My current Top 5

My current Top 5

8/28/2015

Best Actress Ranking - Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
12. Glenda Jackson in Women in Love (1970)
13. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
14. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
15. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
16. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
17. Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)
18. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
19. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
20. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
21. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)

22. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
23. Diane Keaton in Marvin's Room (1996)
24. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
25. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
26. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
27. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

7/23/2015

Best Actress Ranking - Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
12. Glenda Jackson in Women in Love (1970)
13. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
14. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
15. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
16. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
17. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
18. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
19. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
20. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)

21. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
22. Diane Keaton in Marvin's Room (1996)
23. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
24. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
25. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
26. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

6/20/2015

Best Actress Ranking - Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
12. Glenda Jackson in Women in Love (1970)
13. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
14. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
15. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
16. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
17. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
18. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
19. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
20. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)

21. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
22. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
23. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
24. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
25. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

5/07/2015

Best Actress Ranking - Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
12. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
13. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
14. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
15. Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
16. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
17. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
18. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
19. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
20. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)

21. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
22. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
23. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
24. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

4/25/2015

Best Actress Ranking - Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
12. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
13. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
14. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
15. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
16. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
17. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
18. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
19. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
20. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  

21. Shirley MacLaine in The Turning Point (1977)
22. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
23. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

4/15/2015

Best Actress Ranking...Update!

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)
12. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
13. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
14. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
15. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
16. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
17. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
18. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
19. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
20. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  

21. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
22. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

3/30/2015

My Best Actress Ranking...Update

Here is a new update. The newly added performance is highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
12. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
13. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
14. Meryl Streep in One True Thing (1998)
15. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
16. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
17. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
18. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
19. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
20. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)

21. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

3/21/2015

My Best Actress ranking so far...Update!

Here is my first update. New performances will always be highlighted in bold. 

1. Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
2. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
3. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
4. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
5. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
6. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
7. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
8. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
9. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
10. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)

11. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
12. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
13. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
14. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
15. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
16. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
17. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
18. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
19. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
20. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

3/17/2015

My ranking of Best Actress so far...

Yes, I am not dead! :)

Well, I have told you a thousand times that I don't feel like writing reviews and that has not changed - but I still aim to one day rank all Best Actress nominees. So, I decided that I will simply update my ranking whenever I get the chance. As you will see below, I started completely new. I will add new performances in a random order. So, this is how my ranking looks like at the moment (as I said, I always pick the next performance based on what I feel like...):

1. Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard (1950)
2. Olivia de Havilland in The Heiress (1949)
3. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate (1967)
4. Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927-1928)   
5. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
6. Edith Evans in The Whisperers (1967)
7. Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)
8. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
9. Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941)
10. Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
11. Shelley Winters in A Place in the Sun (1951)
12. Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
13. Katharine Hepburn in Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)
14. Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 
15. Jennifer Jones in Love Letters (1945)
16. Ellen Burstyn in Same Time, Next Year (1978)
17. Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949)  
18. Irene Dunne in Cimarron (1930-1931)
19. Diana Wynyard in Cavalcade (1932-1933)

12/30/2014

R.I.P. Luise...

What a sad day...Luise Rainer has passed away at the age of 104. May she rest in peace.

I don't think that I need to say anything else. I didn't know her personally, I only saw her work in a handful of movies she made before she left Hollywood again but I truly admired her. There is something about her that just made me love her and there is a reason why I judge performances with "Luises"...

And even though the occassion is very sad, I might as well use this post for a quick update. I know I haven't posted anything in ages but I am currently just not in the mood to write any reviews. I am at the moment re-watching and re-ranking the Best Actress nominees but I am soooo slow - seriously, it takes me weeks to put a new performance into the ranking, I am just not able to decide. So, everything is very slow here but I am certain that at one point I will start to write again...

Oh, but if you want to see something of me, then go over to the amazing blog http://afistfuloffilms.blogspot.de/ where I am part of the panel that judges all the two-time Best Actress winners.