Mostly this week's Battle was about my desire to find a way to include one of these babes in a week's competition. I'm deciding to call it the Unique Beauties Battle because they are all women working in the acting business who don't fit into a preconceived stereotype that the industry loves to pigeonhole women into. At the same time, I suppose I could have called it the Strange Sounds Battle because they all have distinctive and oft times strange voices. But eh...
I like her. I understand that there are many people out there who love to tear down Maggie Gyllenhaal, even to state with heterosexual pride that her brother is still cuter than she is, but I like her. I find her fearless in the acting that she does, whether this is prompted by the fact that she doesn't have the most traditional of beautiful visages. I can understand Maggie not being someone's choice of spank bank material, but I don't understand when people are adverse to her presence in film altogether.
She had me at "My biological clock's ticking like THIS!" Without fail, I will never turn the channel away when MY COUSIN VINNY is on, even though the film as a whole is pretty lackluster. I will grit my teeth and wait until Mona Lisa is interviewed in the courtroom. Marisa Tomei has bouts of utter breathtaking sexiness to the neurotic beauty which compels men to bang their heads against a wall and/or threaten to choke a bitch. I am never bored by anything that this woman does.
Winona, how the years have not been kind to you. That in no way refers to how gorgeous you still are at the tender age of 39. You're still as busty and elfishly gorgeous as you've always been. But damn it, why aren't those A list projects coming your way? (Save being cast as Spock's mom, which SO doesn't count. Although I'm dying to see what becomes of you in BLACK SWAN.) Granted, the cool thing about searching you out in the indies is that you've picked some of the more interesting ones out there and rocked them (THE LAST WORD, SEX & DEATH 101 and THE DARWIN AWARDS are all fantastic). What can I say? I'm a Wino Forever kind of gal.
Who's your Unique Beauty pick?
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