Eva Gaëlle Green
5 July 1980, Paris, France
"She is so beautiful, it’s indecent." - Bernardo Bertolucci on Eva Green
Today is the birthday of one of my favorite actresses working today - Eva Green. She is the most famous for her work as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and over the years it seems that she is always just one step away from real fame. She has starred in many interesting movies - her first feature film was The Dreamers, where she created very brave performance she was later on praised for and which opened the door to her career, in Womb where she played the woman who lost the man she loved and now wants to clone that man and give birth to the child, that will essentially be him and Perfect Sense which for me was one of the most underrated movies of last year - the story of the end of the world which begins when everyone starts losing their senses, one by one. She tried her luck in TV delivering strong work in Camelot, unfortunately the show was cancelled. This year it really seemed things will go better as she starred opposite Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows, unfortunately the film was an utter disappointment.
My favorite performance by Eva is her work in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven. To this day I cannot forgive Scott for cutting so many of her scenes out of theatrical version of the movie. I firmly believe that if director's cut was the film that was released in theatres Eva would go on to win many awards as her work there was stunning, fierce and moving. Unfortunately, the cutting of the material took the biggest toll on her character's story arc in the movie, ironically one that was the most interesting part of it.
I love Green not only because of her talent and bold choices she makes in her career but also for her style, wonderful personality and good taste. Whenever she is giving an interview she does look very endearingly shy and always shows off her great sense of humour. She says she wishes to live in a castle, surrounded by dogs. Her favorite actors are Edward Norton, Cate Blanchett and Jeane Moreau. She prepares herself for her work while listening to the music, for example during the preparation for Casino Royale she listened to Tom Waits. She says if she wasn't an actress she would like to be a cook. So there you have it - beautiful, talented and knows how to cook. If only she could finally have her big break.
5 favorite films:
Kingdom of Heaven
5 favorite performances:
Kingdom of Heaven
5 fun facts
- Her favorite film character is Adele Hugo in L'histoire d'Adèle H.
- Studied piano and flute
- Has a border terrier named Griffin
- She collects religious icons
- Was cast as the female lead in Antichrist, but was dropped because of a complicated contract
5 favorite screencaps:
10 favorite photos of her: