I believe that on some occasions that certainly may have been true, particularly if I am only interested in the actor from a pervy perspective. Hey, don't judge me, I am human, I know a super hot actor when I see one, but the super hot actors (Michael Fassbender you know that I am talking about you!) aren't always in great movies, in fact they are often cast in pretty shitty movies quite a lot. I almost walked out of Assassin's Creed (almost) and if Fassbender hadn't been shirtless for 70% of that film, I definitely would've left!
However, I digress, what I am trying to say is that the actors that really have me riveted to my seat during a film are actually not the 'hot' ones, they are the ones that have the most stage presence. The actors that I feel an emotional connection to when they are on screen are the actors that I want to see more of, and there are quite a few of them that I just can't get enough of.
Here is my list of the top ten best actors (that I just can't get enough of) who are still on screen at the moment.
1. Michael Shannon: He always plays such a nasty bad guy and such a sweet good guy, I just love his intensity so much.
First love moment: the good advice older brother in Mud.
Favourite Shannon role: the creepy weirdo in Bug.
2. Kate Winslet: She is a gorgeous creature and a super talent. I adore her British accent and her advocacy of 'less photoshop more realism' for famous women.
First love moment: Hugging a deshevilled and red dress clad Harvey Keitel in the back of a ute in Holy Smoke.
Favorite Winslet role: Her confused gorgeousness in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
3. Mahershala Ali: I can not look away when this man is on screen, he just demands attention and I am happy to give it to him.
First love moment: The unlikely drug dealing father figure in Moonlight.
Favourite Ali role: The uptight pianist in Green Book.
4. Olivia Colman: I loved her way back when she was Sophie in Peep Show, and she has just gone from strength to strength since then.
First love moment: The achingly damaged charity shop worker in Tyrannosaur.
Favourite Colman role: The clueless queen in The Favourite.
5. Sarah Paulson: Paulson is easily the one of the best things about AHS and one of the reasons that I am so hooked on the series. I adore her beauty and her unwavering commitment to non-conformity and self empowerment for women.
First love moment: Tortured and enduring wife of Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave.
Favourite Paulson role: Gorgeous ex-love of Mark Duplass in Blue Jay.
6. Timothee Chalamet: Okay, I admit he is young and gorgeous, but he is also extremely talented and he has so much range for such a young actor. That chiselled face, I cannot look away and I don't want to!
First love moment: His first love summer in Call Me By Your Name.
Favourite Chalamet role: His heartbreaking drug addicted arse in Beautiful Boy.
7. Sam Rockwell: So much swag and talent in such a small guy. He is insidious, he is in absolutely everything and does all genres well; he is always terrific.
First love moment: His solo space-capades in Moon.
Favourite Rockwell role: The racist, angry and volatile cop in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
8. Octavia Spencer: Charming, this women is so damn charming and her smile makes me feel so happy. She is super talent and an inspiration to plus sized women everywhere.
First love moment: 'Eat my Shit' Minny in The Help.
Favourite Spencer role: Brilliant African American NASA lady in Hidden Figures.
9. Amy Adams: Why is this woman not drowning in accolades? She is clearly one of the best actresses of her generation, she can do no wrong in mind.
First love moment: Gorgeous double crossing grifter in American Hustle.
Favourite Adams role: Alien conversationalist in Arrival.
10. Paul Dano: Recently blew my mind in Escape at Dannemora, Dano always brings something memorable and noteworthy to the screen.
First love moment: Dealing with Daniel Day Lewis' milkshake rant in There Will be Blood.
Favourite Dano role: Love inventor in Ruby Sparks.
Who are your favourite actors? Leave your comments below, I'd love to know who you love to watch.
Release Date: 2014
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 112 mins
It is so unsettling to watch people being forcibly removed from their homes when the bank decides to foreclose. This bold movie from Ramin Bahrani doesn't sugar coat the realities of tying yourself to a home loan during a boom period, only to suffer the consequences when the market nose dives again. It is the reality of this movie that it makes it so harrowing and difficult to watch, but also so deeply poignant.
Unemployed and down on his luck tradie Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his family home along with his son and mother (Laura Dern). Ruthless real estate broker Rick Carver (Michael Shannon) offers Nash a job after he repossesses his home, and gives him the chance to gain his family home back, but the stakes are high.
Tremendously well cast, this movie is passionately delivered. Michael Shannon never falls short on a script and has rapidly become one of my favourite actors, and it is easy to see why with films like this.
FINAL SAY: America doesn't bail out losers.
3.5 Chilli Peppers