SIENNA MILLER IS NO NEW “FIND,” and that is unfortunately not a good thing. She is still “the blonde on whom Jude Law cheated with his nanny” or some other form of tabloid bait in most’s eyes. Infuriating.
Infuriating considering the depth and versatility of this woman’s thespian talents. It’s not like she hasn’t given the public plenty of chances to catch her acting muscles being flexed. The girl is prolific. After her recent matinee collaboration with Bradley Cooper in the controversial blockbuster “American Sniper,” she and Cooper will soon be reunited onscreen in the indie drama, “Burnt,” out October 23rd.
Whether she is playing the dynamic-but-self-destructive iconic socialite, Edie Sedgwick (“Factory Girl”), or a slowly decaying zombie newlywed (“Camille”), Miller lends a blend of gravitas and chameleon-like morphing capability to each role that we normally only see in Oscar-winning performances. Not an easy feat given that Miller is often typecast into pretty-girl roles, which other actresses might navigate with far less insight and wit. Yes, looks can indeed be a handicap in Hollywood, people.
Top 5 Sienna Miller Must-Sees:
*all synopses from IMDB.com
1. Factory Girl (2007)
“Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller), concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer [unnamed but supposedly Bob Dylan]”
2. Casanova (2006)
“Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman (Sienna Miller), strives to discover the real meaning of love.”
3. Interview (2009)
“A disdainful reporter (Steve Buscemi) gets a surprise when he spends an unusual evening with an actress (Sienna Miller) who may not be as stupid and spoiled as she seems.”
4. Camille (2008)
“Silas Parker (James Franco) is a moody petty-thief. He marries his parole officer’s niece, believing that he can use the romantic honeymoon to escape to Canada. Camille Foster (Sienna Miler) is the sweetest girl you can ever hope to meet. She truly believes that Niagara Falls will change Silas for the better and won’t let anything stop the honeymoon, not even her death.”
5. The Edge of Love (2009)
“The story is based loosely on real events and people. During World War II, Vera Phillips (Keira Knightley) runs into her first love, charismatic Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys), and their feelings for each other are renewed, despite that Dylan is now married to the spirited Caitlin MacNamara (Sienna Miller). Despite their rivalry, the two women become friends and the trio have happy times together. When Vera marries soldier William Killick (Cillian Murphy), Dylan becomes jealous at the addition of him to the group, and Caitlin notices. But William is soon deployed abroad, and the remaining trio moves to the Welsh countryside, where Vera’s feelings for Dylan intensify.”
MILLER TIME, Y’ALL! ….AND SEE “BURNT.”