March 18, 2005


Jennifer Jason Leigh. Breakthrough flick: Single White Female. Most memorable scene of breakthrough movie: performs oral sex on boyfriend of roommate Bridget Fonda, masquerading as BF. Boyfriend moans roommate's name, JJL identifies herself, finishes him off, and then kills him. Most recent movie of note Road to Perdition. Last seen perusing the roommate ads, looking for a rent-controlled apartment with a hip NYC address.

UPDATE: Mrs. LMC, the Final Authority on All Matters of Popular Culture in the LMC household, reminded me of JJL's role in Fast Times at Ridgmont High as the good girl who went way bad. I should have remembered the movie better, particularly since it featured the music of the incomparable Go-Gos. This again goes to show that whenever I think I spend too much time in front of the boob tube, it is not nearly enough.

Posted by LMC at March 18, 2005 06:54 PM

Hmm. So isn't she kinda eighties too? Fast Times At Ridgmont High...

"Don't be late for Mister Hand."

Posted by: sadie at March 18, 2005 11:42 PM

And, of course, her academy award nomination for her performance in the Rodney Dangerfield flick "Easy Money."

Though I always get her and Juliette Lewis confused.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 19, 2005 07:30 AM

Flash in the pan? Huh? She still works pretty much constantly, in good projects. Also, recently seen on Broadway as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

Posted by: red at March 19, 2005 12:48 PM
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