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Top 25 for 2007 (Blog)

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Article Date: January 5, 2008 | Publication: Hollywood Gola | Author: Telugu Film News
Source: Hollywood Gola

Posted by: DaisyMay


IMDb.com, Earth's biggest movie database, has released our top 25 stars for 2007. These STARmeterô rankings were not based upon critical assessments or box-office performance, but the actual search behavior of over 42 million users of IMDb.com. These results are an aggregate of weekly STARmeter rankings from IMDbPro.com, IMDb.com's professional subscription service designed specifically for people in the entertainment industry. IMDbPro.com (try a free, two-week trial) features contact information for over 59,000 names and more than 10,000 companies, international, domestic and daily box-office numbers, news from the Hollywood Reporter and much, much more. Take a look at the 2007 stars below:



25. Al Pacino
(Last year: Uncharted)
The perennial scenery-chewing actor turned in a sly, stealthy, and (for him) understated performance as casino magnate Willie Bank in the better-than-we-expected three-quel Ocean's Thirteen, holding his own with Danny Ocean and company.



24. Rachel McAdams
(Last year: #12)
Wherefore art thou, Ms. McAdams? Despite a second year offscreen, her break-up with longtime boyfriend Ryan Gosling kept the Canadian beauty in the public eye; up next (finally!) is The Time Traveler's Wife opposite Eric Bana.



23. Will Smith
(Last year: Uncharted)
The phenomenally popular superstar (and new pal of Tom Cruise) followed up an Oscar-nominated turn in The Pursuit of Happyness with the monster hit I Am Legend, which took in a little less than $200 million in three weeks.



22. Emma Watson
(Last year: #16)
Hermione Granger was back with a vengeance in this summer's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and the young actress weathered a tabloid tempest that said she might quit the franchise (no worries -- she won't).



21. Nicolas Cage
(Last year: Uncharted)
After a string of box-office underperformances, Cage roared back by turning the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider into a surprise hit, and unpacked even more adventures in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.



20. Vanessa Anne Hudgens
(Last year: Uncharted)

The co-star of High School Musical 2, the-biggest-TV-movie-in-like-the-history-of-mankind, got some unexpected overexposure when nude photos surfaced of her online; fortunately, Disney and her fans both forgave her trespass.




19. Natalie Portman
(Last year: #10)
Portman kept a low profile this year, appearing in the Cannes Film Festival premiere of My Blueberry Nights, family flick Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and the fetching short film Hotel Chevalier, a mini-prologue to The Darjeeling Limited.




18. Katherine Heigl
(Last year: Uncharted)
The breakout star of the year transitioned effortlessly from television to the big screen with the hit comedy Knocked Up, and snagged an Emmy Award for her work on the primetime hit "Grey's Anatomy".



17. Daniel Radcliffe
(Last year: #22)
The boy wizard grew up fast with the dark and thrilling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, while Radcliffe ventured out of Potter territory with December Boys and the London stage revival of Equus, coming soon to Broadway.




16. Bruce Willis
(Last year: #23)
Though he started off with the lackluster thriller Perfect Stranger, the enduring action star was back as the heroic John McClane in summer hit Live Free or Die Hard, and made a cameo appearance in Grindhouse.



15. Keira Knightley
(Last year: #6)
She rode the summer of sequels with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, but by the end of the year had everyone talking about her impressive performance in the literary adaptation Atonement.



14. Gerard Butler
(Last year: Uncharted)
"THIS... IS... SPARTA!" With those words, and his brutally charismatic turn as King Leonidas in 300, the actor became an immediate star, the newest (and most muscular) action hero in Hollywood. P.S. - We already forgive P.S., I Love You.




13. Scarlett Johansson
(Last year: #5)
The comely actress had only one movie in 2007 -- the flop comedy The Nanny Diaries -- but continued to be a hit with fans, and with Woody Allen, who cast her (yet again) in the Spanish-location comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona.



12. Jessica Biel
(Last year: Uncharted)
This was the year Ms. Biel ascended from one-time TV star to full-time movie and tabloid presence, turning heads with both her role in I Now Prounounce You Chuck & Larry and her romance with singer Justin Timberlake.



11. Leonardo DiCaprio
(Last year: Uncharted)
Thanks to the one-two punch of The Departed (Best Picture Oscar winner) and Blood Diamond (which earned him a Best Actor nomination), and his crusading environmental work, the superstar rode the 2007 wave like a prime surfer.



10. Tom Cruise
(Last year: #8)
No couch-jumping this year, but his marriage to Katie Holmes, his filming of the controversial Valkyrie, his supporting part in Lions for Lambs, and friendships with David Beckham and Will Smith helped generate headlines aplenty.



9. Matt Damon
(Last year: Uncharted)
He co-starred in the Best Picture winner The Departed, lent his star power to Ocean's Thirteen, and continued to redefine the action genre with The Bourne Ultimatum -- and was named Sexiest Man Alive. Busy, busy!



8. Lindsay Lohan
(Last year: #7)
It was only thanks to a certain pop star that Lohan didn't receive the Train Wreck of the Year award, and while she started the year onscreen (in Georgia Rule and I Know Who Killed Me), she finished it offscreen, fresh out of rehab.

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7. Zac Efron
(Last year: #19)
Once merely a teen dream sensation, Efron zoomed into the stratosphere with the bigger-than-big TV movie High School Musical 2 and a winning turn on the big screen in Hairspray -- not to mention all that Disney merchandise!



6. Jessica Alba
(Last year: #3)
After a two-year break, the lovely starlet returned to the big screen in both Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck, and announced her pregnancy and engagement at the end of 2007.



5. Angelina Jolie
(Last year: #2)
When she wasn't turning heads offscreen with her personal life and philanthropical work, the paparazzi's favorite actress was magnetic onscreen in the drama A Mighty Heart and the 3-D action flick Beowulf.



4. Christian Bale
(Last year: #13)
Though The Dark Knight doesn't premiere until July 2008, the build-up started early -- and fortunately for Bale fans, they could catch his solid performances in Rescue Dawn, I'm Not There and 3:10 to Yuma.



3. Hayden Panettiere
(Last year: Uncharted)
Save the cheerleader, save the world, save NBC... IMDb users were enamored with the new TV hit "Heroes", and especially the beautiful, indestructible young heroine who lit up the small screen as well as every red carpet she sailed down.



2. Brad Pitt
(Last year: #4)
Hollywood's dreamiest dad continued to make headlines with partner Angelina Jolie, rejoined the gang in Ocean's Thirteen, and went low-key and indie for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.


1. Johnny Depp
(Last year: #1)
Yes, Mr. Depp is now the IMDb's favorite for four years in a row, thanks to two wildly disparate roles in 2007. In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, he continued to charm as the rascally Captain Jack Sparrow, bringing the highly lucrative PiratesTim Burton's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which could earn him a third Academy Award nomination. What's up next? An announced role as John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. trilogy to a rousing close (we think). But he chilled the blood as the title character in Michael Mann's Public Enemies.

 


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