January 9, 2021 at 10:30 pm #1203973472
Jessica Chastain in six movies she made.
She acted her ass off in all of those six and got her first oscar for playing a white trash bombshell although they could choose her in Take Shelter (+Michael Shannon in Best Actor category). She really showed that range in her first day (break out in Malick film was never an easy choice, ask Sissy Spacek), and I, as a fan, am just waiting to see her breaking her limit and get that gold.January 9, 2021 at 10:36 pm #1203973486
Yes that’s a good one, forgot about ChastainJanuary 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm #1203973497
Piggy backing on Chastain. Michael Fassbender also had an incredible breakout in 2011 as well.January 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm #1203973502
Since their the only major award show that does a similar category, scrolling through the winners of the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough was wild.
Anna Kendrick — Up in the Air (WINNER)
Quinton Aaron — The Blind Side
Zach Galifianakis — The Hangover
Logan Lerman — Percy Jackson
Chris Pine — Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe — Precious
Chloë Grace Moretz — Kickass (WINNER)
Jay Chou — The Green Hornet
Andrew Garfield — The Social Network
Xavier Samuel — Twilight: Eclipse
Hailee Steinfeld — True Grit
Olivia Wilde — Tron Legacy
Shailene Woodley — The Descendants (WINNER)
Elle Fanning — Super 8
Melissa McCarthy — Bridesmaids
Rooney Mara — The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Liam Hemsworth — The Hunger Games
Rebel Wilson — Pitch Perfect (WINNER)
Ezra Miller — The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Eddie Redmayne — Les Miserables
Suraj Sharma — Life of Pi
Quvenzhané Wallis — The Beasts of the Southern Wilds
Will Poulter — We’re the Millers (WINNER)
Liam James — The Way Way Back
Margot Robbie — The Wolf of Wall Street
Michael B. Jordan — Fruitvale Station
Miles Teller — The Spectacular Now
Dylan O’Brien — The Maze Runner (WINNER)
Ansel Elgort — The Fault in Our Stars
David Oyelowo — Selma
Ellar Coltrane — Boyhood
Rosamund Pike — Gone Girl
Daisy Ridley — Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WINNER)
Amy Schumer — Trainwreck
Brie Larson — Room
Dakota Johnson — Fifty Shades of Grey
John Boyega — Star Wars: The Force Awakens
O’Shea Jackson Jr. — Straight Outta Compton
Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out (WINNER)
Riz Ahmed — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Chrissy Metz — This Is sue
Issa Rae — Insecure
Yara Shahidi — Grown•ish
Tiffany Haddish — Girls Trip (WINNER)
Iain Armitage — Big Little Lies and Young Sheldon
Timothée Chalamet — Call Me By Your Name
Katherine Langford — 13 Reasons Why
Nick Robinson — Love, Simon
Letitia Wright — Black Panther
Noah Centineo — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (WINNER)
Awkwafina — Crazy Rich Asians
Ncuti Gatwa — Sex Education
Haley Lu Richardson — Five Feet Apart
Mj Rodriguez — PoseJanuary 9, 2021 at 11:43 pm #1203973527
Margot Robbie for Wolf is a good one. Fassbender was already famousJanuary 10, 2021 at 12:15 am #1203973548
Brie Larson in Room? She was pretty unknown before that, she briefly had a music career and a supporting part in Sleepover (I didn’t even know it was her at first). Then she won an Oscar for Room and now she’s Captain Marvel.
Brie’s breakout role was definitely Short Term 12.January 10, 2021 at 12:47 am #1203973563
Surely JLaw in recent times. Winter’s Bone led to a massive franchise and quick succession of acclaimed movies / Oscar winJanuary 10, 2021 at 5:14 am #1203973790
Zendaya is definitely having a breakout moment but she’s been working for a long time so it’s maybe more a culmination?January 10, 2021 at 5:38 am #1203973805
No doubt it was Jennifer Lawrence. In 2010 she had her first prominent role in a film with four Oscar nominations, including best picture and actress.
In 2011 she first appeared in the reboot of one of the biggest superhero franchises in cinema (X-Men).
In 2012 she had her leading role playing one of the most popular and iconic female characters of the past decade in a film that became one of the biggest box office hits of the year. In the same year she won several awards for her performance on ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ including the Oscar.
In 2013 she did the sequel to The Hunger Games which was also a box office success and was again nominated for several awards for her performance on American Hustle.
Only in that three-year period she had already played an iconic character in pop culture (Katniss), won the five most relevant awards in American cinema (GG, CC, Bafta, SAG, Oscar), had also won minor awards (AACTA, Spirit Awards, Gotham, Satellite) and had also won the top three critical awards (NYFCC, NSFC, LAFCS).
Even though other actors like her have had roles in major franchises and won an Oscar in their first or second nomination (Stone, Brie, Vikander, etc.) Lawrence still had a bigger breakthrough than the others.
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