Glenn Close celebrates her 70th birthday today. After graduating from William & Mary, she pursued an acting career, and made her Broadway debut in 1974 in a revival of William Congreve’s Love for Love. She worked steadily both on and off Broadway for the next decade, and won a Tony for Best Actress in a Play for the original Broadway production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. By this time, she had also begun a film and television career; her first three film appearances, in The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, and The Natural, all brought her Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She then received her first nomination for Best Actress for a 1987 thriller:
On November 6th, James Bond is back in his 24th big screen adventure (not counting non-sanctioned movies like Never Say Never Again). To celebrate, we’re bringing back the bracket game. I have paired up sixteen of the best Bond movies for you to vote on. You’ve got a licence to kill off the weaker Bond flicks until only the best Bond is left standing.