Demi Moore & Courtney Cox
Like so many other cinema goers and Netflix onliners, I had the hardest time separating Michael Cera from Jesse Eisenberg. They seemed to be the same person playing the same roles. But with The Social Network, Eisenberg has stepped into the major leagues and is overshadowing his younger colleague.
Moore bio: Born November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. In August 1991, Moore, seven months pregnant, appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair. In May 1992, she appeared nude a second time on the cover of Vanity Fair. She has been married three times: to Freddy Moore, Bruce Willis, and Ashton Kutcher.
Moore's best movies:A Few Good Men (1992); Deconstructing Harry (1997); Margin Call (2011).
Moore's worst movies: Parasite (1981); Nothing But Trouble (1991); Passion of Mind (2000).
Critic's view: Roger Evert writes of A Few Good Men,
Demi Moore is attractive and determined as [Tom Cruise's] superior... But the movie doesn't quite make it, because it never convinces us that the drama is happening while we watch it; it's like the defense team sneaked an advance look at the script.
Critic's view: The Washington Post writes of Ghost (1990),
Only in the leanest of movie-acting years would Swayze or Moore ever find themselves clutching Oscars, but they're very competent performers, certainly good enough to get through [Ghost's] mystery plot (decently scripted by Bruce Joel Rubin) without getting in your way.
Cox bio: Born June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama. Cox is most well known for her role as Monica Geller in the NBC sitcom Friends, which aired from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. Cox is more respected for her television career than as a movie actor.
Cox's best movies: Scream (1996); Scream 2 (1997); Scream 4 (2011).
Cox's worst movies: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994); 3,000 Miles To Graceland (2001); Zoom (2006).
Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow says of Courtney Cox in Harper's Bazaar,
She's one of the most beautiful women that you can look at in person, and there's no competition with her. She is really smart about focusing on the task at hand and the bigger picture, the job, the work. It was always extraordinary to me that emotion never clouded her professionalism. There's no one easier to talk to.
Armand Whyte's opinion: OK, friends, let's be honest, Courtney Cox is not going to be remembered as a great, or even good, movie actor. But as Monica Geller in the sitcom Friends, she hit the spot as a sexy city girl. It was a good role that ran for 10 years.
Demi Moore is better, but not much, as a movie actor. She's also a star, where fame rather than talent is the most important component. She's had a few good roles, one of which is this year's banking thriller Margin Call, in which she plays Sarah Robertson.