You will believe a man can shoehorn himself into a metal suit and fly. Sure, the FX were uniformly outstanding, and Jon Favreau handled the big-budget derring-do with a muscular dexterity we didn't know he had — but Marvel's first self-financed flick worked because of Robert Downey Jr. The Oscar nominee sold us on self-obsessed, self-destructive bazillionaire Tony Stark; he made him a prig we could still, somehow, identify with...and so his transformation from cocky to heroic struck the blockbuster chord.
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Played by: Milla Jovovich Film:The Fifth Element (1997) Everyone in this movie keeps referring to this red-headed nymph as ''the perfect being.'' Now, she may seem about as smart as a box of hammers, but she definitely lives up to the hype on a physical level. —Marc Bernardin