Margot Robbie has captured the hearts of many after the release of Barbie, last week. She has been acting since 2008 and has won various awards for her work. Her roles show the duality she has as an actress, playing fictional characters like DC’s Harley Quinn or characters based on real people such as Tonya Harding. Below I have compiled a list of some of Robbie’s best work that shows her unforgettable talent.
1. The Wolf of Wall Street
Margot Robbie’s breakout role was in the film Wolf of Wall Street. She played the role of Naomi Lapaglia, the second wife of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street stockbroker. The film is centered around Belfort and his career as a stockbroker, where he eventually falls into a life of fraud and drugs. Although Robbie was not the main character in this film, her presence was demanding and seductive. Her Staten Island accent delivery was one of the highlights of her character.
2. Suicide Squad
The film Suicide Squad is where Robbie made her debut as DC’s Harley Quinn. This film is based on the characters in the DC universe, where Amanda Waller creates a team of criminals to fight metahuman threats. Some of the supervillains in the ‘Suicide Squad,’ include, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Diablo, Killer Croc, and Katana. Harley Quinn’s backstory and her relationship with the Joker was a highlight of this film. Suicide Squad received negative reviews from critics, but Margot Robbie was praised for her performance.
3. I, Tonya
Based on real events, I, Tonya, is where Robbie showed the duality she has in her roles. Robbie played Tonya Harding, who is known to be the first American figure skater to complete two triple Axel jumps in competition. Robbie also took part in the film’s production and trained for months to prepare for the ice-skating scenes. The film showed Harding’s point of view and the obstacles she faced when trying to make it to the Olympics.
4. Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey is a spin-off to Suicide Squad and is centered around Harley Quinn. It takes place four years after the events in Suicide Squad and Harley is dealing with her breakup with the Joker. No longer having his protection, she becomes a target to those she wronged in the past. While fleeing from crime lord Sionis, she teams up with Detective Renee Montoya, the Huntress, and Black Canary to protect Cassandra Cain who has a bounty on her head. Robbie also took part in the production of this film.
Robbie took on the role of Barbie in the first-ever live-action Barbie film. In this film, Barbie goes on a journey of self-discovery after having thoughts about mortality. She travels to the real world with Ken, where she tracks down her owner, Sasha. Sasha’s mother, Gloria, is a Mattel employee and was the cause of Barbie’s identity crisis. She comes to find that many blame her for unrealistic beauty standards and become depressed. Barbie learns of the expectations society has for women but still decides to stay in the real world in the end.