Last week I started a new feature, and so, Tuesday will now be ‘Top ? Performances’ day. This week I give you my top 8 Carrie Fisher Performances. Like last week, let me know any I have missed or you disagree with.
Honourable mentions go out to Fanboys, Star Wars VII & VIII and The Burbs who didn’t quite make the list.
8. Scream 3 (2000)
Just a cameo for the first entry. For a woman playing a cameo she can sure outact the others in the room. Sorry Courteney Cox and Parker Posey.
7. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
I watched this film a lot as a kid, but probably not seen it for at least twenty years. Although it’s been that long, when I started compiling this list, Drop Dead Fred immediately came to mind when thinking of Carrie Fisher films.
6. Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983)
The Star Wars film that has Leia befriending a cuddly little Ewok, how cute.
5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
For a lot of people this is their favourite Star Wars. Not me, but I cannot deny how great Carrie Fisher is. She gives Leia an extra level in this film.
4. When Harry Met Sally…. (1989)
I only saw this film for the first time a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are great, but Carrie is amazing as Meg’s best friend. Brilliant film I recommend watching if you haven’t. ‘I’ll have what she’s having.’
3. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
‘You’re a little short for a Stormtrooper.’ Princess Leia was no damsel in distress and that is down to the brilliance of Carrie Fisher.
2. Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Another cameo, but this one is absolutely amazing. A misunderstanding between Carrie Fisher’s Nun and Jay and Silent Bob about the book. ‘I live my life by the book.’
All three of these actors also cameo in Scream 3. Released a year apart, I’m not entirely sure, but they may have been filmed at the same time.
1. The Blues Brothers (1980)
A message to all, don’t ditch this woman. She is a vengeful one. She uses explosives and rifles to seek revenge on John Belushi.
Love it. So what have I missed? Also, who else would you like me to rank the performances of. Let me know and I’ll see what I can do.