Wednesday, April 21, 2010

De Beauvoir's Doppelganger?

Looking through a recent New York Times slideshow of photos of Simone de Beauvoir, a thought occurred to me: Someone ought to film an English-language biopic about de Beauvoir, and cast Olivia Williams in the leading role.

De Beauvoir:


The resemblance is good and Williams is just the right age to play the part (she's 41--the same age as de Beauvoir was when she published The Second Sex). And, having just seen her in The Ghost Writer, where she plays the wife of a former Prime Minister, she's proved she can portray a formidably intelligent woman who is partnered with an even more famous and powerful man.

The Ghost Writer is a darn good film, by the way; you should go see it.

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