Thursday, December 3, 2009

Star of the Week: Amy Adams




I'm going to put a few new added things to my blog all about movies. So I'm going to add a 'star of the week', and this week it's Amy Adams.
Amy Adams is most commonly known for her role in the Disney fairytale film, Enchanted (2007). In this film, she played Giselle, a fairytale princess from Andalasia, who is about to get married to Prince Edward (James Marsden). But she is sent to modern day New York by Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), better known as the 'wicked stepmother'. Giselle finds it hard to adapt to the New York way of life, and finds herself falling in love with divorce lawyer Robert (Patrick Dempsey), who she is staying with until she can find her way back to Andalasia. In this film, she showed off her fabulous singing voice too. Amy played her part of the princess to perfection, and also managed to get a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy for her performance. However, this wasn't the only award she had been nominated for. Before her success with Enchanted, she starred in a small indie film called Junebug (2005). For her performance in this, she scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2009, she was nominated for the same award, this time for her performance as Sister James in Catholic drama Doubt (2008).
Even though Amy has not won an Academy Award, you can make sure that she will in the future. The strawberry blonde actress has starred in a raft of different movies, most of which were very successful. She started her film career in 1999, but it wasn't until 2002 when she got her first major starring role in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can (2002). This film also starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, and Amy played Brenda Strong, a young naive girl. Catch Me if You Can didn't bring her a lot of attention until she starred in Junebug, and then her career was really taking off. Among the successful films she starred in were:
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)--She played Susan in the Will Ferrell comedy.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)--Amy once again starred with Tom Hanks has his secretary Bonnie Bach. The political drama also starred Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)--Another indie film which Amy starred in, also starring Emily Blunt. Amy played solo-mum Rose, who starts a crime-scene clean-up service.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day (2008)--One of my favourite films of all time, Amy plays delightful actress Delysia Lafosse in the cute 1930's-set romatic comedy. Frances McDormand also starred as her dowdy 'social secretary'.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)--The sequel to the popular children's film, Amy portrays Amelia Earhart opposite Ben Stiller.
Julie & Julia (2009)--A foodie comedy starring Meryl Streep, who Amy starred with in Doubt. Amy plays Julie Powell, an amateur chef and blogger.
Amy has had a great film career so far, and is next starring in comedy Leap Year and drama The Fighter (also starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale), which are due for release in 2010. Watch one of the bubbly actresses movies, you will instantly fall in love with her.

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