Today, on her 35th birthday, we celebrate Emma Stone, the talented American actress who won an Oscar in 2017 for her outstanding role in “La La Land.” What better way to mark this occasion than to look at her extraordinary career and suggest 6 of her must-watch films?
From a promising young actress to a Hollywood superstar, Emma Stone has made her mark with her versatility, unique on-screen presence, and extraordinary talent.
In this article, we provide an overview of the highlights of her cinematic career.
IN OUR GALLERY, SOME MOMENTS FROM EMMA STONE’S CAREER:
THE 6 FILMS TO WATCH FEATURING OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS EMMA STONE ON HER BIRTHDAY:
1. THE HELP (2011) – DIRECTED BY TATE TAYLOR
In this emotional and moving film, Emma Stone plays the role of Skeeter, a young writer who challenges racial norms in Mississippi in the 1960s. Her performance is touching, and she has demonstrated her ability to handle complex roles.
2. MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (2014) – DIRECTED BY WHOODY ALLEN
Emma Stone shines alongside Colin Firth in this romantic comedy set in the magical atmosphere of the French Riviera. Her elegance and lively wit captivate the viewer, demonstrating her versatility even in decidedly lighter genres.
3. LA LA LAND (2016) – DIRECTED BY DAMIEN CHAZELLE
This film marked a high point in Emma Stone’s career, earning her her first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role . Her performance as Mia, a young aspiring actress, is extraordinary and full of passion. In addition, her chemistry with Ryan Gosling captured the hearts of many.
4. THE FAVOURITE (2018) – DIRECTED BY YORGOS LANTHIMOS
In this historical film, Emma Stone once again stands out as Abigail, an ambitious woman trying to win the court of Queen Anne of Great Britain. Her performance is intriguing and richly nuanced.
5. CRUELLA (2021) – DIRECTED BY CRAIG GILLESPIE
Emma Stone brings the infamous antagonist of “101 Dalmatians” to the screen in an original prequel. Her portrayal of Cruella de Vil is fascinating and reveals a completely new side of the iconic Disney villain.
6. POOR THINGS (2023) – DIRECTED BY YORGOS LANTHIMOS
Emma Stone’s upcoming film, “Poor Things,” directed by renowned director Yorgos Lanthimos, has already been acclaimed at the Venice Film Festival. The renowned Greek director’s latest film, starring Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, follows precisely Emma Stone as Bella Baxter, a creation of a brilliant scientist played by Dafoe. Dedicating the award to his leading lady, Lanthimos said that “Poor Things” would not exist “without Emma Stone.”