Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Teen star of Western a girl on a mission

Stealing scenes from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin is barely child's play.

Yet, in True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld - a 13-year-old at the time - not only holds her own beside the seasoned performers but also establishes herself as one of a handful of pint-size actors who gave Oscar-worthy portrayals this year.

In the new screen version by the Coen brothers of the picaresque 1968 novel by Charles Portis, she is a energy to be reckoned with.

Steinfeld has the plum role of Mattie Ross, a pigtail-wearing angel of revenge bent on tracking and killing the no-good felon who slew her father and took his horse and cash.

With an unshakable faith in her Protestant ethic and her justice, Mattie gets to work hiring one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Bridges, reprising the role played by John Wayne in the innovative 1969 film) and striking a deal with an egocentric Texas Ranger (Damon).

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