5 famous stars who appeared in the blockbuster “Tomb Raider”
No.1. Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
The owner of the Golden statue at Oscars in “Danish Lady” movie will be the soul of Tomb Raider when transformed into the famous explorer - Lara Croft.
The 29-year-old actress from Sweden is now the most sought movie star in Hollywood. Alicia Vikander started her acting career at the age of seven, joined and became a star of many popular plays in the country. Vikander had trained to become a professional ballet dancer for more than seven years, but after realizing her intense passion for cinema, she decided to give up her ballet to seriously pursue the staring career. Considered to be one of the most promising faces of modern filmmaking, Vikander has been featured in a number of successful and successful film projects such as “Danish Lady”, “Ex Machina”, “The Man from UNCLE” and “Jason Bourne”.
In preparation for the role of "tomb raider", Vikander spent more than three months practicing harsh bodybuilding and diet five times a day. She was completely transformed with the strong body of heroine Lara Croft.
No.2. Daniel Wu as Lu Ren
In “Tomb Raider”, the Chinese-American star plays Captain Lu Ren, Lara Croft's co-worker on a journey to the mysterious Yamatai Island.
Daniel started his acting career in 1998 with three feature films produced by Chinese language, most notably "City of Glass" which earned him an HKFA nomination for best rising actor category. Until now, the martial arts star with more than 20 years in his career has appeared in more than 60 feature films, most notably "Gen-X Cops" directed by Benny Chan.
No.3. Dominic West as Richard Croft
The lost father of Lara Croft is Dominic West who was nominated twice Golden Globe awards. Interestingly, West once played the father of Alicia Vikander in the movie "Testament of Youth”. With so many leading roles in dramas and stage plays, West has built a successful career in both the US and the UK.
He has been invited to star in numerous Hollywood-produced films such as “28 Days”, “Mona Lisa Smile”, “The Forgotten”, “300”, “Chicago”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “True Blue”, “Hannibal Rising” and “The Phantom Menace”. In 2011, the actor starred in "The Awakening," box office blockbuster "Johnny English Reborn", and "The Hour" directed by Abi Morgan, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
No.4. Walton Goggins as Mathias Vogel
Walton Goggins plays the villain in “Tomb Raider”. Mathias is the ruthless leader of a group of mercenaries assigned to perform a seemingly impossible mission: finding a 2,000-year-old tomb which is supposedly the last resting place of the legendary Queen Himiko.
Over the past few years, Goggins has consistently taken on important roles in films of Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spieldberg, two of Hollywood's most influential filmmakers – “The Hateful Eight”, "Django Unchained” and "Lincoln". Recently, Goggins has returned to the big screen with his role in "Maze Runner: The Death Cure". This year, we will meet him again in the MCU blockbuster "Ant-Man and the Wasp".
No.5. Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller
Tomb Raider also has the participation of actress Kristen Scott Thomas as Ana Miller, Croft Holding's experienced manager. With four BAFTA Awards, four Evening Standard British Awards, two London Film Critics Association Awards and one SAG Award, Thomas confirmed her position in contemporary cinema.
By: Oralie Smith