The Sinner, Limetown, and Jessica Biel’s top 10 performances of all time

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Biel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards )
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jessica Biel attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards ) /
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3. The Illusionist

Original Release Date: August 18, 2006

Box Office: The Illusionist raked in $87.8 million at the box office on a $16.5 million budget. It was considered both a financial and critical success.

Critical Acclaim: It received mostly positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes it got a 74 percent approval rating with a Certified Fresh seal. Both Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel received tremendous praise for their respective performances in the movie.

About the Role: Biel played Sophie von Teschen, a turn-of-the-century duchess in Vienna who was set to be married to the Crown Prince Leopold.

Simply the Best: Before landing the role of Sophie in The Illusionist, Biel had been typecast as the “sexy” character in many films, or an action heroine. She wanted this character so badly that she drove to the audition in full costume.

Her hard work paid off, as this film helped Biel get genuine attention for her acting skills. Many critics thought she was one of the best parts of the film and were particularly impressed with her fake English accent.

When she first landed the role, many people doubted her abilities but she more than exceeded expectations. If you consider yourself a fan of Biel than you need to watch this film to appreciate some of her finest work.