Some guys might be ready for Amy Adams turning 40 years old today–that being August 20, 2014–but it’s a big shock to guys who’ve been following the respected actress ever since her trashiest days. It seems like only yesterday that Amy Adams seemed ready to become a schlock icon after starring in the notorious Cruel Intentions 2. That movie sent Adams into the new millennium as a replacement for Sarah Michelle Gellar in what was supposed to be the pilot for a television series. That got scuttled after the censors saw amazing scenes like Amy teaching a fellow prep-school student about the real joys of horse riding. [photo via...]
That notoriety didn’t hurt Amy’s career, though. She suddenly became a legitimate starlet after Steven Spielberg cast her as a hot love interest for Leonardo DiCaprio in 2002′s Catch Me If You Can. Then she got her first Oscar nomination (of what would be five, so far) in the indie Junebug–and followed that up with Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby because Amy Adams can combine all kinds of fun movies with classy work.
Amy has kept that up all through her career. Just consider the strange arc of the acclaimed drama The Fighter followed by the big-screen The Muppets followed by the acclaimed The Master. Two of those movies landed her more Oscar nominations–and she still went on to be Lois Lane in Man of Steel, and might even return to chase after Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman.
And through it all, Amy Adams has given plenty of amazing performances. She’s also shown off lots of thrilling sideboob, and done some hot nude scenes, too. We collected a lot of those as Amy Adams’ most amazing GIFs. Now we’re saluting all of that in the gallery below, as we celebrate Amy’s 40th with 40 of her finest pics–and after last year’s American Hustle, we can see there’s more finery to come…