Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Melissa Leo

Happy Birthday to

Melissa Leo

51 today

It seems like only yesterday that Melissa dropped the F bomb on the Oscar podium, picking up her win for The Fighter. Now we're six months later and oddly she's still signing up for every movie offered to her as if she's still a jobbing actor. Not that any of the upcoming 7 pictures on her slate is jumping out at me.


TomS said...

Yes, it is hard to believe that just a year ago she was the darling of Oscar-prognosticators. Now, except for your piece, she seems to have vanished from the blogosphere. Maybe a backlash? Maybe we'll hear a lot more, seeing that she is slated for 7 upcoming pictures. Do you think she has been a wee bit overrated? Just curious...

Runs Like A Gay said...

She's a great ensemble actress who does her best work in unflashy supporting roles - I believe her Fighter performance was over-rated certainly.

She's had no ink at all for Kevin Smith's latest Red State even though she could have the most recogniseable name in the cast. I wonder if she's destined to slip back into partial anonymity?