July 20, 2010

30 Days of Anjelica

This is based on a Tumblr meme several tumbleblogs are featuring - oddly enough also about Anjelica (or not oddly considering I'm following them) - in which you choose your favorite actor or actress and then answer a question a day regarding them for thirty days. I choose Anjelica Huston.

DAY ONE: ALL TIME FAVORITE ROLE


After a lot of internal debate I'm going to go with my gut instinct on this one and choose Lilly Dillon in The Grifters. I could easily have chosen Morticia from The Addams Family (because she owned Morticia) but there's something about The Grifters... something about her portrayal of Lilly... that tough-as-nails brashness, the vulnerable fear in the unforgettable oranges scene, the unapologetic clawing for survival... Lilly Dillon was a tour de force for Anjelica and a performance I never tire of. Ever.

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