Normally we don’t want to see middle aged strippers, but we are making an exception for Cassidy (Marisa Tomei), whose life mimicked that of her biggest fan, Randy “The Ram” Robinson, in its own way. Tomei erroneously won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress for “My Cousin Vinny”, but had she won for her role as the depressed stripper (and she was nominated) would there have been an uproar? We don’t think so.
The Bullet Points:
The Wrestler (2008)
Why you should vote for her:
Her acting was great, and she was the perfect mirror to the “Ram”
Why you should not vote for her:
She was not exactly an athletic character, and did not move the athletic plot along.