Movie Monday #12 – Best of the Best

21.08.2011

Challenge #12: Who is your favourite actor and why?

One of my favourite actresses of all time is Jane Fonda who initially didn’t intend to follow her famous father’s footsteps into show business. Luckily she did because Ms. Fonda is one of the most original and versatile actresses in film history. She can do comedy and drama and excel in both. Any Wednesday (1966), the most annoying play ever turned in to a film, is worth watching thanks to Ms. Fonda. Most of her films are of better quality than AW, thank goodness!  Ms. Fonda and Robert Redford both shine in Barefoot in the Park (1967) which is a film adaptation of Neil Simon’s comedy. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) and Klute (1971) proved once and for all that Ms. Fonda can also do dramatic roles.

Ms. Fonda isn’t just a wonderful actress. She is a feminist icon who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and take a stand. Her autobiography, My Life So Far, is probably the most insightful and inspiring ever written.

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