Friday, April 6, 2012

Deborah Foreman

In 1983, two unknown actors, Deborah Foreman and Nicholas Cage, took the world by surprise in the comedy hit Valley Girl. Nicholas Cage would go on to movie stardom with several popular films, while his female co-star headlined in a handful of films that weren't so lucky.

This is a shame, for time has shown that Deborah Foreman is actually the better actor, but the fickle world of fame doesn't always make talent a prerequisite.

The romantic comedy, My Chauffeur followed, but it just never caught the eye of the movie going public, and like so many talented actors before her, she became a staple of low-budget films, with her performances being much better than the movies themselves.

If Hollywood awarded careers based on past performances and not box office success, then Deborah Foreman would have had a much different resume. Her work in April Fool's Day, Lunatics: A Love Story and the aforementioned Valley Girl and My Chauffeur are proof that she could have gone far, but instead she joins the ever growing list of Not Very Famous...but should be.

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