10 Best Hollywood Movie Stars 2010

Thursday, January 20 by Rochelle Connery

The 10 best Hollywood movie stars 2010 weren’t necessarily spring chickens. Older actors made blockbuster comebacks with bloody, high-octane action flicks that once again reminded viewers that they weren’t about to retire. The younger ones, of course, made waves of their own in similar action movies, especially in summer 2010.

  1. Sylvester Stallone. If you didn’t think the Rambo series was violent enough, check out "The Expendables." This 2010 film served as Stallone’s biggest box office gross income ever. He brings his other 1980’s buddies along to share in the limelight, including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  2. Bruce Willis. The now-clean-shaven Bruce appeared in two hits in 2010. "The Expendables," where he had merely a cameo role, and "Red" where he was the film’s leading star. 1980’s film fans can reminisce at his old Die Hard days while younger fans just added him to their list of best Hollywood movie stars of 2010.

  3. Angelina Jolie. What best Hollywood movie stars list is complete without an Angelina Jolie mention? Absolutely none, really. Angelina surprised her fans by playing an ousted spy, Evelyn Salt in Salt. Instead of using her beauty, she’s using her brains, which really makes her just as beautiful.

  4. Leonardo DiCaprio: He  had two glowing releases in 2010. First, "Shutter Island," the Martin Scorsese flick that still baffles everyone who watched it, and second, "Inception," which totally toppled his Titanic record in the eyes of most fans. Whatever this guy touches turns to gold, platinum and diamonds, no doubt about it.

  5. Robert Downey, Jr. You can’t challenge the man’s acting ability, that’s for sure. He can play Sherlock Holmes one year and the next come back as Tony Stark, otherwise known as the not-so-humble superhero,Iron Man.

  6. Scarlett Johansson. She appeared as the Black Widow alongside Tony Stark in "Iron Man 2" during summer 2010, and you couldn’t help but fall in love with her just as much as you did with Tony’s right hand woman, Gwyneth Paltrow, who played Pepper Potts. But unlike Tony, you don’t have to make a choice between the two.

  7. Gerard Butler. Perhaps the most well-loved and popular Scottish actor in modern movie history, Gerard Butler makes it to the list of ten best Hollywood movie stars 2010 for his leading role in "The Bounty Hunter" and his voice talent in "How to Train Your Dragon." Admit it. You watched the dragon one just to hear his funny voice.

  8. Cate Blanchett. Cate wiped off her makeup and got her hands dirty in "Robin Hood" alongside Russell Crowe and Scott Grimes. And in signature Cate style, she had to do things her way, every time.

  9. Jessica Biel. Just when you thought the A-Team reboot with Liam Neeson was already going pretty well, it got better the minute you saw Jessica Biel appear on screen. But this time, she’s keeping her clothes intact as a rather secretive military operator.

  10. Danny Trejo. In perhaps his first time headlining a role, Danny Trejo gets all bloody in "Machete," which for some action flick fans was perhaps too gritty to watch on the big screen. He’s hardly endearing, but he makes it to the top best Hollywood movie stars of 2010 for doing what he does best just the same.

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