Sunday, 31 January 2010

Minnie Driver

Happy Birthday to

Minnie Driver

40 today

Bursting onto the scene as Matt Damon upper crust girlfriend in Good Will Hunting Minnie's never really had the opportunity to build on that terrific start, mainly due to a rather poor choice of films. She has done better in TV, with "The Riches" affording some kudos, and she has a role in the baity Betty Anne Waters so may get some attention for that later this year.


TomS said...

Ben, it seemingly is harder for young female performers to have enduring careers. Amy Adams appears to be on a good track, and maybe Marion Cotillard....trying to think of others.... Minnie Driver would do well in roles that used to be written for Lynn Redgrave...but they don't write those parts much any more. Consistently good posts here Ben!... Will check in later this week, especially after the Oscar Noms. Should have the 1969 series done by then!!

Runs Like A Gay said...

I don't think it's necessarily harder - young (read attractive) female stars have always had a limited shelf life as there is always another one to take their place.

Lynn Redgrave on the other hand was also doing character parts, the dowdy friend, so her opportunities were greater in the long run. Although there are less of those types leading in mainstream films.