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Ryan Gosling (Drive)
The indie favorite takes the wheel in this high-speed caper.
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Taylor Lautner (Abduction)
Lautner took his first big step outside of the Twilight realm in this action film.
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Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
Pitt fills a movie that revolves around stats and percentages with just the right amount of emotion.
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George Clooney (The Ides of March, The Descendants)
It's not so far-fetched to think of Clooney as the too-good-to-be-true candidate he embodies in his political thriller, The Ides of March. Later this year he'll play a man set adrift by a recent revelation in The Descendants.
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Hugh Jackman (Real Steel)
Never mind the big metal robots doing the fighting. Jackman makes this film a father-son tale about a washed-up boxer and his estranged boy.
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Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
DiCaprio dons prosthetic makeup to portray the FBI head honcho from the time of his ascent to power in the 1920s through his death in 1972.
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Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill)
A leading role in a single gender wasn't enough for the funny man. Sandler plays both a man and his obnoxious twin sister.
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The heartthrob gives fans a whole new take on their beloved vampire with the next installation of the Twilight series.
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Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows)
Downey is back as the world's most famous detectives, taking on Professor Moriarty in this Guy Ritchie-directed sequel.
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Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol)
Once again Cruise's Ethan Hunt leads his IMF team on a world-saving mission that the United States has promised to disavow.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
Fan favorite JGL brings the pathos and the humor to this cancer/buddy tale.
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Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo)
Well-known for his action films, Damon slows down the pace, playing a man who buys a zoo and moves his family there.
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Daniel Craig (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
No suave James Bond here. Craig gets gritty as the steely investigative journalist at the center of the Stieg Larsson trilogy.
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Ben Stiller (Tower Heist)
Stiller heads up a group of disgruntled employees looking from some greenbacks as well as payback.
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Michael Fassbender (Shame, A Dangerous Method)
A quick look at these two Fassbender choices is enough to make you go hmmmm: in the film festival darling Shame, he's a sex addict about to fall off a cliff and in the other he's the father of psychoanalysis himself, Sigmund Freud.