I've heard Tom Cruises' name mentioned.
Who's the biggest Hollywood actor of right now?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/27/2013|
Meh, I don't know. I'm glad attention is switching to great tv shows like Breaking Bad. After the 90's, it doesn't really seem like we've had many really big movie stars that have sustained themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/27/2013|
Biggest as in highest salary or most (over)exposed? James Franco seems to be in everything, yet hardly anyone seems to like him.
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Nobody. People don't see movies as much as they used to.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/27/2013|
DiCaprio is the most consistent. Brad Pitt is still big but has had a bunch of flops to his name lately.
RDJ is highest paid simply because of The Avengers and Iron Man movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/27/2013|
Biggest as in box office, how much they get paid, how they are regarded by the industry, and the amount of publicity they get?
Unfortunately, it's probably that stonefaced wad of white bread, Brad Pitt. He's such a terrible actor.
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The actor that has the highest combined box office is Samuel Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/27/2013|
The biggest stars in Hollywood probably are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie whether you like it or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/27/2013|
He is HUGE.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/27/2013|
Agree with R8. Not because of recent box office or acclaim but just because, they exist (together).
RDJ riding very high on recent IM and Avengers success and the highest paid. DiCaprio still popular, we'll see how WOWS does this year. Gosling seemed to be on the move but has trailed off a bit...its really about the up and comers, if Fassy wins awards for 12YAS he'll be on the top of everyone's wish list.
DDL exists in his own category as the most critically lauded. He could pretty much get anything he wanted done, project-wise.
Cruise and Will Smith are on career downtrends, not totally over but getting there. There's no big "wow" actor right now, a male counterpart to JLaw.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/27/2013|
Closet case DiCaprio
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/27/2013|
Ryan Gosling has the most heat.
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|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/27/2013|
For actor- Bradley Cooper
For actress- Jennifer Lawrence
They both seem to get offered roles in big movies that have intelligent scripts. Good come awards season.
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|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/27/2013|
Under 80, M, under 80.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/27/2013|
Hanks is still a moneymaker. Robert Downey Jr. is also up there, and so is Johnny Depp.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/27/2013|
Depp took a big hit recently with the Lone Ranger flop. Rum Diary didn't set the world ablaze either. He's a flop or two away from Cruise-Will Smith territory (almost-has been).
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/27/2013|
Each one is only a star when they are in a film that the public wants to see. Hollywood is a mess. TV has more star power then film.
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|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/27/2013|
I think people wanted to see The Heat more for Melissa then for Sandra.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/27/2013|
Zachary Quinto is big - movies and Tv, he's everywhere. Ewan McGregor has a wide enough body of work that he's always in vogue. Some, like Harrison Ford, will always open a movie above the titles because of the iconic roles of the past.
I think Benedict Cumberbatch will be huge.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/27/2013|
Hello - what about TOM HANKS!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/27/2013|
If you go by the Datalounge post-per-actor, Tom Hiddleston's the biggest movie star in the world. He's followed by Colton Haynes, Henry Cavill and Helen Lawson.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/27/2013|
Shane Klingensmith, duh
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/27/2013|
[quote]If you go by the Datalounge post-per-actor, Tom Hiddleston's the biggest movie star in the world. He's followed by Colton Haynes, Henry Cavill and Helen Lawson.
Which is why I prefer DL to reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/27/2013|
"Hello - what about TOM HANKS!"
R25, see R19.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/27/2013|
But it's straight fangurls talking about Hiddleston here, so he shouldn't count. Same for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jeremy Renner, although I actually haven't noticed a thread of theirs in a while. Oops, didn't mean to jinx it.
Jennifer Lawrence's days are numbered. I bet the other posters who mentioned her in this thread are women.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/27/2013|
I love all the M ang G posts. So funny. So original.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/27/2013|
That good-looking heterosexual, Bradley Cooper.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/27/2013|
The Hollywood Reporter stated that Benedict is at the top of the A List.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/27/2013|
Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid star in Hollywood right now.
The high prestige roles usually go to Leo DiCaprio for first dibs.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/27/2013|
What constitutes "A list" in people's minds? Box office (Cruise, Will Smith), critical acclaim (DDL at the top here), a middle combo of both (Clooney, Pitt), past glory (Nicholson, Pacino, etc)?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/28/2013|
What about me?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/28/2013|
[quote] Unfortunately, it's probably that stonefaced wad of white bread, Brad Pitt. He's such a terrible actor.
