John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: April 4

Ten of the 100 Greatest Performances of All Time, as selected by Premiere magazine:

  1. Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray (2004)
  2. Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994)
  3. Catherine Deneuve as Séverine Sérizy in Belle de jour (1967)
  4. Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It (1994)
  5. Robert Duvall as Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies (1983)
  6. Katherine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter (1968)
  7. Henry Fonda as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  8. Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (1974)
  9. Laurence Olivier as Richard III in Richard III (1955)
  10. Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick in Election (1999)

I'm not sure how Premiere drew up its list, but I'm sure the methodology was sound and the results peer reviewed prior to publication. Number 1 was Peter O'Toole as T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia, by the way. And just for the record, I didn't rig my selection process to get Reese on the list. Call it fate.

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