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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Ian West

Lt Uhuru, played by Zoe Saldana

Lt Uhuru, played by Zoe Saldana

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life :

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life :

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Natalie Portman could have chemistry with a carpet, according to her co-star

Natalie Portman could have chemistry with a carpet, according to her co-star

<b>Black Swan</b><br />

Critics adore Darren Aronofsky. Mass-market audiences? Not so much: despite his heavyweight reputation, only one of the director's films has ever made more than $15m – and that was 2008's The Wrestler, which turned in a commendable, if hardly exceptional $44m. Black Swan is likely to plough the same furrow. 
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A complex, character-driven film set in the world of ballet, opened Venice, screened at Toronto and Telluride and has been universally-acclaimed by fans of highbrow cinema. 
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Natalie Portman's turn as leading lady puts her on anyone's shortlist for acting honours.

<b>Black Swan</b><br /> Critics adore Darren Aronofsky. Mass-market audiences? Not so much: despite his heavyweight reputation, only one of the director's films has ever made more than $15m – and that was 2008's The Wrestler, which turned in a commendable, if hardly exceptional $44m. Black Swan is likely to plough the same furrow. <br /> A complex, character-driven film set in the world of ballet, opened Venice, screened at Toronto and Telluride and has been universally-acclaimed by fans of highbrow cinema. <br /> Natalie Portman's turn as leading lady puts her on anyone's shortlist for acting honours.

Mila Kunis. Actress.

Mila Kunis. Actress.

Mila Kunis came to the rescue of a man working on her home, according to reports

Mila Kunis came to the rescue of a man working on her home, according to reports

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

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Emma Stone is in talks about joining Woody Allen's new film

Emma Stone is in talks about joining Woody Allen's new film

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Emma Stone found acting helped cure her panic attacks

Emma Stone found acting helped cure her panic attacks

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16:  Actress Anne Hathaway attends &quot;The Dark Knight Rises&quot; premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 16, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Actress Anne Hathaway attends "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Larry Busacca

Kristen Stewart will work with Ben Affleck on Focus

Kristen Stewart will work with Ben Affleck on Focus

Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of &quot;The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II&quot; at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Kristen Stewart attends the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Lawrence made the top five in the Maxim list

Jennifer Lawrence made the top five in the Maxim list

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Some fans will be treated to early screenings of Avengers Assemble, which stars Scarlett Johansson

Some fans will be treated to early screenings of Avengers Assemble, which stars Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson will have a leading role in the Captain America sequel

Scarlett Johansson will have a leading role in the Captain America sequel

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Scarlett Johansson plays the Black Widow in the new Avengers movie

Scarlett Johansson plays the Black Widow in the new Avengers movie

Scarlett Johansson could play Hillary Clinton in a new film

Scarlett Johansson could play Hillary Clinton in a new film

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson has denied that she was bullied out of Brown University

Emma Watson has denied that she was bullied out of Brown University

Emma Watson is the latest celebrity to have a waxwork figure at Madame Tussauds in London

Emma Watson is the latest celebrity to have a waxwork figure at Madame Tussauds in London

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Emma Watson attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London

Emma Watson attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London

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Emma Watson attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London

Emma Watson attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London

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Rupert Grint with Potter co-star Emma Watson

Rupert Grint with Potter co-star Emma Watson

Emma Watson has created a fashion collection with People Tree

Emma Watson has created a fashion collection with People Tree

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe at the world premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe at the world premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint's latest Harry Potter film has pulled in record audiences in its US opening weekend

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint's latest Harry Potter film has pulled in record audiences in its US opening weekend

Emma Watson is set to challenge preconceptions in the new film

Emma Watson is set to challenge preconceptions in the new film

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Zoe Saldana

Cumberbatch beat Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki in Marvel’s Avengers, new Superman Henry Cavill and American actor Ryan Gosling in the online survey of more than 50,000 film fans.

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While the list of men was full of British talent, Watson was the sole British woman in the top ten, though Keira Knightley (17), Kate Beckinsale (19), Gemma Arterton (20) and Emily Blunt (21) all enjoyed respectable finishes.

Cumberbatch, who has a strong online following, found some humour in the poll results.

"It puts a bit of a spring in your step," he said. "It's nice, you swagger a little bit, it's enjoyable. I've punched well above my weight this year... I find it hysterically funny... It's a giggle. I wield it with a massive smile."

The actor finished well above James Bond star Daniel Craig (24), Tom Hardy (17), Johnny Depp (13) and perennial favourite Brad Pitt (19). Eighties and Nineties favourite Tom Cruise sneaked into the top 50 at 47.

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Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in the Lance Armstrong biopic

Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in the Lance Armstrong biopic

Hugh Jackman stars as a father in Prisoners

Hugh Jackman stars as a father in Prisoners

Michael Fassbender had to find some humanity in his character in 12 Years A Slave

Michael Fassbender had to find some humanity in his character in 12 Years A Slave

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Robert Pattinson will play photographer Dennis Stock in Life

Robert Pattinson will play photographer Dennis Stock in Life

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Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr has taken the worldwide box office by storm

Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr has taken the worldwide box office by storm

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Ryan Gosling helped his co-star with her film rant

Ryan Gosling helped his co-star with her film rant

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Henry Cavill: There is nothing ordinary about Cavill's body, star of the latest Superman movie and fantasy film The Immortals. The British actor beefed up for Man of Steel using the same gruelling workouts as the US National Guard, training with dumbbells that were bigger than his head.

Henry Cavill: There is nothing ordinary about Cavill's body, star of the latest Superman movie and fantasy film The Immortals. The British actor beefed up for Man of Steel using the same gruelling workouts as the US National Guard, training with dumbbells that were bigger than his head.

Tom Hiddleston plays a vampire in Only Lovers Left Alive

Tom Hiddleston plays a vampire in Only Lovers Left Alive

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Benedict Cumberbatch is up for a prize at the American Critics' Choice Television Awards

Benedict Cumberbatch is up for a prize at the American Critics' Choice Television Awards

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Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in the Lance Armstrong biopic

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Empire's digital editor James Dyer said: "It's a great result for British stars... This list also reflects the continuing popularity of superhero movies: six of the top ten men have played superheroes and five of the top ten women have appeared in comic-book movies.

Top Ten Sexiest Male Movie Stars:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

 

2. Tom Hiddleston

 

3. Henry Cavill

 

4. Ryan Gosling

 

5. Robert Downey Jr.

 

6. Chris Hemsworth

 

7. Robert Pattinson

 

8. Michael Fassbender

 

9. Hugh Jackman

 

10. Bradley Cooper

 

Top Ten Sexiest Female Movie stars:

 

1. Emma Watson

 

2. Scarlett Johansson

 

3. Jennifer Lawrence

 

4. Kristen Stewart

 

5. Anne Hathaway

 

6. Emma Stone

 

7. Mila Kunis

 

8. Natalie Portman

 

9. Angelina Jolie

 

10. Zoe Saldana

 

 


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