- I, Tonya
Based on the life of Tonya Harding, I, Tonya is set in 1991 following the life of her figure skating career in which she became the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. I, Tonya follows the life of Tonya Harding and the domestic abuse she suffered and endured at the hands of Gilooly. Harding’s life comes crumbling down in 1994 when her ex-husband conspires to injure Tonya’s competition. Later we see the repercussions of this in one of the biggest sports scandals of all time.
I, Tonya demonstrated Margot Robbie’s superb acting skills, taking us behind the scenes of this talented figure skater and showing us the life behind the cameras and lights. One of the most saddening, yet impactful and impressive scenes is the mirror scene in which Tonya (Margot Robbie) faces herself in the mirror in order to practise her game face and struggles to uphold her smile. This exhibited Margot Robbie’s expertise in expressing such raw emotion whilst keeping it feeling authentic. A must watch performance in possibly Margot Robbie’s finest role so far.
2. The Wolf of Wall Street
Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street tells the story of Jordan Belfort living life in the fast lane during the Wall Street Crash in which he manipulates to his advantage, illegally making his way to the top.
Margot Robbie’s most famous role as Jordan Belfort’s (Leonardo Dicaprio) wife, delivering a powerful non-apologetic performance in style and attitude.
3. One upon a time in Hollywood
Rick, (Leonardo Dicaprio) an actor struggling to maintain his relevance and fame as a movie star along with his stunt double, Cliff (Brad Pitt), attempt to find their fame again within 1960’s Los Angeles in Tarantino’s wild tribute to Hollywood.
Although with not many lines, Margot Robbie still delivered an entertaining performance as Sharon Tate. Unlike Rick, Sharon displays the other side to Rick’s life as a new and upcoming star with great potential. The contrast between Dicaprio and Margot Robbie’s character exhibits the easy rise and fall of success in Hollywood, showing us how fame is most often not permanent. Even though there is not a ton of screen time from Margot Robbie, still an enjoyable and well executed performance.