After first turning heads as a naïve candy striper wooed by con man Leonardo DiCaprio in "Catch Me if You Can" (2002), Amy Adams became that rare actress to live up to expectations following her strong, nuanced performance as an optimistic and overly pregnant small town wife in the independent dramedy "Junebug" (2005). With that Academy Award-nominated turn, Adams was hailed as the next big thing and the actress failed to disappoint. She followed up with her widely-hailed, tongue-in-cheek performance of an animated fairy princess who finds herself transformed into a three-dimensional human on the streets of New York in the hit romantic comedy "Enchanted" (2007). From there, Adams only strengthened her position as a versatile actress with a wealth of talent after performances as the conflicted Sister James in John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" (2008) and a single mother who starts a crime scene cleaning business in "Sunshine Cleaning" (2009). Naturally, she appeared in large-scale studio movies like "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009), "The Muppets" (2011) and "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016), though it was award-worthy films like "Julie & Julia" (2009), "The Fighter" (2010), "The Master" (2012) and "American Hustle" (2013) that kept Adams near the top of the list of her generation's most respected leading ladies.