Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz’s 10 Best Movies

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz has a look and a gift with accents that allow her to play nearly any ethnicity from her native England, anywhere in Europe, Russia, and North America.  It’s allowed her to become a chameleon without ever changing her looks.  She looks and manages to sound like she could be from anywhere, so combined with her phenomenal range, she’s one of the most versatile actresses of her generation.  From her breakout role in The Mummy (Fraser version, not Cruise), to wonderful films like About a Boy and The Brothers Bloom, and more serious fare like The Constant Gardener, The Fountain, and The Whistleblower, Weisz is consistently excellent in anything she takes on, but blends so well into any setting that she’s not quite a household name, which is a shame because she has gallons more talent that dozens of actresses who are.

Rachel Weisz in About a Boy
Rachel Weisz’s Best 10
1. About a Boy (2002)  Rachel
2. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
3. The Fountain (2006) Isabel Creo
4. The Whistleblower (2011)
Kathryn Bolkovac
5. Page EIght (2011)
Nancy Pierpan
6. The Lovely Bones (2009) Abigail Salmon
7. The Constant Gardener (2005) Tessa Qualye
8. Runaway Jury (2003) Marlee
9. The Light Between Oceans (2016) Hannah Roenfeldt
10. The Mummy (1999)
Evelyn Carnahan
Honorable MentionEnemy at the Gates (2001) Tania Chernova

Rachel Weisz in The Brothers Bloom

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (1): The Constant Gardener (1996)

Oscar Nominations (1): The Constant Gardener (1996)

Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman in The Fountain

Golden Globe Wins (1): The Constant Gardener (1996)

Golden Globe Nominations (2): The Constant Gardener (1996), The Deep Blue Sea (2013)

Rachel Weisz in The Mummy

Emmy Wins (0): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None 

Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower

My Favorite Weisz Scene:
“Penelope Collects Hobbies” (2008)

Next Film: Weisz will next appear alongside Emma Stone in the historical drama, The Favourite, scheduled for release in November 2018.


One thought on “Rachel Weisz’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has noticed Weisz. A man with her talent would be commanding both money and attention. I hope I’m not crucified for saying this, but women are both smarter and stronger (emotionally) than men, and I think there are a lot of men out there who understand this, and are not threatened like shallow, macho stereotypes. WW just proved that there is a huge market for films about women, that actresses don’t have to be sexualized, that they can be strong, and wise, and good role models for everyone. I think the fact that women get marginalized in Hollywood has less to do with the audience, and everything to do with the types of men who run the business. I remember, back in the day, when the films Catwoman, Striptease, and some other godawful film starring a woman (I forget which one) were released in a short period of time, and the narrative in Hollywood became, “Women cannot open movies.” It was a joke. Give talented women roles that are worth their time, and everyone will show up.


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