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Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Silver screen legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor was one of the greatest actresses of not only the 20th Century, but of all time. She was more than just the actress with eight husbands and close friend of Michael Jackson. Taylor was a force to be reckoned with on stage and screen. What I hope does not get missed in the days of discussion following her death on March 23, is her ability as to stun movie goers with a combination of beauty, grace, strength and talent. How many actresses can nail the variety of roles she did over her extensive career? Liz played them all from a little girl who loved horses, a Southern Belle, a prostitute, an alcoholic wife of a professor and a Queen! Taylor’s five best movies would obliterate the entire careers of most actors today. I followed Elizabeth Taylor on Twitter and one of my most favorite tweets from her sums it all up “No one is going to play Elizabeth Taylor, but Elizabeth Taylor herself.” There will never be another like Elizabeth Taylor.

My Five Favorite Elizabeth Taylor Movies

1. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

3. Giant

4. National Velvet

5. Butterfield 8

What is your favorite Elizabeth Taylor movie?

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Elizabeth Taylor
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Kevin King

Comments

The film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer is my favorite - Taylor easily holds her own alongside the great Katherine Hepburn and good friend Montgomery Clift.