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Old 03-30-05, 01:50 AM
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Another vote for Natalie Portman in "Leon: The Professional"

I still think this is her strongest work.


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Jason Lee in Mallrats
Jason Lee made Brody unforgettable and Brody made that movie.
Old 03-30-05, 01:54 AM
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Another Natalie Portman vote
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Originally Posted by Cygnet74
Émilie Dequenne Rosetta
I didn't know that was her first performance. It definitely belongs on the list.
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Originally Posted by Daniel-A
Which movies are you refering to? I looked at IMDB but that thing is messed up more than not.
For Anna Paquin, I'd assume he was referring to The Piano - for which she won an oscar.
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Definatly Jason Lee & Natalie Portman...

Honorable mention to Sheri Moon in House of 1000 Corpses.
Old 03-30-05, 05:27 PM
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Jason Lee - Mallrats, just watched it again last night and damn he is great, followed up with another great performance in Chasing Amy.

He really is one of my favorite actors, can watch him in anything, its just sad he doesnt get more roles as I still think he could be a star.
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I am on board with the Bryce Dallas Howard nod.

I was going to say Russel Crowe and Guy Pearce, both from LA Confidential, but it appears both(after a quick imdb check) had done quite a bit before that film. First solidified hit for both of them though.
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Haing S. Ngor, KILLING FIELDS
Jaye Davidson, CRYING GAME
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Old 03-31-05, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Daniel-A
Which movies are you refering to? I looked at IMDB but that thing is messed up more than not.
And Diane Lane in 'A Little Romance' with Sir Laurence Olivier
Old 03-31-05, 12:14 PM
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Another vote for Natalie Portman. Speaking of which, I just watched Closer last night. Wow, she amazes me. She picks such great movies, aside from the new Star Wars movies I love all of her movies.
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I agree with Natalie Portman and Bryce Dallas Howard.

I will also add Dakota Fanning in I AM SAM.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Another vote for Natalie Portman. Speaking of which, I just watched Closer last night. Wow, she amazes me. She picks such great movies, aside from the new Star Wars movies I love all of her movies.
You loved Where the Heart Is, Anywhere But Here, and Garden State?
Old 03-31-05, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
You loved Where the Heart Is, Anywhere But Here, and Garden State?
Wait, you're saying you didn't like Garden State? Nice to meet you. You're the first one I've met that hasn't (though I'm sure there are others).
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Originally Posted by Daniel-A
Wait, you're saying you didn't like Garden State? Nice to meet you. You're the first one I've met that hasn't (though I'm sure there are others).
I didn't dislike it, I hated it. Do a search - there was a thread here a couple of months ago where I posted a link to my (extremely negative) review of it, and at least a few other people agreed with me.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
You loved Where the Heart Is, Anywhere But Here, and Garden State?
Where the Heart Is..wasn't too bad. Didn't love it, didn't hate it.

Anywhere But Here..never saw it.

Garden State..my favorite film of 2004.
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