Mila Kunis & Emma Stone
You want a smart, sexy, doe-eyed actress for your next movie, go for Mila Kunis... or Emma Stone. It doesn't matter which you choose. They could easily be the same actress.
Kunis bio: Born August 14, 1983 in the Ukraine. Her family moved to Los Angeles in 1991 after being chosen in the lottery system.
Kunis' best movies: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008); Black Swan (2010); Friends With Benefits (2011);
Kunis' worst movies: Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding (2007); Moving McAllister (2007); Max Payne (2008).
Critic's view: Slant writes of Black Swan,
Kunis, playing an even more overt cliché -- the bad girl most explicitly defined by her, of course symbolic, wings tat -- might have been more effective [than Natalie Portman] as Nina, as she's a promising actress with occasionally surprising timing.
Critic's view: The Chicago Tribune writes of Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
Kunis really pops out here as well, leaving her manic That ’70s Show quality behind her.
Stone bio: Born November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She dropped out of high school and moved with her mother to Los Angeles in January 2004 to become a Hollywood actress.
Stone's best movies: Zombieland (2009); Easy A (2010); Friends With Benefits (2011).
Stone's worst movies: Paper Man (2009); The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009); Marmaduke (2010).
Critic's view: Time writes of Easy A,
Stone's days as the smart, self-aware darling in the corners of other people's movies ought to be over. Easy A ... does more than give Stone her first leading role; it establishes the 21-year-old as an actress/personality -- a star -- around whom Hollywood could build some pretty good movies.
Critic's view: The National writes of Easy A,
This is the film where Stone really established herself not only as a star but as an engaging and charismatic actress.
Armand Whyte's opinion: Am I alone in finding Emma Stone's performance in Easy A wincingly awful? The self-aware, I'm too cool and smart to be bullied schtick was annoying after five minutes. Mila Kunis in the Black Swan was a more enticing proposition. I rate Kunis' performance higher than Portman's in the same movie.