Tuesday, August 03, 2010

I must get last Sunday's NYT Magazine in hard copy...

...because my idol, LAURA LINNEY, is the cover story.

It's a pretty good article, too, once you get past the condescending suggestion that she has yet to hit the big time. Laura Linney is one of the few actresses over 40 who IMO has achieved exactly the career she deserves. And I mean that as a compliment. She may not be getting all the obvious plum parts, à la Meryl Streep, but she's never lacking for quality work...because everyone knows how good she is.

My only complaint is that she hasn't yet won an Oscar *or* a Tony, despite being a frequent nominee.

Side note: I don't care what demons and life struggles he had to dispatch along the way - Frank Bruni is one lucky s.o.b. to jump from being the NYT food critic to interviewing & writing features on Laura Linney.


Blogger ToastyKen said...

I just watched HBO's John Adams miniseries recently, loved it, and loved Laura Linney in it, though part of that was that I wasn't aware of Abigail Adams before, and how cool she was. :)

I still remember liking the first movie I saw her in, You Can Count on Me, which I always felt would've done better if it didn't have such a cheesy title.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Shout out to Brown University! ;)

7:09 PM  
Blogger lylee2 said...

John Adams is on my Netflix queue - need to get to it.

You may be right about "You Can Count on Me," though it was never going to be a blockbuster. As indie films go, I thought it did pretty well - or maybe that was just on the critics/awards side.

I knew there was a reason I was so drawn to Brown. :-)

9:56 PM  

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