RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, November 25th, the New York Times published a list of the top 25 actors of the 21st century to date. Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, 70, is ranked 24th. The newspaper's film critics Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, responsible for choosing the artists, emphasized the actress's performance in the films "Aquarius" (2016) and "Bacurau" (2019), both by Kleber Mendonça Filho.
"She plays Domingas [in 'Bacurau'], a small town doctor with a drinking problem and a sometimes abrasive personality - a comic and glamorless role that no one else could have played with . . .