20 March 2013 11:10 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Glenn Close's birthday was yesterday, and I won't let it pass without a fight. Glenn Close's birthday will not be ignored, Dan.

To celebrate the gifted and seismically commanding actress' 66th birthday, I thought we'd rank her five best roles to date and fight about it in the comments. Here we go.

5. Reversal of Fortune

First of all, the idea of Glenn Close narrating a movie is like a magical absinthe dream. Employing the aristocratic, self-consciously demure voice she used to overdub Andie MacDowell in Greystoke, Glenn Close becomes the voice and conscience behind Reversal of Fortune, the 1990 film adaptation of Alan Dershowitz's look inside the Von Bulow murder case. Look at this scene in which she starts to spill some rage on her weirdo husband. Those eyes! Those pounding fists! Though Jeremy Irons walked off with an Oscar for his role as Claus, Close surely warranted »

- virtel

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