Mia Wasikowska

Australian actress Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress. After starting her career in Australian television and film, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment. She gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after starring as Alice in Tim Burton's $1 billion-grossing Alice in Wonderland and appearing in The Kids Are All Right, for which she received the Hollywood Awards' Breakthrough Actress Award.
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Alan Rickman's Voice Is The Star Of The New 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' Teaser
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Alan Rickman will be remembered for many things, but his voice will live on forever. The last film the beloved English actor completed before his untimely death last month was "Alice Through the Looking Glass," and thanks to a new teaser, we get to hear his distinctive baritone one more time.  It's about Time. See Alice Through the Looking Glass in theatres May 27. https://t.co/CZrGJEEmeu — Disney (@Disney) February 1, 2016 In the follow up to 2010's surrealist take on the classic fairytale "Alice in Wonderland," Rickman voices Absolem, better known as the Blue Caterpillar. When we last saw the critter, he appeared as a butterfly, planted squarely on Alice's shoulder as she sailed off to China, so expect to hear a lot from Rickman in the sequel.  "Through the Looking Glass" finds Alice returning to Wonderland to battle the half-clock, half-human creature, Time, to save her best pal, the Mad Hatter. Sacha Baron Cohen, in the role of Time, joins familiar ...
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2015 Recommendations For Every Type Of Pop Culture Fan
Huffington Post - about 2 years
If you're an avid follower of entertainment media, you've probably been inundated with Best of 2015 lists recently. They're everywhere! And they're a lot of fun. But here's the thing: We've always been a little dubious of lists like that. Because no one is capable of watching every TV show or movie, or reading every book, that comes out in a year. And everyone has their own subjective taste. What does it even mean for one movie to be the best of the year?  So we're trying something a little different. Instead of telling you what the best things are, we're just going to tell you about our favorites. And to make it even more subjective, we're going to be really upfront about our own biases and preferences. That way, you can look at a few different lists in each category, and pick the one written by the person whose taste comes closest to your own. Here goes! TV Sasha Bronner's 10 Favorite Character-Focused TV Shows of 2015 Title: Senior Reporter Taste: "I don’t have ...
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2015 Recommendations For Every Type Of Pop Culture Fan
Huffington Post - about 2 years
If you're an avid follower of entertainment media, you've probably been inundated with Best of 2015 lists recently. They're everywhere! And they're a lot of fun. But here's the thing: We've always been a little dubious of lists like that. Because no one is capable of watching every TV show or movie, or reading every book, that comes out in a year. And everyone has their own subjective taste. What does it even mean for one movie to be the best of the year?  So we're trying something a little different. Instead of telling you what the best things are, we're just going to tell you about our favorites. And to make it even more subjective, we're going to be really upfront about our own biases and preferences. That way, you can look at a few different lists in each category, and pick the one written by the person whose taste comes closest to your own. Here goes! TV Sasha Bronner's 10 Favorite Character-Focused TV Shows of 2015 Title: Senior Reporter Taste: "I don’t have ...
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All The Book Adaptations You're Going To Want To See Next Year
Huffington Post - about 2 years
It’s looking like 2016 will not be the year the Salinger estate relents to a Catcher in the Rye adaptation, which is bad for the closet Caulfield devotees among us. There’s good news, too, though: so many great books are getting the on-screen treatment next year that it’s hard to pick just 20 to spotlight. We’ll assume you’re aware of the next installments of ongoing series like "Divergent" and "The Maze Runner"; here’s what else to look out for. “The BFG” based on the book by Roald Dahl Steven Spielberg morphs a beloved kids’ book into a movie starring Shakespearean stage actor Mark Rylance as the BFG, and Bill Hader as Bloodbottler. Ruby Barnhill will play Sophie, which is also the name of Dahl’s granddaughter. An earlier, lovely cartoon adaptation of the book might be tough to top. (July 1, 2016) “The Girl on the Train” based on the book by Paula Hawkins  Hawkins’ novel was hailed as the next Gone Girl, but without the now-famous “Cool Girl” rant or any...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 2 years
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own P...
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My Week With 'Carol,' The Year's Most Enchanting Movie
Huffington Post - over 2 years
The final installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise is opening in some 4,000 theaters this weekend. The Seth Rogen Christmas comedy "The Night Before" bows in nearly 3,000, and "Secret in Their Eyes" -- a thriller that finds Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman sharing the screen for the first time -- is slated for a reported 2,400 auditoriums. But I would turn my back on all of them in favor of a comparatively tiny film whose quality can run circles around the others.* The movie I prioritized this week is "Carol," the latest from gifted director Todd Haynes, who made two of the 2000s' best releases with "Far From Heaven" and "I'm Not There." Having first seen "Carol" back in September, four months after its euphoric Cannes Film Festival premiere, I cleared my schedule for a weeklong "Carol" blitz, and I've come away with an even fonder appreciation of the film. Technically, this blitz started last month during a quick conversation with Cate Blanchett, who was promoting "Truth," the...
