best film:  The Tree of Life. It’s easily the best movie she’s in but I put a lot of stock in her performance here as well. Putting yourself in the hands of a great auteur like Malick and being a part (and a big part along with Pitt) of something like Tree of Life is worth way more than a larger role in a lesser movie.

best performance:  Zero Dark Thirty was a hell of a 1-2 punch with her 2011 coming out party. She showed that not only can she be a part of a masterpiece, but that she could be the solo lead in an excellent film.

stylistic innovations/traits: She’s a very talented actress who can play a diverse set of characters. She’s very singularly driven and focused (much like a Daniel Day-Lewis) in Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent year, and Interstellar. She can also play the angelic innocent like she did so luminously in The Tree of Life.

directors worked with: Nobody twice but notables include Nolan, Malick, Ridley Scott and del Toro.

Top 5 Performances

  1. Zero Dark Thirty
  2. The Tree of Life
  3. A Most Violent Year
  4. Interstellar
  5. Take Shelter

Archiveable films

2011- Coriolanus
2011- Take Shelter
2011- The Tree of Life
2012- Zero Dark Thirty
2014- Interstellar
2014- A Most Violent Year
2015- The Martian
2015- Crimson Peak