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Mar 23, 2011

Ladies of the 90s Tournament - Round 1: Demi Moore (4) vs Angelina Jolie (5)

Previous results: I wasn't surprised by the Uma victory, but the margin of said victory and the claim by some that they had no idea who Henstridge did shock me a bit. I know Species was no megahit, but I guess I overestimated its cultural relevance. Uma won handily, 31-6. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Demi Moore

Comments: One of only two returning participants from the 80s Tourney, the future Mrs. Kutcher went from being a star to a STAR with 1990's Ghost. From there, she went on to rival Julia Roberts as one of the biggest stars of the decade - though most of her films were known more for the publicity they generated than for their successes, either critically or commercially. If I had but one picture to sum up Moore's career in the 90s, the one that comes to mind would be her Vanity Fair cover, nude and very pregnant; like her, it was many things: controversial, beautiful, and hard to look away from, even if you weren't sure how good of an idea it was.
90s Highlights: Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, Disclosure, Striptease, G.I. Jane


Angelina Jolie


Comments: Let's get this out of the way right now: yes, had this been a Ladies of the 00s tourney, Angelina would be a surefire number one seed. But it ain't - in fact, she was hardly known (as anything other than "Jon Voight's daughter") for most of the 90s; her beauty is the main factor for her even being seeded as highly as she is, largely because it would just be ridiculous to have her as a 7 or 8 seed. Still, looking back, it's not as though she made no impressions; she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1999's Girl, Interrupted, and her free spirit (read: naked) character in Pushing Tin was just about the only good thing about that piece of crap.
90s Highlights: Hackers, Girl, Interrupted, The Bone Collector (how is that not the name of a porno?)



9 people have chosen wisely: on "Ladies of the 90s Tournament - Round 1: Demi Moore (4) vs Angelina Jolie (5)"

Nic Cage said...

Angelina, hands down. I have never liked Demi for whatever reason. I find her voice to be the equivalent of finger nails on a chalk board.

Earplug said...

I would prefer Demi any day to Angelina. I guess Demi is better.

Alex said...

Dang this is tough. I haven't actually seen any of Demi's 90's movies, I don't think, and I'm not a big fan of her. I also don't like Angelina Jolie BUT I did enjoy her in Girl, Interrupted and Hackers is a goofy guilty pleasure movie so I have to go with her.

Castor said...

Tough one but gotta go with Angelina. Neither are really my type LOL ;)

Red said...

As much as I love me some Angelina Jolie, I gotta go with Demi here considering just the impact on the 90s.

Nick said...

I just untied it... for exactly what Red said.

CS said...

Demi had the better 90's flicks (minus Striptease which was far worse than Showgirls in my opinion) but I've had a crush on Jolie since Hackers...tough decision.

Andy from fandango groovers said...

That was close, glad I got my vote in in time.

Fletch said...

@ Nic - well, we've already discussed this. I had to go Demi, to no avail...

@ Earplug - Great name! I went with Demi, but more for her resume. I'd take Angie in her prime way over Moore.

@ Alex - You haven't seen ANY of Moore's 90s movies? Not even Ghost? I still need to see A Few Good Men, but I've seen several others, including *groan* Striptease.

@ Castor - Who would you say is your type? Inquiring minds...

@ Red, Nick - Bingo - my thoughts exactly.

@ CS - Seems like you went Angie...

@ Andy - yeah, I seem to be posting at about 1:00 Eastern each day, so that's roughly when the prior day's poll will end. Stay tuned!