Hollywood got a kaleidoscope of beauty, and among thousands of heart-stealing beauties, Ana De Armas is one to watch in the industry. Her swirling green eyes and gorgeous natural blonde skin make her a” Chica Bonita.” This Cuban beauty came to the public’s attention with the French romantic drama Una Rosa De Francia in 2006, in which she played a lead role. Later on, she starred in many Cubic and Spanish films and was first seen on the Hollywood screen with Knock Knock has since appeared in many notable movies like; Knives Out, Blonde, Blade Runner, and War Dogs.
De Armas’s journey in Hollywood as a Cuban-Spanish actress is equally inspiring as her magnificent looks. She only spoke Spanish before she came to L.A. and premiered in Hands of Stones with a 15-minute standing ovation role, which was a Spanish-speaking part. Realizing that she would not be typecast for only Latin roles, Ana enrolled in an English Language course and managed to learn English in a short time. Soon she appeared opposite Keanu Reeves in Knock Knock, giving her enthralling performance by learning the scripts phonetically without understanding them.
Her inspiring demonstration of how to master language skills to fulfill her dreams leaves a great impression on her fans.
This blog brings you a list of movies with De Arma’s charismatic performances.
Hands of Stones (2016)
- IMDB Rating 6.6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 44%
The writer/ director Jonathan Jokubowicz took inspiration from the real-life story of legendary boxer Roberto Duran for his movie Hands of Stone. That depicts Duran’s childhood as a scrappy kid on the streets of Panorama till his rise to fame in sports in partnership with Ray Arcel (Robert de Niro). After losing the match multiple times, Ray trains Duran (Edger Ramirez) to take the world championship from Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond IV), the unbeaten champion. Finally, the two ringsters competed head-to-head for the championship, and the match between the two marked the history of sports on November 25th, 1980. However, Ana de Armas played (Felicidad Iglesias) the supporting wife of Duran. She gets little to do except for a couple of showy moments as a dutiful wife in her attractive array.
- IMDB Rating 5.5/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 42%
From an ordinary girl Norma Jean to an iconic bombshell actress Marilyn Monroe – “Blonde” is based on the bestselling fictional novel by Joyce Carol Oates, which boldly narrates the story of a girl with a simple dream of having a family and domestic life, directed by Andrew Dominik. De Armas portrays Marilyn’s journey from her traumatized childhood to finding stardom in Hollywood, being exploited and taken advantage of by several men, and failing to achieve her desired family life. Through Marilyn’s life afflictions, the movie delivers a strong message of how miseries and bitter life experiences affect a person and sometimes lead to a tragic end.
Knock Knock (2015)
- IMDB Rating 4.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 37%
Longtime horror director Roth, this time, chooses to hit us where we live instead of disturbing us on a deep level with his erotic psychological thriller Knock Knock. Keanu Reeves stars as Evan Webber, a middle-aged man who is a father of two and happily married to Karen (Ignacia Allamand). Roth and co-writers Nicolas and Guillermo play with the notion of domestic bliss as the plot unfurls with his family away on a beach; Evan is home alone and spending a long weekend to hang on with his pending project, enjoy the stormy weather with some wine and smoke a little. One night, a torrential cloudburst is about to happen in dry-spelled Southern California, and there is a knock at the door. Two young girls, Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) and Bel (Ana De Armas) standing on his porch in their teeny-weeny soggy clothes, insist innocently to get in and dry up their clothes or maybe book another ride as the cab dropped them in the wrong location, and now they are lost.
The curiosity arises when Evan gives up his gentlemanly attitude and can’t resist his intense desire, and the cat-and-mouse chase begins.
The Informer (2019)
- IMDB Rating 6.6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 64%
Andrea Di Stefano’s grimy and gritty The Informer is a crime thriller with few bits of tragicomedy. The story is about a decent guy Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman), recruited by the FBI to spy on New York’s biggest mobster and risk his family’s safety. The plot climaxes when the operation goes wrong, resulting in NYPCD private cop’s sudden death. Pete finds himself caught in the controversy and senses that the long arms of law bond to catch him. He plans to escape and save himself and his wife, Sofia (Ana De Armas).
