All posts filed under: In Character

IN CHARACTER: SEAN YOUNG IN BLADERUNNER, 1982

Perhaps the most famous and sartorially dressed android in cinema history, Sean Young’s Rachel Tyrell is like 40’s Film Noir Heroine in an Alexander McQueen dress and most definitely gets her man.

Deckard: “Shakes? Me too. I get ’em bad. It’s part of the business.”

Rachael: “I’m not in the business… I AM the business.”

Bladerunner 1982, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Heyer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos and Joanna Cassidy.

IN CHARACTER: JAMI GERTZ IN LESS THAN ZERO, 1987

Unlike the original character in Less Than Zero, the Bret Easton Ellis novel about rich, disaffected youth in the early 80’s, the Jami Gertz version of Blair was raven haired, ruby lipped and wore what I’m guessing was a lot of Azzedine Alaïa. The kind of girl who gets in to all the right parties and all the right places but would rather be somewhere else. Clay: “Are you happy Blair? You don’t look happy. Blair: “But do I look good? Less than Zero 1987, directed by Marek Kanievska, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr and James Spader