10:20 PM EDT 12/19/2013
Originally posted 12/19/2013 09:45AM
You've Got Mail, the cinematic ode to AOL that reunited Nora Ephron, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks – a trifecta that previously made rom-com magic in 1993's Sleepless in Seattle – turned 15 this week.
In it, Ryan and Hanks played Kathleen and Joe, a pair of Upper West Side business rivals who fall in love over email without knowing each other's true identity.
Not only did Mindy Kaling's favorite film celebrate the Web's matchmaking potential years before online dating was socially acceptable, it also spawned endlessly quotable lines ("That caviar is a garnish!") and featured a stellar supporting cast that included Jean Stapleton, Greg Kinnear, Dave Chappelle and Parker Posey.
Originally posted 06/27/2012 09:55AM
A true trailblazer, Nora Ephron leaves behind a legacy of always knowing the right (and wittiest) thing to say. She was "an expert in all the departments of living well," according to Meryl Streep – one of many paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.
"You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly," Streep – who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009) – wrote in an email to The New York Times. "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?'"
Streep wasn't the only celebrity to remember Ephron fondly.
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