That Classic Look

Today’s starletts and screen sirens are taken cues from the leading ladies of the past.

Take a look:

Scarlett Johansen – Marilyn Monroe

Penelope Cruz – Sophia Loren

Gwyneth Paltrow – Grace Kelly

Kate Beckinsale – Ava Gardner

Audrey Tatou – Audrey Hepburn

The pictures are from a feature on Each modern day actress is given a detailed comparison to the classic star. You can view it here.

New On DVD: The Ronald Reagan Signature Collection

 Out on DVD today is the Ronald Reagan Signature Collection. This collection features five of the late actors best motion pictures: The Winning Team, King’s Row (which should’ve been Reagan’s breakthrough role, but it wasn’t), The Hasty Heart, Storm Warning, and Knute Rockne: All American.

I’ve seen both Knute Rockne and King’s Row. I liked them both. But I have to admit that I didn’t realize Ronald Reagan made enough movies to create a decent box set. (and I know I’m not the only person who thought that.)

Despite having a 14-year studio career, Reagan was never more than a B-list actor. Which is okay, considering he went on to do bigger, better, and more important. He was, after all, the President of the United States.

Also new on DVD today:

The James Stewart Signature Collection

Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales

Click here to read the New York Times DVD Review of both.

AFI Life Achievement Award: Sir Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery has been selected by the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees to receive the 34th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.

Sir Sean Connery is an international film icon. Though best remembered for creating one of the great film heroes of all time, his talents transcend typecasting, and his body of work not only stands the test of time, but illuminates a career more extraordinary than James Bond himself. Sir Sean is an artist of the highest order, and AFI is honored to present him with its 34th Life Achievement Award.” ~ Sir Howard Stringer, chair, AFI Board of Trustees

The award will be presented to Connery at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 8, 2006. USA Network will broadcast the 34th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute later in June.

This is an excellent honor for Sir Sean Connery and rightfully deserved. He is my favorite James Bond (followed closely by Pierece Brosnan). Other great Connery films include: Robin and Marian, The Man Who Would Be King, A Bridge Too Far, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and the film for which he won an Academy Award, The Untouchables.