This week’s movie topic is all about Ensembles…There are lots of great movies that succeed not because of megastars and lesser known supporting casts, but because of incredible actors working together without any one person taking on a lead role.
Here are my favorite ensemble casts…
Crash (2004). An uncomfortable look at race. Cast includes Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe
Love Actually (2003). Loved this cast from across the pond. Cast includes Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley
Ocean’s Eleven (2001). Movie okay, cast gorgeous. Cast includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck
The Usual Suspects (1995). Which one is Keyser Soze? Cast includes Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri
Lord of the Rings trilogy. Frodo wasn’t the only one worth watching. Cast includes Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom
What’s your favorite ensemble cast? Stop by The Bumbles and see what others have to say.