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Ten Star Portraits in Time: Bening, Firth, Williams, Swinton, Franco & More Talk Fave Performances

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 14, 2011 at 9:51AM

Time Magazine features ten actors -- Hailee Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver, Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton and Jesse Eisenberg -- whom they consider "sorcerers who, by pouring self into story, created indelible characters worth admiring or reviling — and always worth treasuring." Their portraits are below, as well as videos in which the stars to talk about their own favorite performers.
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Time Magazine features ten actors -- Hailee Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver, Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton and Jesse Eisenberg -- whom they consider "sorcerers who, by pouring self into story, created indelible characters worth admiring or reviling — and always worth treasuring." Their portraits are below, as well as videos in which the stars to talk about their own favorite performers.

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[Photos by Peter Hapak for Time]

This article is related to: Awards, Headliners, Hollywood, Media, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.