From Australian soap operas to working with some of the biggest names in the industry, Margot Robbie’s rise to stardom is only accelerated by her American film debut,”About time”, in 2013. After playing the teenager “Donna Freedman” for three years on the TV show “Neighborhood‘, Robbie packed her bags and headed to Los Angeles, where she was to work on the ABC series’Pan Am,” in the role of a stewardess of the 60s. The period drama hasn’t been renewed for a second season, but it will mark Robbie’s last TV role before the film.
The actress grew up admiring actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio and has since shared the big screen with both. Robbie first gained industry attention playing Naomi Lapaglia, the pompous wife of DiCaprio’s swindling stockbroker in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.Just a few years later, Robbie would receive Academy Award nominations for her work playing other must-see women, such as Tonya Harding in “I, Tonyand a Fox News correspondent in “Bomb.(Robbie is still looking for his first Oscar win).
Knowing she wanted to make a career in front of the camera from the start, Robbie was inspired by cinema at a young age, often reenacting films in front of her parents as a child. Growing up in a rural community in Dalby, Queensland, her family never imagined a career in acting.
“My family has no connection to the entertainment industry, so when I started acting, everyone was like, ‘that’s fun, but when are you really going to get a job right?'” Robbie told British Vogue.
In honor of Robbie’s starring role and producer on the upcoming “Barbie,” bBelow are the films he has praised publicly, listed in no particular order.