Actress of the Week: Emma Stone | Reel Movie Nation

The Chameleon of Hollywood

From blonde, to red, to brunette, this young hollywood starlet is a chameleon on and off the big screen. At just 23 years-old, Emma Stone has made a bigger name for herself than many actors achieve throughout a lifetime.

Although her professional acting career only began in 2005 with a few small television roles, Ms. Stone has now exploded onto the big screen with a series of diverse yet always charming characters.

From Malcolm in the Middle to Superbad

After a few brief spots in shows like Malcolm in the Middle and Medium, Stone scored a regular spot on the short-lived but badass action-drama TV show, Drive. Although the 2007 FOX show was cancelled after only 4 episodes, Emma’s next role, would be a big one.

In the summer of 2007, Emma got the part of Jules in the mega-hit raunchy comedy,Superbad. Starring opposite Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen, for her first feature film, Emma certainly joined an all-star cast. Despite a set of established actors in the Greg Mottola directed film, Emma held her own. As the love interest of the goofy, awkward, and pudgy high school senior Seth (Jonah Hill), Emma plays her role as Jules flawlessly. From chemistry partner to party thrower, Jules seems like one the nicer cool kids. While everyone else throughout the movie knocks down Seth and his equally as awkward cohort Evan (Michael Cera), Jules is not only charming and friendly, but genuine. Even though things with Jules don’t exactly turn out how Seth had planned, Emma Stone’s sprightly attitude gained her some recognition.

Sexy, Funny and Talented

In 2008, Stone starred in both The Rocker and The House Bunny. As a supporting role in The House Bunny, Stone goes from goofy gal to hot college chick, with the help of Anna Faris. Although she was only playing a character, it was hard to ignore Stone’s natural beauty.

Her next big role was in 2009′s Zombieland, as the quick witted Wichita. Starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslen, and Bill Murray, Emma helped make a dynamic cast of characters into a family.

In 2010, Emma gained her first lead role in the surprise hit, Easy A. Although the film looked like it could’ve been another cheesy high school comedy, the hilarious and highly popular film became Stone’s breakout film. As the clean-cut Olive, Stone uses a false rumor to help boost her popularity. Although Stone was actually home schooled, she was able to portray a genuine high-schooler with precision.

The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man and Beyond

Despite starring in several comedies, Stone switched gears in 2011 to star in the book turned movie drama, The Help. Rocking a curly new ‘do, Stone plays the concerned and passionate writer Skeeter. The film scored 4 Academy Award nominations including ‘Best Picture’, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’. Emma successfully shows off her acting chops as Skeeter; showing the world another side of her talents.

Emma Stone has completed several other projects, with some still in the works, including The Amazing Spider-Man, hitting theaters in July. Stone appears to perpetuate herself into super stardom. She may come off as the girl next door, but she’s got some fire in her. All of her characters have a certain wit about them that makes her naturally charming and desirable, sort of like last week’s AOW Robert Downey Jr. Whether she’s stealing your car or breaking your heart, it’s hard not to notice when the beautiful Emma Stone is on the big screen.

Emma Stone’s Filmography/Upcoming Films:

  • The Croods (2013)
  • Red Band (2013)
  • The Gangster Squad (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Help (2011)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
  • Friends with Benefits (2011)
  • Easy A (2010)
  • Zombieland (2009)
  • Paper Man (2009)
  • Ghost of Girlfriend’s Past (2009)
  • The House Bunny (2008)
  • The Rocker (2008)
  • Superbad (2007)

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