Geena Davis got her first role in 1982, in the comedy Tootsie, and then there was no looking back. She put in all her hard work and effort through the decade to make a name for herself in Hollywood. In addition to that, she wasn’t an actress who would just strive hard for main leads. She went on for supporting roles as well in films such as the 1980s remake of The Fly and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. Her acting chops were marvellous which paid off and eventually too her to the Oscar win.
She earned an Academy Award for her phenomenal performance as Muriel in The Accidental Tourist for the Best Supporting Actress. Moreover, she also appeared as the ditzy housewife Thelma opposite her co-star Susan Sarandon’s Louise in the most iconic movie Thelma and Louise in 1991 where her performance was considered to be definitely above average.
She followed this legacy in 1992 again by playing the role of Dottie Hinson in A Legacy of Their Own which gave an edge to the female professional baseball league in a comedic sports drama fashions during the World War II phase. She has gotten to many critical and commercial successes. However, her later films failed to accomplish this mark, affecting her career drastically.
If you talk about today’s times, you will most probably find her working in TV shows rather than movies. Not that this isn’t a great achievement because her acting never lied and was never ever considered to be over the top but considering her craze back then, nobody would have thought that her legacy would culminate the way it did.
There’s no doubt in the fact that her priorities have changed over the years.