When I found out that Jude Law was cast as a young Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, I was ecstatic. Jude Law was actually on my list of ‘British actors that I wish were in the Harry Potter movies’ once upon a time. When I expressed this happiness, though, I was surprised to hear all of my friends ask me, “Who’s Jude Law is. I had to name several movies before they finally caught on and most of them only recognised him from the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movies with Robert Downey, Jr.
Whether you are familiar with Jude Law or have never heard about him, though, you should know that he has several good movies in his arsenal. Here are of my favorites in chronological order that I think you should check out before he becomes Dumbledore:
8 Jude Law Movies You Should See Before He Becomes Dumbledore
Gattaca is an AMAZING sci-fi movie that is a little hard to explain the plot of because, let’s face it: most sci-fi movies are hard to explain; but trust me when I say it is worth the watch. Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman are in it, too!
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
This psychological thriller is one of my favorite 90’s movies for a reason: Matt Damon and Jude Law – two of my favorite actors – are both in it and it was one of the first movies that really messed with my head… in a good way. Gwyneth Paltrow is in it, too!
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
A.I. is another sci-fi movie that I love. In it, Jude Law plays the role of a robot gigolo. Yes, that’s right. Sign me up for one of those, please! Haha. In all seriousness, though, I love A.I. because even though it has robot children and robot gigolos in it, it is incredibly touching. I cried so many times while watching this!
‘Closer is an incredibly underrated movie. I don’t think I know anyone else who has seen it. ‘Closer’ is a play-turned-movie that tackles several relationship issues. It’s relatable. It’s oh-so-real. And you’ve got Natalie Portman, Clive Barker and Julia Roberts in it, too.
Anna Karenina (2012)
Historical romances are always a joy to watch in my opinion; and in this one book-turned-movie, Jude Law stars alongside the queen of period pieces, Keira Knightley, as well as Aaron Taylor-Johnson and even Cara Delevingne.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
This isn’t the first time we get to enjoy listening to Jude Law’s delicious British accent in a movie. He is also the narrator in the Lemony Snicket movie of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’. In this delightful take on make-believe characters of our childhood – The Sandman, The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and Jack Frost – Jude Law voices the villain Pitch Black. He’s literally the stuff of nightmares!
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
This comedy is well worth the watch. It’s different than other comedies you’ve seen and I mean that in the best way possible.
When I watched ‘Spy’ in the cinemas, I honestly thought it would be a waste of my money. It wasn’t. It got me laughing from start to finish (or maybe I’m just mababaw like that?) and I even rewatched it when it came on TV earlier this month. Yes, I didn’t skip the channel! :p
Are you a fan of Jude Law? What’s your favorite movie of his? And what do you think of him being cast as Dumbledore? 😀