Waitin’ ’round the bend

by chuckofish

Today is the birthday of the lovely and talented Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993). I mean, who doesn’t love Audrey Hepburn? And if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?

audrey-hepburn-breakfast-tiffanys-sunglasses-hat.jpgOf course, she starred in one of my top-five favorite movies of all time–Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)–but I like her in anything. Indeed, she is like John Wayne in that she makes even an average movie worth watching.

She only made 20 American movies and they weren’t all Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But some of them are pretty darn good:

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The Unforgiven (1960)

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Charade (1963)

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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

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How to Steal a Million (1966)

I prefer her movies from the 1960s. The movies she made in the 1950s–when she was in her 20s–frequently match her with co-stars who are old enough to be her father. Think Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire–kind of creepy, don’t you think? What were they thinking?

Anyway, it’s a no-brainer what to watch tonight while toasting the wonderful Audrey.

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Any one of her films will do (even those ones from the 1950s!) What’s your favorite Audrey Hepburn movie?