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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 22 November 2018 at 10:49am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Jamie Lee Curtis is 60 today. 
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 23 November 2018 at 6:29pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

A good segue for me to tell a borderline-embarrassing story:

My Mom and stepdad took me to see TRADING PLACES in the theater, when I was 9 years old (yes, that was their first mistake). Then when there was the scene with JLC topless and Dan Aykroyd explaining "You're a prostitute?!" , I not-quietly-enough asked them "What's a prostitute?" Followed by laughter in the audience and some guy a few rows up telling them "Go ahead, tell 'em!"
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James Best
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Posted: 23 November 2018 at 9:30pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

There are a few benchmarks in my life that involve my watching a movie and realizing that I am the proud owner of a y-chromosome. 

One is the pool scene in FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH when Phoebe Cates loses the top to her red bikini.

Another is seeing Jamie Lee Curtis topless in TRADING PLACES.

It was great to be a teenage movie watcher in the early 80's. And those two ladies are living proof.

Happy Birthday, Jamie Lee. And I hope there are many more in your future.

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Peter Martin
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Posted: 23 November 2018 at 9:40pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Good actress, with a real knack for comedy. Obviously, Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda are pretty much comedy classics, but there is also an unexpected scene in Forever Young in which she demonstrates incredible comedy chops.

I think she's underrated.
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Brian Hague
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Posted: 24 November 2018 at 12:15pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

She had fantastic comedy chops as far back as the Columbo episode where she is a hostile coffee shop employee who forces the Lieutenant into giving up the doughnut he brought in with him. 

Seeing her cameo in the Veronica Mars film was one of the best surprises in that movie.

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And with all due respect to Sigourney Weaver, that should have been Jamie Lee Curtis coming up those steps in CABIN IN THE WOODS.
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