John Leguizamo in "Too Wong Foo" - Phuck what you heard...Chi Chi was the business. All of them were good but John was my fave.
Bette Midler and Barbra Hershy in "Beaches"- The number one chick flick ever did turn out some world class performances. "Did you ever know that you're my hero?" I loved it. I should've known I was gay at that point. LOL.
Irma P. Hall in "Soul Food"- Another standout performance in another black film that just didn't turn any heads come award season. She made me cry. Very touching and Very real.
Karen Malina White in "Lean on Me" - Some may remember her from "The Cosby Show" or "A Different World". I will always remember her for that ground stirring portrayal in "Lean on Me". Loved it. "Mr. Clark..."
Lady Chablis in Midnight in the Garden of Good And Evil- I know that she was playing "herself", but you must know that she was fabulously fierce and unstoppable from beginning to end. Two snaps and a.....
Coronji Calhoun and Mos Def in Monster's Ball- I give Halle her props, but I think that little boy did so well in that part. It was so real. It sucks that the Haley Joel Osments, Dakota Fannings, and KeKe Palmers are embraced so easily in Hollywood. I really enjoyed watching the natural talent that is Coronji Calhoun interact with Ms. Berry onscreen. And although brief, Mos Def showed me that he was a real actor as opposed to a rapper that was just dabbling in the field. I believed him and it made me look out for more of his theatrical work.
Loretta Devine in "Waiting To Exhale"- Just because she wasn't burning cars and shit, doesn't mean my girl wasn't working it. She clearly had fun with the character and fought off the misconceptions of big girls with a subtle sense of sexuality.