George Stevens' epic tale of multiple generations of a Texas family enduring social upheaval stars Taylor opposite fellow icons Rock Hudson and James Dean. Taylor plays beautifully off of both of them and expertly guides her character through decades worth of character development.
An underrated Taylor-Burton collaboration which features great performances from them both. Taylor's performance is appropriately spirited and forceful and altogether terrific.
Elizabeth + Monty forevah.
I'm not sure any actor has ever personified sensuality as well as Taylor does in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I've never truly believed the ending of that story, but the combination of Taylor and Paul Newman is enough to make me suspend disbelief at least a little.
This is the performance that won her her second Oscar and it's one of the great force of nature performances ever committed to film. Richard Burton is equally excellent, but lost out to Paul Scofield for Best Actor.