10 August 2011

JR's Top 10 Favorite Movie Actresses

JR's Top 10 Favorite Movie ActressesJR goes back to his archive blogs and presents to you a blog published way back 10 July 2009 on his Top 10 Favorite Movie and TV Actresses. This time, however, JR will make a list on his Top 10 Favorite Movie Actresses and another list on his Top 10 Favorite TV Actresses.  
Two days ago, JR updated his Top 10 Favorite Movie Actors. But today, its' time for the ladies to shine. The list was dominated by veteran actresses from the film industry. Most actresses in the list have performed in Comedy and Drama themed movies. The youngest member of the list is 25 years old and the oldest is 77 years old (a difference of 52 years). Some famous movies where these movie actresses starred in were The Proposal, Mamma Mia, Harry Potter, Pretty Woman, Salt and Alice in Wonderland. One actress in the list is also a veteran actress from the TV series Friends. The list was topped by an actress who won the Academy Award for Best Actress last 2009. Comparing from JR's first list of his Top 10 Favorite Actresses, only 5 retained being in the list and 5 are new members in this updated list. 

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Sandra Bullock Jennifer Aniston Julia Roberts Sarah Jessica Parker Anne Hathaway Meryl Streep Angelina Jolie Maggie Smith Kirsten Dunst Megan Fox

Summary of the Top 10:
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10
  |  Data Sources  |  Photo Credits

Table of Contents
8 - Maggie Smith
9 - Kirsten Dunst
10 - Megan Fox
Check out this list in the Internet Movie Database Internet Movie Database:

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Sandra Bullock
(Sandra Annette Bullock)

Born: 26 July 1964 (age 47)
Big Break: Speed (1994)
From: Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Divorced
Education: dropout, East Carolina University
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Years Active: 1985-present
Total Movie Gross: $3,224,150,699
Highest Earning Movie: The Proposal ($317,358,031)

About Sandra Bullock:
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer who rose to fame in the 1990s after roles in successful films such as Speed, A Time to Kill, and While You Were Sleeping. She continued with films such as Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, and Crash, the third of which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of US$85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

JR's 5 Favorite Sandra Bullock Films:
The Proposal, The Blind Side, While You Were Sleeping, Premonition, The Prince of Egypt

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Jennifer Aniston
(Jennifer Joana Aniston)

Born: 11 February 1969 (age 42)
Big Break: Friends (1994)
From: Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Divorced
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1989-present
Total Movie Gross: $2,201,891,554
Highest Earning Movie: Bruce Almighty ($483,473,962)

About Jennifer Aniston:
Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film director, and producer. She gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green in the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Aniston has also enjoyed a successful Hollywood film career. She gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films She's the One (1996), Office Space (1999), The Good Girl (2002) and Friends with Money (2006). She has had her greatest commercial successes with the films Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), and Horrible Bosses (2011). Aniston has been selected for a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  in 2012.

JR's 5 Favorite Jennifer Aniston Films:
Just Go With It, The Bounty Hunter, Bruce Almighty, He's Just Not Into You, The Break-Up

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Julia Roberts
(Julia Fiona Roberts)

Born: 28 October 1967 (age 43)
Big Break: Mystic Pizza (1988)
From: Smyrna, Georgia, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1987-present
Total Movie Gross: $5,447,179,069
Highest Earning Movie: Ocean's Eleven ($450,728,529)

About Julia Roberts:
Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Golden Globe Awards and Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). Her films My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Mystic Pizza (1988), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Valentine's Day (2010), The Pelican Brief (1993), Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Twelve (2004) have collectively brought box office receipts of over $2.4 billion, making her one of the most successful actors in terms of box office receipts. Roberts had become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, topping the Hollywood Reporter's annual "power list" of top-earning female stars from 2005 to 2006. Her fee for 1990's Pretty Woman was $300,000; in 2003, she was paid an unprecedented $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile (2003). As of 2010, Roberts's net worth was estimated to be $140 million. Roberts has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times, tied with Halle Berry. In 2001, Ladies Home Journal ranked her as the 11th most powerful woman in America, ahead of then national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and former first lady Laura Bush. Roberts has a production company called Red Om Films.

JR's 5 Favorite Julia Roberts Films:
Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Eat Pray Love

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Sarah Jessica Parker
(Sarah Jessica Parker)

Born: 25 March 1965 (age 46)
Big Break: Square Pegs (1982)
From: Nelsonville, Ohio, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Years Active: 1974-present
Total Movie Gross: $1,601,902,427
Highest Earning Movie: Sex and the City ($415,247,258)

About Sarah Jessica Parker:
Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American film, television, and theater actress and producer. She is best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards. She played the same role in the 2008 feature film based on the show, Sex and the City: The Movie, and in its sequel, Sex and the City 2, which opened on May 26, 2010. Parker has also appeared in many other films, including Footloose (1984), L.A. Story (1991), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Mars Attacks! (1996), The Family Stone (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Smart People (2008), and Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009).

