Clockwise From Top Left
Heartbreaking and restrained, her quiet desperation in Wendy and Lucy is as powerful as it is still.
Woody Allen found his smokin’-est muse for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. (Sorry, Scarlett.)
As the erotically ambivalent Muddy Waters, he rocks the Hoochie Coochie.
A kooky Bond baddie. A weirdo black-sheep in A Christmas Tale. We’ll now see this guy in anything.
Her breathtaking combo of strength and weakness in Doubt? Accomplished in just five minutes.
Joyful, sexy, goofy. That’s right, Sean Penn! His Harvey Milk is a spot-on celebration.
The studliest stoner since Pitt, he wasn’t just a dealer in Pineapple Express—he was an aspiring civil engineer.
As a washed-up wrestler and deli-counter dude, he gets the role of a career—and the comeback of the year.
His creepy, dreamy schizophrenic in Revolutionary Road nearly steals the film.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Underrated no more after a taut, crushing performance (in French, no less) in I’ve Loved You So Long.