Helena Bonham Carter is connected by blood to the aristocracy and democracy of England, being the great-granddaughter of a British Prime Minister and the first cousin of a Baroness. Early in her career, she became known for embodying works of English fiction such as A Room with a View, Lady Jane, Howard’s End, and her pinnacle in those roles in The Wings of the Dove. She’s excelled in TV, starring opposite Sam Neil in the underrated 1990s miniseries Merlin, opposite Michael Keaton in HBO’s excellent Live from Baghdad, and most recently playing Elizabeth Taylor in Burton & Taylor. Fight Club, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter, and her relationship with director Tim Burton (with whom she’s made seven films) catapulted her into the top rungs of Hollywood actresses where she remains. Continue reading Helena Bonham Carter’s 10 Best Movies
Michael Keaton was one of the biggest stars of the 1980s and has enjoyed a career renaissance thirty years later. With a stellar resume of both comedic and dramatic roles, Keaton has laid down landmark performances in both the DC (Batman) and Marvel (Vulture) film universes, and his only Oscar nomination came in 2015 from playing a washed-up super hero actor in 2014’s Birdman. He’s been an anchor voice in two Pixar films: Cars and Toy Story 3, and was Tim Burton’s go-to actor before Burton and Johnny Depp mutually ruined each other’s careers. Keaton will be reuniting with Burton for the director’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo for Disney. With dramatic roles in films like The Founder and Spotlight, it would be great if someone could find a showcase for his comedic skills, because Keaton’s timing is a thing of beauty. At any rate, it’s fantastic that Michael Keaton is a big star again. Movies are better for it.
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