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Top 6 Mary Elizabeth Winstead Movies

Published Mon Jun 03 2019 By David
Top 6 Mary Elizabeth Winstead Movies

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and singer prominent for her role in many movies. Over the period of her career which spans over 20 years, she has been a part of numerous successful movies.

Here we will list some of her most dynamic and memorable Mary Elizabeth Winstead movies in which she is most renowned for, just check it out!

6. 10 Cloverfield Lane

Winstead filled in as a lead character in the psychological thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, appearing as Michelle, a woman held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. The film, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, hit the theaters on March 11, 2016, to widely positive reception from critics.

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According to website Rotten Tomatoes, the movie "makes the most of its confined setting and outstanding cast". 10 Cloverfield Lane had the highest debut at the box office for Winstead in a leading role, with over US$24 million netted on its opening weekend; it further grossed US$72 million in North America and US$110.2 million worldwide. 

5. Smashed

Winstead appeared opposite Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul in Smashed, an independent drama helmed by James Ponsoldt about a married alcoholic couple (Paul and Winstead) whose relationship is put to test when the wife decides to put an end on what they are doing.

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Winstead's performance earned her great reviews with some saying the performance of stars would have been Award-worthy if picked by a major studio. The film was released theatrically on October 12, 2012, and saw Winstead winning the Dallas International Film Festival Award for Best Actress.

4. Death Proof

In 2007, Winstead had her appearance in a pair of high-profile event films. Quentin Tarantino cast her as a good-natured however lifeless and gullible actress in Death Proof, and his high-speed segment of the double–feature exploitation horror Grindhouse.

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Winstead starred alongside Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Zoë Bell, and Kurt Russell in the movie's second part, which followed a psychopathic stunt man, portrayed by Russell, stalking and murdering young women. It is the second film to feature Winstead with Russell (after Sky High), in spite of the fact that she only filmed scenes with Dawson, Thoms, and Bell. The project failed to meet expectations monetarily however pulled in noteworthy media buzz and basic approval.

3. Final Destination 3

Winstead starred in the 2006 horror movie Final Destination 3 (directed by James Wong and produced by Glen Morgan) as the lead character "Wendy Christensen," the "beleaguered heroine who experiences the premonition" that gets the story underway.

The film was a commercial success but received a mixed response from critics. Winstead's presentation fared positively with analysts.

2. Sky High

Winstead took on a larger role as a school senior turned the main antagonist in the Walt Disney Pictures film Sky High (2005), about an airborne school for emerging teenage superheroes.

Sky High was released on July 29, 2005, gaining favorable reviews. Budgeted at US$35 million, the film grossed US$63.9 million domestically.

1. Scott Pilgrim vs The World

This 2010 action comedy film opened to critical acclaim but poor box office returns. Winstead's presentation was generally welcomed by and large, and even earned her a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Actress Action.

The film director, Edgar Wright ran all his casting decisions by Bryan LeeO'Malley (the author of the graphic novel on which the film was originally based on) during the casting session. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was Wright's long voted choice for "Ramona Flowers" two years before filming had started.  

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