In 2004, Katie Holmes was cast alongside Michael Keaton and Marc Blucas in “First Daughter.” She played Samantha Mackenzie, daughter of the US President. The movie follows her as she heads off to college, which isn’t easy, being the daughter of such a high-profile man.
She ends up falling for Marc Blucas, who plays a graduate student at her university. It’s a fun rom-com and worth a watch if you have some time to kill.
Turning Down Michael Lehmann
Katie knows what she wants and does not have a problem turning down roles she does not want. One example of a role she turned down was the lead role in Michael Lehmann's early 2000s rom-com “40 Days and 40 Nights.”
While we would also have waited 40 days and 40 nights to court Katie given the opportunity, she has done well despite turning it down. She probably is thankful she did because the movie does have a 39% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A Mainstay on “Dawson’s Creek”
Actors staying for the entire duration of a show is rare. Well, when the curtain finally fell for “Dawson’s Creek” in 2003, Katie was the only actor to have appeared in all 128 episodes. That’s pretty impressive for a show that went on for 6 seasons. Not even James Van Der Beek can say that!
We loved watching her, and she was easily our favorite character. No, it’s not because she was in every episode.
Award Winning Role
While it was in a lesser-known award, Katie still got recognition for her role in “Batman Begins.” She earned a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as childhood sweetheart to Bruce Wayne.
She didn’t win, but it’s still cool to be nominated. We don't want to ruin the party, but we also have to say she got awarded a Golden Raspberry for Worst Supporting Actress for the same role. Yikes.
Being a Part of a Power Couple
Some people may forget, but Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were quite a power couple. Yes, back in the early 00s, they were considered the holy grail of Hollywood romance. They held the title together with other famous celebrity couples, like Brangelina and Bennifer.
Anyways, TomKat was also thought to be invincible, but sadly, cracks formed over time. TomKat just became Tom and Katie after their divorce, and that was probably for the best.