Gal Gadot is super famous now. Starring as a DC superhero will do that to an actress. But before she took on the role of a lifetime, Gadot played a few small roles in movies that went unnoticed. Sometimes, she was overshadowed by more famous actors, and sometimes she didn’t even speak English.
Since Gal Gadot played Wonder Woman in 2017, it became unlikely that the Israeli actress wouldn’t be remembered for a role. So let’s look back into her career and find out movies that you didn’t know she was in.
10. Fast & Furious (2009)
Let’s begin with her first movie. The Fast & Furious franchise started in 2001, and in 2006 The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift finished the original trilogy. But in 2009, the franchise underwent changes as it transitioned from street racing to heist and spies. Fast & Furious marked this change and Gadot’s cinematic debut. She played the role of Gisele Yashar, a liaison for drug trafficker Arturo Braga.
9. Entourage (2009)
Although Entourage did have a movie come out in 2015, Gadot was actually in the HBO TV series. Because most people don’t know about Gadot’s cameo in Vicent Chase’s Hollywood-set sitcom. In the show’s sixth season, episode 2, “Amongst Friends,” Gadot played the role of Lisa, Vicent’s date for Gatsby’s premiere.
8. Date Night (2010)
Date Night is a 2010 romantic crime-comedy starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell. The movie follows the Fosters, a couple leading a dull life until a misunderstanding puts them in the center of a pursuit.
Gal Gadot plays a tiny part in the movie, as Natanya, the Israeli bedfellow of Mark Wahlberg’s character Holbrooke. She was only in one funny scene, in which she asks Holbrooke, in broken English, if Phil and Clair Foster will be having sex with them, only to be relieved when Wahlberg says no, calling the two old and saggy, in Hebrew.
7. Knight And Day (2010)
And in the same year, 2010, she starred in a second action comedy movie, sharing the screen with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. In the movie, Diaz needs to figure out if Tom Cruise is a good guy or a bad guy, and in one scene, she follows Cruise on a date. His date is with Naomi, played by Gal Gadot. It’s another movie Gadot gets to show off her Hebrew.
6. Fast Five (2011)
Gisele Yashar returned for the fifth full-feature film in the Fast & Furious franchise. In the 2011 movie Fast Five, Yashar becomes a part of Dominic Toretto’s team and helps them with a heist. In the said heist, she works closely with Han Lue, played by Sung Kang, and the two develop a romantic relationship.
5. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Gisele Yashar returns yet again. Living with Han Lue in Hong Kong, Yashar is recruited by Toretto to help stop a heist and save millions of people.
In this movie, Gisele Yashar dies, which ends her participation in the action franchise. Gadot believes that her success playing Gisele has a lot to do with her military experience where she served in the Israeli army and her love for speed and motorcycles, especially her Ducati Monster-S2R.
4. Triple 9 (2016)
In 2016, Gal Gadot starred in another action thriller that involves criminals, corruption, and a heist. Triple 9 wasn’t exactly a success; it’s actually considered a box-office flop, making enough to cover the production costs barely. The cast had some big names, like Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson, and well-known actors, like Casey Affleck and Aaron Paul. Gal Gadot played the role of Elena Vlasov, who is the sister of Kate Winslet’s character, Irina.
3. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
If you were disappointed with this movie, you’re not the only one. The 2016 DC superhero movie is the first live-action to feature Batman and Superman together, and it makes Gadot’s debut as Wonder Woman.
Because it was released before Gal Gadot had an entire movie dedicated to her character, many people didn’t know who she was yet, and she went by unnoticed. Luckily, the next year the Wonder Woman movie came out, and Gadot was eternalized as the face of the Queen of the Amazons, Diana.
2. Criminal (2016)
Criminal is a 2016 action sci-fi thriller about a death-row inmate who needs to complete a dead CIA operative’s mission after the operative’s memories are implanted into his head. The movie has a big male cast; Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, and others share credit and the screen. And so does Gal Gadot. She plays the role of Jill Pope, the dead CIA’s widow.
1. Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)
Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet is the only movie on this list that came after Gadot played Diana in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Yet you might have missed Gadot because you can’t see her face, but only hear her voice. Gadot gives life to Shank, a non-playable character in the “Slaughter Race” game, who becomes a role model to Vanellope.