Some of you know about a couple of very important women in my life–Kate Beckinsale and Emily Blunt. By “in my life” I mean they have no idea who I am.
Well, it’s Underworld weekend, and I am going to see the film ASAP. My friend should be here any minute. I’ve been waiting for, oh, two and half years. I feel that now is a good time to give some other ladies a bit of attention before I see Kate as the lovely death dealer she is and promptly forget about everyone else for a long time.
While I never intended to hurt anybody with so much Beckinsale adoration it’s come to my attention* that I may have been hurtful to my other three favorite actresses who round out the eduClaytion top 5, a prestigious list often whispered about during Hollywood soirees and such.
I don’t have some ranking system from 1-5 or anything because I don’t think it’s appropriate to objectify chicks and stuff. But I will say that Kate and Emily are on top. Here are my three other favorite actresses.
Diane has always brought something a little different to my list, mostly being blonde.
We first met back in 2004, the year she soared into stardom with her roles in Troy and National Treasure, two of my favorite movies of the decade. Who else could play the role of Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships? It’s funny to think about now, but I even went and saw Wicker Park for her that same year. Oh how we still laugh about that.
The so-so Copying Beethoven had to hold us over until Kruger reprised her role as Abigail Chase in National Treasure 2. Kruger was already firmly entrenched on my list before she went full smite on me with Inglourious Basterds in 2009 and then added Unknown in 2011 for good measure.
Like I say, I don’t rank women, but she comes in third.
I’m sure the recent ascension of Emily Blunt has been especially hard on Jolie or “Ang” as I like to call her. After all, we’ve been together now for over a decade, long enough at least that the paparazzi doesn’t make waves over us anymore these days. No woman has ever stayed on my list longer than AJ.
Many gems to pick from. The Bone Collector, Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and just when I thought the AJ train might be slowing down she goes and drops SALT on us. To that I say number four.
We have a newcomer. It’s time for Yvonne Strahovski to take her place on my list. If you don’t know, she plays Sarah Walker in the fab TV show Chuck. The only thing missing from the Aussie’s repertoire so far has been movie roles. Then she got herself into a recent film called Killer Elite starring Jason Statham and the one and only Robert DeNiro.
Now I understand that my Australian mate Christian is going to say that he saw Yvonne first and has nationality dibs or something. Well, she’s only #5 on my list so I’m only claiming American dibs.
Some of you might be thinking that my list is shallow and this is somehow all about looks. Not true. There’s a million beauties out there who I wouldn’t share my Skittles with. These ladies are certainly beautiful but they also can act and pick roles in multiple movies I like. And they often can kick some serious booty.
Diane Kruger was missing the gritty girl stuff until Basterds came out. Angelina’s always had it and still crushed it in Salt last year. I liked Kate Beckinsale in Serendipity and she’s the only reason to really watch Pearl Harbor, but when she went Underworld on me the universe shifted.
God help me if Emily Blunt ever goes in that direction. If she starts killing zombies or something I’m liable to go into circulatory shock.
Who is your favorite actress?
*I imagined it.