Quite a known name in Hollywood, Isla Fisher, the Scottish actress was born in Oman and spent her major years in Australia. Fisher had been working on television since a very young age. After appearing in many TV commercials in Australia, Fisher came to prominence with her soap opera, Home and Away, portraying as Shannon Reed. Apart from acting, Fisher is also a writer and she has authored two young adult novels and Marge in charge book series.
Her ice-breaker to the Hollywood was the 2002 film adaptation of Scooby-Doo. Due to her fabulous works over her long career, Fisher went on to receive MTV awards and Teens Choice Awards. Isla Fisher has been married to the Hollywood actor Sacha Baron Cohen since 2010 and a mother to 3 children. Fisher describes herself as a Feminist and sensitive to Australia, where she spent most of her life.
Let’s journey through her best 20 films she worked with till now.
Based on the cult television animation series, Scooby-Doo by Hanna-Barbara. Isla Fisher stars as Mary Jane, the love interest of Shaggy Rogers, played by Mathew Lillard. The Scooby-Doo team is out again to solve a mystery on a popular horror resort. The film did great on the box-office, with Fisher getting noticed for her work.
2. Swimming pool
A group of International students break into an indoor waterpark to party where they are stalked by a killer. This 2001 German psycho movie, stars Fisher as an Australian student among the group. The film wasn’t received well and was quoted as a stereotypical and dumb script.
3. Wedding crashers
An Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn comedy film released in the year 2005. The film was a popular one which revived the adult oriented R-rated comedies. The film surrounds the two divorce mediators who crashes weddings in order to seduce the bridesmaids. Fisher, in her best portrays as Vaughn’s crazy lover with who sleeps with Vaughn and quickly gets obsessed with him during a wedding. Isla Fisher received an award for Breakthrough performance in MTV Movie Awards.
4. Wedding daze
Wedding daze is a 2006, rom-com film with Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher in the main lead. Fisher plays a waitress whom Biggs asks to marry and unexpectedly, instantly Fisher agrees. The film revolves around the adventures they go through while on the journey to get married, including having their honeymoon in jail. Mostly reviewed with negative feedback, the film did not do much on the Box office too.
5. Confessions of a shopaholic
The 2009, romantic comedy earned Fisher nomination in Teens choice Awards. The movie is based on the first two entries of the Shopaholic series of novels by Sophie Kinsella. Fisher plays a journalist who is more of a shopaholic than a workaholic. She works with a gardening magazine but strives to work with a fashion magazine and makes it big with her own column but later dooms due to her shopping obsession. The film didn’t fall on positive critics much but Fisher was praised for her acting.
6. Definitely, may be
A beautiful romantic story released in the year 2008. The film was highly appreciated for its clever story and charismatic performances by the cast. Fisher stars alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rachel Weisz. The film storylines around an 11 year old daughter of Will(Ryan Reynolds) enquiring about the love affairs he had and reuniting with his long lost love April(Fisher).
7. Horton hears a who
Fisher lends her voice as Doctor Mary Lou Larue in this animation. The film is an adaptation of the book by Dr. Seuss and was nominated for many young awards like Annie Awards, Young artist Awards, ASCAP Award and many more. Although Fisher had a tiny role but managed to get her share of attention. The animation is about Horton the elephant, who discovers a world in a speck and manages to communicate with their mayor.
8. Burke and Hare
Loosely based on the Burke and Hare murders, the film is a black comedy flick. The director John Landis creates the film with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Fisher is seen portraying as a prostitute who wishes to see herself as an actress one day. William Burke(Simon Pegg) falls in love with her and helps her to pursue her dreams. The film was quite loved by the audience but critics pointing out negatively on the theme of making fun out of murders.
Fisher works with Johnny Depp(Rango) in this eccentric yet amazing animation film. Fisher is a famed voice artist and lends her voice as Beans, a hot- tempered but good-hearted desert Iguana in this flick. The film received high praises for the film by the critics as well as the audience and went on to receive Academy Award for Best animated film in 2011. The film revolves around Rango, a chameleon who accidentally lands up in the town of Dirt, which is in a desperate need of a new sheriff.
10. Rise of the Guardians
Another of an animated film featuring Fisher voice casting as the tooth fairy in this Christmas-y film. This 2012, computer animated fantasy film is about Santa Claus, Easter bunny, Tooth fairy and Sandman enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch black from enveloping the world into darkness. The movie grossed fairly well but still was considered as a Box-office bomb. The film also received Golden Globe award nominations for the Best animated feature film.