Killers of the Flower Moon received a lot of Oscar buzz after hitting the theaters this fall, and many critics hailed Lily Gladstone as its shiniest star. She emerged as a front-runner for the Academy Award thanks to Martin Scorsese’s latest drama, and here are the best films she starred in before landing this role.
Killers of the Flower Moon introduced Gladstone to a wider audience, but Certain Women actually gave her the big break she was looking for. She played a rancher working on an isolated farm in Kelly Reichardt’s indie drama and received many award nominations for her breakthrough performance.
Gladstone reunited with Reichardt’s for another acclaimed indie drama First Cow in 2019, but her role was much smaller this time around. This film stars John Magaro as a skilled cook who joins forces with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) to start an unconventional business by each other’s side.
The Unknown Country
If you want to watch a movie that puts Gladstone front and center, it’s time to put The Unknown Country on your watch list. It centers on a grieving woman who embarks on a lonely road trip through the American Midwest, and Gladstone scored a Gotham Awards nomination for her lead role.