Jeanne Moreau

No actor in the world haunts me as much as Jeanne Moreau. Man, I just adore her. She is the single most amazing actor in the world that I could say I love. I can repeat it a hundred times to express my adoration for her work. Je t’adore! Je t’adore! Okay this is getting a little weird here.

Last night I Netflixed and watched Cet amour-là (2001), by Josée Dayan. (By the way, Dayan is an awesome-looking dyke, she directs with a big cigar in her mouth, she rocks.) Moreau is playing the French writer Marguerite Duras and she is so damn good in it. Her character is filled with emotions and she just radiates those intense emotions by her mere amazing presence. I can’t even describe it. It’s like she is Duras and it’s so convincing and intense. I almost couldn’t catch by breath by watching her act.

Moreau began her movie career around 1949. She has been featured in numerous European movies including Godard’s Jules et Jim, Une femme est une femme and Antonioni’s La Notte (which is one of my favorite movies of all time). I loved her apperance in La Femme Nikita, and her cameo in Antonioni’s Beyond the Clouds. What amazes me about her most is that she is still acting at the age of almost 80. She is still flamboyant, radiant and super attactive.

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