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Why Brooklyn From Going In Style Looks So Familiar

"Going in Style" is one heist movie with serious star power. The 2017 comedy stars some of the most esteemed actors out there, including the main trio of Willie Davis (played by Morgan Freeman), Joe Harding (Michael Caine), and Albert Garner (Alan Arkin). The three elderly wannabe criminals set out to rob a bank that caused them to unfairly lose their pensions, and navigate a web of plot twists that's full of legendary actors ranging from Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd to Matt Dillon and John Ortiz. 

The movie is so full of esteemed stars and intriguing plot twists that it's easy for some of the less-known faces to get lost in the fray. However, some of them certainly manage to shine through. Take the young actress who plays Joe's granddaughter Brooklyn Harding, who plays an integral part in the movie. There are many reasons why you might think her face looks familiar — and now, we'll take a look at said reasons. Here's why Brooklyn from "Going in Style" looks so familiar.

Joey King is young Talia Al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises

Joey King might be young, but she's been in the acting game since 2006 — and during this time, she's had ample time to become a familiar face in all sorts of roles. In fact, she's even played one of the most dangerous foes Batman has ever faced. King's character is part of the integral plot twist in "The Dark Knight Rises," the final movie in Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Trilogy." She plays the child that escapes the movie's hellish pit prison — you know, the one who seems to be Bane (Tom Hardy), but is actually the movie's true Big Bad, Talia Al Ghul (Marion Cotillard). 

To disguise the fact that she was a girl, King had to shave her head for the role — a move that she has pulled more than once over her career. In an interview with Allure, she opened up about her penchant for dramatic haircuts for one of her roles. "I've never really had an attachment to my hair," she said. "I couldn't care less what happens to it."

Joey King is Greta Grimly in Fargo

In 2015, Joey King continued her streak of deceptively influential characters with boyish haircuts when she portrayed Greta Grimly in the first season of the FX black comedy crime show "Fargo." Greta is Gus Grimly's (Colin Hanks) daughter. While her understated demeanor is typical to the series' general storytelling, she provides constant support and emotional backup to his father, as he gets increasingly involved in the dangerous and absurd events of the show. 

"Fargo" features a huge ensemble cast of brilliant actors, and King easily holds her own despite sharing scenes with acting heavyweights like Hanks, Allison Tolman, and Keith Carradine. Don't think that she was star-struck by her co-stars, either. In fact, in an interview with Schön! Magazine she named Greta's accent, of all things, the most interesting challenge the role provided. "One thing I loved so much about making 'Fargo' was that I got the chance to play someone who has an accent in the show," she said. "And I would definitely love to play someone with an accent again."

Joey King is Elle Evans in The Kissing Booth movies

Some young actresses star in a romantic comedy or two, but leave it to Joey King to play the lead in a whole trilogy of popular teen rom-coms. King stars in all three installments of Netflix's "The Kissing Booth" trilogy as Elle Evans, who navigates her complex life, and her even more complicated involvement with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney) and her romantic interest, Lee's brother Noah (Jacob Elordi).

"The Kissing Booth" movies came out between 2018 and 2021, and as King told The New York Times after the last one came out, the second and third movie were shot back-to-back, which could make for a pretty strange day at the office. She also revealed that while the story has in all likelihood ended, she wouldn't be opposed to returning in the role — though she's at peace with the fact that the role of Elle is almost certainly behind her. 

"I've never tired of playing Elle," she said. "It's so fun. Watching this story be wrapped up so nicely in like a beautiful bow, I think it would be a little hard to come back after that. We made this ending exactly what I think it needed to be. Selfishly, do I want to play Elle again? Absolutely. But I think that the story is on its final chapter."

Joey King is Gypsy Blanchard in The Act

Joey King has done everything from light comedy to outright horror, but the thing that has earned her biggest critical accolades to date is without doubt "The Act." The 2019 Hulu true crime drama tells the tale of Gypsy Rose Blanchard (King), whose attention-hungry and overprotective mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) pretends that Gypsy has all sorts of debilitating physical and intellectual conditions. Though the poor girl is actually perfectly healthy, her mother manipulates her to believe that she's deathly ill. 

The plot of "The Act" goes to some pretty incredible places, made all the more horrifying by the fact that it's all based on a true story. The series was a critical success (via Rotten Tomatoes), and earned King — who once again shaved her head for the role — a 2019 Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Though she didn't end up winning, the ceremony was a successful one for "The Act," as Arquette took home the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in the category.