Madonna then'ish and now'ish.
Has anyone hogged more mental, academic, celebrity, music, sexual and pop culture real estate combined than Madonna over the last 25+ years? I think not. We salute the Queen today on her birthday. August 16th ought to be an international holiday. Make it happen, citizens of earth.
So herewith two top ten lists and one of them is catered specifically to The Film Experience so as to make this post more at home! Madonna has had a problematic journey with film, aside from three indisputable highlights: time capsule 80s comedy Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), the wondrous super quotable documentary Truth or Dare (1991) and her Golden Globe win as Evita (1996). Will she be able to add a fourth success to that list when her Oscar-seeking directorial effort W.E. (2011) comes out? [All previous posts on W.E.]
Top 10 Favorite Songs:
1] Like a Prayer 2] Erotica 3] Open Your Heart 4] Frozen 5] Ray of Light 6] Into the Groove 7] Nothing Fails 8] Vogue 9] You'll See 10 ] Hung Up.... but the list changes all the time past the top five.
10 Actors/Actresses in Madonna Videos
It'd be tough to come up with a top 10 best Madonna-acting list. So...actors IN her videos.
1] Debi Mazar "Music", "Justify My Love", "Deeper and Deeper", "True Blue" and "Papa Don't Preach"
She's practically the unofficial mascot of Madonna videos. They've been friends since the early 80s.
2] Tony Ward "Justify My Love", "Cherish" and "Erotica"
3] Udo Kier "Deeper and Deeper" and "Erotica"
4] Danny Aiello "Papa Don't Preach"
5] Christopher Walken "Bad Girl"
6] Isabella Rossellini "Erotica"
7] Sacha Baron Cohen "Music"
8] Goran Visnjic "The Power of Goodbye"
9] Mike Myers "Beautiful Stranger"
10] Leon Robinson "Like a Prayer"
runner up: it's sad that future Oscar winner Sofia Coppola is blink and you'll miss her in "Deeper and Deeper" because she looks hot in that video filmed soon after The Godfather III debacle and years before she took up a camera herself to follow in dad's footsteps.
Movie Stars Most Often Visually / Musically Referenced by Madonna
Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich frequently (and of course those cinematic shout outs to Marlon Brando, James Dean, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire and Grace Kelly in "Vogue")
Now go listen to your favorite Madonna record.
I'll get back to movies now.
What gif said.