Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films With Precious' Gabby Sidibe

RT asks the Oscar-nominated star to name five of her precioussses

by | February 5, 2010 | Comments


For a first-time ever actor, Gabby Sidibe’s been thrown directly into the glare of the spotlight: the star of Lee Daniels’ critically acclaimed inner city drama Precious has found herself nominated for a host of awards recently, including a Best Actress Oscar alongside such greats as Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep. It could all be a little overwhelming, but when RT caught up with the 26-year-old New Yorker we found her anything but fame-struck; preferring instead to chat about movies and kangaroo fights (well, that’s another story). And so it was she got on to the subject of her five favorite movies…

The Five Heartbeats (1991,
46% Tomatometer)

Five Heartbeats
The Five Heartbeats. That movie’s awesome. It’s kind of like The Temptations, but it’s a movie about a big band, well I guess it’s the story of the band, and they’re all brothers. Like The Temptations except it’s a little funnier. I mean it stars Robert Townsend, who’s really good.

Hollywood Shuffle (1987,
87% Tomatometer)

Hollywood shuffle
Hollywood Shuffle, directed by and starring Robert Townsend — so there’s a theme.

The Goonies (1985,
64% Tomatometer)

The Goonies, because I think I watched it when I was a kid. It’s tied to the child in me. It’s the memories I have from that, from that time in my life when I was watching it.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984,
85% Tomatometer)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Yeah, the Temple of Doom, That was the best one. That scene where he reaches into the dude’s heart? Come on, that’s the bomb! And I like the little kid, Short Round.

This Is It (2009,
81% Tomatometer)

This Is It
I’ve got one more? Oh man, my newest favorite movie is This Is It, the Michael Jackson movie. ‘Cause I went into it and I was like, “Eh, whatever, it’s just another Michael thing”, but I didn’t think I’d be that impressed by it. I was just going to kill an afternoon, but it was so good. And I walked out going, “He was so good; he was murdered.” Because he didn’t seem incoherent at all. He was such a genius. He could hear things that no one else in the world could hear musically. That’s one of my latest favorite movies.

Click here read RT’s interview with Gabby as she discusses Precious and the Oscars.

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