HALLE BERRY AS KHAILA RICHARDS IN LOSING ISAIAH (1995)
…Losing Isaiah! Four years after Halle made her movie debut playing a junkie in Jungle Fever, she got her first chance to carry a movie—playing a junkie. Even though she's not nearly as hot as she was in Jungle Fever (she had some weird braid shit going on with her hair here), her performance as Khaila, a fiend who gives up her son for adoption and, years later, after she gets clean, fights to get him back, easily tops her previous junkie role just off the fact that she dominates the screen time. (Side note: Samuel L. Jackson is in this movie, too. Which is proof that he has been in every fucking movie in existence.)