Who's your favorite summer-movie scene stealer?

92412__emily_lOkay, so I like the idea behind USA Today’s gallery of summer-movie scene-stealers, but I don’t understand how they neglected to include The Devil Wears Prada‘s Emily Blunt (pictured), who scored more laughs with a couple finely tuned glances than star Anne Hathaway did with a mountain of dialogue. And for that matter, where the glunk is my good buddy Felicity, who traded in her paintbrushes for some ferocious firearms in Mission:Impossible 3 — and did it convincingly, I might add? Seriously, it makes me want to go all Kimora Lee Simmons on someone’s behind. But since, despite recently dipping my smallest toe into the pool of boxing metaphors, I’m not a violent kind of boy, let’s start our own list: Who else deserves a shout-out for their supporting brilliance in a summer role? Holla at your blogger-pugilist!

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  • Paul U.

    Gotta be Parker Posey in Superman Returns. She is the only cast member that seemed like they were having a good time. She’s great in everything!

  • Calvin C.

    I agree, Emily Blunt was the reason why Prada for mew was a good movie instead of an okay movie. To be just as good, if not better than Meryl Streep is worth at least some kind of recognition…an Oscar nomination perhaps?

  • BoxOfficeGoddess

    I agree that Emily Blunt stole every scene she was in. Another stand out was Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde in “X Men:3″

  • Ed

    I would have to say its the character Nico from Another Gay Movie. He played the sterotypical gay boy without being too campy. Loved this movie that’s a parody of American Pie – but gay.

  • Gabe Rodriguez

    I just read the USA Today piece fifteen minutes ago and was immediately stricken by the same jaw-gaping shocker. Emily Blunt stole “The Devil Wears Prada” right out of Anne Hathaway’s bejeweled handbag, besting even the perfect Streep in several scenes. And I agree with Paul U. that Parker Posey was excellent in “Superman Returns,” but what about Kevin Spacey? He’s been on a series off-streak since “American Beauty,” but as Lex Luther, Spacey has finally bounced back (from K-Pax, where he should send his agent).

  • ep sato

    I thought Gary Cole and Sasha Cohen totally stole Talladega Nights from under WIll Farrell. Great performances by both of them.
    And I have to agree that Parker Posey was by far the best thing about Super Stalker, I mean Super Breaking and Entering Man, I mean Super Deadbeat Dad, I mean Superman.

  • Blair

    I would have to say Parker Posey as well. She is a great actress who puts the drama in overdramatic. I love her. I loved her in Scream 3 where she played an lunatic of an actress.
    She was fabulous in Superman Returns. So good…

  • Becca

    When I saw this headline, I immediately thought of Parker Posey in Superman Returns, I am happy to see others did too. And I agree, Emily Blunt was excellent in Prada.

  • Phil

    Oddly enough, I’m not a major Wanda Sykes fan, but I thought she stole the show in MONSTER IN LAW and then this summer her cameo in CLERKS II was hilarious, & even her brief appearances in MY SUPER EX GIRLFRIEND were quite funny.
    She’s no Emily Blunt, I swear Emily’s dialogue was by far the MOST over the top in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, but both should earn gold stars for making those movies a bit more digestable!

  • Jim

    Emily Blunt hands down.. if this girl doesn’t get an Oscar nomination it would be a shame. Every scene she’s in steals the spotlight from everyone else and seems to do it with ease.

  • kinglouieXVIII

    More props for my girl Parker. SUS definately needed some light flair and Posey certianly provided it. Everyone else looked like they had just stepped out of an episode of ER.
    I also thought Emily Blunt was great in TDWP. Her lines were hilarious and over the top. I’ve said it from the beginning, this movie would have been GREAT (rather than just ok) if they had gotten somebody else (ANYBODY) to play the part of Andy. Anne Hathaway may be pretty, but she is just not as good of an actress as her agent thinks.
    But my favorite summer scene stealer was the girl who played the Asian girl who interpreted for Paul Giamatti in LADY IN THE WATER. Her delivery was crazy funny. I would pray for her to show up on screen. I hope she turns up in more movies.
    And how about the guys? ESKELETO from NACHO LIBRE was su the Pedro to Jack Black’s Napoleon. His lines were so absurd and over the top, he alone was worth the price of admission.
    “Looooook at me. I loooook hideous.”

  • the sponge

    What about Paul Dano in “Little Miss Sunshine”? Even though he was silent for the first half of the movie, I found him captivating throughout. I guess you could say that every member of the “LMS” ensemble stole scenes, though.


  • Erin

    Trevor Fuhrman who played Elias in “Clerks II” was hilarious. His facial expressions alone cracked me up. Every scene he was in was hysterical.

  • Ryan

    I 100% agree with giving props to Parker Posey and Ellen Page. Both of their “Kitty’s” stole their respective films and made them enjoyable.

  • claudenorth

    I’m thrilled to see such support for Emily Blunt’s terrific performance in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. I felt she was the one true standout in the cast, outshining Anne Hathaway and the overrated Meryl Streep. Blunt’s delivery of the line, “Don’t touch it!” was the high point of the film.
    And Parker Posey brought refreshing zaniness to SUPERMAN RETURNS. I found myself wondering what she would have done with the role of Lois Lane, as I feel she could have captured the snarky edge that Margot Kidder brought to the role.

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