The Metamorphosis of Rachel McAdams: A lifetime in the spotlight
At the turn of the century, nobody would have believed that a ruddy-looking young girl going by the name Rachel McAdams would make it big in the film industry. Many have fallen along the way but she has stood the test of time. Well, various factors combined to catapult her on to success. Her changing personalities have gone a long way to thrust her up the rung of fame. As the years go by, she takes on the role of a sassy companion to the male counterparts in the story line. She is explosive when she needs to be, audacious when the situation calls for it and hilarious when the opportunity presents itself.
Rachel Mcadams Filmography
The following is a list of the films she has featured in:
1. Doctor Strange (2016)
This is the latest movie featuring Rachel McAdams. She stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch who takes the role of a top neurosurgeon whose career comes to a screeching end through a grisly road accident. Rachel confidently steps into the role of Christine Palmer who serves as a human dimension to the doctor with supernatural powers. Set to be released in early November, the movie is bound to capture global interest, going by the current internet buzz.
True Detective Season 2 (2015) (TV-series)
A tough detective story with numerous twists and turns in which Rachel McAdams takes the role of a female detective. As a member of Ventura County Sheriff staff, she finds herself in the thick of things when her boss assigns her alongside another detective to investigate an intriguing murder of a local wealthy businessman whose lifeless body is found laid out cold in the streets. For someone who made her name in the less exacting area of romance, Rachel turns out far more impressive than any critic could possibly predict.
Spotlight is one of those attempts by movie makers to turn their guns on the Catholic Church. In this movie, a group of reporters have the grueling task of investigation sexual molestation among children by Catholic priests in Boston. Starring Rachel McAdams as Sasha Pfeiffer, the movie sets out to uncover one of the ugliest secrets of the church.
Rachel McAdams stars as Maureen in the movie. Maureen is the wife to one of the greatest pugilists in New York, Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal). She is the voice of reason behind the hugely successful sportsman. Things go south when Maureen dies in a shooting where a rival party is involved.
The Little Prince (2015)
The film was a box office hit, grossing just under $100 million. Rachel takes on the role of an overzealous mother to a girl she expects quite a lot from. Consequently, mother enrolls daughter in a prestigious academy by the name Werth. Obsessed with her daughter’s academic excellence in school, the mother imposes a rigorous timetable of study on the girl, leaving her no room for social life.
The art of comic filmography comes to the fore in this move. Rachel McAdams as Tracy Woodside, stars alongside Bradley cooper as Brian Gilcrest in the role of a military contractor. She is the latter’s long-time soul mate and they reunite while on a military assignment. They learn so much (maybe too much) about themselves under the watchful eye of Allison Ng (Emma Stone).
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Rachel McAdams stars as Annabel Richter, an immigration lawyer for a man wanted by the German government due to his suspected links with a Chechen militant group. She manages to connect the Chechen with a wealthy banker whose father knows something about the Chechen’s multi-million inheritance. However, the plot thickens and her client decides to forego the inheritance.
Everything Will Be Fine (2014)
This is a film by Wim Wenders, with cinematography done by Benoit Debie. Rachel McAdams stars alongside other seasoned names in the film industry, such as James Franco, Robert Naylor, and a whole bunch of others. In the movie, she bears the brunt of the actions of Tomas who causes an accident and spends the next decade ruing the day it happened.
About Time (2013)
The movie, distributed by Universal Pictures, features Rachel McAdams as a lover to a man with a special gift – traveling back in time. The man, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) has to make various trips to the past in order to rectify the future. However, he finds that rectifying the past may also create a future problem-a problem no one wants any part of.
This is an erotic movie starring Rachel McAdams as Christine, an executive in an advertising company. She is hell-bent on avenging herself against her up and coming junior, Isabelle (Noomi Rapace). She does everything in her power to destroy Isabelle’s reputation; including wrecking the latter’s relationships. Just when she thinks she is making a headway, she meets an unexpected end – death.