Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Mul-ti-pass" to Milla

Acting Appreciation

Bolero April 1998

I first noticed her as Maya Carlton, the pregnant girlfriend in the 1992 movie Kuffs. I then saw her portray a hippie musician in Richard Linklater's 1993 Dazed and Confused movie. It wasn't until I saw Return to the Blue Lagoon when I became a huge fan of Milla Jovovich. A year later, I purchased her music album, The Divine Comedy, and I listed to that CD for many years.

Wow, was I a geek. I would clip magazine pictures of Milla Jovovich and taped them to my bedroom wall. I think I may have had a poster of her as well hanging with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Keanu Reeves--don't ask. The sad thing is that girls use to come over to my place and my room. Perhaps it explains why many of them never really stayed too long.

The role that is considered Milla's breakthrough was as Leeloo in the 1997 sci-fi movie The Fifth Element. Soon after, she starred in movies that received both accolades and critiques.

It is perhaps her role as Alice, the main protagonist in the Resident Evil franchise, that has made her a staple in sci-fi.

This month's issue of GQ magazine listed Milla Jovovich's Leeloo as one of five "Girls Who Increase Our Bandwidth!" I kind of agree. Perhaps it's her orange matted hair and being covered with what resembles toilet paper.

Sources: Wikipedia;; Bolero Magazine, April 1998; GQ Magazine, January 2012
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1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Milla is the bomb. Since I first say her in 'The Messenger' I was in love with her. I love me the 'Resident Evil' movies more than I ever will admit.