A Guide to Elizabeth Olsen Movies
Elizabeth Olsen seemed doomed to the shadow of her sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, for her entire life. However, this talented young actress finally made a name for herself in the late 2000s. Elizabeth Olsen’s Avengers appearance as the Scarlet Witch has made her a household name. Let’s take a look at how her career progressed to this point.
How the West Was Fun
Olsen’s first role was in her sisters’ 1994 movie as “girl in the car.” This tiny role didn’t lead to much, and the career of her sisters continually overshadowed her life. As a result, she took an extended break from acting until 2011.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
After 17 years removed from the acting business, Olsen made a major comeback with this surprisingly powerful role in 2011. Olsen impressed audiences by playing a woman fleeing an abusive cult. She showed that her acting talent was finally bursting out after years of silence.
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
In the same year as her breakout movie, she had a small part in this poorly received comedy. This fish-out-of-water story didn’t connect with an audience, in spite of a strong cast highlighted by Kyle Maclachlan. This tiny hiccup did little to slow down Olsen’s career.
In this harrowing 2013 drama, Josh Brolin fought to get revenge on those who locked him in solitary confinement for 20 years. Brutal and shocking, it was a hit with audiences but a dud with critics. Olsen did a great job standing out in a cast that included Samuel L. Jackson.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
She went credited for playing the role of Wanda Maximoff in this 2014 film, finally striking it big with a mainstream audience. These Marvel movies don’t show any signs of slowing down.
In the second American try at a Godzilla movie, Olsen played Elle Brody in a huge ensemble cast. It showcased another side of her acting that impressed audiences and critics alike.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Her debut of the Scarlet Witch in this Marvel movie showcased her many talents. Her standout performance has ensured that she will be working for a long time in films like these.
Avengers: Infinity War
Set for a 2018 release, Olsen will reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in this highly anticipated film. It has been fun watching her break free of the deep shadow of the Olsen twins. Hopefully, she keeps rocking it in movies for years to come.
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