Load HEAT – Laura Linney

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World Premiere of The Exorcism of Emily Rose- Red Carpet

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The 77th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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I consider Laura Linney to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.  And she is incredibly talented as an actress, giving magnificent performances in Mystic River, Breach, and The Truman Show, and a great many other films.  She had also been the star of HBO’s The Big C, but I consider her most impressive performance to be as Erin Bruner, an agnostic lawyer who takes on the wrongful death case of a Catholic Priest, in the The Exorcism of Emily Rose, a haunting 2005 film based on a true story. 

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Laura Linney also became a new mother at 49 this past January, and managed to do so in private, which is a refreshing change from the usual publicly-examined private lives of publicity-seeking celebrities.  She also is a great example in an industry that positively worships youth above almost all else, that a woman in her late-40s and early-50s (she is a few months older than I) can be as stunningly beautiful and attractive as any ingenue 20-year-old.

14 thoughts on “Load HEAT – Laura Linney”

  1. As usual, our tastes are different. Not that I would say that she is unattractive; just that I don’t think that I find her as attractive as you do.

    Paul

  2. Women are more attractive than girls, there is no doubt about that. Especially since the girls of today seem to have tramp as their sartorial base state.

  3. I confess I have no idea who she is and have never seen her before.

    Don’t watch enough TV, I guess. Too many phone-book-sized David Glantz histories to read…

  4. Also wonderful in “Love Actually” — the scene where she realizes her commitment to her mentally disabled brother means that she can’t follow through on romance is astounding.

    1. This.

      Yes, it was -to me- a tremendously powerful scene, especially in that she underplayed the moment.

      The scene just before when the man of her dreams decided to go home with here (doing a happy dance right around the corner from the guy) was truly funny, and added to the emotion of the following scene.

  5. OMG, she stunk out loud in “Mystic River”. She has many good performances to her credit. But her fingernails-on-a-chalkboard attempt at a Boston accent still hurts my ears.
    “I told them their daddy loved them that much, too. That he had four hearts and they were all filled up and aching with a love that meant we would never have to worry. And that their daddy would do whatever he had to for those he loved. And that is never wrong. That can never be wrong, no matter what he had to do. And those girls fell asleep in peace.”
    Gag me!

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