I talked a little about Audrey Hepburn in Wednesday's blog post but I didn't mention too much about her movies so I thought a top three films post was due.
1). The first movie I want to mention is perhaps tied for 1st place in my heart with the second movie I want to mention. Charade (1963) is a bit of a departure in Miss Hepburn's career (at least if we're talking about her most well known roles). For starters it was categorised as a thriller and features a leading man she actually had onscreen chemistry with. For my personal tastes, it doesn't at all hurt that the leading man also happens to be Cary Grant (easily my favourite male actor from that generation of films), but the film is also smart, funny and never seems to get old, no matter how many times I watch it.
2). Next up is my favourite of her musicals by far, Funny Face (1957). Fred Astaire plays her love interest in this and even though the pair didn't manage to derive much passion from the script, it's still a very sweet romantic movie. Hepburn is at her fashion iconic best, strutting around Paris in her Givenchy designed gowns, but it is her all black existentialist outfit that best sums up her beautifully memorable character in this film. One to watch if 50s rom coms are your game.
3). This third pick is actually infamous for its wrongful casting of Humphrey Bogart and his appalling behaviour on set and attitude towards the rest of the cast, including Audrey, but despite all that Sabrina (1954) is, to me, still a wonderful film. Bogie may not have been ideal for the role but even with the limitations and onset animosity, they managed to pull of something special. Sabrina is one of Hepburn's iconic roles and makes for delightful watching.