Known for playing surly characters with a heart of gold, Ellen Page has come a long way from Pit Pony. She may be an indie darling, but she's proven she knows how to rock a blockbuster, too. Throughout her varied career, Page's carefully chosen projects have given her the chance to show more and more depth as she continues to grow as an artist. From funny to tender, Ellen Page can do it all.
Mouth to Mouth (2005)
As Sherry, Page showed international audiences that she was a formidable force. She also brought a certain vulnerability to the disillusioned teenager travelling through Europe with a band of anarchists.
Juno turned Page into a household name in America. As the pregnant titular character, Page was equal parts snarky and scared. In a year filled with movies about unwed mothers, Juno was perhaps the most daring.
Whip It (2009)
If you don't love Whip It, you need to re-evaluate your life. In this comedy featuring strong female relationships, Page plays Bliss, a girl looking to leave her sleepy Texas town.
In the dream world of Inception, she is the person who can see most clearly. This role represents a break in her typical movies. She's (mostly) sarcasm-free, but still witty and likeable. She also holds her own with a big director and big stars.
To Rome with Love (2012)
In Woody Allen's latest love letter to European cities, Page crafts a woman both seductive and ordinary. She draws in the audience with her eccentricities, and leaves Jesse Eisenberg's Jack lovesick.