Monday, January 30, 2012

Candy Clark - Crazy Girlfriend

Candy Clark has been around the Hollywood acting scene for a long time, starting with the film Fat City in 1972. The following year she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting actress for her performance in American Graffiti. More recently she played Matt Damon's mother in the 2009 movie The Informant. I confess I have not seen all of her films but I always enjoy her performances, which always seem a little over the top. She's played a number of crazy girlfriends, most notably to Roy Schneider in Blue Thunder (1983), but also to David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). I also admired her because she wasn't afraid of doing nudity, which a lot of American actresses balk at. Her charms were amply displayed in The Man Who Fell to Earth and as the crazy sister in The Big Sleep (1978). I had an opportunity to meet her in June 1998 here in Maryland at an autograph convention and found her charming.

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