Lindsay Lohan compared to Hollywood legends by ‘The Canyons’ director

Updated: Jul 26, 2012, 17:38 PM IST

London: Lindsay Lohan’s work in ‘The Canyons’ has impressed director Paul Schrader so much that he has compared her to Hollywood legends like Rita Hayworth and Faye Dunaway.

The 26-year-old actress has been attempting to get her career back on track following numerous stints in jail and rehab over the last few years.

With Schrader completing his first week on set with her, he insisted that he could see the sparks of Hollywood greatness in her performance.

“Seven days in, first full week completed. Lindsay Lohan is a huge fan of Hollywood glamour and performances from the Golden Era,” the Daily Express quoted him as writing on the movie’s Facebook page.

“Working with her every day on varied scenes I’ve been making a mental checklist of classic movie performances she’s touched upon.

“There’s has been a lot of Ann Margaret, some Gena Rowlands and Faye Dunaway and of course some bits of Liz Taylor and (Marilyn) Monroe as well as a little Rita Hayworth and even Gene Tierney (although the last may be more my creation than hers). Oh yeah, and Angie Dickinson. And Lee Remick. And Shelley Winters... Paul S,” he wrote.