Fred Astaire is one of the most influential dancer, singer, and actor to grace the screen.On May 10,1899 he was born into the world with a life of inspiration ahead of him. In Funny Face, he brings his talent to life in another brilliant performance.
Dick Avery is a fashion photographer looking for a new model. He wants a different type of model with unique features. He finds her in a bookstore where she works. After some song and dance, he is able to convince the shopkeeper Jo to model for him. Jo finds herself on a new adventure away from the bookstore. Going from country to country alongside Dick, Jo finds herself growing attached to him. Alongside Dick, Jo finds discovers herself becoming one of the most beloved and well known models around. Yet, things start to go awry between Dick and Jo when Jo forgets about a gala. This leads to an argument between Dick and Jo, inadvertently embarrassing Maggie, who is Dick’s boss. Later on, Dick decides to leave. With Jo realizing that she really does love Dick, she and Maggie try desperately to get in touch with him. Eventually, Dick gets the message only to find Jo in a wedding dress. The two walk off preparing to start their new life together.
Fred Astaire was able to bring another character to life. Using his talents to inspire, Funny Face encompasses Fred Astaire’s talents in all it’s glory. Born on May 10, 1899, Fred Astaire has left behind a legacy by doing what he loves.