Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, and Kristen Stewart are all on the top ten list for IMDB’s Top Stars of 2012. Lawrence comes in at #2, with Tom Hardy at #1 and Chris Hemworth at #3. Stone is at #8, whereas Stewart is last at #10. Others on the list include Joseph Gordon Levitt at #4, Christian Bale at #5, Channing Tatum at #6, Johnny Depp at #7, and Josh Hutcherson at #9.
Lawrence’s place at #2 is not surprising considering that she led ‘The Hunger Games’ to one of the largest debuts of 2012, and then became an Oscar favorite for ‘Silver Linings Playbook in addition to scoring a gig as one of the faces of internationally renowned fashion house Dior. The fact that she beat by Tom Hardy shows that the appeal and popularity of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ was not to be underestimated, especially among IMDB users. This also explains Gordon-Levitt at #4 and Christian Bale at #5. Chris Hemsworth is also not a surprise at #3 as he was the star of two of the biggest franchises in 2012, with ‘Avengers’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ breaking box office records. Johnny Depp is always on the top ten, if so more for his enduring popularity than the poorly performing ‘Dark Shadows’. Channing Tatum was pretty much in everything this year, and he is also People’s Sexiest Man Alive, so his place at #6 actually seems low.
The fact that Stone is at #8 while her Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield is not even on the list shows that she remains a popular figure among IMDB users, but her expected turns in ‘Gangster Squad’ and the untitled Cameron Crowe film with Bradley Cooper should keep her well within the top ten in the next few years. Stewart is expected at #10 considering that she ended a popular series [The Twilight Saga] and also launched a franchise [Snow White and the Huntsman], in addition to all of the public attention towards her private life and her affair with Snow White director Rupert Sanders.
In fact, looking at the trend on these IMDB top ten lists, it looks like Jennifer Lawrence’s popularity is not likely to wane within the next few years [especially considering Catching Fire releasing in 2013, and then starring in the X-Men sequel in 2014]. Emma Stone also looks to be set comfortably in the top ten, although not near Lawrence’s popularity – in fact, Stewart’s status is the only one in question, as she doesn’t really have anything majorly high-profile coming up within the next year.