Fans of the series were quite happy when Ana de Armas was cast as the lead in Ballerina, the next John Wick spin-off, because they might get to see her character in the fourth episode of the tale. Sadly, fans will have to wait until 2024 to witness her arrival in the world of John Wick.
Fans’ excitement for the spin-off is quite reasonable given that de Armas has recently emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. She has established herself as one of the most alluring and gifted actors of her time, from her early parts to her most recent performances.
Ana de Armas, a Spanish actress who was born and raised in Cuba, started her acting career at an early age and went on to star in the well-known drama El Internado. She achieved international notoriety because to her talent and dedication, which opened doors for her to collaborate with well-known filmmakers and actors. According to Rotten Tomatoes, these are her ten best films.
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – 87%
Blade Runner 2049 is the only sequel, remake, or reboot of a renowned sci-fi movie or series to successfully establish its own unique identity. The “most expensive art film of all time,” as its own director dubbed it, is a masterful piece of cinema. In this follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1983 blockbuster, K (Ryan Gosling), a new Blade Runner, learns a truth that could forever change society and is motivated to track down Rick Deckard, who has been lost for 30 years.
The character of Joi, K’s holographic AI companion, is played by Ana de Armas, who makes an unforgettable impression. She is both ethereal and intensely emotional, and she and Gosling give the film’s icy, dystopian setting a few touching moments.
Blonde (2022) – 42%
In one of the most contentious films in recent memory, De Armas excels. Blonde, an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, which fictionalises the life of the late actress, sees her as Marilyn Monroe. The movie has been dubbed a masterpiece while also being exploitative and unethical. De Armas received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for this polarising fictitious biopic.
Hands of Stone (2016) – 44%
Ana-de-Armas’s Seven Hands of Stone (2016): 44%Felicidad Iglesias, the wife of renowned boxer Roberto Durán, is portrayed by de Armas in the Weinstein Company film Hands of Stone. The movie tracks the ascent of the idol from Panama to the top of the sporting world. Due to its star-studded ensemble, which included Usher, Edgar Ramirez, and Robert De Niro, the movie generated a lot of buzz before its release but ultimately failed at the box office and with critics.
Knives Out (2019) – 97%
Few films in recent memory have received as much acclaim from critics and general audiences as Knives Out. This contemporary whodunit from director Rian Johnson is a fascinating mash-up of modern humour and traditional mystery elements. As Marta Cabrera, the compassionate carer of the late patriarch Harlan Thrombey, Ana de Armas excels. Her acting is superb, giving the movie its moral core.
No Time to Die (2021) – 84%
The few minutes of screen time Ana de Armas receives are undoubtedly a highlight of the movie, even though Daniel Craig’s final trip as 007 may not be his best Bond film. She plays Paloma, a fearless and tenacious CIA agent who helps Bond on his mission, in the movie No Time to Die. De Armas offered an exhilarating change of pace in a very particular Bond movie that is also introspective and subtle at times.
Sergio (2020) – 44%
Sergio Vieira de Mello’s partner Carolina Larriera is played by de Armas in this biographical drama. The movie chronicles what happened in Vieira’s life after the Iraqi invasion. Sergio generated controversy when it was first released because of some inconsistencies and a lack of depth, particularly because the explosion that killed the title character was not given a full investigation.
The Gray Man (2022) – 46%
The Russo Brothers’ first movie following their time at Marvel was The Grey Man. The movie centres on a CIA-hired mercenary (Ryan Gosling) who unintentionally learns some of their most sinister secrets, making him the object of a lethal manhunt. Agent Dani Miranda, portrayed by Ana de Armas, collaborates with Ryan Gosling’s persona. The movie closely resembles the action-packed extravaganzas the Russo brothers produced in the previous Avengers flicks, albeit in a shorter form that neither critics nor audiences found very alluring.
The Informer (2019) – 64%
One of de Armas’ lesser-known, but unquestionably best, films is The Informer. She plays the wife of the main character, a formerly incarcerated man who struggles to safeguard his family while dealing with his connections to the Polish mafia and ambitious federal officials who want to take advantage of him for their own gain.
War Dogs (2016) – 61%
Todd Philips’ criminal comedy War Dogs, which is based on a true incident, blends humour and brutality in a way that is uniquely Philips’ own. The movie centres on two arms traffickers in 2005 who land a $300 million agreement with the US military to supply their friends in Afghanistan. One of the titular characters’ girlfriend, Iz, is portrayed by Ana de Armas.
Wasp Network (2019) – 44%
The name of renowned French director Olivier Assayas stands out among the great directors and actors with whom Ana de Armas has collaborated. De Armas plays Ana Magarita Martinez, the wife of a Cuban agent, in his 2019 spy movie Wasp Network. The movie chronicles the life of three Cuban spies as they snoop around in 1990s anti-Castro organisations. It is regarded as one of Assayas’ poorest films despite its excellent cast, which includes some of the most well-known Spanish-speaking actors and actresses like Penelope Cruz, Gael Garca Bernal, and Edgar Ramrez.