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Zooey Deschanel: The Bliss of Perfection

Updated on May 9, 2014

Face it... There is something about Zooey Deschanel that makes your heart race just a little... Something that makes a smile find its way to your lips... Something that makes you feel just a little lighter than air... There is just simply something about Zooey!

For those who are not touched by the magic of Zooey Deschanel, it is hard to understand those of us who have been blessed with the ability to feel the glow of this special girl. After all, they say, she is not the most beautiful actress, nor the most talented, nor even the most prolific.

But, we say, she is the most beautiful to us; she is the most talented we believe; and one minute of screen time for Zooey is worth an entire film from any other. She is as close to perfection as a girl can come. She is our fantasy girl come to life. She is perfection personified.

Like Zooey's personality seems to be, Zooey's movie roles have been varied and far-ranging. Many first discovered her in the film Almost Famous where she played the lead character's older sister who promised him -- and through him seemed to also promise us the same -- that someday he would be cool as she gave him the albums that started him on his journey to reach that goal.

She went on to star as a spaced out party-girl in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a live-by-her-own-rules cereal hustler in Flakes, a victim-turned-stalker-turned-love-interest in The Go-Getter, and once again had a turn as the sisterly sort in the indie masterpiece Live Free or Die. In short, no matter the role or how unique the character might be, Zooey always turned in a stellar performance.

Her role as the not-quite-quirky, not-quite-mainstream Summer Finn in the underground sensation (500) Days of Summer is considered by some to be her best performance yet. But that doesn't mean she was a slouch in either the Hollywood hit Yes Man or the indie sleeper Gigantic. the only thing you can ever be sure of with a role Zooey chooses is that she will be perfect for the part.

Zooey's two films in 2011, Your Highness and Our Idiot Brother, were both fine comedies though featuring Zooey less than fans may have desired. She made no films in 2012 as she filled her time with the television series New Girl and her band, She & Him. That's right... our beautiful swan is a songbird as well!

Zooey with M. Ward... She & Him
Zooey with M. Ward... She & Him
M. knows there is never enough Zooey to go around!
M. knows there is never enough Zooey to go around!

Perhaps if Zooey were just another actress, she would not be so dear to her fans. But Zooey is so much more than just a movie star. She is equally talented as a singer and songwriter. Many would say she is a fashion icon and she has even designed her own line of sunglasses. And there is no denying that her exuberant personality and just plain common decency shine through.

Even those who have not really learned anything about Zooey outside her career would probably bet Zooey is involved in charity work and it would be a bet they would win. One charity Zooey is sometimes associated with is PS Arts which works to get art back into public schools in California and she has even designed a pair of RODO shoes that were then auctioned off to support Clothes Off Our Backs Foundation among other charities.

So though while we may love the spunky Miss Pussy Katz, the perfect older sister Anita Miller, the spacey Trillian Astra, and even the slightly neurotic Alma Moore, ultimately, underneath them all is our precious Zooey -- the girl who makes our dreams... well, maybe not actually come true, but oh so much more enjoyable to dream.

Who's that girl?
Who's that girl?
It's Jess!
It's Jess!

Which of the following Zooey perfomances is your favorite?

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    • ujjalsen profile image


      6 years ago from Kolkata

      Zooey Deschanel is not just an actor, she is a total package and I love her.

      I have written a hub on Zooey Deschanel.

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      7 years ago

      Specifically, the scene in Failure To Launch when she tries to buy a gun and one bullet...priceless.

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      7 years ago

      I liked her best in Failure to Launch

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      7 years ago from Wild Wild West

      @Neon_Letters LOL, I think a lot of Zooey fans feel that way though somehow The Happening has managed to get a couple of votes in the poll above. I must admit that surprises me a little. Though I do like the movie myself, it is far from the top of my list of Zooey movies.

    • Neon_Letters profile image


      7 years ago

      She is the only reason i sat on my couch to watch The Happening... i really, really hate that movie.

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      Paki Gilrs 

      7 years ago

      This is really perfect lady and no one can resist her.

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      niall walsh 

      8 years ago from London


      I liked her best in elf when she had the blonde hair. She's just so sweet

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Great review! Yes, she's got a lot going for her. There's something very cozy about her, like the kind of girl you'd trust with your kids...I'm not sure where I'm going with this :D

      Anyhow, fun chicks are the best and she seems to be that and then some! Thanks again!

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      9 years ago

      sweet I love Zooey, she is soooo cool and funny and ...different...I liked her in failure to launch..champaigne Tuesday its all week now...


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