This weekend, two very unalike movies starring Kristen Stewart hit theaters. Woody Allen’s Café Society is a talky period romance set between 1930s Hollywood and New York, while Drake Doremus’ Equals is a minimalist sci-fi romance set in a dystopian future where emotions have been eradicated. What bonds them together is Stewart, who gives very different performances in each, proving that she is becoming an actress of increasing range and versatility.
There will always be haters who think that Stewart will never escape the shadow of Twilight and that her characters are all variations of Bella Swan, with her intense gazing and frequent lip-biting. But if you take a look back at Stewart’s still-young career, you’ll see that it’s already filled with masterful performances. Here are her nine best so far.