The legend that is actor/director Clint Eastwood turns 89 years old today! He stars in some of my all time favourite films, Million Dollar Baby and The Bridges of Madison County.
I saw this going around Twitter last night listing your 7 Favourite Best Picture winners but I thought I wanted to put a blog post together to be able to have more information in it! As you may already know I have an ongoing Best Picture Project where I am trying to watch as many of the nominated films as possible. So you can check which films I have seen on that list.
I am sure none of my choices will come as any real surprise, as some of my all time favourite films have won Best Picture! Although it was quite tricky to slim the list down to just seven films.
As you will always already know if you follow my blog I absolutely love Sport in Film. I work in sport and find the film appreciation of that to be something special at times.
I have therefore decided to try and come up with reasons that make a great sports film and then come up with the ultimate film that well pretty much has it all. Which might be easier said than done considering the high calibre of films available.
That’s right I am now entering the last year of my 20’s I find that so scary its unreal! Each year I try to come up with some different for a blog post. This year my idea was to work out what some of my favourite actors were starring in when they were 29!
Julia Roberts – My Best Friends Wedding
Catherine Zeta Jones – Entrapment
Meryl Streep – The Deer Hunter
Julie Andrews – The Sound of Music
Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby
I am 28 years old today.
Ahhh pushing to close to 30 for my liking!
But anyway Happy Birthday to me!!!
I am going to use this blog post to put together my favourite film from each year since I was born, just want to clarify that I have picked favourites so therefore might not actually be the greatest film in the world!
1987 – Dirty Dancing
1988 – Big
1989 – When Harry Met Sally
1990 – Pretty Woman
1991 – Father of the Bride
1992 – A Few Good Men
1993 – Jurassic Park
1994 – Pulp Fiction
1995 – Toy Story
1996 – The English Patient
1997 – As Good As It Gets
1998 – The Mask of Zorro
1999 – American Beauty
2000 – Billy Elliot
2001 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2002 – Chicago
2003 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
2004 – Million Dollar Baby
2005 – Walk the Line
2006 – Casino Royale
2007 – Juno
2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – An Education
2010 – Black Swan
2011 – Bridesmaids
2012 – Skyfall
2013 – Frozen
2014 – Birdman
2015 – None so far!
Here in the UK the 26th December is known as Boxing Day. This is obviously a good time to get those Boxing films on and be part of the day! I’ve tried to pick different types of boxing films and cheated when it came to Rocky as I have just put it in as the series as it could have taken up a few places on the list of seven films!
The films all seem to have a similar theme for the main character who is done on their luck and nothing in life seems to go their way. Leaving them with only one thing left to fight for, the right to box. It must be the nature of the sport which makes the themes of them very similar.
What is your favourite boxing film?