We Blab Entertainment Magazine has often stated that our favorite actress is British born Juno Temple because, there no role she won't tackle from playing a runaway teen, prostitute, and even a dead spirit. Juno received critical acclaim for her role as Lily Hobart a runaway girl in 2011 Little Birds which, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Temple has often been described as the queen of indie films for fearlessness to tackle a wide variety of roles.
For this top 10 list, we decided to highlight her lesser known roles and, exclude films such as Maleficent, and The Dark Knight Rises. We asked Zoltan, who runs the fansite "Juno Temple Network" to rank his favorite 10 roles from her 18+ year career.
10. Pandaemonium - 'Emma Southey' (2000) – Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution
Zoltan - Her first ever acting a role, that was preserved for future generations. She has no speaking lines, but she is really cute and the movie itself is astonishing! At least for me.
9. St. Trinian's 1 & 2 'Celia' (2007, 2009) – In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their tails.
Zoltan - The second one is a bit obscure, but I think it's way better than the first, and still up to this day a lot of people are saying "Oh I remember, she was that girl with the dreadlocks" or something similar. First movie I ever saw her in.
8. Killer Joe 'Dottie Smith' (2011) – When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Zoltan -I t's a very "heavy" movie, and her role is very interesting, she is naive, innocent, but also sort of wants to become corrupted? Worth a watch.
7. The Brass Teapot 'Alice' (2012) – When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.
Zoltan - Very funny "fantasy", that turns into a drama at the end. Interesting fact, that she became her onscreen partner's (Michael Angarano) real-life girlfriend after this. As far as I know, they are not together anymore.
6. Magic Magic – 'Alicia' (2013) - A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare.
Zoltan - Hard to understand, kinda brings suffering to the viewer, but it's built on her entirely. She carries the whole movie, and if you watch this once, you'll remember it forever.
5. Horns - 'Merrin Williams' (2013) - In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Zoltan - People who read the novel this was based on say it's a very unfaithful adaptation. Could be, I have no idea. But here is a very cool situation: Her character is already dead at the beginning, but she comes out again and again in flashbacks of the past, so she's a very important part of the story.
4. Little Birds - 'Lily Hobart' (2011) - Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Zoltan - She was really young in this movie, which is intense, and in my opinion, this is her only "negative" role. She's not an antagonist, but a pretty girl, who is not so pretty inside. Also, Kay Panabaker was great in it.
3. Dirty Girl – 'Danielle' (2010) It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Zoltan - Anyone who was a kid in the '80's or even in the '90's will love this movie, because it has such an amazing atmosphere. It's funny, but also it's sad, it speaks about the feeling what people in their teen years get ("Nobody understands me") and it's also a road movie. I always recommend this for people to watch if they want to see something "Truly Juno".
2. Away - 'Ria' (2016) - A story set in the north English seaside town of Blackpool and centered on two kindred spirits who form an unlikely friendship.
Zoltan- I was blown away (hehe) by this movie. Incredible performance from Ms. Temple and Timothy Spall, great music, fantastic atmosphere, interesting story, and the characters, the dialogue, they have LIFE in them.
Also, it's timeline is twisted, so you can't be really sure what happened in the past and what happened in the future, but as you watch it, something becomes more and more clear. Some of the scenes and the objects in the movie are returning allegories, so it makes you think when you see it.
1. Cracks – 'Di' (2009) - A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.
Zoltan - It's "heavy" but, beautiful. All the girls in the cast give great performances, especially Juno, Imogen Poots, and Maria Valverde. The photography is wonderful, the setting, and the atmosphere is awesome, and the story is really dark and tragic. I saw it at least 6 times, despite that fact it can't cheer you up or leave you with good feelings at the end.
And we one honorable mention from our managing editor Daniel Hoyos that didn't make the list.
Safelight - A high-school student tries to help a troubled runaway escape from the clutches of her psychotic pimp.
Daniel - One of my favorite Temple roles set in the 1970's Safelight has a brilliant performance from her co-star Even Peters who plays a high student with cerebral palsy. Safelight sees Juno stepping-up to the plate playing a shy prostitute who, takes love interest Peters on a trip to see the California Lighthouses.
Do you have a favorite episode of Juno Temple film that didn't make our list? Let us know in the comments below.