JR's 4 Favorite Sarah Jessica Parker Films:
Sex and the City, Sex and the City 2, Did You Hear About The Morgans?, Smart People

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Anne Hathaway
(Anne Jacqueline Hathaway)

Born: 12 November 1982 (age 28)
Big Break: Get Real (1999)
From: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1999-present
Total Movie Gross: $3,168,042,054
Highest Earning Movie: Alice in Wonderland ($1,024,391,110)

About Anne Hathaway:
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. After several stage roles, she appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She played Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries (2001). Over the next three years, Hathaway reprised that role for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and starred in family films, appearing as the title character in Ella Enchanted, both in 2004. Hathaway is also an Emmy winning actress for her voice-over performance in The Simpsons. Hathaway had dramatic roles in Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, both in 2005. She starred in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and in Becoming Jane (2007) as Jane Austen. In 2008, she was acclaimed for her lead role in Rachel Getting Married, for which she won awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits Valentine's Day and Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, as well as Love and Other Drugs. In 2011, she had a voice role in the animated film Rio and starred in Lone Scherfig's adaptation of One Day. She is scheduled to play Selina Kyle (Catwoman) in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. People magazine named her one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she first appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006.

JR's 5 Favorite Anne Hathaway Films:
Alice in Wonderland, Brokeback Mountain, The Princess Diaries, Valentine's Day, Love and Other Drugs

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Meryl Streep
(Mary Louise Streep)

Born: 12 November 1982 (age 28)
Big Break: The Playboy of Seville (1971)
From: Summit, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1971-present
Total Movie Gross: $3,530,736,994
Highest Earning Movie: Mamma Mia! ($602,500,560)

About Meryl Streep:
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the modern era. Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982). Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and 25 Golden Globe nominations, winning seven, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. Her work has also earned her two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, four New York Film Critics Circle Awards, five Grammy Award nominations, a BAFTA award, an Australian Film Institute Award and a Tony Award nomination, amongst others. She was awarded the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

JR's 4 Favorite Meryl Streep Films:
Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada, Artificial Intelligence: AI, The Manchurian Candidate

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Angelina Jolie
(Angelina Jolie Voight)

Born: 4 June 1975 (age 36)
Big Break: Lookin' To Get Out (1982)
From: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Actress, Director, Humanitarian
Years Active: 1982; 1991-present
Total Movie Gross: $4,636,700,033
Highest Earning Movie: Kung Fu Panda ($631,910,531)

About Angelina Jolie:
Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie is noted for promoting humanitarian causes as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as the world's "sexiest" and "most beautiful" woman, titles for which she received substantial media attention. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in Lookin' to Get Out (1982), but her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major film was in the cyber-thriller Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999). Jolie achieved wide fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and established herself among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with the Tomb Raider sequel The Cradle of Life (2003). She reinforced her reputation as a leading action star with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008), which marked her biggest non-animated commercial successes to date, and received further critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie now lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, and three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.

JR's 5 Favorite Angelina Jolie Films:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Kung Fu Panda, The Tourist

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Maggie Smith
(Margaret Natalie Smith)

Born: 28 December 1934 (age 76)
Big Break: Othello (1965)
From: Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1952-present
Total Movie Gross: $8,177,739,427
Highest Earning Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1,270,596,000)

About Maggie Smith:
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 59 years. She has won numerous awards for acting, both for the stage and for film, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, two SAG Awards, and a Tony Award. Her critically acclaimed films include Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), Clash of the Titans (1981), A Room with a View (1985), and Gosford Park (2001). She has also appeared in a number of widely-popular films, including Hook, Sister Act (1992), and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series. Smith currently appears in the hit TV series Downton Abbey.

JR's 5 Favorite Maggie Smith Films:
(5 of his Harry Potter films)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Kirsten Dunst
(Kirsten Caroline Dunst)

Born: 30 April 1982 (age 29)
Big Break: Interview with the Vampire (1994)
From: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Actress, Singer, Model
Years Active: 1989-present
Total Movie Gross: $3,850,812,686
Highest Earning Movie: Spider-Man 3 ($890,875,303)

About Kirsten Dunst:
Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, singer and model. She made her film debut in Oedipus Wrecks, a short film directed by Woody Allen for the anthology New York Stories (1989). At the age of 12, Dunst gained widespread recognition playing the role of vampire Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994), a performance for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year she appeared in Little Women, to further acclaim. Dunst achieved international fame as a result of her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07). Since then her films have included the romantic comedy Wimbledon (2004), the romantic science fiction Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Cameron Crowe's tragicomedy Elizabethtown (2005). She played the title role in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006) and starred in the comedy How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). She won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 for her performance in Lars von Trier's Melancholia. In 2001, Dunst made her singing debut in the film Get Over It, in which she performed two songs. She also sang the jazz song "After You've Gone" for the end credits of the film The Cat's Meow (2001).

