'The Wheel of Time': Golden Globe winner Rosamund Pike's 3 best performances

Prior to Amazon Prime Video's release of 'The Wheel of Time' have a look at three of the best performances by the British actress


                            'The Wheel of Time': Golden Globe winner Rosamund Pike's 3 best performances
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Amazon Prime Video is coming out with a new epic fantasy series that consists of a varied and talented cast. British actress Rosamund Pike stars as one of the main characters in 'The Wheel of Time' and will bring to life Moiraine an Aes Sedai. 

The actress is known to play unexpected roles that always surprise audiences. From a Bond Girl to Marie Curie she has had a diverse portfolio of projects and brings her own unique brand to each one of them. Pike's experiments have paid off with the actress having bagged accolades which include a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award, with nominations for an Academy Award and British Academy Film Award. Ahead of the release of 'The Wheel of Time' here's having a look at three of her best performances so far.

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Jack Reacher

Pike played the lead role of Helen Rodin alongside Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher.  James Barr, a former US Army sniper is being suspected of assassinating five people. This is where the actress comes in as Barr's defense attorney, Helen Rodin, the District Attorney's daughter, who has been dumped with the apparently hopeless task of saving Barr from being awarded the death penalty. The movie sees Rodin and Reacher try to get to the bottom of the story as they deal with the investigation being interfered with. The thriller film opened to positive critical reception and grossed over $218 million.

Gone Girl

Pike was seen in the thriller 'Gone Girl'  which was a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name and starred opposite Ben Affleck. She essayed the role of Amy Dunne, a woman who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. Amy is a smart yet slightly unstable woman who gets set on making her husband's life a living hell after finding out about his affair. Setting elaborate traps and spewing cunning lies she traps her husband into never leaving her. Pike's performance earned widespread acclaim from critics with the movie being a blockbuster and earning over $356 million globally. Additionally, she received numerous awards and nominations, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

 I Care a Lot

The Netflix movie saw her play a con woman named Marla Grayson in the crime thriller. She swindles old people of their assets under the guise of taking care of them as their legal guardian. Her performance as the conniving and careful con artist was an absolute treat to watch. The movie which also starred Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, and Dianne Wiest saw her give a standout performance which received universal acclaim. David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said "Pike brings crisp efficiency and dead-eyed amorality to a legal conservator" while ABC News journalist Peter Travers wrote that "Pike makes a feast of the role".

'The Wheel of Time' will be premiering exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on November 19, 2021.

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