I was sad to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's passing yesterday. She was one of the last Old Hollywood greats with a remarkable career that would be difficult to sum up in a blog posting. My personal favorite roles of hers were Maggie in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" and, of course, the inimitable Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf".
But I have always believed that Liz holds the unofficial title of "Best Movie Scream of All Time" for her role in "Suddenly Last Summer". She earned an Academy Award nomination for this performance, her third at the time. And though she didn't win Oscar, she screamed like nobody's business. Seriously. The scene where Sebastian is "consumed" is a veritable master class in screaming. You can watch it below at 2:55...along with her other great scenes from this film.
For this, and countless other roles, Elizabeth Taylor was a true original and will never be forgotten.