Alexandra Daddario is hard to miss because of her penetrating blue eyes most of all, but her acting talent has been growing since she stepped on the scene as well. One unfortunate part of her act though is that she tends to get overstepped by her costars that have bigger names than she does in show business or are simply very overwhelming when it comes to their presence. She’s starred with Dwayne Johnson at least twice now and trying to shine when he’s in the room has to be kind of tough. So far though she’s made her way forward and continued to push through in many projects since she’s become a known name now. This is great because before that she was known primarily for her looks and those eyes that are just hypnotic in a way. Really, no joke, trying looking away, it’s a bit difficult since they draw you in.
Here are five of her best movies so far to date.
5. San Andreas
The San Andreas Fault has been a long-standing worry for many people in California since it’s somewhere in the range of 700 miles long and is connected to another fault that is even bigger. The Big One, as it’s been called, is rumored to be able to level the entire west coast. As to feeling it on the east coast, some people have decided to debate this and the idea that the fault could slip at any time since it’s overdue is something that people either worry incessantly about or put out of their minds since if such a thing did happen that outrunning it as some people manage to do in the movie really wouldn’t be all that possible.
4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
A lot of times when you hear Texas Chainsaw Massacre you tend to think it’s going to be more of the same. In this case it kind of is, but at the same time it’s something different since Heather, who is coming to collect her inheritance, has no idea who she really is as she was adopted when she was very young. When Leatherface appears and kills off her friends and the law that was a part of killing his family he spares her when he sees a certain birthmark on her chest. It turns out that she’s one of the dreaded Sawyer clan, the same people responsible for creating Leatherface and starting the nightmare. By the end of the film she’s taken her place as one of the Sawyer’s, and the nightmare has begun again.
3. Hall Pass
Hall Pass is a great movie for married couples that might be experiencing a bit of a lag in their relationship since it’s a great laugh and a great lesson in what it takes to keep a marriage alive and engaging. The whole idea that married men can’t really go back to dating is more of a personal thing in the real world, but in this movie it’s kind of proven that married men are more or less socially helpless when it comes to being apart from their wives. Marriage is in fact something you don’t give up quite so easily since it’s a bond that is the culmination of years of waiting for the right person to come along, and it’s a doorway you don’t just walk back through that easily.
2. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
A daughter of Athena vs. a son of Poseidon. That kind of a match seems like it would be one-sided since a born warrior versus a person with an affinity for one of earth’s most prevalent elements doesn’t seem like it would be a challenge. But without his connection to the waters that give him his power Percy is very outmatched. But grant him the access he needs and there’s not much he can’t do since any warrior, no matter how strong, isn’t going to beat out an element that’s as fluid, supple, and inherently strong as the very water that surrounds and binds them in so many different ways. Yeah, a descendant of Poseidon would take this pretty easily.
So let’s be clear, critics and viewers alike lambasted this movie and called it one of the biggest wastes of time of last summer’s lineup. In truth however it was one of the funniest and most engaging movies of the entire year and for some reason it got knocked down a few pegs since it wasn’t just like the show. Honestly that’s why it was so great, it incorporated elements of the show and even brought back the ‘Hoff as well as Pamela Anderson for cameos. If that’s not the kind of respect it needed to give then people are simply expecting too much out of what was supposed to be an amusing film.
Her fame seems to still be growing, but Alexandra is still a lot of fun to see when she pops up on screen. Here are five things you might not know about her:
It’s confusing I know, but those eyes just make her look like both saint and seductress all at once. She looks like a strong-willed person, that ought to do it.
5. She started acting in 2002
While she might not have landed any big roles until later on she at least got her start around this time and began to walk down the path towards stardom. She started out on a soap opera in fact where you don’t hear about a lot of people in her position starting out anymore, but it’s a different path and not a bad one at all. Anything that gets a person in front of the camera where they want to be is a chance.
4. She’s a fan of fantasy films
It’s always nice when an actor opens up and tells people just what they like and manage to sound like normal people. It’s a broad genre but there’s a lot of different things she could be into as far as fantasy goes. Given the movies she’s been in it might seem like she wouldn’t strike you as a D&D type person but things happen and there’ve been surprises on that front more than once with certain actors.
3. She played a major role in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Her part in this film couldn’t have been any more perfect since she got to play tough and to the point without needing to be absolutely vicious. Her character definitely came across as being a bit confrontational, okay a lot, but it was necessary for the character and for the story and it worked perfectly. She seems to do the tough attitude fairly easily.
2. She’s had a couple of voice roles in video games
One of those was in an Avengers-based game where she played the part of Janet Van Dyne, aka The Wasp. Given that The Wasp has been voiced by a few different women over the years it seems like hers might have been used to present a tougher character than is usually seen in the comics, someone that might have given rise to the thought of the hard as nails figure that is being featured in the movies.
1. Her eyes are simply stunning, and she doesn’t wear contacts
Go on and admit it, her eyes are just hard to look away from. A lot of women might have to force guys to look at them in the eyes, but with Alexandra it’s just hypnotic in a way. They’re so blue that you can’t help but look. After all looking a person in the eye isn’t a bad thing most times.
Anyone could get lost in those eyes.