Truly Bad Films

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Character Actor of the Month

My April Character Actor of the Month is Jane Lynch.

Wow - does this lady work? Allll the time. You'll remember Jane from Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and most recently, as Andy's boss Paula in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

She's also, less famously, appeared in Married... with Children, Judging Amy, Monk, CSI, The L Word, and Two and a Half Men.

Jane is six feet tall. I'll never forget the way she was described by one of the gay dog handlers in Best in Show. He said about her, "She looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig." And she does.

But her literally huge screen presence is not why she always steals the scene. There is something so real and human about the way she comes across on film that she is just irresistible. No matter who she plays, you believe that her character has a full and busy life outside the confines of the story you're watching.

Jane Lynch is just a fabulous actress we love to watch. Salute from TBF!


At 3:21 PM, Blogger Sid F'er said...

I've seen Best in Show but didn't remember the line, "She looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig."

What great writing - thanks for the reminder.

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