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Emily Blunt is for sure one of Hollywood's best actresses at the moment. She has fantastic range and stars in incredibly diverse of movies - and that's what we're delving into here.

And this weekend, we finally get to see the release of the fantastic, heart-pounding thriller, Sicario. The cast is absolutely tremendous and Emily leads the charge. Let's take a look back at Emily's journey on the road to greatness through her different films from past to present:

Warrior Queen (2003)

Let's wind the clocks back 12 years. Back to Emily's first role in a small historical drama. Blunt played the role of Isolda who helps the rebellion against the Roman Empire. An unexpected first role for Blunt, but it's nice to see a movie surrounding history in her roles of yesteryear.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Three years after her first motion picture, Emily Blunt delves into some well fitting comedy. The Devil Wears Prada is one of those movies that has quite the following behind it, and Blunt had many memorable moments in the movie that I'm sure you all remember quite well. I'm sure you all remember the famous quote, "Yeah, I’m hearing this, and I want to hear this." Whether you saw the movie or not. you use this quote and you know it's true.

The Simpsons (2009)

In 2009, Emily Blunt went yellow in Springfield to play the character Juliet Hobbes. It's always nice to say you've guest starred on The Simpsons, arguably the greatest animated TV show ever.

The Young Victoria (2009)

In 2009, Emily Blunt showed off her astonishing elegance that we all know so well today. She had the tough task of playing young Victoria in a fitting role for her decent manners and well spoken tongue.

The Wolfman (2010)

In 2010, Emily got a her first taste of a movie with a huge budget invested into it. Estimated to be around $150,000,000, Blunt really got a taste for the big budget pressure. However, it was received with lukewarm reviews and ended up not getting a sequel, so it was a bit of a bump in the road for Blunt.

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Emily Blunt came back to animation for this cute flick in 2010, where she played Juliet. Reviews were tame, but it was cool to see Blunt in a lighthearted role like this. This is one of a few family-friendly flicks for Blunt.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Blunt held her own very well in this mind-bending adventure, and I really enjoyed it. Blunt played a very elegant ballerina who is affected by mysterious forces that are trying to keep her love, played by Matt Damon, apart from her. Definitely worth a watch if you've never seen it!

The Five Year Engagement (2012)

As if we needed any more proof of how funny Emily Blunt is, she dropped this nice and easy watch that is a perfect date night movie. Her and Jason Segel had great chemistry, as she always does with her co-stars. She must be easy to work with.

Looper (2012)

In my opinion, Looper was our first real look at the badass side of Emily Blunt that we would soon eventually all yearn to see more often. Her and Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave us an insanely cool, mind-boggling picture that demanded our attention to every detail. This is definitely one of Blunt's movies that you cannot miss.

The Wind Rises (2013)

Blunt added another really diverse role to her name in the English version of Kaze Tachinu also known as The Wind Rises. She starred alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt once again. The film was widely praised and adored by critics alike. This is really where Blunt started hitting her truly graceful stride.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

The badass Emily Blunt re-enters for this massively under-appreciated action flick that had me on the edge of my seat for throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and even though Tom Cruise was great, Emily Blunt totally stole the show. She played the badass solider Rita that pulls all the strings in her demand for change. If you haven't seen this movie, go watch it now! Right now.

Into the Woods (2014)

Here we have Emily Blunt reaching super stardom. Also, why did it take so long for her to show us she can sing on top of everything else? There's nothing she can't do, so she probably didn't want people to be too jealous. Anyhow, we see this great new side of her in Into the Woods in a fun, family Avengers-esque mashup of old folklore characters that works weirdly well on-screen.

Sicario (2015)

Finally, we arrive at 2015, and Emily Blunt's best looking film is right here. She shows off her badassery in the thick of a lethal drug cartel film alongside the wonderfully talented Benicio del Tero and Josh Brolin. For me, Blunt leads the pack in overall "Wow" factor because she simply demands the viewers attention when she's on this kind of form. Surely we'll see an Oscar nomination for the British actress, at least, cementing her domination of the world.

There you have it. That's the run through some of her best and most interesting roles to date. Make sure you go and see Sicario this weekend like I am going to, and we can delve into what the movie's like.


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