I watched "The King's Speech" recently, and just had to make a congratulatory post in honor of Colin Firth and his fantastic abilities as a top British actor.
My favorites of his roles:
|As Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. |
THE Mr. Darcy. The Mr. Darcy which all Mr. Darcy's after him
will have to equal or top (not likely!).
|He was SO good at being Mr. Darcy, that he played another one.|
As Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary
|As His Majesty King George VI, in The King's Speech|
My 2 favorite quotes of his:
(On Acting) "Actors are just basically drag queens. People will tell you they act because they want to heal mankind or, you know, explore the nature of the human psyche. Yes, maybe. But basically we just want to put on a frock and dance."
(On "The Pond Scene" in Pride and Prejudice) "It's a testament to the contortions of a viewer's imagination, that that scene is remembered the way it is. Because, I read stuff about this 'transparent wet shirt clinging to these chiseled contours' and... I didn't have 'chiseled contours' and as you can see, that shirt isn't really that transparent."
Here is his interview on "Inside The Actor's Studio", filmed just 3 hours after he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Enjoy! :)