Agreed. Mumbles through everything. No range. Always looks and acts stoned. He's good looking, which explains any commercial successes (which in actuality aren't that great). Butt the critical success is one of the greatest examples of the emperor has no clothes in Hollywood.
The Anniston-Jolie nonsense did more for his career than any performance he's ever vomited up.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/28/2013|
Sorry, OP, I've never heard of an actor named "Tom Cruises."
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/28/2013|
[quote]What constitutes "A list" in people's minds? Box office (Cruise, Will Smith), critical acclaim (DDL at the top here), a middle combo of both (Clooney, Pitt), past glory (Nicholson, Pacino, etc)?
The title said "Hollywood" so I assumed it was asking about actors who can get a movie financed, open the movie, and make money, not who wins the online poll on the People Magazine Website. I think Clooney would still win that poll.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/28/2013|
[quote]The title said "Hollywood" so I assumed it was asking about actors who can get a movie financed, open the movie, and make money, not who wins the online poll on the People Magazine Website. I think Clooney would still win that poll.
But isn't that all the same thing? Money-making actors who can open films always top those same polls. Clooney is a prime example of this, ditto DiCaprio, Affleck etc.
Wouldn't critical acclaim come in a bit?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/28/2013|
Hung like a mule.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/28/2013|
RDJ is high on the list.
Most A-listers like Depp, DiCaprio, Smith, Pitt, Clooney, Cruise are have lost their shine, which I am completely OK with me bc none of them is very talented.
I see Oscar Isaac and Andrew Garfield on the rise. Both are very talented.
People like Gosling and Franco are has beens
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/28/2013|
Would you really say Clooney and Pitt aren’t still high A list? Both have carved out new roles as prestige producers and in Clooney’s case, director. Both still taking on lead acting roles and high prestige supporting ones. Both very much still visible now more than ever..
Smith/Cruise have absolutely been on a downward trend. Ditto (for now) Depp. Gosling’s in more of a pause than anything else now, wouldn’t write him off yet.
Agree re Garfield/Isaac. But would you call either A list yet? perhaps B/B+ and rising.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/28/2013|
You are a complete idiot, r42. None of them talented? Your statement was ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/28/2013|
I don't know that Clooney is really A List, at least not for acting.
Here's his last 5 years of production according to IMDB (with Gravity just coming out and two in production):
Burn After Reading
Up in the Air
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Fantastic Mr. Fox (voice only)
The Ides of March
Granted, you can say that he's so big he can pick the projects that interest him, but I don't see any tentpoles or franchises on that list.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/28/2013|
Little knowledge about acting and rudeness apparently goes hand in hand.
Reg Clooney and A- list, well he was the second choice for Gravity.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/28/2013|
I think rightly or wrongly, DiCaprio is the only A-lister who straddles the movie star who puts butts on seats, sells magazines; and the serious actor who gets critical attention and name comes up during award season.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/29/2013|
DiCaprio's consistent A list status is baffling because he's not really a media whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/29/2013|
R45 he was nominated for an Oscar for two of those films though. Doesn't critical acclaim matter here? Or are you judging strictly by bo and grosses? Is it all about tentpoles and franchises.
He produced and/or directed several of those, which seems to be the direction he's going in career-wise. Several of the films on the list were critically lauded.
Agree with both r47 and 48. He's taken over the spot held by Cruise until a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/29/2013|
You silly girls, Mr Burt Reynolds,of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/29/2013|
Clooney's Oscar nominations are a joke, he is one of the worst actors in Hollywood. He did a great job as a director with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind though. Watch his scenes with Sam Rockwell to see the difference between an excellent actor and a mediocre one.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/29/2013|
No joke, it's Damon.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/29/2013|
I was always a fan of Downey's but something bothers me about him now, maybe the fact that I really don't like the Sherlock Holmes films...which I guess really isn't his fault.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/29/2013|
I'm rude, r46? No. I'm simply honest. I saw an idiot on the board and I pointed it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/29/2013|
I agree those Sherlock movies are stupid and awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/29/2013|
Jennifer Lawrence was very big but slimmed down for Oscar season.
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