10 Best Amy Adams Performances

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Born in Italy, raised a Mormon and trained to be a ballerina, Amy Adams is full of exciting surprises. Revered in the industry for her power packed performances and choice of uncanny and underrated roles, Adams has not been as lucky when it comes to winning awards. Despite being nominated for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Awards, she has always missed the mark by a whisker. But that has not stopped her from accepting more challenging roles and scaling newer heights.

Making her debut in the late-90s black comedy classic Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) Adams has gone on to play many difficult, versatile, grey characters since then. Her first major breakthrough came from Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (2002) while her biggest commercial success remains Disney’s Enchanted (2007). From rom coms to psychological thrillers, con films to avant-garde sci-fi to comedies – she has done it all. She has worked with leading directors like Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Jonze and Clint Eastwood and some of the biggest actors in the industry like Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix and Christoph Waltz.

From Julie and Julia and Arrival, we have brought to you the best Amy Adams performances:

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