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How breakout star Margot Robbie of 'Suicide Squad' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' is taking over Hollywood

Born in 1990, Margot Robbie grew up on her grandparents' farm on Australia's Gold Coast. A business-savvy child, she would make up magic tricks and put on shows, charging anyone who wanted to learn her tricks.

Born in 1990, Margot Robbie grew up on her grandparents' farm on Australia's Gold Coast. A business-savvy child, she would make up magic tricks and put on shows, charging anyone who wanted to learn her tricks.

Big bro ?? #tbt

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She bought her first surfboard at a garage sale when she was 10. "I'm happiest when I'm surfing or out on the farm hunting wild pigs ... or riding around on motorbikes," she said in a 2008 interview.

She bought her first surfboard at a garage sale when she was 10. "I'm happiest when I'm surfing or out on the farm hunting wild pigs ... or riding around on motorbikes," she said in a 2008 interview.

Sunset surf in San Juan del Sur

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Source: Yahoo Canada

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As a teen, she worked as a subway artist at a Subway in Melbourne. (Six months after Robbie landed her first major acting role, Subway hired her for a commercial. "I got paid like 20 times the amount I ever earned there," Robbie says.)

As a teen, she worked as a subway artist at a Subway in Melbourne. (Six months after Robbie landed her first major acting role, Subway hired her for a commercial. "I got paid like 20 times the amount I ever earned there," Robbie says.)
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After graduating from high school, Robbie cold-called producers of Australia's longest-running soap opera, "Neighbours." The show follows the residents of Ramsay Street, a residential cul-de-sac in a fictional Melbourne suburb.

After graduating from high school, Robbie cold-called producers of Australia's longest-running soap opera, "Neighbours." The show follows the residents of Ramsay Street, a residential cul-de-sac in a fictional Melbourne suburb.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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Robbie landed a guest role as Donna Freedman, a free-spirited and confident teenager, and charmed audiences immediately. She stayed on "Neighbours" for three years.

Robbie landed a guest role as Donna Freedman, a free-spirited and confident teenager, and charmed audiences immediately. She stayed on "Neighbours" for three years.
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When she wasn't on set, Robbie took acting classes and worked with a dialogue coach to perfect her American accent. She found an agent and left for Hollywood in 2011.

When she wasn't on set, Robbie took acting classes and worked with a dialogue coach to perfect her American accent. She found an agent and left for Hollywood in 2011.
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Robbie touched down just as "pilot season" began. She auditioned for every major TV network and won a central role on the one-season ABC drama "Pan Am."

Robbie touched down just as "pilot season" began. She auditioned for every major TV network and won a central role on the one-season ABC drama "Pan Am."
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Upon moving to the States, she joined an amateur hockey league, playing right wing. "I always wanted to play ice hockey back in Australia, but we didn't have any ice where I lived," she told Film.com. "I'm definitely the worst on the team."

Upon moving to the States, she joined an amateur hockey league, playing right wing. "I always wanted to play ice hockey back in Australia, but we didn't have any ice where I lived," she told Film.com. "I'm definitely the worst on the team."

Guess which one is mine... #photoshoot #bleedblue #NYR @nyrangers

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Source: Film.com

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Her love for the New York Rangers was born.

Her love for the New York Rangers was born.

Bummed we lost tonight but I still ?? my @NYRangers! #NYRplayoffs

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Source: Film.com

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The month "Pan Am" got the ax, Robbie received a script for "The Wolf of Wall Street," an epic tale of sex, drugs, and greed based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Director Martin Scorsese reportedly sent a script to every unknown actress in Hollywood.

The month "Pan Am" got the ax, Robbie received a script for "The Wolf of Wall Street," an epic tale of sex, drugs, and greed based on the memoir of stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Director Martin Scorsese reportedly sent a script to every unknown actress in Hollywood.

Source: New York Magazine

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Much to her surprise, Robbie got called in to read lines with the film's star, Leonardo DiCaprio. During the audition, DiCaprio started to improvise and Robbie floundered to keep up. "I thought, I've got moments left in the room, I've got to do something," Robbie thought. "So for the next scene, which was a fight, I got a little lost in the moment ..."

Much to her surprise, Robbie got called in to read lines with the film's star, Leonardo DiCaprio. During the audition, DiCaprio started to improvise and Robbie floundered to keep up. "I thought, I've got moments left in the room, I've got to do something," Robbie thought. "So for the next scene, which was a fight, I got a little lost in the moment ..."

Source: GQ UK

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"At the end of the scene, I was meant to walk away, but instead I slapped him in the face and said, 'F--- you!'" Robbie remembers. "There was this stunned silence, which felt like an eternity, and then they all burst out laughing. I said, 'I'm so sorry,' and Leo said, 'That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again.'" She got the part.

"At the end of the scene, I was meant to walk away, but instead I slapped him in the face and said, 'F--- you!'" Robbie remembers. "There was this stunned silence, which felt like an eternity, and then they all burst out laughing. I said, 'I'm so sorry,' and Leo said, 'That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again.'" She got the part.

Source: GQ UK

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The movie catapulted Robbie's career. The scene below, in which her character, Naomi, brings Jordan to his knees in agony by withholding sex, remains one of its most memorable moments.

The movie catapulted Robbie's career. The scene below, in which her character, Naomi, brings Jordan to his knees in agony by withholding sex, remains one of its most memorable moments.
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"The Wolf of Wall Street" racked up five Oscar nominations and more than $390 million worldwide, becoming Scorsese's highest-grossing film.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" racked up five Oscar nominations and more than $390 million worldwide, becoming Scorsese's highest-grossing film.
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Robbie followed up her blockbuster success with two indie flicks: "Suite Française," an adaptation of Iréne Némirovsky's novel, and "Z for Zachariah," filmed in the close-to-home mountain ranges of New Zealand.

