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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Films, Actors, Actresses


If you ask me about my favourite Hollywood actresses, then I can mention many names :- Anjelina Jolie ( or, should I call her as Branjelina now? ) , Catherine Zeta – Jones, Sharon Stone, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman. But in this article I would like to talk about Uma Thurman only. Uma Thurman’s talent got visualized when she played the character ‘Mia’ in 1994 film Pulp Fiction. But I became a fan of her when I saw the movie Kill Bill on television. What attracted me was her simple facial expression matched with the story of the film where a simple woman became an action packed heroine with a sharp sword as her weapon to teach a lesson to her former lover. Uma acted in action scenes so brilliantly and in a natural manner that it seemed to me that there was no difference between the actor Uma Thurman and characters of those films. After Kill Bill, its sequel came – Kill Bill 2. Both the stories were woman centric and Uma stole the show in both the films due to her powerful act and central character. She overcame her womanliness and showed boldness like a man while playing her role.

If somebody wants to find the feminine side of Uma Thurman, then s/he can get it from the character of Poison Ivy played by Uma in the film Batman and Robin. The hot bodily appeal of Uma not only attracted Batmen and Robin in the film but also caught outside audiences’ minds.

Now a days, there is a trend of making films for super - heroines. Like, Anjelina Jolie played the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Rider, Halle Berry acted in Cat Woman’s role. Like these heroines, Uma Thurman was also casted in a super – heroines film, ‘My Super Ex – Girlfriend’ which was not so serious but a comedy film. Uma played the super – heroine character G – Girl in that film. This movie again threw a new light on Uma’s multiple role playing talent. Also, I like to watch Uma’s different looks in different films. The simplicity of her face makes her romantic and of lovable nature and at the same time her eyes points out her determination and challenging role playing capability. The last movie I saw about Uma Thurman was Prime. There Uma Thurman’s character was that she was a divorced woman who fell in love with a younger guy than her. He was also in love with her but their mother did not like their relationship. Since, the young man cared for his mother’s feelings and the divorced woman respected their relationship and did not want the boy to be separated from his mother and his family, she and the boy finally kept themselves away from each other’s life although they were still mentally attracted towards each other. In this era, when love teach us to be blind and selfish, this story tells us about the sacrifice made by two people which is the USP of that film. Although, I generally don’t watch this type of no-so-funny comedies, I still watched it for seeing Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep in a single movie. I would like to watch her in more different but entertaining roles in her upcoming movies.

In this regard, let me tell you, I like ghost movies, very funny movies ( like movies of actor Jim Carrey, Rowan Atkinson and movies like ‘Scary Movie’ series), Thrillers (like Scream and Scream 2), adventure and science - fiction movies ( Jurrasic Park, The Matrix, Star Wars, Harry Patter etc.)

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