JR's 5 Favorite Kirsten Dunst Films:
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Interview with the Vampire, Jumanji

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Megan Fox
(Megan Denise Fox)

Born: 16 May 1986 (age 25)
Big Break: Hope and Faith (2001)
From: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years Active: 2001-present
Total Movie Gross: $1,633,041,976
Highest Earning Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836,303,693)

About Megan Fox:
Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001 with several minor television and film roles, and played a recurring role on Hope & Faith. In 2004, she launched her film career with a role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she was cast as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character, in the blockbuster film Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the titular lead character in the film Jennifer's Body. Fox is considered a sex symbol and frequently appears on men's magazine "Hot" lists, including Maxim and FHM. In 2004, she began dating Brian Austin Green, of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame, after reportedly having met on the set of Hope & Faith. They were involved in an on-again, off-again relationship, before marrying in June 2010.

JR's 5 Favorite Megan Fox Films:
Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Jennifer's Body, Jonah Hex

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Best Earning Movie Actresses
1. Maggie Smith ($8,177,739,427)
2. Julia Roberts ($5,447,179,069)
3. Angelina Jolie ($4,636,700,033)
4. Kirsten Dunst ($3,850,812,686)
5. Meryl Streep ($3,530,736,994)

Best Earning Movies
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Maggie Smith ($1,270,596,000)
2. Alice in Wonderland, Anne Hathaway ($1,024,391,110)
3. Spider-Man 3, Kirsten Dunst ($890,875,303)
4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Megan Fox ($836,303,693)
5. Kung Fu Panda, Angelina Jolie ($631,910,531)

Most Years Active
1. Maggie Smith (59 Years Active, 1952-present)
2. Meryl Streep (40 Years Active, 1971-present)
3. Sarah Jessica Parker (37 Years Active, 1974-present)
4. Sandra Bullock (26 Years Active, 1985-present)
5. Julia Roberts (24 Years Active, 1987-present)

Honorable Mentions
1. Emma Watson
2. Olivia Wilde
3. Cameron Diaz
4. Barbra Streisand
5. Katherine Heigl
6. Emma Stone
7. Drew Barrymore
8. Tina Fey
9. Kristen Stewart
10. Natalie Portman
(They are possible entries to JR's future Top 10 Favorite Movie Actresses Blog Release)

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JR updates one of his achive blogs today...
This marks the end of one of the oldest blogs in JR Late Night Blogs history as it is replaced by an updated version.

JR presented to you his picks for the Best Actresses in this Modern Era,
will it still be the same in the future? Let's find out in the future. :)
By the way, JR only chose living actors. No worries, JR will release a list on his picks for the Best Actors and Actresses of All Time which includes all posthumous actors.


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Wikipedia Wikipedia
1) Sandra Bullock
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Bullock
2) Jennifer Aniston
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Aniston
3) Julia Roberts
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Roberts
4) Sarah Jessica Parker
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Jessica_Parker
5) Anne Hathaway
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Hathaway_(actress)
6) Meryl Streep
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meryl_Streep
7) Angelina Jolie
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_jolie
8) Maggie Smith
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Smith
9) Kirsten Dunst
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Dunst
10) Megan Fox
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_fox

The Numbers 
1) Sandra Bullock
2) Jennifer Aniston
3) Julia Roberts
4) Sarah Jessica Parker
5) Anne Hathaway
6) Meryl Streep
7) Angelina Jolie
8) Maggie Smith
9) Kirsten Dunst
10) Megan Fox

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1) Sandra Bullock
>>> http://www.fanpop.com/spots/sandra-bullock/images/4920045/title/sandra-bullock-wallpaper
>>> http://www.cryosites.com/images/sandra_bullock_jy5r0d2
2) Jennifer Aniston
>>> http://www.pulsarwallpapers.com/r_a_-_z_celebrity_girls_121_jennifer_aniston_418_jennifer_aniston_00154_-_1600x1200_wallpaper_29433.html
3) Julia Roberts
>>> http://www.celebritywallpaperbase.com/category/julia-roberts/
4) Sarah Jessica Parker
>>> http://www.wallpaperhd.org/wallpaper/2388/Sarah-Jessica-Parker-eyes-widescreen.html
5) Anne Hathaway
>>> http://annahathaway.blogspot.com/
6) Meryl Streep
>>> http://www.accesshollywood.com/meryl-streep/meryl-streep-shines-at-new-york-its-complicated-premiere_video_1183962
7) Angelina Jolie
>>> http://www.hdwallpapers.in/angelina_jolie_3-wallpapers.html
8) Maggie Smith
>>> http://lordnasebyblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/8-best-cast-harry-potter-characters.html
9) Kirsten Dunst
>>> http://www.topnews.in/light/people/kirsten-dunst
10) Megan Fox
>>> http://www.topnews.in/people/megan-fox

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