Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Top 3 Films: Elisabeth Shue

Happy 47th Elisabeth!!!

Elisabeth was born on this day back in 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Karate Kid (1984)

In this classic underdog story, Elisabeth plays Ali, the love interest of the main character, Daniel, played of course by Ralph Macchio.

This film also starred Pat Morita and William Zabka.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Elisabeth plays Sera, a prostitute in Las Vegas that ends up in a relationship with the main character Ben, played by Nicholas Cage.

This is a really great movie and I recommend anybody to watch it. Cage won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for this film. Elisabeth herself was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award (she lost to Susan Sarandon for Dead Man Walking) and a Best Actress Golden Globe Award (she lost to Sharon Stone for Casino).

The Saint (1997)

This film was based on a character from a book series written by Leslie Charteris.

In addition to Elisabeth, who plays Dr Emma Russell, it also stars Val Kilmer and Rade Serbedzija.


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