Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Emma Stone really cannot do anything wrong in Hollywood at the moment and she is one of the most exciting acting talents around.

This week she steps into the big budget blockbuster for the very first time as she takes on the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider Man.

So to celebrate her return to the big screen we take a look at some of the Emma Stone movies that you really need in your collection.

- Superbad

Stone may have kicked off her acting career back in 2005 but it wasn't until two years later that she made her big screen debut in Superbad.

Directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Judd Apatow the movie saw her take on the role of Jules, the love interest of Jonah Hill's character Seth.

Superbad was a huge hit and helped launch the careers Hill and Michael Cera as well as cementing Apatow as a big time producer.

The film kicked off a movie career for Stone but she would have to wait until 2009 to really get her breakthrough.

- Zombieland

Zombieland proved to be that breakout role for Stone back in 2009 as she teamed up with Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.

Stone took on the role of Wichita who, along with her young sister Little Rock, try to survive in a world infested by zombies.

Zombieland helped re-energise the zombie genre but it is the central performances of Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin that really pushes this movie along as they are all funny and charming.

The movie was met with great reviews by the critics and the film went on to top the U.S. box office.

- Easy A

Zombieland may have been her breakthrough but Easy A really grabbed everyone's attention as Stone delivers a performance that was top class.

Stone carried this movie with incredible easy and she really showed that she had that leading lady quality - not to mention that she is laugh out loud funny from start to finish.

Her performance in the Will Gluck directed movie saw her nominated for a Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and really saw her arrive on a global stage.

- Crazy Stupid Love

She joined the all star cast of Crazy, Stupid, Love last year as she teamed up with Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Julianne Moore for what was one of the best comedies of 2011.

Stone took on the role of Hannah Weaver in this sharp and funny comedy and she had a fantastic chemistry with Ryan Gosling.

The Hannah/Jacob love story was one of the best threads of the movie, especially the Dirty Dancing scene.

Granted the movie did not test any of the cast but this is a funny and charming movie where all of the cast gave great performances.

- The Help

The Help sees Stone move away from the comedy roles that we have become to associate with her as Kathryn Stockett's novel is adapted for the big screen.

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's decides to write a book detailing the African American Maid's point of view on the White families they work for, and their hardships they go through on a day to day basis.

This is an incredible gripping and emotional movie and saw all involved deliver top class performances.

Stone delivered a very assured role as Skeeter and it was great to see her show a more dramatic side.

The movie topped the U.S. box office taking over $166 million domestically.

- The Amazing Spider Man

She tackles the big budget blockbuster this week with the re-boot of The Amazing Spider-Man as she takes on the role of Gwen Stacy alongside Andrew Garfield.

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

And Stone has plenty of projects in the pipeline as she is set to star with Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in the highly anticipated The Gangster Squad.

She has also completed work on a untitled Farrelly/Wessler comedy and lend her voice to new animation movie The Croods.

The Amazing Spider Man is out now

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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