino was deeply impressed (haunted) by lesbian kiss with much hotness between her and Uma Thurman in "Henry & June" that he finally decided to recruite her as Bruce Willis' cute, naive girlfriend in "Pulp Fiction". ” - fannyfajaryanto
Although the lead female role probably went to Diane Kruger, but still she was the toughest bad-ass chick in "Inglorious Basterds". Playing fair along with Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGreggor, she's also the particular reason why "Beginners" (2010) looks so good and meaningful. She's silent-looking type indeed but you will find depth and warmth in her baby-blue eyes which totally reflect it all. ” - fannyfajaryanto