Tuesday Weld


Anybody else think Tuesday Weld was really terrific in this movie? There was nothing flashy about her acting, but she seemed to genuinely inhabit the character and be fully natural and just plain real. She gave her character little traits--a giggle now and then, a way of twirling her hair--that really brought her to life. Notice the scene where she and Ann Margret meet Steve McQueen outside on a street corner. The other actress has all the lines and all the focus in the scene, but Tuesday seems the only one there who isn't "acting." I wonder, is this her best performance?

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She plays the character very much as in the novel . . . a most credible performance . . . she balanced the character correctly, she fit the part . . .

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She should have received supp. actress nomination.

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She was superb, but check Weld out in the other great performance of her career as the bimbo/mistress in I Walk The Line released several years after TCK. Gregory Peck is a small-town sheriff (unhappily married to Estelle Parsons) who is intent on arresting moonshine redneck Charles Durning until he lays eyes on the badass moonshiner's lovely daughter (Weld).

Another fine performance was her role in Falling Down as Robert Duvall's neurotic wife. Weld was in her late fifties by then but she still looked good, though not as gorgeous as green-eyed, redheaded Ann-Margaret was at the same age. A-M was hot in Grumpy Old Men and anything else she has ever done, having received nods for Carnal Knowledge and Tommy. A-M's part in The Cincinnati Kid totally rocks, and she played sex-pots nearly as well as Marilyn Monroe and was a much better actress than the other post-Monroe sex symbol of the time, Raquel Welch.

The most vivid scenes in TCK are made better by the cinematography highlighting A-M's fabulous green eyes. Weld was/is a fine actress, but A-M was the scene-stealer. Both should have been nominated imho. A-M also looked better in a slip than Elizabeth Taylor, who won an Oscar for her mediocre leading performance in Butterfield 8 (1960), a part A-M could have sunk her teeth into even if she was still a teenager at the time. Hot damn!

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in a role that, if one could pick any actress from the history of cinema,
would have been played most ideally by Tuesday Weld,
Blake Lively doesn't really live up
to her name, coming off more slack than slacker


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/savages/review/343181

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thief

once upon a time in america (BAFTA nomination)

falling down

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Tuesday delivered the best female performance in the film. She gave an understated performance that was, as you said, just natural and real. Joan Blondell played her role exceptionally well, too, but her performance felt a little too showy compare to Tuesday's. As for Ann-Margaret (yeah, baby...), while her acting didn't blow me away as much as her looks, I think she brought a lot more to the part than she gets credit for... in other words, she did a fabulous job.




Hey there, Johnny Boy, I hope you fry!

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Always been a big Steve fan, but for this film? Best actor was Tuesday Weld. Perfect in the part, totally convincing and real. She inhabited her character.

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