When Amy Adams hit the stage at the Academy Awards this year, she showed the world that she truly is enchanting. The redheaded actress has recently been garnering attention for her genuine likability and strong presence on screen, yet Adams is no newcomer to motion pictures.
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
In her feature film debut, Adams plays Leslie Miller, a sweet-natured yet highly sexual beauty pageant contestant. Adams holds her own against the film’s strong female ensemble with her smart comedic timing that adds zest to a darkly hilarious film.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Adams delivers passion and naiveté in her role as a Southern belle romanced by Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 crime caper. For the role, Adams had to wear a full set of fake braces and undergo an intense makeover so that she appeared less sexually alluring and more vulnerable.
Adams earned an Academy Award nomination for her delicate and rapturous performance in this gem of a movie. As a very pregnant woman with a passionate enthusiasm for life, Adams brings forth an energy and spirit that elevate the movie to a whole new level.
Giselle, the Disney princess thrust into the mean world of New York City, is the role Adams was born to play. She sings, she dances and she is utterly magical. Both critics and audiences were won over by Adams’ ability to bring complexity to a seemingly one dimensional character.