Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow Though the long, leggy blond actress, 35, is best known for her dramatic roles in such films as “Flesh and Bone,” “Proof,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Se7en,” Paltrow has more than proved herself as a comedic performer. Ironically, she’s proved to be funnier with a British accent than an American one. She received glowing notices as Jane Austin’s heroine in the 1996 version of “Emma” and won the lead actress Oscar as the Bard’s muse in the 1998 best picture winner, “Shakespeare in Love.” But the daughter of actress Blythe Danner has had more than her share of comedic missteps, including the wan 1996 David Schwimmer vehicle “The Pallbearer,” the misguided 2001 Farrelly brothers' comedy “Shallow Hal.” and the mind-numbing 2003 stewardess comedy “View from the Top."
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