THE LEADER – Leonardo DiCaprio
The Stats: 7.3 IMDb Avg, +1.78 IMDb Trend
The High: Inception
The Low: Don’s Plum
How It’s Done: It’s easy. Suits. Simply put Mr. DiCaprio in a handsome suit, stand back and let the dapper protagonist take over – with or without ludes.
THE GOLD STANDARD – Christian Bale
The Stats: 7.2 IMDb Avg, +0.94 IMDb Trend
The High: The Dark Knight
The Low: Shaft
How It’s Done: Wall Street psychos, superheroes or extremely skinny factory workers. Basically, by playing any character with a secret to hide (or a Bat-signal.)
BLOWING UP – Amy Adams
The Stats: 6.6 IMDb Avg, +1.77 IMDb Trend
The High: Back Beyond
The Low: Cruel Intentions 2
How It’s Done: She has beautiful red hair. She has outstanding co-stars like Christian Bale. She has amazing fake crying skills.
HOT. REAL HOT. – Jared Leto
The Stats: 6.7 IMDb Avg, +2.06 IMDb Trend
The High: Dallas Buyers Club
The Low: Cool and the Crazy
How It’s Done: Put him in a scene with McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Bale (American Psycho) or a short cut dress. He does it all.
MISS CONSISTENT – Kate Winslet
The Stats: 6.9 IMDb Avg, 0 IMDb Trend
The High: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Low: Movie 43
How It’s Done: Three truths: death, taxes and Kate Winslet doesn’t take on characters in bad movies. We’ll ignore Movie 43 because her IMDb trend is zero.
THE WILD CARD – Selena Gomez
The Stats: 6.3 IMDb Avg, +0.53 IMDb Trend
The High: Rudderless
The Low: Spring Breakers
How Will This Go: This Disney star could end up like a couple other child celebs. The good: Natalie Portman. The bad: Lindsay Lohan. If she gets a mugshot then we know.
SEEN BETTER DAYS – Cuba Gooding Jr.
The Stats: 5.9 IMDb Avg, -1.4 IMDb Trend
The High: Jerry Maguire
The Low: Daddy Day Camp
How to Turn it Around: 3 words: Jerry Maguire II. Rod Tidwell, an obnoxious Twitter handle and a steroid accusation. We’ll even toss in a Richard Sherman cameo.
ROCK BOTTOM – Lindsay Lohan
The Stats: 5.3 IMDb Avg, -1.78 IMDb Trend
The High: Mean Girls
The Low: Scary Movie 5
How to Turn it Around: Step 1: Stay out of the headlines. Step 2: Take a role in any movie Tina Fey wrote. Step 3: Avoid courtrooms.