Friday, April 17, 2009

Catwoman Poll #5

I pretty much expected Kate Beckinsale to clean up in the last poll, and she did. 37% of the vote, Anne Hathaway was second with 18%. I'll move the results of that poll to the bottom of the sidebar on the right. Which means it's being replaced by the new poll. also on the right. The contestants:

  • Jessica Alba (pictured)
    You might know her from: Sin City, The Fantastic Four, the Flipper TV series of the mid-1990s (ok probably you don't know her from that)

    On the TV series Dark Angel she showed that she could handle tight black outfits very well. But once you get past the fact that she's better looking than anyone has the right to be, she's not that much of an actress. Sorry, Jessica.

  • Ciara
    You might know her from: Apparently she's a musician.

    No idea who this is. Wikipedia says her genres are "R&B, pop, hip hop, dance" and I don't really keep up with any of those. She's pretty attractive though. For whatever that's worth.

  • Zooey Deshanel
    You might know her from: Elf, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Yes Man

    She's more on the cute side than I'd picture Catwoman, and doesn't seem to have much of a tough, ass-kicking personality (or physique).

  • Scarlett Johansson
    You might know her from: Lost In Translation, The Prestige, The Spirit

    She'll be in Iron Man II as the Black Widow, who is kind of a Russian Catwoman without the cat-fetish. Sexy, dangerous, with sometimes shifting loyalties. So we'll see how she does at that, I guess, but that also means she probably would be out of the running, since the roles are fairly similar. She does have that "worked with Chris Nolan before" thing going for her, having appeared in The Prestige with Christian Bale and Michael Caine. So I guess you never know.

  • Connie Nielsen
    You might know her from: Gladiator, Basic, The Ice Harvest, Law & Order SVU while Mariska Hargitay was pregnant

    I feel like her comic book character calling was Wonder Woman. She's tall, a little bit intimidating, statuesque. She's in her 40s now, and past her superheroics prime. Maybe she could pull off Catwoman still, I dunno. Maybe I'm age-ist, I thought Julianne Moore was a joke but folks voted for her in that poll.

  • Grace Park
    You might know her from: Battlestar Galactica

    Tough and sexy, check. Acting? I have no idea. I've never see her play anything not on Battlestar Galactica, where she's pretty good but not spectacular.

  • Natalie Portman
    You might know her from: Star Wars, V for Vendetta

    She's little. 5'3" and skinny. Nothing wrong with that, as a person, but as a person fighting Batman and not being immediately beaten down, I have an issue with that.

  • Tilda Swinton
    You might know her from: Constantine, the Narnia movies, Michael Clayton

    A wonderful actress, but she's... unusual looking. A master detective like Batman should be able to piece the puzzle together when a thin-lipped, unusually pale costumed cat burglar enters his life at the same time as a thin-lipped, unusually pale socialite appears in Gotham.

  • Charlize Theron
    You might know her from: The Italian Job, Monster, Hancock

    Looking through the movies she's been in, I'm surprised how few of them are memorable. But who cares, she's a sexy, Oscar-winning actress who looks right for the part.

  • Reese Witherspoon
    You might know her from: Walk the Line, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama

    I liked her in Election, but that was 10 years ago. I can't picture her as Catwoman. At all.

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