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Lindsay Lohan Is Now Channeling Every Iconic Actress

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Actress Lindsay Lohan attends Domingo Zapata's Oscar Art Show Presented by  Mr. C Beverly Hills on February 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan, as you may know, recently wrapped a Lifetime movie in which she portrays Liz Taylor. That experience may have done something special to her, because now she's filming Bret Easton Ellis's "LA noir micro budget" film The Canyons and director Paul Schrader is simply beaming on Facebook after the first week of shoots. "Lindsay Lohan is a huge fan of Hollywood glamour and performances from the Golden Era. Working with her every day on varied scenes I've been making a mental checklist of classic movie performances she's touched upon," Schrader writes. "There's has been a lot of Ann Margaret, some Gena Rowlands and Faye Dunaway and of course some bits of Liz Taylor and Monroe as well as a little Rita Hayworth and even Gene Tierney." Plus Angie Dickinson, Lee Remick, Shelley Winters, an ellipsis indicating she's channeling basically every iconic actress from decades yore. On the one hand, Schrader did write Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, but on the other hand, these are the things he is saying about Lindsay Lohan. 

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2012 Getty Images