Why the new Lara Croft looks so familiar
In early 2017, Tomb Raider fans everywhere got their first look at Swedish actress Alicia Vikander suited up as the series' protagonist Lara Croft in the upcoming film franchise reboot. Casting Vikander was—like the rebooted video game series it's based on—an interesting change of pace. Instead of the Angelina Jolie-type Lara Croft archetype, director Roar Uthaug opted instead for the former ballerina and lithe period-piece specialist. Tomb Raider will be Vikander's first foray into big-budget action, but she's been very busy over the past decade, and you've probably seen her in both leading and supporting roles before.
From Swedish-language film star to indie darling to full-blown A-list celebrity, let's look back on Alicia Vikander's meteoric rise to Oscar-winning fame—and figure out just where you've seen her before.