I just wanted to talk about two actors that have amazed me this week.
Firstly, Adrien Brody.
Sure, I enjoyed his work in King Kong and Predators, but in The Pianist, he is incredible. I am fascinated by actors, because I wonder how they know their facial expressions will be right for a scene. Brody has the perfect expressions in every scene, and portrays oppression, poverty, hunger and desperation to perfection.
I remember him winning his Oscar for this role, and I revisited his acceptance speech and then put it here, because the last part brought me to tears.
Secondly, I have to highlight Angelina Jolie.
Yes, she is a strange one, and we know she's beautiful and too thin and has Brad Pitt, and a collection of children. But I cannot deny that her skills in action movies are untouchable! I remember seeing her in Tomb Raider, and thinking this is the type of role usually played by a man, but she is so cool, and calm, that the movie becomes more effective because of her. I am in awe of her physical skills, and I do think she is one of the most beautiful, bewitching women in Hollywood.
I have just reviewed two of these idols' films at my other blog A Choc Top and Me, so pop on over if you want to find out what these films are like.