Tom Gliatto and Paul Chi
June 09, 2014 12:00 PM

>Toni Collette

THE MOVIE CHARACTER I WANTED TO BE

Sandy in Grease. My mother owned the same red heels that Olivia Newton-John wears to the school fair. I trotted around the house in those shoes forever. It’s a wonder I never broke an ankle.

MY FIRST MOVIE STAR CRUSH

Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid. My room was covered in posters of him. I worked with him in Hitchcock a few years ago. I’m a grown woman, and I still didn’t know where to look!

A MOVIE I CAN WATCH OVER AND OVER

Pretty in Pink. When I was 14, I watched it about three thousand times. I started dying my hair red to be like Molly Ringwald, and I was completely in love with Duckie Dale. The soundtrack is awesome.

MY FAVORITE MOVIE

Harold and Maude. They have such an unlikely relationship. It says so much about life and love and connection. It gets me every time. Hal Ashby made the best movies.

THE MOVIE THAT MAKES ME SWOON

I adore Dudley Moore in Arthur. His relationship with Liza Minnelli’s character is gorgeous. It’s a ridiculously funny film filled with brilliant dialogue, and the theme song still makes me melt.

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