Top 10: Amy Adams Performances

In honor of her 45th birthday, a countdown of my top ten performances from my favorite working actress, who elevates every project she is involved with (even the very bad ones, i.e., Sharp Objects, Nocturnal Animals) and is, as a general matter, an absolute stunner, powerhouse of a performer in every conceivable way. People like her are the reason we go to the movies. The fact that she has yet to win an Oscar (she should have at LEAST two by now, from ten nominations) keeps me awake at night. But it is, of course, the work that matters, not the recognition. Here are the best of her best:

10.

The Master

9.

VICE

8.

The Fighter

7.

Big Eyes

6.

Enchanted

5.

Doubt

4.

Junebug

3.

HER

2.

Arrival

1.

American Hustle

Runners Up:

Julie & Julia
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Sunshine Cleaning
Night at the Museum 2
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
The Muppets

Happy birthday, Am. You know we love you.

xx

JB