Frances McDormand: The Face Is A Map
The best actor in any Coen Brothers film touts her elastic and expressive visage as her greatest asset.
A fixture in many films by the dynamic duo of the Coen Brothers, Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand’s debut was also theirs: 1984’s neo-noir Blood Simple. Since then, her ultra-interesting facial features and her talent for mixing silly and serious (sometimes into one unforgettable expression) has served her very well. She has aged gracefully and with gravitas over the last three decades, continuing to bring audacious, fascinating characters to life. This video takes a look at how McDormand (who is also, fun fact, married to Joel Coen) has made excellent use of her famous “rubber face,” and surmises that her superlative role—don’t-cha know—was as Chief Marge Gunderson in 1996’s Fargo.