History Creator / AmyAdams

10th Sep '16 1:40:46 AM WolfThunder
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PlayingAgainstType: In ''Film/TheFighter'', where she trades in her innocent persona for a sexy, no-bull, tough-as-nails lass who isn't afraid to [[LetsGetDangerous throw down]] or swear. Like the film itself, her role received a lot of praise. Her ice-cold LadyMacbeth character in ''Film/TheMaster''[[note]] (a character who, interestingly enough, disturbed even AMY) [[/note]] is an even more dramatic example, as well as her scheming, conniving turn in ''Film/AmericanHustle''. [[note]] Though in this case, there's a strong undertone of emotional innocence--albeit [[BreakTheCutie broken]]--in Sydney, which arguably adds to the tragedy of her character.... [[/note]]
--> ''(To Creator/DavidORussell, during Amy's 2014 Golden Globe speech)'' Thank you so much for letting the world know that a [[Film/{{Enchanted}} princess]] [[Film/TheFighter can punch]] and [[Film/AmericanHustle wear a low-cut gown.]]



* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: She grew up a fan of the old Superman films, and constantly auditioned for the role of Lois Lane. After several misses (though she once played [[MonsterOfTheWeek Jodi Melville]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}''), she finally landed the role for ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which made her very happy.



* StarMakingRole: Her well-received leading role in Disney's ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', which became a breakout hit, instantly turned her into a star. Though before, she had managed to receive an Oscar nomination for ''Junebug''. Such a situation isn't exactly uncommon, however, as several actors have received respect from the Academy before becoming more familiar to audiences in sweeping, broad hits (Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/KateWinslet managed to earn nominations before ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' had come out, after all).
* ThoseTwoActors: Apart from Amy Adams, who else links ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar,'' ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheMaster''? Why, Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman.
* TomHanksSyndrome: Her films in TheNewTens with the sole exception of ''Film/TheMuppets'' have been DarkerAndEdgier. That being said, her films [[StarMakingRole pre]]-''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' were usually {{Dramedy}} or/and BlackComedy.

to:

* StarMakingRole: Her well-received leading role in Disney's ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', which became a breakout hit, instantly turned her into a star. Though before, she had managed to receive an Oscar nomination for ''Junebug''. Such a situation isn't exactly uncommon, however, as several actors have received respect from the Academy before becoming more familiar to audiences in sweeping, broad hits (Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/KateWinslet managed to earn nominations before ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' had come out, after all).
* ThoseTwoActors: Apart from Amy Adams, who else links ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar,'' ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheMaster''? Why, Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman.
* TomHanksSyndrome: Her films in TheNewTens with the sole exception of ''Film/TheMuppets'' have been DarkerAndEdgier. That being said, her films [[StarMakingRole pre]]-''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' were usually {{Dramedy}} or/and BlackComedy.
10th Sep '16 1:39:25 AM WolfThunder
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheCastShowoff:
** Before becoming a film actress, she worked in theater (more specifically, dinner theater), making her an easy fit for the singing and dancing required for ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''
** Later, the filmmakers of ''Film/TheMuppets'' gave her a golden opportunity to shine in a GratuitousDiscoSequence.



* TheDanza: Miss Adams's character in ''Film/{{Her}}'' is called Amy.
* DyeHard: Despite being best known as a FieryRedhead, she's a natural blonde.
5th Sep '16 1:05:24 AM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Amy Lou Adams is an American actress, [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice not a lady]]. born August 20, 1974. She started her career as a theater actress. Her first film role was in the 1999 BlackComedy ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''. She appeared in minor roles for several years. She received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her performance in the 2005 film ''Film/{{Junebug}}'', but it was her leading role in Disney's 2007 musical ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' that made her a star.

to:

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress, [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice not a lady]]. born August 20, 1974. She started her career as a theater actress. Her first film role was in the 1999 BlackComedy ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''. She appeared in minor roles for several years. She received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her performance in the 2005 film ''Film/{{Junebug}}'', but it was her leading role in Disney's 2007 musical ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' that made her a star.
22nd Aug '16 12:40:46 PM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/{{Arrival}}'' (2016)
7th Aug '16 1:03:10 PM CaptainClown
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Amy Lou Adams is an American actress born August 20, 1974. She started her career as a theater actress. Her first film role was in the 1999 BlackComedy ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''. She appeared in minor roles for several years. She received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her performance in the 2005 film ''Film/{{Junebug}}'', but it was her leading role in Disney's 2007 musical ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' that made her a star.

to:

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress actress, [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice not a lady]]. born August 20, 1974. She started her career as a theater actress. Her first film role was in the 1999 BlackComedy ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''. She appeared in minor roles for several years. She received an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for her performance in the 2005 film ''Film/{{Junebug}}'', but it was her leading role in Disney's 2007 musical ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' that made her a star.
11th Jul '16 12:55:32 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeroesWantRedheads: If she's not the {{Red Headed Hero}}ine, she's usually TheHero's LoveInterest.

to:

* HeroesWantRedheads: If she's not the {{Red Headed Hero}}ine, hero, she's usually TheHero's LoveInterest.



* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine: Practically all her roles [[StarMakingRole since]] ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''--''Film/TheMaster'' being a notable exception (Red-headed; '''not''' a heroine).
25th Mar '16 4:08:05 AM Cindylover1969
Is there an issue? Send a Message


And she also played Tara Maclay's cousin in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[IdenticalStranger Not to be confused with]] Creator/IslaFisher.

to:

And she also played Tara Maclay's cousin in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[IdenticalStranger Not to be confused with]] Creator/IslaFisher.
Creator/IslaFisher. Or, if you're reading this in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, [[NamesTheSame the]] [[https://amyadams.national.org.nz/ politician]].
11th Dec '15 7:17:36 AM Larkmarn
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!She provides examples of:
* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: She's been nominated five times, but has yet to win.
* AlliterativeName: '''A'''my '''A'''dams.
* TheCastShowoff: Before becoming a film actress, she worked in theater (more specifically, dinner theater), making her an easy fit for the singing and dancing required for ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''

to:

!!She provides !!Her works provide examples of:
* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: She's been nominated five times, but has yet to win.
* AlliterativeName: '''A'''my '''A'''dams.
* TheCastShowoff:
TheCastShowoff:
**
Before becoming a film actress, she worked in theater (more specifically, dinner theater), making her an easy fit for the singing and dancing required for ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''



* TheCutie: Most of her roles. Pretty much seems to be RealLife too, especially if her Golden Globe speeches are any indication:
--> "[[TenderTears I always cry when I'm not supposed to]]--and then when a director ''asks'' me to cry, [[SelfDeprecation I can't cry, and...and it really sucks....]]"

to:

* TheCutie: Most of her roles. Pretty much seems roles tend to be RealLife too, especially if her Golden Globe speeches are any indication:
--> "[[TenderTears I always cry when I'm not supposed to]]--and then when a director ''asks'' me
this. Her appearance lends itself to cry, [[SelfDeprecation I can't cry, and...and it really sucks....]]"it.



* TheFashionista: Gets constant praise for her award-ceremony wardrobes, for example.



* IAmNotPretty: Has described herself as having a "plain" face.



* LostInCharacter: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]], but Amy's noted that a major reason she strongly prefers playing pleasant and joyous heroines is that the demeanor of the characters she plays has an influence on her own demeanor, at least until shooting ends.



** RealLife: Amusingly enough, her first full-time job was as a ''Hooter's waitress''.
--> [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl "I did learn, quickly, that short shorts and beer don't mix!"]]
* NiceGirl: Again, most of her roles--and again, seems very much to be RealLife, if the [[Heartwarming/AmyAdams moments in the "Heartwarming" tab]] are any indication. And it seems she will ''always'' be quick to thank you for a compliment.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She is 40, but looks at ''least'' ten years younger. It can be pretty hard to imagine that Amy is any older--if ''that''--than Creator/JenniferLawrence, when we see them together in ''Film/AmericanHustle''.

to:

** RealLife: Amusingly enough, her first full-time job was as a ''Hooter's waitress''.
--> [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl "I did learn, quickly, that short shorts and beer don't mix!"]]
* NiceGirl: Again, most of her roles--and again, seems very much to be RealLife, if roles. It overlaps with the [[Heartwarming/AmyAdams moments in fact she's usually TheCutie and almost always either the "Heartwarming" tab]] are any indication. And it seems she will ''always'' be quick to thank you for a compliment.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She is 40, but looks at ''least'' ten years younger. It can be pretty hard to imagine that Amy is any older--if ''that''--than Creator/JenniferLawrence, when we see them together in ''Film/AmericanHustle''.
main character or main love interest.
24th Nov '15 12:59:31 AM pepsimax
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)



* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' (2016)

to:

* Film/DCExtendedUniverse (2013 -- present) as ComicBook/LoisLane:
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)
**
''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' (2016)
14th Sep '15 2:43:04 AM RushLimborg
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AlliterativeName: '''A'''my '''A'''dams.
This list shows the last 10 events of 92. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.AmyAdams