Monday, January 9, 2012

Amy Wright

Those familiar with the film work of Amy Wright know her better as the actress that never seems to age. Actually, she's aged quite well, but in the late 1970's, the thirty-year-old actress was still playing teens. And maybe that's why she never got the glory that she deserves.

That's a real shame because Amy Wright is as good as they get. Theater audiences already know this as she has been featured in numerous Broadway productions, including many by the acclaimed playwright Lanford Wilson.

Some of her best film roles were in small movies like Wise Blood and Inside Moves, which is probably why the mainstream public isn't aware of her talents. That's a pity, as these films need to be seen - especially in this day and age of break-out indie performances. If those two movies were to come out today, critics would be predicting Oscar nominations for Amy Wright.

Her talents go way beyond those two films mentioned, though, as she shines in all of her work. With her plain, earthy look and memorable offbeat characters, Amy Wright is today's pick for Not Very Famous...But Should Be.

1 comment:

  1. Could not agree more. Just watched her in Wise Blood. Very underrated.