Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Actresses and Actors I used to dislike but now like

When I first started liking old movies, there was a handful of actors and actresses that I couldn't stand. It's not that I hated them(because frankly I think hate is too strong an emotion ) but you wouldn't see me, watching any of their movies without being annoyed with them. I couldn't hate an actor or actress because first I didn't know them at all and second it was their acting that I didn't like and not their personality. Here are just a few of the actors and actresses that at first glance I couldn't stand but I now love.

1. Humphrey Bogart- The first time I saw him I was shocked to think that he was one of the greatest actors but I've grown to love his movies and consider him a favorite.

2. Katharine Hepburn- I couldn't stand the way she had such a snobby attitude when I first saw her in her movies. When I read the biography on her, my views on her changed a lot. She seemed like a strong and independent woman who didn't let any man get in her way.

3. Bette Davis- Another woman I couldn't stand because of her independent personality. I'm glad I was wrong.

4. Joan Crawford- What the heck was up with her eyebrows was my biggest concern when I should have been paying attention to her acting.

5. Gene Kelly- I actually went back and forth on him because of his attitude during "Singin' in the Rain" but I love him.

I'm quite happy that I was wrong about all of them. I love them all and each have a different personality that is shown throughout their films. By the way, I was just kidding about Joan Crawford's eyebrows. haha


Wendymoon said...

I know what you mean. There are still a few classic movie actors/actresses I don't like, sometimes for reasons as random as eyebrows.

One that I've come around on is Joel McCrea. His nose really used to bother me. But now I like him (in some movies anyway). :-)

Princess Fire and Music said...

I've only recently seen some of Joan Crawford's work for the first time, and... honestly, I was paying attention to the eyebrows the whole time, too. I'm withholding judgment on her as an actress until I can see another of her movies (although I did enjoy Mildred Pierce) because hopefully next time I'll be a bit more focused.