"Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same." - Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was a famous British actress, humanitarian and ranked as the 3rd greatest females screen legend in the history of American cinema. She remains as one of the most recognizable faces of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century.
She was among the most successful actress in Hollywood. She is a woman with delicate beauty and charming smile. And also a versatile actress that played opposite the great leading men of her time. The following are must see Audrey Hepburn movies.
"I don't know how to say goodbye. I can't think of any words" - Princess Ann
Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy film about a princess named Ann who rebelled against her official duties as a princess. She had a publicized tour in European Capitals, including Rome. One night, she escaped from her room to experience Rome alone. But before that, her doctor gave her a sedative to sleep and it took effect while she sat on a bench. While she is sleeping, Joe Bradley, an American reporter met her but didn't recognized the princess. Joe took the princess to his apartment. The next morning Joe was assigned to cover the Princess Ann press conference, unaware that the princess is sleeping on his couch. He then realized that he got a big shot to his career only if he's willing to betray the runaway princess. The pair was so lovely and dashing in the streets of Rome. It was the most romantic thing any couple had ever done.
Academy Award for Best Actress
BAFTA Award for Best British Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
"It is a contrived fable but a bittersweet legend with laughs that leaves the spirits soaring." - New York Times
"The newcomer named Audrey Hepburn gives the popular old romantic nonsense a reality it has seldom had before." - Time Magazine
"The reason Roman Holiday works is because it understands Hepburn's place in the pantheon of Silver Screen icons" - Walter Chaw of Film Freak Central
Directed by Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a film that established Audrey Hepburn as a style icon. Her superb performance in the movie made her as one of the screen legends.
The 1961 romantic comedy film is a film about a New York party girl who became interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Aside from Hepburn's performance, the movie became notable because of her elegant dresses. The little black Givenchy dress worn by Hepburn in the beginning of the film is considered as one of the most iconic items of clothing in the history of twentieth century fashion.
Audrey Hepburn was nominated as Best Actress in a Leading Role in Academy Awards. Audrey Hepburn's rendition of the film's signature song, "Moon River" by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer has become remarkable and won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song.
"Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life. [Review of re-release]" - Austin Chronicles
"Audrey Hepburn is delicious as Holly and the Henry Mancini score is in the class of elite soundtracks. [Review of re-release]" - Empire
"It's so strange to think of you being touched by a woman. I always thought you walked alone." - Sabrina
Sabrina is 1954 film directed by Billy Wilder. It was a comedy-romance film that was selected to be preserved by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. A film filled with cultural and historical significance.
The film was about a girl named Sabrina, a chauffeur's daughter who fell in love with the son of his father's employer. Sabrina determined to impress the man of her dreams, went to Paris to attend culinary school. She returned as an attractive and sophisticated woman. But later in the story, she was caught in a love triangle with the two brothers.
The film has been remarkable because of Hepburn's outfits created by Hubert de Givenchy. Although credits were not given to Givenchy, the film gave way to Audrey and Givenchy lifetime friendship.
Hepburn has been nominated in Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie also garnered nominations for Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Story.
"Audrey Hepburn's naÃ¯f-like vulnerability and angelic beauty make her the perfect fit for the part; her natural elegance, playfulness, and intelligence had the audience cheerfully manipulated into applauding her elevation from rags to riches" - Dan Jardine, AMG Review in MSN.com
"Gold, in a word, is guaranteed at the box-office, and this is never less than glittering entertainment, but somehow a certain measure of lead has found its way into the formula" -Time Magazine
"In our wistful estimation, the most delightful comedy-romance in years." - New York Times
"Why do people have to tell lies?" - Reggie Lamperts
Charade is a 1960 comic thriller film that is notable for its screenplay. A film full of intellectual humors between characters. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant had the most impressive performance in the film.
The story was about a woman named Reggie Lamperts played by Audrey Hepburn being pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Two great actors co-starred Audrey Hepburn. Her versatility was remarkable making the movie more exciting to watch.
Grant and Hepburn were nominated for Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Hepburn won the BAFTA Award as Best Actress. There were several remakes of the film and garnered positive reviews from critics.
"First time teaming of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, a natural, gives the sophisticated romantic caper an international appeal, plus the selling points of adventure, suspense and superb comedy." - Robert B. Frederick, Variety
"Charming comedy-romance-thriller pairing Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, intelligently scripted by Peter Stone and directed in distinctly Hitchcockian style by Stanley Donen." - TV Guide's Movie Guide
"You can twist the heart in a girl the same way some fellows twist her arms to hurt her!" - Eliza Dolittle
My Fair Lady is a musical film adaptation based on a 1938 stage play Pygmalion. The 1964 film was a smash hit upon release. It became one of the most commercially successful plays in the history of international musical theatre. The film producer Jack L. Warner mentioned to his autobiography that Hepburn was a beautiful and talented star.
My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Costume Design. The film also received three Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards for Best Film from any source.
"Cukor's film is a pleasure to behold. Harrison, suave and distant and somehow reptilian around the eyes, makes a Higgins who never ever seems a pushover for Eliza. Hepburn, so touchingly waiflike, brings poignancy to her coming-out scenes that are magical; she never seems quite confident that anyone will like her." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
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