My current Top 5

My current Top 5

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)

6 comments:

Fisti said...

Hey Fritz! Love me some Julie Andrews. Glad to see her rank here. Hope all is well. I've missed hearing from you!

Fritz said...

Hey, thanks a lot! Yes, all is well. I am actually not lazy - the plain cold fact is that it took me the last two weeks to determine Julie's place. Yes, it really takes ages for me to decide. I need to re-watch and compare a couple of times before I can finally decide, that's why it takes me so long. This time, deciding between Bette in Little Foxes and Julie in Sound of Music almost drove me mad. But at the end, I am satisfied with my placements but I just need a while to get there. :)

GM said...

The Sound of Music grew on you? I remember you not being a great fan of the film.

Fritz said...

The film itself actually grew on me a little bit but I always thought that Julie Andrews was better than the movie and actually did a great job with what she was given.

Allen said...

it has been forever since I've seen The Sound of Music, but having said that, I would personally go for Andrews over Bette in Foxes :D

Fritz said...

lol, I thought about giving Andrews the edge for quite a while but in the end Bette won :)