Gal Gadot Career Milestones

Gal Gadot Career Milestones

Born: Gal Gadot
Date of Birth: April 30, 1985
Birt Place: Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel
Height 5′ 10″ (1,78 m)

Gal Gadot; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gadot is known for her role, which began in 2009, as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. From 2016 onwards, Gadot plays the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In previous years she had been among the top ten highest earning fashion models in Israel alongside Esti Ginzburg, Liraz Dror and Shlomit Malka, and falling behind only to Bar Refaeli. She is the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume.

Gal Gadot in Israeli military service

From the age of 18, Gadot served for two years as an enlisted soldier of the Israel Defense Forces, where she served as a combat instructor. She says of her time in the army: “You give two or three years, and it’s not about you. You give your freedom away. You learn discipline and respect”.

Career

Gadot had originally planned to become a lawyer. However, at the age of 18, she won the 2004 Miss Israel competition and then travelled to Ecuador to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Around that time Gadot joined the Israeli Army where she completed two years of military service.

After leaving the army, Gadot started at university, studying law. After finishing her first year at university, a casting director who saw her card called her to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace. She failed to win the part which went instead to Olga Kurylenko (who would years later also compete with Gadot in the audition for the part of Wonder Woman). As a result of the audition for Quantum of Solace, the casting director instead hired Gadot for the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious.

In 2007, the 21 year old Gadot took a part in the Maxim photo shoot “Women of the Israeli army,” and as such she featured on the cover of the New York Post. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 5 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world”, behind model Bar Refaeli and actress Eva Green. In 2014, Gadot was one of two Israeli actress along with Odeya Rush listed as an upcoming leading lady by InStyle magazine.

Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman and the serious DC Universe

Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman and the serious DC Universe

Now that Batman and Superman have finally duked it out in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the stage has been set for the DCEU to really take off. With that in mind, one of the most highly anticipated films on the DC slate belongs to Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman.

Although many of the upcoming solo DC films have promised a more lighthearted approach to what we’ve seen, that’s not the tone Diana’s movie will adopt. Wonder Woman will take the Amazon warrior back to the gritty days of WWI, and according to Gal Gadot, it won’t attempt to shy away from the darkness of the era.

Gal Gadot elaborated on that during a recent conversation with Digital Spy – explaining that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is a dark movie with a handful of lighthearted moments: In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. It’s very interesting. It has moments of humor, but it’s pretty dark.

As Gal Gadot explains, Wonder Woman will most certainly have its instances of humor and levity, but at the end of the day it will still represent one of the darker DC movies on the slate. This creative decision makes sense when we consider the setting alone. Diana – a relatively inexperienced young Amazon – will leave her home to take part in WWI.

Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman and the serious DC Universe

Seeing the carnage of one of the most bloody and brutal wars in human history will have a profound impact on her, and it’s not necessarily something that a filmmaker can convey with Ant-Man level jokes. The Wonder Woman we saw in Batman V Superman had pretty much given up on humanity as a worthy cause, so it’s important for us to see what she saw in order to make that decision.

Before we get all up in arms about Wonder Woman going too dark, it’s important to remember what else is coming on the DC slate. Numerous recent reports have indicated that films like Aquaman and the Justice League movies will lighten up the tone from the overbearingly dark and somber Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the interest of variety, we think it’s actually a good thing that Wonder Woman will set itself apart from the other solo films by keeping a bleaker and more mature tone.