The first poll is done, with Michelle Monaghan just barely edging Eva Green, 38% to 35%. There may be room in the final poll to add some of the top 2nd place finishers, so we may not have seen the last of Eva Green, but no one else in the first round got more than 3 votes. I did expect Monaghan and Green to be the top two, but I thought someone like Thandie Newton might finish a respectable third. On the sidebar to the right, if you scroll down a bit, you can see the full results of the first poll for the next week.
Anyway, on to this week, ten more candidates from the giant list:
- Asia Argento
You may remember her from: xXx, Land of the Dead
The name didn't ring a bell when I saw her mentioned, and honestly it sounded sort of like she was... an adult film actress. Someone telling me she was in xXx didn't really clear that up. But she is a legitimate actress, but I haven't seen any of the movies she's done. So I have nothing to say about her. Let me know in the comments if I'm missing out on a great choice.
- Drew Barrymore
You may remember her from: E.T., many movies since
I honestly might not watch Batman 3 if it featured Drew Barrymore as Catwoman. Nothing against her, but she couldn't be more wrong for the part.
- Eliza Dushku
You may remember her from: Buffy, Tru Calling, Dollhouse, Bring It On
I absolutely love her, but I'm not sure she's that great of an actress. The fact that she's played some characters that share some traits with Selina, and played them well, might make me look past it, but when you're sharing the screen with Christian Bale and Gary Oldman and Michael Caine, you have to bring more than I think she's capable of.
- Shalom Harlow
You may remember her from: I have no idea
I'd never heard of her. I don't recall where I saw her name mentioned, but honestly going off her pictures on the imdb, she looks more like a Talia al Ghul type than a fit for Catwoman.
- Angelina Jolie
You may remember her from: Being one of the most famous people on earth.
She's played Catwoman-ish roles before, Wanted being the most recent example. The most commonly voiced concerns are that she's too obvious a choice, and that Selina Kyle and Catwoman both having her distinctive lips would be a dead giveaway.
- Diane Kruger
You may remember her from: The National Treasure movies, Troy.
I haven't seen her in much, but she's never seemed particularly athletic or strong or any of that, so that's my concern.
- Rachel Nichols
You may remember her from: The last season of Alias, P2, as one of the secretaries in Charlie Wilson's War
You probably don't remember her from: A series called The Inside that aired on Fox for about 6 weeks on Fox one summer before it was cancelled. But it was really good!
She did some action stuff on Alias, and was ok at it. And she's gorgeous. I'm not sure she's that great an actress though. She's about to get a lot more famous as the Baroness in this summer's G.I. Joe movie, so we'll see how that goes, I guess.
- Hillary Swank
You may remember her from:: Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry
She's worked with director Christopher Nolan before in 2002's Insomnia, and she's been an ass kicking lady before in 1994's The Next Karate Kid. Recent episodes of The Office notwithstanding, I've never found her to be all that attractive. On the scale of movie stars, anyway. I'm sure I'd find her staggeringly beautiful if I met her face to face, but she's on this list for talent, not for looks. And I'd kinda like both. I hope that doesn't make me a horrible person.
- Liv Tyler
You may remember her from: Lord of the Rings, The Incredible Hulk, Aerosmith videos
She's easy on the eyes and seems like a nice lady, but she never struck me as athletic at all, or as particularly good at the whole acting thing.
- Olivia Wilde (pictured above)
You may remember her from: House, The O.C.
I really like her on House, but she's also rail-thin, and I think Batman would crack her like an egg. Also, her eyes are so striking that they might cause the same problem as Angelina Jolie's lips. But after hunting for a good, slightly Catwoman-ish image to go with this post, I'm kinda thinking that all might not matter. She's just insanely good looking.
The poll's up to the right, voting will be open for a week, and the winner will advance to a final poll once these are all done.