Emma Stone broke into films using her wit and comedic timing in films like Superbad, Zombieland and Easy A. As she’s matured (and she’ll only turn 30 this year), Stone has shown she also has dramatic chops (The Help), the ability to do deep character work (Battle of the Sexes), amazing versatility (Maniac) and a talent for song and dance that won her an Oscar for La La Land. Stone doesn’t work as much as other actresses of her generation, but following her Oscar success she is now the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and whatever projects lie in her future she has an almost unmatched power for someone her age in picking and choosing the films that will fill out her career’s filmography.
Emma Stone’s 10 Best Movies
1. La La Land (2016) Mia
2. Zombieland (2009) Wichita
3. The Help (2011) Skeeter Phelan
4. Superbad (2007) Jules
5. Maniac (2018 – Netflix) Annie Landsberg
6. The Interview (2014) Emma Stone
7. Birdman (2014) Sam
8. Crazy. Stupid. Love. (2011) Hannah
9. Battle of the Sexes (2017) Billie Jean King
10. Easy A (2010) Olive
Honorable Mention: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Gwen Stacy
Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys
Oscar Wins (1): La La Land (2017)
Oscar Nominations (2): Birdman (2015), La La Land (2017)
Golden Globe Wins (1): La La Land (2017)
Golden Globe Nominations (5): Easy A (2011), Birdman (2015), La La Land (2017), Battle of the Sexes (2018), The Favourite (2019)
Emmy Wins (0): None
Emmy Nominations (0): None
My Favorite Stone Scene:
“What a Waste of a Lovely Night” from La La Land (2016)
Next Film: Stone will return to the land of the comedically undead, reuniting with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin for Zombieland 2.
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I think she’s amazing. Kind of exudes a quality from long-gone times. I can’t imagine anyone else but her in La La Land, not from her generation, and that is saying something. I wish La La Land had led to a whole slew of musical comedies starring her and Gosling. That’s what would have happened, once upon a time.
FYI the animated short I was telling you about, Negative Space… there is a way to experience it perfectly well, even though it is not available in a form that is convenient. It was based on a brief poem by a poet named Ron Koertge, which forms the sparse script/narration of the piece. Go online and read the poem. Then watch this:
It is not in English, but with the poem in your head you will know exactly what is being said, and what is going on. It’s a sad piece, but true to life. When a person has virtually nothing in common with his father, for whatever reason, whether it’s the father’s fault or not, the common denominators that emerge can be strange.