Michelle Williams: five best moments

The star of Oz the Great and Powerful has come a long way since Dawson's Creek. Here's five of her most memorable moments in film – what would you add to the list?

Michelle Williams, currently starring as good witch Glinda in Oz the Great and Powerful, has racked up an impressive filmography since first coming to public attention for her role in Dawson's Creek (although some film fans might also remember a few notable pre-Dawson roles).

Here's some highlights from her film career, including recommendations from @guardianfilm Twitter followers @stugone, @Ben_Smith_123 and @eamonngriffin
What would you add to the list?

1. My Week with Marilyn

Michelle played Marilyn Monroe opposite Kenneth Branagh's Laurence Olivier, in a film charting the making of ill-fated light comed The Prince and the Showgirl. In his review, Peter Bradshaw said: "In art as in life, Olivier's spotlight is taken away by Marilyn, played terrifically well by Williams: this is a figure she recreates, not by hamming up the pouty lips and breathiness, but the scared and brimming eyes, wide with unshed tears."

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2. Blue Valentine

Michelle and Ryan Gosling play a couple in this romantic/anti-romantic drama. The film shifts backwards and forwards in time, charting the course of their relationship; in this scene towards the end of the film a domestic argument gets carried over into the workplace, with disastrous consequences.

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3. Wendy and Lucy

Michelle is Wendy, Lucy her pet dog, and the two of them are on a road trip to Alaska on a tight budget. That might sound like the makings of a family comedy – instead, it's a quiet, melancholy film about loneliness, poverty and desperation, entirely carried by its star's performance.

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4. Brokeback Mountain

Michelle was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Alma Del Mar in Ang Lee's film. In this scene, she inadvertently discovers something startling about her husband Ennis and his friend Jack …

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5. Me Without You

Michelle and Anna Friel are Holly and Marina, inseparable childhood friends, whose contrasting personalities make their friendship increasingly fractious as they pass through their teens and 20s. Here's the trailer:

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