How does one even begin to describe the qualities of Tilda Swinton? Fearless, brave, generous and chameleon-like are probably apt, but still fail to capture a particular quality of her skill set, with a set of tools that can see her slip in and out of movies big and small, sometimes unrecognizably. Always committed, and never less than compelling, if she stopped now (please don’t) she’d have an enviable body of work. So, why not take a moment to celebrate it?
That’s just what MoMA did last November on the occasion of her birthday, throwing together a five-minute highlight reel of her career. And now, it’s available for everyone to see. It’s a reminder of her diverse array of work, and the list of directors she’s worked with is staggering: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Lynne Ramsay, Bong Joon-ho, David Fincher, the Coen brothers, Spike Jonze…the list goes on. And each time out, she transforms into something new and distinct.
Even of our praise, check out the reel below. [Bent]