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Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise: Who's Got the Edge?

The stars at the forefront of the new cinema wave

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Who are the chance takers, the career builders, the lords and the lions within the new moviemaking universe? Hint: It’s all about edge—knowing how to find it and staking your claim. Take a drive on the wild side with our map to the stars:

QUEEN OF THE EDGE
Christina Ricci

KING OF THE EDGE
Samuel L. Jackson

BUILT THE EDGE
Harvey Keitel

OVER THE EDGE
Robert Downey Jr.

NICE BOY WHO LIKES TO FLIRT WITH THE EDGE
Edward Norton

NICE GIRL WHO LIKES TO FLIRT WITH THE EDGE
Kate Winslet

GUY WHO LEAVES TRASH ON THE EDGE AND SPOILS IT FOR EVERYONE
Vincent Gallo

EDGY IN A SUPERSTAR KINDA WAY
Cameron Diaz

EDGY AS HE WANTS TO BE
Sean Penn

KINDA EDGY
John Cusack

SLIGHTLY TOO OMNIPRESENT TO BE AS EDGY AS HE’D LIKE TO BE, PLUS THERE’S THE WHOLE LIGHTSABER THING
Ewan McGregor

EDGY EVEN WHEN HE’S MAINSTREAM
Russell Crowe

EDGY SIBLING
Joaquin Phoenix

GINSU EDGE
Sarah Polley

SWITCHBLADE EDGE
Don Cheadle, Catherine Keener

BUTTER-KNIFE EDGE
William H. Macy

SPOON EDGE
Brad Pitt

NOT EDGY, BUT WILLING TO VISIT
Tom Cruise

NON-EDGE CONTROL GROUP FOR STATISTICAL TESTING PURPOSES
The cast of Felicity