Who is Julia Fox? Check out this hot list of movies you can see her in
Julia Fox is a household name these days. Her eye-catching fashion, coupled with the high-profile relationship she had with Kanye West, has made her a regular tabloid fixture, while her social media posts and various public statements make her a regular talking point on apps like TikTok.
Because Fox is known for stirring controversy in each of these mediums, it can be easy to overlook the fact that she got her start as an actress. She’s notched quite a few projects under her belt, despite starting her career as recently as 2018. She’s held her own against some of the biggest stars in the world, and collaborated with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers working in Hollywood today.
So, with that in mind, here’s a rundown of the Julia Fox movies you need to check out ASAP.
The film that started it all. Uncut Gems was a sleeper hit when it was released in 2019, and has steadily built up a reputation as one of the best thrillers of the decade. Josh and Benny Safdie direct each scene as though the characters are on the brink of falling apart, and the frenetic, anxious pacing allows the actors to bring incredible energy to the table.
Adam Sandler dominates as the jeweler and gambling addict who drives the plot, but the film would be lacking were it not for Fox’s surprisingly agile performance as Sandler’s girlfriend. She initially comes off as vapid, but the deeper we delve into the plot, the more she reveals herself to be the lone voice of support in Sandler’s crumbling world. A remarkable debut.
PVT Chat (2020) is a perfect showcase for Fox’s talents. She plays Scarlet, a cam girl who becomes the subject of affection — and obsession — for online gambler Jack (Peter Vack). Things run smoothly as long as anonymity is maintained, but all that goes out the window when Jack runs into Scarlet on the streets of San Francisco.
The film is an erotic thriller in the classic sense, mixing sex and thought-provoking subject matter. To say Jack behaves creepily towards his online crush would be an understatement, and director Ben Hozie explores this behavior in consistently inventive ways. The real star of PVT Chat is Fox, though, who manages to both embody Jack’s fantasy and deliver a nuanced piece of characterization. This is a must for those looking to join the Fox hive.
No Sudden Move
Fox’s status as a sex symbol has made her a natural fit for thrillers and film noir. She has the aura of a femme fatale, and director Steven Soderbergh weaponized this when he cast her in the star-studded HBO release No Sudden Move (2021). Fox plays Vanessa, the wife of 1950s mobster Frank Capelli (Ray Liotta) and the mistress of low-level enforcer Ronald Russo (Benicio del Toro).
No Sudden Move is filled to the brim with double-crosses and shady deals, and the ensemble cast has a lot of fun in the process. The aforementioned trio is joined by Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle, Kieran Culkin, Matt Damon, David Harbour and Brendan Fraser, so it’s a credit to Fox that she stands out as one of the film’s strongest turns. We won’t spoil anything, but we will say that she’s got more than a few tricks up her sleeve.
Fox’s celebrity profile has exploded in the two years since No Sudden Move, so it’ll be interesting to see how it affects her performances, as well as the films she takes on. She’s slated to appear in the surreal horror film Puppet and the dark comedy The Trainer. Both are tentatively set for release in 2023.
Regardless of what Fox gets up to in her personal life, though, it’s undeniable that she is a charismatic presence on screen, and we can’t wait to see where her career goes next.