5 Best Michelle Williams Movies
Even though she started out playing Jen on “Dawson’s Creek,” the 5 best Michelle Williams movies show that the actress is talented, versatile, and capable of playing complex characters.
- “Shutter Island” (2010). Martin Scorsese directed the psychological thriller, “Shutter Island.” It also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. Michelle Williams plays the late wife of DiCaprio’s character, whom he sees in dreams.
- “I’m Not There” (2007). In “I’m Not There,” six different actors portray aspects of Bob Dylan’s history and personality. Michelle Williams, in one of her 5 best films, plays Coco Rivington, who is modeled after a former muse for Andy Warhol. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Richard Gere.
- “Brokeback Mountain” (2005). The most critically acclaimed and one of the best of all Michelle Williams' movies, “Brokeback Mountain” was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won a total of three. The actress herself received one of those nominations, for Best Supporting Actress. The film also stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Anne Hathaway. Michelle Williams met Heath Ledger while playing his wife in this film, and they would go on to have a child together in real life.
- “The Station Agent” (2003). “The Station Agent” tells the story of a man named Finbar McBride who has achondroplasic dwarfism. Michelle Williams plays Emily, the local librarian who becomes his friend. The movie stars Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Canavale.
- “Wendy and Lucy” (2008). In this Michelle Williams movie, the actress plays Wendy, a woman who leaves for Alaska with her dog, Lucy. The character runs into countless obstacles during her journey, and ends up stranded. Michelle Williams received kudos from critics for her performance.
Posted on: Apr. 24, 2010