One of the fastest rising stars in Hollywood these days is Sydney Sweeney. She first shined in a handful of roles over the years when she was younger before breaking out as characters across several well-received series on HBO that also showcased her impressive versatility across different genres.
Throw in a handful of movie roles and her own production company, Fifty-Fifty Films, and it'sclear thatthis almost 24-year-oldisalready doing incredible things.Taking a look back at her already impressive career, it's interesting to see which roles were her greatest based on the ratings from users at IMDb.
10 Under The Silver Lake (2018) - 6.5
A lot of Sydney Sweeney's early career work came in movies and television shows in the mystery genre. Among them was 2018'sUnder the Silver Lake, which saw Andrew Garfield in the lead role of Sam, who spends the film investigating the disappearance of his neighbor (Riley Keough).
The reviews were mixed, with aspects like the cinematography, acting, and soundtrack getting praise but some of the muddled plot points missing the mark. Sweeney had a small part in this, playing Shooting Star #2 and only appearing on screen for a few minutes.
9 In The Vault (2017) - 6.6
It is likely the least seen of Sydney Sweeney's notable roles butIn The Vault was a joy for most of the people who checked it out. The web series was 16 episodes long and told a fun mystery story surrounding the death of a freshman one month into a college semester.
Sweeney appeared in just under half of the episodes as Haley Caren in a relatively smallerpart but one that helped launch her into eventual bigger roles. While most of the young cast was clearly talented, it seems like Sweeney has found the most success so far away from the web series.
8 Big Time Adolescence (2019) - 7.0
It's unclear when it actually happened but it seems like Pete Davidson has quickly become one of the stars of coming-of-age comedy films. 2020'sThe King of Staten Island was the more prominent hit but 2019'sBig Time Adolescencewas arguably just as good.
Davidson plays Zeke, a college dropout who has a major influence on a teen named Mo (Griffin Gluck) in a negative way. Meanwhile, Sweeney has a great supporting turn as Holly, Zeke's girlfriend who also forges an important bond with Mo.
7 Downfalls High (2021) - 7.5
Along with his strong career in the music industry, Colson Baker (better known as Machine Gun Kelly) has found success in Hollywood. He followed up appearances in several Netflix films likeBird BoxandThe Dirt by getting into the director's chair forDownfalls High in 2021.
The film is actually based on his album,Tickets to my Downfall, and Kellyalso acts asa narrator. The 45-minute movie follows a lonely teenager (Chase Hudson) who begins a whirlwind romance with Scarlett (Sweeney), a popular girl in their school. It racked up millions of views in a short time and was met with critical acclaim.
6 Everything Sucks! (2018) - 7.5
There's no question that the true rise of Sydney Sweeney started in 2018 as she had major roles in some of the most notable shows of that year. One of them was Netflix'sEverything Sucks!, which worked as a parody of teen culture throughout the '90s, set in Boring, Oregon.
Though not the lead star, Sweeney shined as Emaline Addario, a drama student who one of the main characters, Kate (Peyton Kennedy), developed a crush on. The reviews for the show were strong but like a lot of Netflix's well-received series, it was canceled after just one season.
5 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) - 7.6
When looking at the cast list, you really realize just how many stars made an appearance in Quentin Tarantino's love letter to 1969 Hollywood. Released in 2019,Once Upon a Time in Hollywood partnered up two of the biggest actors in the world, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
They played actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double/best friend Cliff Booth, respectively, as they navigated the changing landscape of cinema. The story intertwined with the real-life Manson Family cult, which were played by the likes of Damon Herriman, Maya Hawke, Victoria Pedretti, and Sydney Sweeney, who played "Snake."
4 The White Lotus (2021) - 7.7
Sydney Sweeney and HBO kind of go hand in handover the past few years. Her most recent venture with the network came this year inThe White Lotus, a twisty drama surrounding the lives of the guests and staff at a tropical resort over the course of a week.
In a lot of Sweeney's roles so far, she has portrayed people who the audience can get behind and root for. However, here she was Olivia Mossbacher, arguably the least likable character in the series. Still, Sweeney nailed the role of the cynical and often mean girl.
3 Sharp Objects (2018) - 8.1
The first time that Sydney Sweeney really worked with HBO came in the multiple-award-winning miniseriesSharp Objects in 2018. Based on a novel of the same name, the show centered on Camille Parker (Amy Adams), a troubled reporter who returns to her hometown to look into the murders of two women.
There was talent up and down the cast as Adams was joined by Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen, Chris Messina, and more. Sweeney made sporadic appearances as Alice, the teenage roommate of Camille when she stayed at a psychiatric hospital. Their relationship led to one of the show's most emotional scenes.
2 The Handmaid's Tale (2017) - 8.4
Hulu made history by becoming the first streaming service to have an originalshow take home the coveted Outstanding Drama Series Emmy award. That show wasThe Handmaid's Tale, which is one of the more dramatic and sometimes depressing things airing anywhere.
The series is set in a dystopia after a Civil War where societymakesfertile womenlive in harsh conditions and force them intochild-bearing slavery. Sweeney was a big part of season 2,playing Eden, an obedient girl who is married off to Commander Nick Blaine (Max Minghella). Her end on the show was a sad one but she'll always be remembered as an intriguing character.
1 Euphoria (2019) - 8.4
In the eyes of many,Euphoria, another HBO production, is what put Sydney Sweeney officially on the map as a star on the rise. The series tells the no-holds-barred stories of several high school students dealing with drugs, sex, relationships, mental health, and so much more.
Sweeney portrays Cassie Howard, a sweet girl who is ostracized by her peers due to her sexual past. She has one of the show's most tragic backstories, involving her father getting into a car accident, becoming addicted to pills, and abandoning his family. Cassie is arguably the most likable person on the show and Sweeney does great work in her role.
NEXT:The Main Characters Of Euphoria, Ranked By How Tragic Their Past Is
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