It's been two years or so since I've gone public with my "Top5." The list can mean anything-- actors/actresses/celebrities you want to run off with for a weekend, have a tryst after coffee, go hang out in the park--whatever. I like to pick the actresses out who I think are talented AND attractive--but that's just me. I also like to include a woman who has been in at least one movie I've watched recently. Here's my updated Top5 for '08--3 of 5 are returnees from last time so I'll start with them.
Rachel Weisz. Rachel is going to be on the list for a long time it seems. The combination of English + incredible eyebrows + great actress is too much for me to ever consider removing her. Unless she goes batty or starts making crap movies, she may challenge Winona Ryder for "longest" time in my Top5. That's what got Ryder booted off the list!
Maggie Gyllenhaal. Her character in Stranger Than Fiction cemented her to this list for years to come. That was a character I literally fell for a little bit even though I know it was fiction and "not real." As an actress, Gyllenhaal is pretty fearless--watch Secretary or SherryBaby for proof of that--and always lends an honesty to her roles. Plus, she's adorably sexy.
Zooey Deschanel. Another returnee from the previous list and someone who'll be on the list for a while--what can I say, I'm mostly monogamous when it comes to my Top5, ha. Zooey has a record coming out this year that is supposed to be very good and if you've heard her singing you know she has a great voice.
Marisa Tomei. She might have made the last list but might have just missed--either way, she's always around it. Her role in Before the Devil Knows Your Dead shot her back onto this list like a rocket. Watch the movie and you'll know what I'm talking about, ha. I've been into her since A Different World in 1987--I told you I'm loyal! By the way, I do NOT subscribe to "Mr. Skin," I just googled Marisa Tomei photos and went to a few of the top links on google. Although, that site did have some nice photos of her, ha.
Amy Adams. I've long been a fan of her work as she's done a lot of quirky, solid, unseen stuff over the years. The past couple of years she's broke out into the bigtime--Junebug, Talladega Nights, Charlie Wilson's War and Enchanted. And the red hair doesn't hurt her in Top5 consideration either!