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Who Is the Biggest Breakout Star of 2011?

Lots of new faces sprang onto the movie scene in 2011, but a few of them left indelible marks. Some folks, like Melissa McCarthy and Shailene Woodley, had been well-known on the small screen, but got their chance to shine in a standout movie role. A few others, like Chris Hemsworth and Michael Fassbender portrayed superheroes (or made a splash by being cast as a famous one, like Henry Cavill), while others just seemed to pop up everywhere. Of these freshly minted stars, is there one who is your favorite? Vote now!

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LizMW LizMW 4 years
"Maybe my standards are way to high or something, but I'm finding most of the new male actors are either ordinary looking guys you might see on the street corner in any town USA or clones of the other half. As far as I can detect Alexander Skarsgard is the only actor who is relatively new on the scene who's beauty is unique and deep along with great talent. Actually the field of new performers has become way over crowded and the movies are concentrating to much on special effects with men running around in silly superhero costumes. I usually concentrate on foreign films anymore. They at least have some substance." And yet Skarsgaard, who is pretty average looking to begin with, is doing Battleship. Hmmm, maybe he is no different than every other actor in Hollywood.
LizMW LizMW 4 years
Cavill is beating Fassbender because he has a looney fanbase that rivals Rob Pattinson's, plain and simple. Cavill wasn't even all the memorable in Immortals, and was upstaged by Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans and even Stephen Dorff. Call me when he does Superman and we'll see if he any worthy. My first pic would be Fassbender, followed by Hemsworth, who will have an awesome year in 2012.
annie6417 annie6417 4 years
Michael Fassbender...and there's no questions left to ask why...his work speaks...he's the Best!!!
caroline84 caroline84 4 years
I'm shocked Cavil is beating Fassbender, clearly people are voting based on looks though I think Fassy is hot as h*ll. I met him after a Dangerous Method screening so I've seen the goods up close. He's so nice to boot. But what has Cavil done that's critically acclaimed? Liked him in The Tudors but Fassbender has a better resume IMO. Hello Hunger? Man, get it together people.
weetiger3 weetiger3 4 years
Jane Eyre, X-Men: FIrst Class, Shame, A Dangerous Method, the upcoming Haywire this year alone. He won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival and at the British Independent Film Awards (so far): Michael Fassbender. 'Nuff said.
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 4 years
My vote is going for Armie Hammer- I loved him in the Social Network last year, and he was amazing in J. Edgar!
Henry-Cavill-Fanpage Henry-Cavill-Fanpage 4 years
Henry Cavill without a doubt! He has The Cold Light of Day with Bruce Willis & Sigourney Weaver being released on 4.6.12 & Superman "Man of Steel " on 6.14.13, but Immortals on 11.11.11 definitely saw Henry "break out" as a great leading man for this generation. Some of the other folks have been around longer...imo! And of course we are terribly biased! ♥ Henry Cavill FTW! HCF ♥
Asfandancer Asfandancer 4 years
Maybe my standards are way to high or something, but I'm finding most of the new male actors are either ordinary looking guys you might see on the street corner in any town USA or clones of the other half. As far as I can detect Alexander Skarsgard is the only actor who is relatively new on the scene who's beauty is unique and deep along with great talent. Actually the field of new performers has become way over crowded and the movies are concentrating to much on special effects with men running around in silly superhero costumes. I usually concentrate on foreign films anymore. They at least have some substance.
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