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My Week With 'Carol,' The Year's Most Enchanting Movie
Huffington Post - over 2 years
The final installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise is opening in some 4,000 theaters this weekend. The Seth Rogen Christmas comedy "The Night Before" bows in nearly 3,000, and "Secret in Their Eyes" -- a thriller that finds Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman sharing the screen for the first time -- is slated for a reported 2,400 auditoriums. But I would turn my back on all of them in favor of a comparatively tiny film whose quality can run circles around the others.* The movie I prioritized this week is "Carol," the latest from gifted director Todd Haynes, who made two of the 2000s' best releases with "Far From Heaven" and "I'm Not There." Having first seen "Carol" back in September, four months after its euphoric Cannes Film Festival premiere, I cleared my schedule for a weeklong "Carol" blitz, and I've come away with an even fonder appreciation of the film. Technically, this blitz started last month during a quick conversation with Cate Blanchett, who was promoting "Truth," the...
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    Wasikowska reprised the role of Alice in Alice Through the Looking Glass, the 2016 sequel to Alice in Wonderland.
    Wasikowska reprised her role as Alice Kingsleigh in Alice in Wonderland's sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, which was released on 27 May 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 25
    In May 2015, Wasikowska joined the cast of Cédric Jimenez's upcoming historical thriller film titled HHHH, based on the novel of the same name, starring alongside Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell and Jack Reynor.
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  • 2013
    Age 23
    Wasikowska resides in Bronte, New South Wales. She dated Jesse Eisenberg, her co-star in The Double, from 2013 to 2015.
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    In 2013, Wasikowska replaced Emma Stone in the upcoming horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro titled Crimson Peak.
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    In July 2013, Wasikowska began filming David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars in Toronto; the film was released in 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    Filming of her next project, Richard Ayoade's The Double, began in the UK in May 2012.
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    In 2012, she made her second appearance in a Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, this time on the front panel.
    Wasikowska appeared in Miu Miu's spring 2012 fashion campaign.
  • 2011
    Age 21
    In 2011, Wasikowska shot the small supporting role of Shia LaBeouf's character's love interest in John Hillcoat's Lawless. Later in the year, she filmed the lead in Park Chan-wook's English-language debut, Stoker, from 31 August to 23 October. Lawless premiered at Cannes in May 2012, while Stoker debuted at Sundance in January 2013.
    On 21 April 2011, Wasikowska was named to the Time 100, a listing of the world's most influential people, which featured a brief essay written by Albert Nobbs co-star Glenn Close.
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    Though she was one of many names shortlisted for consideration in casting the role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's 2011 adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, she declined to audition for the part due to the time commitment involved with the production.
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    Wasikowska turned down a part in Robert Redford's 2011 film The Conspirator in order to play the female lead in Restless, which she filmed from November to December 2009.
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    One of her on-set images, featuring Fukunaga and Jane Eyre costar Jamie Bell, was selected as a finalist in the 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize hosted by Australia's National Portrait Gallery on 24 February 2011.
    He said to BlackBook magazine in February 2011, "Gus wrote back: 'Cast her.'" Her work on the film resulted in a scheduling conflict that forced her to withdraw from the lead in Julia Leigh's 2011 Australian independent film Sleeping Beauty, and she was replaced by Emily Browning.
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    However, since Fukunaga was unfamiliar with her prior work at the time and was therefore undecided about casting her, he later sought the opinion of director Gus Van Sant, with whom Wasikowska had previously filmed the 2011 release Restless.
  • 2010
    Age 20
    From March to May 2010, Wasikowska filmed Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre, in which she starred as the title character opposite Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    She was nominated for a 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, which she lost to Mo'Nique (Precious), though the film received a South by Southwest award for Best Ensemble Cast.
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    Wasikowska played the supporting role of Pamela Choat in the 2009 Southern Gothic independent film That Evening Sun, opposite Hal Holbrook.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    In June 2008, due to her work on In Treatment, she was a recipient of an Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.
    Wasikowska revealed in an October 2008 interview with Variety that she was something of a mimic as a child and that the large influx of American films and TV shows made it easier for Australians to pick up the accent.
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    She then starred in Spencer Susser's acclaimed short film I Love Sarah Jane, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    In 2007, Wasikowska appeared in the crocodile horror film Rogue, alongside Radha Mitchell and Sam Worthington.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    She had just turned fifteen when she was cast in her Australian film debut, 2006's Suburban Mayhem, for which she received a nomination for a Young Actor's AFI Award.
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  • 2004
    Age 14
    Wasikowska landed her first acting role in 2004, with a two-episode stint on the Australian soap All Saints.
    She made her screen debut on the Australian television drama All Saints in 2004, followed by her feature film debut in Suburban Mayhem (2006).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 8
    In 1998, when she was eight years old, Wasikowska and her family moved to Szczecin, Poland, for a year, after her mother had received a grant to produce a collection of work based on her own experience of having emigrated to Australia in 1974, at the age of eleven.
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