No doubt most of this weekend (and probably a few weekends to come) will be all about ROGUE ONE. While STAR WARS gets much of the hype, us gamers have been waiting with just as much interest to see how the long in the works movie adaptation of the Assassin's Creed series of games will turn out. Next week finally answers this question. While certainly different from the game in some ways, the trailers suggest this movie has enough of the game's vibe about it to please all but the most hardcore AC fans. Things become even more encouraging when considering the movie's top notch cast, which includes elegantly sexy French hottie Marion Cotillard. She's been classing up joints for years now. But how does she fair in our hottie class?
I don't know what it is about some French women, but they do seem to stand out in this category. Somehow they managed to develop a beauty gene no one else has figured out yet. This might be why so much of their contributions to the history of pretty faces, especially on the big screen, is as substantial as it is. Marion has a place of honor among that lot. She's almost too pretty for some of the roles she's taken over the years. Hard edge content just doesn't seem to suit a face like Marion's. Those in need of an angel or a mythical goddess of beauty, she is definitely your go to actress.
I've been drooling over Marion's boobs for longer than most people this side of the pond. I recall watching one of her first roles in the French TV movie Chloé sometime around the mid-90s. She was a revelation then in more ways than one. While obviously beautiful, she was also so sublimely put together as to be painful to look at - like a bright ray of sunshine on a summer afternoon. Since then Marion has allowed us many a fine view of her boobs in various movies. Sure, those boobs might not be as perky and perfect as they once were, there's still enough there to please any boob fan.
Being critical about any part of Marion's body is a half-hearted endeavor for me. I can name all sorts of women I'd be far more content to run down in an evaluation like this. Granted, Marion's ass isn't bulging with an excess of booty flesh. But not so little that it effects her overall goodness. Even if her ass is the understated kind, it earns itself decent marks just by being Marion's ass.
Now probably isn't the time to do an evaluation of Marion's current state of fitness. Not with her being knocked up and about ready to pop. I give her credit for managing to pull something like that off in her early 40s, but if we're going to discuss what Marion is capable of in the overall body area, you gotta go back a bit. There's a reason why so many of her roles have involved frequently generous amounts of nudity. Girl is really good at being sans clothing. Hopefully one day she'll find her way back to that state. But even if she doesn't, we'll always have the memories.
Like I said above, I've been watching Marion in things for some time now. And being as beautiful as she is, her roles throughout the years have usually been heavily slanted toward sympathetic protagonists. I can see why. It's a challenge to make angel faces into demons. Fortunately Christopher Nolan took up that challenge and a few others with INCEPTION. That's about the time everything went haywire with my perceptions of Marion. She was truly disturbing in that movie in a malevolent, almost demonic way. Scenes like the one below cast her in a whole new light for me. I don't think I've ever thought of Marion quite the same way since. I'm glad for that. Otherwise her playing the amiable angel face all the time might have gotten boring. Having a little range is always a good thing.
Marion tends to keep off the radar when not appearing in or promoting something. She isn't the sort to smear herself all over the tabloids, nor is she prone to behavior which might get noticed by that lot. I respect her for this. She keeps her dignity, despite her industry's fascination with exploiting their bread and butter in the media. This recent controversy with her and Brad Pitt supposedly having a thing was the first time I've heard of her cast in a bad light. Of course there's no proof anything happened there, but what does the media need of proof. Marion might not be the most ebullient or outgoing star out there, but when compared to the alternative, her reserved approach to fame becomes positively refreshing.
Check out our previous Hottie Report Cards...
"A" Students: Salma Hayek, Jennifer Aniston, Paula Patton, Gemma Arterton, Amber Heard, Lacey Chabert, Jaimie Alexander, Gillian Jacobs, Natalie Dormer, Amy Adams, Alison Brie, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Brook, Kate Mara, Eva Green, Carla Gugino, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Upton, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Olivia Munn, Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson, Olga Kurylenko, Olivia Wilde, Kaley Cuoco, Hayley Atwell, Lauren Cohan, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Victoria Justice, Maria Menounos, Mila Kunis, Rosamund Pike, Margot Robbie, Nina Agdal, Shailene Woodley, Amanda Seyfried, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Alba, Ashley Greene, Charlotte McKinney, Kate Beckinsale, Aly Michalka, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Morena Baccarin, Katy Perry, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hilary Duff, Sara Jean Underwood, Emmy Rossum, Minka Kelly, Emma Stone.
"B" Students: Sandra Bullock, Alice Eve, Jenna Fischer, Lena Headey, Kristen Bell, Anna Kendrick, Cobie Smulders, Rashida Jones, Danielle Harris, Nicole Beharie, Ellie Kemper, Michelle Trachtenberg, Evangeline Lilly, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Hyland, Emily Browning, Imogen Poots, Tina Fey, Karen Gillan, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Banks, Annet Mahendru, Emily Blunt, Emilia Clarke, Moon Bloodgood, Danielle Fishel, Keri Russell, Cameron Diaz, Rachel McAdams, Megan Fox, Aubrey Plaza, Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Monaghan, Adrianne Palicki, Nicole Kidman, Kat Dennings, Keira Knightley, Allison Williams, Jena Malone, Rose Byrne, Maggie Grace, Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller, Jordana Brewster, Felicity Jones, Blake Liveley, Elizabeth Olsen, Reese Witherspoon, Brittany Snow, Jennette McCurdy, Ronda Rousey, Bryce Dallas Howard, Alyssa Milano, Rhona Mitra, Natalie Martinez, Ashley Benson, Elizabeth Gillies, Odette Yustman, Kristen Stewart, Alicia Vikander, Kate Bosworth, Juno Temple, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Bella Thorne, Deborah Ann Woll, Daisy Ridley, Sophie Turner, Emily VanCamp, Selena Gomez, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld, Katharine McPhee, Kate Hudson, Haley Bennett, Gal Gadot, Jessica Biel, Jamie Chung.
"D" Students: Khloe Kardashian.