Actress, play well the men

• The actresses play well male

By Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan to Barbara Streisand as a young rabbi.

Actress, play well the men

Tradition hypocrisy inherent in ancient Greece, assumed only male actors - women assigned only the role of the dancers. By virtue of tradition or of human nature, men and women still play a more and better than men women. Occasional actress can transform it into a man, not a woman in disguise.

1. Tilda Swinton / "Orlando"

Tilda Swinton managed to create a character in general is gender - sexless beauty Orlando embodies precisely the eternal human ability and desire for transformation. A key scene in the film where Queen Elizabeth tells youth-aristocrat Orlando never grow old, become one of the major cross-gender moments in the history of cinema - as Queen spoke actor Quentin Crisp.

2. Glen Rose / "Albert Nobbs"

On the creation of the film adaptation of the story by George Moore "Unusual Life of Albert Nobbs" took nearly 30 years. Glenn Close first played the role of Albert in the theater in 1982, and after searching for producers to transfer the story of a woman transgender on the screen. During this time, the actress managed to play the role of a pirate (male) in the movie "Captain Hook".

3. Cate Blanchett / "I'm Not There"

In the film, Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan biography play just 6 actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere and Cate Blanchett. The hero of each of them embodies important aspects of the life and work of the musician. For Cate Blanchett is not the only one in the career of reincarnation in man - in a recent "Manifesto" among its 13 roles there are lot of homeless, shouted manifestos-situationist artists.

4. Julie Andrews / "Victor / Victoria"

This musical comedy - a remake of the German film "Victor and Victoria" in 1933. In 1982, film director Blake Edwards ( "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Great Race", "10") to change the plot, moving narrative in pre-war Paris, where singer Victoria can not find a job and begins to act in nightclubs as a Polish Prince Victor Drazinsky, knows how to sing the female voice. In the history of the Chicago mafia and infused Parisian gay community, and the result is a light, funny and politically correct to the best spectacle.

5. Barbra Streisand / "Yentl"

"Yentl" - a benefit Barbra Streisand: She made a director, screenwriter, producer and performer of the title role. In the story of a girl from the Eastern European shtetl Yentl wants to get an education, accessible only to men. After the death of his father, a rabbi, she runs away from home to do under the guise of a young man in a yeshiva to study the Talmud. Streisand - still an actress, not a director, and a romantic story from the first frame rolled into cranberries. Much more clearly subject was given another grand lady of Hollywood: in HBO's "Angels in America" ​​Meryl Streep played hilariously rabbi.

6. LARISSA Golubkin / "Hussar Ballad"

The most striking example of reincarnation girls in the youth in the Soviet cinema - a history of the hussars were virgins Shura Azarov. Home role auditioned Lyudmila Gurchenko, Alisa Freundlich and other actresses, but Eldar Ryazanov opted for debutant Larissa Golubkina. The director has not lost - thanks to a brilliant duet "Cornet Azarov," and the lieutenant Rzhev "Hussar Ballad" has become one of the most popular films in the history of Soviet film distribution.

7. Hilary Swank / "Boys Do not Cry"

1999 film based on real events: transgender Brandon Teena was raped and killed in one of the small towns of Nebraska. For her performance starring Hilary Swank and received "Oscar" and "Golden Globes", and a number of cinematographic prizes.

8. Angelina Jolie / "Salt"

CIA agent named Salt was originally supposed to play Tom Cruise, but the producers decided to completely change the scenario by Angelina Jolie. Apparently, the rewrite was not so easy - why else would Jolie in some scenes to transform into a man. By the way, in man's image actress she is very similar to his brother, James Haven.

9. Katharine Hepburn / "Sylvia Scarlett"

"Sylvia Scarlett" John Cukor took a few years before "Gone With the Wind." Katharine Hepburn plays a boy dressed in Sylvester embezzler's daughter, who was forced to flee from England to France. In tandem with the actress in the film played by Cary Grant.

10. Linda Hunt / "year, life-threatening"

Linda Hunt won for her role in the romantic war drama Australian director Peter Weir's "Oscar." And even knowing it is impossible to believe that Mel Gibson's assistant, a dwarf Billy Kwan, played by a woman. It really is a unique case of reincarnation.