War Dogs (2016)
- IMDB Rating 7.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 60%
The horrible reality-based story of two American kids, War Dogs, is a fascinating crime movie inspired by the subsequent book by Guy Lawson and directed by Todd Phillips. The film follows a duo of childhood friends David (Miles Teller), a massage therapist and bedsheet dealer, on his risky venture of living a high life with Efraim (Jonah Hills), David’s boss and best friend, who is just concerned about fattening his bank account maybe. The details recount how the two badass friends turn into weapon traffickers by making a deal of $300 million with the US government to get weapons to Afghanistan during the Bush administration’s war in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the same time, De Armas plays David’s wife, Iz, who sometimes supports or is against him, according to the need of the story plot.
War Dogs, as in whole, portrays David as a nice guy who is just busy with his business until Satan shows up in the form of his best friend, Efraim.
Blade Runner (2017)
- IMDB Rating 8.0/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 88%
Blade Runner is a cyberpunk crime thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve. The story focuses on the discovery of a young blade runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new breed replicant created by tech-savvy and a scientist of Los Angles 2049, Niandar Wallace (Jared Leto) is under the control of the powerful corporation Tyrell. The bio-engineered Nexus-9 replicants merged into the society, and the outmoded Nexus models are no less than trouble for the community, which leads the new generation of bounty hunters to be on their quest to remove androids. Meanwhile, K unleashes a secret that helps him to find a former Blade runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been mysteriously missing for 30 years.
De Armas played a small but crucial character representing Joi, an artificial intelligence sold by Wallace Corporation. Her purpose is to cater to the customers by telling them what to want to hear. She also aims to bring satisfaction to K as she is programmed and designed as his perfect fantasy.
Knives Out (2019)
- IMDB Rating 7.9/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 97%
Binge on Rian Johnson’s crime thriller Knives Out, which will surely satisfy your craving for mystery and thriller. The mystery begins when one of the servants finds an eminent novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), slitted throat on his 85th birthday celebration. However, detective Benoit Blanc (Danial Craig) is anonymously hired to smell the rat from his dysfunctional family to his devoted staff; Benoit is on the quest to sniff out the truth of this murder mystery. The plot twists when Thrombey finds out that Harlen leaves his fortune to Marta Cabrera (De Armas), caretaker of dead millionaire Harlen.
No Time to Die (2021)
- IMDB Rating 7.3/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 83%
Through some robust direction of quick action beats from director Cary Joji Fukunaga, the bondophiles are enthralled with his blockbuster hit No Time to Die, a perfect blend of mystery, thriller, and adventure, which is also the last chapter of James Bond’s franchise. The plot opens up with the peaceful life of Bond with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) in Jamaica after he retires from M16. But his peace can’t last long when his Old friend Felix (Jeffry Wright) from the CIA reaches out to him and ask for a favor to recover a scientist, Obruchev, who is kidnapped by a mysterious villain SPECTRE equipped with dangerous new technology. Bond goes to Cuba and teams up with the CIA operative Paloma (De Armas). Both fight with Boldfeld, a second fiddle of Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek), a scientist and terrorist on a mission against SPECTRE.
- IMDB Rating 6.2/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 44%
Greg Barker is back with the real-life story of Sérgio Vieira de Mello after tackling De Mello’s story in a documentary in 2009. Sergio is a biographical drama film that involves a top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura), his co-worker and love of his life Carolina Larriera (Ana de Armas), are all set to tie the knot, but just before then; de Mello takes a chance to finish the last assignment, in which Carolina is supposed to accompany him. The couple witnesses the horrific bomb blast in the UN headquarters of Baghdad when on their risky mission during the US invasion of Iraq. After digging through the piles of rubble for hours, Carolina couldn’t save the guy she loved.
The Gray Man (2022)
- IMDB Rating 6.5/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 46%
The first film of a franchise-based novel by Greaney Gray Man, an American action movie directed by the Russo brothers, is one of the most acclaimed movies. The story hit the ground when a CIA agent Sierra Six, the code name as the real name is undercover, becomes a part of the Sierra program. Six (Ryan Gosling) has been working with Sierra Program for 25 years and joins back when released from prison on the condition of working with them. Six is meant to kill a man involved in some information exchange, but before his death, the man reveals some dark secrets about the agency and reveals that he is also part of the program named Four. The mission goes wrong, and Six accidentally uncovers the truth about Carmichael (Rege-Jean Pege), a senior CIA operator. Now, Six is trying to flee away from the CIA, and his partner Dani Marinda (Ana De Armas) joins him in his battle for freedom. Carmichael fears that Six will expose him, so he secretly hires the sociopathic former agent LIoyd Hansen (Chris Evans), who issues a bounty on Six. Now, every killer is after Six.