Anonymous asked: Do you really think Marilyn was a great actress? I won't deny she was good at acting, but maybe she was only good, and all was more about how beautiful she was ( it was like her face was made to belong to a famous actress, wasn't it)
Honestly? Yes, she is my favourite actress and one of the most underrated actresses that has ever lived. Out of the roughly 12 big films she made a lot of them showed diversity; Clash By Night, Don’t Bother To Knock, Niagara, River of No Return, Bus Stop and The Misfits. Her “dumb blonde” roles were diverse and had character and personality, making the audience love Marilyn even more and her blonde characters are so good that people believe Marilyn is playing herself. Now if that’s not acting, what is? I mean Marilyn could not of been far different from say, Sugar or The Girl, she read James Joyce and had a library of over 400 books ranging from Russian Literature to History. The sad thing is people are too ignorant to get past her beauty. The other thing is when your watching The Misfits or The Prince and The Showgirl or Some Like It Hot, the conditions in production where more than dramatic with Marilyn having a breakdown, isolation and loneliness, severe depression and accidental overdoses. Yet, not once would you ever notice this in any of her performances, if that isn’t talent I don’t know what is. I think she achieved so much considering the circumstances she was put into and I do not think she is appreciated enough. I can’t think of a better quote on Marilyn’s talent not being acknowledged than by her director for Bus Stop, Joshua Logan on Marilyn not being Oscar Nominated;
"It’s a disease of our profession that we believe a woman with physical appeal has no talent. Her performance that year was better than any other. It was a classical performance."