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Apr 2, 2010

Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Jamie Lee Curtis (1) vs Joyce Hyser (8)

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Previous results: Poor Lacey Underall. The #3 seed was upset (and trounced) by Jami Gertz, 21-10. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Jamie Lee Curtis


Comments: I'm gonna let her body of work speak for itself here. We can delve into her career later.
80s Highlights: Trading Places, Halloween II, Perfect, A Fish Called Wanda, Blue Steel

Joyce Hyser


Comments: Let's go to The Moviezzz Blog again:

"Sometimes it is just one movie that makes an actor or actress memorable.

Heck, sometimes it is just one scene.

One scene in JUST ONE OF THE GUYS may have people, okay males who grew up in the 80’s, never forget Joyce Hyser.

What is funny about this is that Joyce appeared in several films, some by major directors, yet it is JUST ONE OF THE GUYS which is the film that people remember."

80s Highlights: Just One of the Guys, Staying Alive, This is Spinal Tap


14 people have chosen wisely: on "Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Jamie Lee Curtis (1) vs Joyce Hyser (8)"

Nick said...

Gonna go with Curtis.

The Floating Red Couch said...

This is more a vote against Jamie Lee, who is vastly over-seeded

Fletch said...

Red Couch - (somehwat obviously,) I couldn't disagree more. I'm almost glad I was only 7 when Trading Places came out...I wouldn't have known what to do with myself.

Fnord said...

JLC could win this whole thing!

Mrs Fletch said...

Yep, Curtis for me too.

Big Mike Mendez said...

When I see JLC today during commercials for Activa, I feel very old.

Jason Soto said...

Jamie Lee Curtis wasn't in Halloween 3. Neither was Michael Meyers. Well he KINDA was (on a TV set, showing the trailer for "Halloween". But no Jamie Lee to be found.)

I'm gonna go for the Just One of the Guys chick....for obvious reasons.
-Jason

Fletch said...

Jason, first of all, you and anyone else voting for Hyser need to have your heads examined, political votes or no. This should be a shutout for JLC.

Second, I'd like to introduce you to my friend who helped me with the credits: his name is IMDb. Here's Jamie's entry.

See line 43. Ok, it's a bit part, but it still counts. Though I didn't even see that it was a bit part before, I just saw the movie listed there and put it here. It doesn't belong as I highlight, anyway.

The Film Cynics said...

Did you know that Jamie Lee Curtis was born with testicles? A friend in med school told me that - it's supposed to explain her incredible physique... No punchline, I'm serious.

Fletch said...

I had heard about this rumor previously, but your comment prompted meto go to Snopes to check it out in-depth. Not surprisingly, they don't really have anything to add other than reason and common sense. I particularly liked this closing comment, though:

"As only someone who has seen True Lies can say, if that's not all woman, then maybe we need to rethink what is."

The Film Cynics said...

Yeah, I've been cruising around for some proof and the more I read, the more I sound crazy. EXCEPT I really do have a friend who was back from medical school on spring break who happened to volunteer that bit of information spontaneously. And that was Med School at McMaster, so there's gotta be more than one school spreading it around...

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Castor said...

I have to agree with Red Couch here. JLC is badly over-seeded. I went with Hyser but she doesn't look all that appealing either :/

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

Can't do better than Curtis, right?