Robbie followed up her blockbuster success with two indie flicks: "Suite Française," an adaptation of Iréne Némirovsky's novel, and "Z for Zachariah," filmed in the close-to-home mountain ranges of New Zealand.
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Robbie was next cast in in the dark romantic comedy "Focus," opposite Will Smith. The movie follows a veteran con artist (Smith) who takes an up-and-coming swindler under his wing, teaching her the tricks of the trade.

Robbie was next cast in in the dark romantic comedy "Focus," opposite Will Smith. The movie follows a veteran con artist (Smith) who takes an up-and-coming swindler under his wing, teaching her the tricks of the trade.
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On wrap day, the pair cozied up in a photo booth, taking playful and racy photos arm-in-arm. The leaked images fueled rumors that the two were having an affair, which Robbie adamantly denied.

On wrap day, the pair cozied up in a photo booth, taking playful and racy photos arm-in-arm. The leaked images fueled rumors that the two were having an affair, which Robbie adamantly denied.

Source: NY Daily News

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In fact, Robbie revealed to Marie Claire in the March 2015 issue that she had sworn off dating actors. "People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship," she says.

In fact, Robbie revealed to Marie Claire in the March 2015 issue that she had sworn off dating actors. "People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship," she says.

Source: Marie Claire

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Robbie popped up in current best-picture nominee "The Big Short" last year. In it, she explained collateralized debt obligations in a bathtub.

Robbie popped up in current best-picture nominee "The Big Short" last year. In it, she explained collateralized debt obligations in a bathtub.
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2016 will be the Year of Margot Robbie.

2016 will be the Year of Margot Robbie.
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First up is the war comedy "Whisky Foxtrot Tango," based on Kim Barker's wartime memoir "The Taliban Shuffle." Tina Fey stars as a war correspondent with a dark sense of humor and a thirst for adventure, and Robbie plays a British TV journalist who befriends her.

First up is the war comedy "Whisky Foxtrot Tango," based on Kim Barker's wartime memoir "The Taliban Shuffle." Tina Fey stars as a war correspondent with a dark sense of humor and a thirst for adventure, and Robbie plays a British TV journalist who befriends her.

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Following that is the "Tarzan" remake, "The Legend of Tarzan," starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard, and Robbie as Jane Porter. Robbie says she played up the character's fiery spirit, adding, "I don't do damsels [in distress]."

Following that is the "Tarzan" remake, "The Legend of Tarzan," starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard, and Robbie as Jane Porter. Robbie says she played up the character's fiery spirit, adding, "I don't do damsels [in distress]."

Source: Canoe.ca

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Last on the books for 2016 is Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad."

Last on the books for 2016 is Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad."

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"Suicide Squad" is based on a comic book with the most infamous supervillains in the DC Comics universe, including Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

"Suicide Squad" is based on a comic book with the most infamous supervillains in the DC Comics universe, including Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.
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Robbie appears as the cheery and psychotic Harley Quinn, Joker's girlfriend and henchwoman. Robbie told MTV that she didn't even audition for the role, "which is a real step up as an actor, when you get offered things."

Robbie appears as the cheery and psychotic Harley Quinn, Joker's girlfriend and henchwoman. Robbie told MTV that she didn't even audition for the role, "which is a real step up as an actor, when you get offered things."

Source: MTV

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Robbie told Cineplex that playing the "creepy, violent, crazy" Harley is "fun." "It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life,” she said.

Robbie told Cineplex that playing the "creepy, violent, crazy" Harley is "fun." "It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life,” she said.

Source: Cineplex

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She was also really excited to work with Will Smith again after "Focus." "I enjoyed working with Will so, so much that I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be working together again," she told Cineplex. "I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be in 'Suicide Squad' and kept peer-pressuring him, 'You'd better be taking this movie!' He obviously signed on for his own reasons, but I was so incredibly happy that we got to do round two. He's awesome on set and awesome off set. He's just a really, really good person."

She was also really excited to work with Will Smith again after "Focus." "I enjoyed working with Will so, so much that I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be working together again," she told Cineplex. "I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be in 'Suicide Squad' and kept peer-pressuring him, 'You'd better be taking this movie!' He obviously signed on for his own reasons, but I was so incredibly happy that we got to do round two. He's awesome on set and awesome off set. He's just a really, really good person."

Source: Cineplex

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Leto sent Robbie a rat to get into character as the Clown Prince of Crime. Robbie keeps it as a pet, named Rat Rat, and feeds it organic berries from Whole Foods.

Leto sent Robbie a rat to get into character as the Clown Prince of Crime. Robbie keeps it as a pet, named Rat Rat, and feeds it organic berries from Whole Foods.

Source: New York Post

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Robbie said that joining the "Suicide Squad" world is "intense." "It’s always bigger than you think it’s going to be. I definitely didn’t think it through when I took on the job, but once you’re in the midst of it, it’s too late to take it back. The whole comic-book world has such a huge fan base ... You get a taste of it when you do exterior shoots, like on the streets, and fans line up. You’re kind of reminded of how closely people are watching and anticipating it."

Robbie said that joining the "Suicide Squad" world is "intense." "It’s always bigger than you think it’s going to be. I definitely didn’t think it through when I took on the job, but once you’re in the midst of it, it’s too late to take it back. The whole comic-book world has such a huge fan base ... You get a taste of it when you do exterior shoots, like on the streets, and fans line up. You’re kind of reminded of how closely people are watching and anticipating it."

Source: The Guardian

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It's clear Margot Robbie is a rising star to watch.

It's clear Margot Robbie is a rising star to watch.
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