9 Great Film Performances From Non-Actors

4. Cher- Mask

Cher is remarkable for a few talents. One is the ability to incite the desire to bash one's own head into a wall repeatedly when her auto-tuned single Believe comes on. Another talent is clearly her acting ability. She even won an Oscar for her work in Moonstruck, although the award was probably an apology for the lack of nomination for what she did in the heart wrenching film Mask. As the mother of a teenage boy suffering from craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, Cher is pretty much flawless. In a movie that could have easily suffered from coming off as too sentimental, she keeps it grounded with a troubled but tough performance as a woman who refuses to let the world treat her son differently than anyone else. What could've been a scene riddled with clich├ęs Cher delivers, "If I dug his grave every time one of you geniuses told me he was gonna die, I'd be eating f----n' chop suey in China by now! Anything else?" No, Cher, that about covers it.
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