I admit it, I am a bit of a movie buff. Not really a fan of the Marvel Universe, Tom Cruise movies (though I do like Simon Pegg, just not in the MI franchise so much) or the latest epic / blow-em-up extravaganza.

I like quieter, gentler, perhaps older movies, preferably with happy ending (I can hear Heather B. snickering already!). While most men my age are probably thinking about golf on a Saturday morning there is just something about settling on the couch at 8 am with W channel.

My wife rolls her eyes, but hey, everybody should start their day with a smile. And I have noticed my son scrolling for that channel first thing on Saturday as well!

But I digress.

A good movie has strong, well written characters, and though actresses are often relegated to a supporting role in mainstream movies, here are my Top 10 actresses (in no particular order):

  • Meg Ryan (who can actually say they hated ‘Sleepless in Seattle’?).
  • Carole Lombard (ANY of her screwball comedies)
  • Katherine Hepburn (from ‘Bringing up Baby’ to ‘On Golden Pond’ such a powerful actress).
  • Audrey Hepburn (ok, I am a fan of her as a humanitarian and as an actress).
  • Jenny Agutter (I became a fan with ‘Walkabout’ and love how she is still so minimalistically powerful in ‘Call the Midwife’).
  • Kate Winslet (so many great roles, my personal fave is ‘The Dressmaker’)
  • Julianne Moore (‘The Shipping News’ amongst many other great roles).
  • Helen Mirren (Powerful actress, loved her in ‘Red’ and ‘Red 2’ just cuz they were so different).
  • Cate Blanchett (she simply ‘graced’ ‘Lord of The Rings’ – perfect casting imho)
  • Lucy Liu (‘Elementary’ my dear Watson!)

Honourable Mentions: Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Keira Knightly, Jodie Foster, Nicola Walker.

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