Best Michelle Yeoh Movies & Performances, Ranked

There is no doubt that Michelle Yeoh is one of the most versatile actresses working today. To celebrate her 60th birthday (how is she 60?), Variety ranks the best performances of his career to date.

From her first role in ‘The Owl vs. Bombo’ (1984) to her most recent box office work ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, she has shown no signs of slowing down and continues to push back. limits of his profession. .

For more than three decades, she has built a career that has made her one of Hollywood’s biggest Asian stars. Known for her ability to access a character’s emotional core, regardless of gender – even kicking it up a notch by performing several of her own stunts – Yeoh is a force in the
industry.

As the highest-grossing film in A24’s history, “Everything Everywhere” looks like the biggest contender for the first half of 2022. With a career that has included roles in iconic films such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000), Yeoh never landed an Oscar nomination. As we head into the fall festival season and the awards campaigns begin to take shape, her performance as Evelyn, a Chinese-American laundromat owner who explores the multiverse, is her best shot at… attract the attention of the Academy. Hopefully it won’t be the last. Next up on her role is the role of Dr. Karina Mogue in James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” (and the following three sequels). She also has a role in Paul Feig’s Netflix’s ‘School for Good and Evil’ due out in October.

Lily Variety ranking of his 10 best performances.

Honorable mentions: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017); “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005); “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011)

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