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Eva Green essential: 5 films that are worthy of your time


Eva Green is  37 today. Yes that’s right! The French actress, model and style icon is celebrating her birthday today.

Eva’s rise to fame (and a bit of a infamy) came in 2003 when she played the female lead in Bernardo Bertolucci’s romantic drama The dreamers (opposite Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel). It was the first movie in her acting career and the one that brought fame, fortune and acting opportunities that other actresses would have killed for back then.

I’m talking about the role in Ridley Scott’s epic Kingdom of Heaven and the Bond girl role in Casino Royale right after. Her picks in roles range from big studio releases like The Golden Compass, 300 Rise of an Empire, Dark Shadows and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and appeared in small independent films like Cracks, Womb, and Perfect Sense.

Last year her fans had the opportunity to see Eva in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but for this year she is up for 2 movie releases. In Lisa Langseth’s drama Euphoria alongside Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander and in Roman Polanski’s French drama D’après une histoire vraie.

She is set to continue her collaboration with director Tim Burton (for the third time) in the upcoming live action remake of the Disney classic Dumbo, but for now let’s celebrate her birthday with 5 of her essential movies.

You can pick your own flick to watch, but these are the 5 that Filmsane is recommending. Eva’s best movies that are totally worth your time. 

The Dreamers – 2003
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Fun fact: To make the actors feel comfortable and natural in the film’s nude scenes, the director Bernardo Bertolucci would encourage them to be nude long before the actual shot.

Kingdom of Heaven – 2005
Director: Ridley Scott
Fun fact: The pomegranate that Sibylla feeds Balian after their first bout of lovemaking in a darkened room had to be digitally enhanced to be clearly seen among the muted colors.

Casino Royale – 2006
Director: Martin Campbell
Fun fact: Angelina Jolie, Naomi Watts, Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron were strongly considered for the part of Vesper Lynd.

The Salvation – 2014
Director: Kristian Levring
Fun fact: Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen played the Bond girl and Bond villain, respectively, in Casino Royale (2006).

White Bird in a Blizzard – 2014
Director: Gregg Araki
Fun fact: Eva Green, who plays Shailene Woodley’s mother in the film is, in reality, only 12 years older than Woodley.


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