Did you see Heather Grahamplay Rollergirl in Boogie Nights (1997)? It's indelibly etched in our consciousness. If you've seen Swingers (1996), did you know that Heather had a small part as the object of Jon Favreau's desire in the final Los Feliz bar scene where Favreau finally gets his confidence back up. If you haven't seen Swingers, we couldn't recommend it more highly.
How about Angelina Jolie in Salt (2010)? Hard to believe the screenplay was originally written for a male protagonist, before it was rewritten for Angelina to play the lead. We are fairly confident that neither Angelina's husband Brad Pitt nor Matt Damon (of the Bourne Trilogy) could have nailed the lead part as well as Angelina. We've watched it 37 times to confirm.
Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)? Man, that kid can act. And The Academy obviously agrees, giving her a Best Actress nod. While the film is just OK, Natalie also looks stunning in No Strings Attached (2011) with Ashton Kutcher, a film about friends who decide to try to strike up a physical relationship without changing the nature of their friendship. You'll never guess how it turns out . . .
Which brings us to Mila Kunis. We have carefully reviewed her . . . ahem . . . nuanced performance with Portman in Black Swan. We're still trying to confirm whether there were any stunt doubles involved, so we have their shared scenes playing on a loop as our screensaver and are vigilantly looking for discrepancies. We'll be sure to let you know if we have anything further to report.
(In a bizarre Portman/Kunis parallel, in 2011, Kunis went on to star in Friends with Benefits with Justin Timberlake, a film with an almost identical plot to Portman's No Strings Attached. Maybe we're the only ones that find it odd that after their shared 2010 Black Swan scenes Portman and Kunis each went on to make pretty much the same screenplay in 2011, but each with a different title and costar. As you can imagine, Mila's version of the screenplay turns out completely differently -- and by "completely differently", we mean exactly the same. But we digress . . . .)
If you haven't seen Megan Fox in Transformers (2007) or This is 40 (2012), we suggest you do so immediately. It has a 86% chance of restoring your faith that there is a god.
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