Top 10 Best Cher Movie Moments
While we impatiently await the November 24 opening of Burlesque, in which Cher stars as Tess, an LA nightclub's bitchy mother hen, we've taken a stroll down celluloid lane with the Half-Breed herself. Burlesque is Cher's first starring role since 1999's Tea With Mussolini (unless you count Matt Damon's 2003 conjoined-twins comedy, Stuck on You. We wouldn't.). And we couldn't be more excited to get another couple hours of screen time with the living legend, even if the film does look like an even cheez-whizzier version of Showgirls. If only we could get Crystal Connors together with Tess for some cougar girl-on-girl--but, we digress...
The new DVD set, Cher: the Film Collection, brings together many of her good films (Moonstruck, Silkwood), some of her not-so-good films (Chastity, Good Times), and a few glaring omissions (Mask? The Witches of Eastwick?). But, like our top-10 Cher Movie Moments list below, it's an excellent primer into the film career of the only Oscar-winner ever to entertain in a Bob Mackie-sequined Cherokee headdress.
10. Stuck on You (2003)
Cher won an Oscar in 1987 for Moonstruck, and after seeing her this summer at Caesars in Vegas, we learned that she's never going to let anyone forget it. Stuck on You is dreadful, but Cher as Cher couldn't be truer. The winning line is at 1:08: "I don't beg. And do you know why I don't beg? Because I am a fucking Oscar winner!"