Ms. Ali MacGraw
c/o Office of Ms. Ali MacGraw
PO Box 284
Tesuque, NM 87574-0284
Dear Ms. MacGraw,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite movies that you played in were Goodbye, Columbus and Love Story. Goodbye, Columbus was a great movie about Neil Klugman, a working class army veteran where he has a job as a library clerk and meets Brenda Patimkin, a girl who comes from a wealthy family and decides to go on a date. Ms. MacGraw, you did an excellent job portraying as Brenda Patimkin because I liked on how you made her have different unique traits like caring about Neil when he has difficulty in life or when he gets judged harshly by Brenda’s parents for him being different including coming out of a low class, trying to understand life when she struggles on coming from a wealthy family, and many others. What I liked about Goodbye Columbus was how it showed on what it is like for someone who from a low class can develop a friendship or a relationship with someone who comes from a wealthy class even though they are from a different economic class. Love Story was another movie that I liked due to the plot about Oliver Barrett IV, a student who is a hockey player where comes from a wealthy family meets Jenny Cavilleri, a working class girl who is a student of music where they develop a relationship and have to deal with struggles in life when Jenny gets a terminal illness. In Love Story, you did an excellent job making Jenny Cavilleri a great character because I liked on how she showed compassion for Oliver when he gets disowned from his wealthy family when he decides to marry her, continuing her friendship along with a relationship with Oliver when they face different challenges, and working hard to overcome her struggles on having a terminal illness. Also what I liked about Jenny was how she strive to want to find good things in life when times were hard for her and Oliver. Even though Goodbye Columbus and Love Story was sad, I liked on how the movies had some message or life lessons like the need for compassion including kindness when people have struggles in life, how people who are different or come from a different background can have a friendship or a relationship, and how judging people harshly for being different or come from a different background is not good for society.
Besides your acting career, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes to reduce discrimination. Also on your activism, I like on how you are an activist on animal rights to help protect animals from being abused or mistreated. Ms. MacGraw, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with a disability is when other people including other adults get judgmental about me being different from them and have struggles to find different methods to improve myself. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your characters Brenda Patimkin in Goodbye Columbus and Jenny Cavilleri in Love Story and some of the messages in the movies help give me motivation to try to continue to have compassion along with expand on kindness to people when they have struggles, learn different methods to improve myself when I face obstacles, and try my best to understand life when there are challenges.
I strongly believe that you are a very talented actress. You do such an excellent job making your characters have different unique traits. You have truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, be a fan of your acting, and try my best to learn life lessons to help improve myself when there are obstacles. I was wondering if you could take the time to answer some of my questions. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference for society.
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