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May 04 2017

Today's Four: Send Keira your ♥︎...

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Four Showbiz Anniversaries to Inspire You Today (May 4th)

Keira's wedding day

2013Happy 4th anniversary to Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton,married on this day in the South of France.Their daughter turns 2 this summer.Keira reprises her star-making role this summer inPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

In honor of this anniversary today: Declare your love for Keira Knightley to a friend!Do they already know she makes you swoon?

2010Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets her star on the Walk of Fame.They have to rush to fix the star because her name was spelled wrong ("Julia Luis Dreyfus").She quipped:

The misspelling was so perfectly apt,a great metaphor for show business.Right when you think you've made it,you get knocked down!

In honor of this anniversary today: Get back up!

1944Gaslightstarring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer opens in theaters.The film is the debut of a teenage Angela Lansbury who goes on to a phenomenal career that includes big screen (3 Oscar noms & an Honorary),small screen (18 Emmy nominations),and the stage (5 Tony Awards)

In its honor today: If you've been feeling like you've already peaked just think on Lansbury today.So many acts in that career.There's more left in you to give!

1929Audrey Hepburn born in Belgium.

In her honor today: do "classy"and "graceful"at every opportunity.

Do these things and report back!

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I always find it mind-boggling that an actress so associated with "late blooming career"is one of the youngest actors to reach two Oscar nominations...

Never mind that crazy run of 4 Tony Wins for Best Actress In A Musical during the 60s and 70s...

May 4,2017 | Unregistered Commenterkermit_the_frog

Loving the positivity in these posts!

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

I love Keira Knightley.I hope we get a crop of ingenues as good as her and Scarlett (and the others who popped up around '03) soon.

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterHayden

Speaking of Keira,is Begin Again the most rewatchable movie in the last 10 years?Every time it's on,my wife and I plop down and watch the whole thing.

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterBen

@ Hayden - Amen!!

@ Ben - Sing Street is infinitely rewatchable as well,so maybe John Carney is carving up a fine niche for himself?

Keira can be pretty amazing and she's not easy to pin down as an actress.She could have had a completely different,mainstream career and chose instead a much more challenging path.I dig her risk taking and her choice of diverse projects,even though results have been mixed.She's become a much more accomplished and divisive perforner than I'd ever figure she would she first time I noticed her,in Bend it Like Backham.Plus she would have been my pick on that dire 2005 Best Actress line-up.

Audrey Hepburn is a favorite also,and a much better actress than usually given credit.She's one those starts whose legend has grown to have a life of its own and whose image has become iconic independently from the work,but when you parse through her movies there is a lot of there there.It would be wonderful to have an Audrey Hepburn retrospective,like we had for Katharine Hepburn.

JLD is a hoot.I love her almost as much as the Emmys do (no one can match the TV Academy in JLD fandom,me thinks).The fact that the Globes have not awarded her work in Veep gives me a bit of second hand embarrassment.They did give her a nom for that gorgeous Enough Said performance,so I can't be too mad at them!:)

I need to watch Gaslight.I've heard conflicting opinions on its quality and whether it withstood the test of time,so now the only remedy is to see it for myself!

Random: the title says "Today's Five",but then there are only four things to discuss!=P

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen Sandiego

This post is just what I needed today as I was feeling a bit down.Angela Lansbury to guide us all!

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Carmen --- OOPs.fixed.There was a fifth but I deleted it at the last second because I couldn't get verification.

Kermit -- excellent point on Lansbury's rep versus her actual career

May 4,2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Carmen—I agree with you about JLD.

The Emmys can't help it—Veep is thoroughly unrivaled.It's the only comedy on television that's just as potent and captivating as the best dramas on TV.It's unfortunate there's not a wave of shows operating on Veep's level.

Critics like to build up shows like Jane the Virgin,Blackish,Kimmy Schmidt and Crazy Ex Girlfriend but those are high school drama club productions next to Veep.People often mistake their unique representational value with quality.I'm glad those shows exist but they can't touch Veep.

Glancing at the Emmy history for Outstanding Comedy Series,it's amazing how rare truly important/exceptional TV comedies are.You get maybe three or four every decade?Seems like there are triple or quadruple as many outstanding drama series right now.

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterHayden

I think Audrey Hepburn's type of movie star has been harder to replicate than any other kind of stardom.Maybe it's just our times,but that kind of bearing,class,actressing ability,and "good works"just doesn't seem to happen anymore.People like Cate Blanchett get close,but does anyone really want to BE her?

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Hollywood

Keira's Pride and Prejudice is one of the sturdiest,most rewatchable films I've ever seen.Totally lives up as an adaptation but flavors in its own things and god,isn't everyone just spectacular in it?

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

Love Keira Knightley,she's got style,beauty,and guts.Glad to hear I'm not the only one
re-watching Pride and Prejudice and Begin Again.I hope you caught the Love Actually sequel
done for Comic Relief.
A nice post,thanks for giving me such a lift.

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Hear,hear on all of these lovely ladies.Am I the only one who admires Knightley's performance in A Dangerous Method?It's a *very* tricky part,and she may overplay it at times,but her lakeside confession near the end had me in tears.No one can hold a candle to Hepburn's star turn in Roman Holiday (or Lansbury's chilling performance in The Manchurian Candidate).

May 4,2017 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

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