Melissa Leo has been in the background of films for almost four decades now. In the last decade or so, the audience and critics alike have all begin to warm up to her. Since the start of 2008, Leo has received two Oscar nominations and deservedly won (as best supporting actress) for the Fighter. Over the years she has gradually moved to the forefront in the films. She is a talented actress with a wide and flexible range. Here is the list of top Melissa Leo movies:
12. The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
The most hated woman in America was film that was thrashed by critics upon its release. It’s not as bad as hate it received, but the film is flawed hugely. Melissa Leo’s performance in the lead in however the saving Grace, if you can call it that.
The film is on a back foot to begin with, with its story focusing on a very controversial figure. Leo plays Madelyn Murray O’Hair the outspoken activist and American Atheist. The jumping in narratives does not help the film and turns it into a mess. But as mentioned earlier Melissa Leo is a worth watching.