Hollywood A-listers list favourite movies from childhood
Hollywoods most successful actors have disclosed the formative films of their childhood, listing nostalgic favourites from The Jungle Book to Kind Hearts and Coronets.hollywood Updated: Feb 28, 2013 14:05 IST
Hollywoods most successful actors have disclosed the formative films of their childhood, listing nostalgic favourites from The Jungle Book to Kind Hearts and Coronets.
Dame Helen Mirren, critically acclaimed for her recent roles as the Queen, chose Cinderella, citing the absolute magic of the big dress as a particularly fond memory, the Telegraph reported.
Sir Ian McKellen gave a nod to the classic Treasure Island before settling on a more obscure black-and-white French comedy, while Homeland star Damian Lewis picked the musical Grease.
Director Danny Boyle, the mastermind behind last year's Olympic opening ceremony, selected A Clockwork Orange as the film which stuck in his mind, having snuck in to see it aged 16.
Others, including actor Adrian Lester, Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne and Twilight's Robert Pattinson, chose classic childhood or Disney favourites, while Hugh Grant plumped for The Battle of Britain.
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman picked the Indiana Jones films, while director Quentin Tarantino plumped for either Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein or It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
The list, compiled by charity Filmclub, is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of watching movies in inspiring and educating children.
Actor Michael Sheen, an ambassador for the charity, said: "Film is a way for children to learn confidence, that their opinions matter you can share opinions and you can learn from other people, and it can give you access to experiences from around the world different kinds of lives, different kinds of living, different beliefs. It gives you a sense of a world outside of your own world. And I think it empowers children as well."