An Academy Award winner who was nominated 3 times for the Oscar in 4 years ........an Emmy nominee too.......
She's 46 now and I think could take the mantle of the most famous Spanish born actress (ever?) - you could see her aging into some great 50+ roles too I think ......so how do you rank her overall? How about with actresses of her age group?
How do you think she's seen as an actress - she's in that difficult position of course of a big star in the US even though English is not her primary language (12 Goya Awards nomination, 3 wins) and of course she's beautiful too which of course played a big part in her rise to stardom.
Overrated. I think she has one truly great performance (Volver), but the rest of her work is either adequate-but-nothing-special, or just straight-up bad (and I include her Oscar win in the latter category).
Post by urbanpatrician on Sept 24, 2020 18:49:18 GMT
The Spanish Cameron Diaz with one great moment to her name..... Volver. I still see her as Tom Cruise's boink in Vanilla Sky, and that young Latina in All the Pretty Horses. That being said, she shed her celebrity image in Volver and looked like her path to Hollywood was starting to look brighter, but I don't remember her making much noise shortly after. I haven't seen those films with 3000 votes on IMDB, so I can't use those to judge her.
Post by avnermoriarti on Sept 24, 2020 20:30:30 GMT
I was about to say underrated but then you listed all her accolades and looking back, her post-oscar career has been prolific and diverse, she has work with plenty of a-list directors , but her work with Almodovar will always be special. I would't say she's an all-timer or on the same league as Cotillard/Winselt ( same generation ) but from the very beginning it was obvious she had the talent and radiant beauty captured by the camera ( Jamón Jamón, Belle Epoque, Open Your Eyes ).
PS. Don't know if more know about this but this is from the late 80's, she was 15, first thing she ever did and apparently Bigas Luna wrote her a part based on this.
'There's a terror in knowing what the world is about'