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Admit it. Carey Mulligan reminds you of Audrey Hepburn.

October 8, 2009 |  8:02 pm

When discussing this weekend's opening of "An Education" with my Envelope colleague Paul Sheehan, he said something worth repeating — and illustrating pictorially. "Admit it!" he roared. "What's the first thing you thought of when you heard about this movie in the Oscar derby? 'Roman Holiday'!"

Aha! Bravo, Paul! Yes, both films star a relatively obscure, statuesque ingénue portraying a gal who dashes off on a forbidden romantic trip to a glam European capital with a streetwise older chap.

That's good news for "An Education" star Carey Mulligan. At the 1953 Oscars, Audrey Hepburn claimed the best-actress crown over Deborah Kerr (star of "From Here to Eternity," which beat "Roman Holiday" for best picture), Leslie Caron ("Lili"), Ava Gardner ("Mogambo") and Maggie McNamara ("The Moon Is Blue").

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Photos: Sony Pictures Classics, Paramount

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God knows with all of the trash in Hollywood, we need another Audrey Hepburn to class up the place a bit!

just get over it and admit it yourself. you like to think she is.

Audrey Hepburn??
Carey is cute, but not beautiful

Audrey Hepburn????
Carey is cute, but not beautiful.

see carey mulligan in the superb doctor who episode 'blink'

yes for me carey is new audrey hepburn.
carey,ben whishaw and daniel radcliffe are my favorite young actors.



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