'Bruised': A look at 3 Halle Berry's best action roles ahead of the movie's release

Berry has carved a name for herself as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors and we look at three of her top action movies


                            'Bruised': A look at 3 Halle Berry's best action roles ahead of the movie's release
Halle Berry in a still from 'Bruised' (IMDb)

Halle Berry is making headlines with 'Bruised'. The sports drama marks her directorial debut and also sees her play Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter trying to fight her way back to a normal life. The 55-year-old starred in major blockbusters ‘X-Men’, and ‘Monster’s Ball’, also saw her win an Oscar for Best Actress and become the first and only African-American woman to have won the award.

Berry has starred in a string of action flicks that include 'Cloud Atlas', 'The Call', 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', and 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum'. She has dished out great performances and films to look back on, and ahead of the release of her much-anticipated 'Bruised', we take a look at some of three of her best action roles:

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'Die Another Day' (2002)

Halle Berry in a still from 'Die Another Day' (IMDb)

Berry starred as Jinx Maze in the Pierce Brosnan-starrer. She landed the role of one of the Bond girls and plays an NSA agent. Prior to her landing the role, Salma Hayek, Saffron Burrows, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor were also considered for the part but eventually went to Barry. The actress stunned fans as the sassy and sexy agent who could also kick some serious ass. Her fight sequence with Rosamund Pike in the climax was dubbed as one of the best scenes of the film.

'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum' (2019)

Halle Berry in 'John Wick 3' (IMDb)

Throughout her career, Berry has consistently maintained the image of being a total on-screen badass. The acting chops that made her the household name were on full display in 'John Wick 3'. Berry plays a former ally of John Wick (Keanu Reeves) who reluctantly assists him on his dangerous journey. The fight sequences were some of the most exhilarating and Reeves shone in the titular role yet again. Berry took some of the spotlight with her action stunts that packed quite the punch.

'Gothika' (2003)

Berry plays a psychiatrist in 'Gothika' (IMDb)

The film may have been a box office squib, but Berry received favorable reviews for her performance as Dr. Miranda Grey. The actress plays a psychiatrist who is incarcerated in the penitentiary in which she works after being accused of murdering her own husband. The movie stars a formidable cast in Robert Downey Jr., Penélope Cruz, Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, and Bernard Hill.

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