According to actress Margot Robbie, the next movie, Babylon, is her best professional achievement. Robbie’s breakthrough performance came in 2013’ 

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The Wolf of Wall Street, a darkly comedic biopic in which she played Jordan Belfort’s second wife (Leonardo DiCaprio).  

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She has received praise for several of her diverse performances over the past ten years, even receiving Academy Award nominations in 2018 and 2020 for I, Tonya, and Bombshell, respectively.  

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Brad Pitt and Robbie co-star as Nellie LaRoy, a budding actress who gets drawn into the craziness of the show industry in the 1920s, in the forthcoming Damien Chazelle film Babylon. 

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n a new video produced by Paramount Pictures, Chazelle, Pitt, and Robbie go into further detail about the ideas for and history of the character of Nellie LaRoy. 

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Pitt and Robbie’s performances in Babylon were able to be “the most personal thing they had done,” according to a prior statement by director Damien Chazelle, and Robbie supports that statement in this interview. 

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The actor continues by praising Babylon for the several roles she has had over the years, calling playing Nellie “the thing I’m most proud of” in both her work and her life.  

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Babylon is a fictionalized synthesis of the myriad myths, tales, and historical accounts that emerged from 1920s Hollywood, as made abundantly evident by director Damien Chazelle.  

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In the brief mentioned above, the filmmaker explains that Clara Bow, among other stars of the time, served as inspiration for Nellie’s portrayal.  

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Some regard the bow as the embodiment of the “flapper period,” and her vivacious character helped her become one of the first Hollywood “It Girls” and a sex symbol. 

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