25 Most Underrated/Overlooked Supporting Actress Performances 2000-2009
Into the Wild
(Sean Penn, 2007)
And speaking of young actresses, how about we move on to Miss Kristen Stewart? Before finding overblown fame for the “Twilight” films, Stewart was a relatively unknown indie actress who appeared in films for Griffin Dunne, David Gordon Green, and David Fincher. Her performance in 2009’s “Adventureland” was easily one of the very best of its year and that film is surely one of the best coming-of-age films I’ve witnessed. But there’s a performance she gave two years earlier, in a film called “Into the Wild”, that is truly shows the scorching honesty in Stewart’s acting. Sean Penn’s 2007 drama has a few scenes halfway through in which lead actor Emile Hirsch finds himself bonding with Stewart’s sad-eyed young girl. However, his term of bonding is on a more childish side compared to her pure hope for true love. Never blown over-the-top, and rightfully so, Stewart’s performance is quiet; slowly approaching moments of pure authenticity. It’s just one of the many reasons why many shouldn’t hold “Twilight” against her.
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