Cinema: HEAD TO Head - Marisa Tomei & Heather Graham

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Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei co-star in Hollywood's Bollywood comedy, The Guru. This light-hearted look at things mystical features Britain's very own Jimi Mistry (East Is East and Mystic Masseur) as an Indian dance teacher who entrances New Yorkers with his spiritual and sexual powers. Graham plays sassy porn actress Sharonna, who teaches the guru the ways of the West. Tomei is Lexi, a poor little rich girl who falls for Mistry's mysterious charms. So who's hot, who's got what and who should the guru choose?

MARISA TOMEI AGE: 37 BACKGROUND: Marisa was raised in New York by middleclass parents who smoothed out her heavy Brooklyn accent. She dropped out of college to become an actress, but not before developing an interest in metaphysics and the occult. 7/10 CAREER: Made her debut in The Flamingo Kid (1984) and struck gold in 1992, co-starring with Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny, for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. This year Marisa received another nomination in the same category for her role in the critically acclaimed In The Bedroom. 8/10.

HOLLYWOOD OR BOLLYWOOD? The intellectual Ms Tomei has an Egyptian good luck tattoo on her right foot, so you can add mystic inclination to her impressive professional CV. …