Stars Whose Stock Rose in 2012

  • Channing Tatum - '21 Jump Street'

    Channing Tatum - '21 Jump Street'

    Channing Tatum - '21 Jump Street'

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  • Channing Tatum - 'Magic Mike'

    Channing Tatum - 'Magic Mike'

    Channing Tatum - 'Magic Mike'

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Channing Tatum - 'The Vow'

    Channing Tatum - 'The Vow'

    Channing Tatum - 'The Vow'

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  • Emma Watson - ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

    Emma Watson - ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

    Emma Watson - ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

    Photo Credit: © 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.
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  • Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Hunger Games'

    Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Hunger Games'

    Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Hunger Games'

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  • Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’

    Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’

    Jennifer Lawrence - ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’

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  • Josh Hutcherson - ‘The Hunger Games’

    Josh Hutcherson - ‘The Hunger Games’

    Josh Hutcherson - ‘The Hunger Games’

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  • Liam Hemsworth - ‘The Hunger Games’

    Liam Hemsworth - ‘The Hunger Games’

    Liam Hemsworth - ‘The Hunger Games’

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  • Chris Hemsworth - ‘The Avengers'

    Chris Hemsworth - ‘The Avengers'

    Chris Hemsworth - ‘The Avengers'

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  • Chris Hemsworth - ‘Cabin in the Woods’

    Chris Hemsworth - ‘Cabin in the Woods’

    Chris Hemsworth - ‘Cabin in the Woods’

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  • Seth MacFarlane - ‘Ted’

    Seth MacFarlane - ‘Ted’

    Seth MacFarlane - ‘Ted’

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  • Kristen Stewart - ‘On the Road’

    Kristen Stewart - ‘On the Road’

    Kristen Stewart - ‘On the Road’

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  • Chris Pratt - ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    Chris Pratt - ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    Chris Pratt - ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

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  • Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Martin Freeman - ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Looper’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Looper’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Looper’

    Photo Credit: Alan Markfield | © 2012, Looper, LLC. All rights reserved
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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Lincoln’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Lincoln’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Lincoln’

    Photo Credit: © Disney. All rights reserved.
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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Lincoln’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Lincoln’

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - ‘Lincoln’

    Photo Credit: © Disney. All rights reserved.
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  • Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Photo Credit: © Scott Garfield, 2011 Sole Productions, LLC
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  • Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

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  • Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Michael Peña - ‘End of Watch’

    Photo Credit: © Scott Garfield, 2011 Sole Productions, LLC
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  • Anne Hathaway - ‘The Dark Knight Rises'

    Anne Hathaway - ‘The Dark Knight Rises'

    Anne Hathaway - ‘The Dark Knight Rises'

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Anne Hathaway - ‘The Dark Knight Rises'

    Anne Hathaway - ‘The Dark Knight Rises'

    Anne Hathaway - ‘The Dark Knight Rises'

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Anne Hathaway - ‘Les Misérables’

    Anne Hathaway - ‘Les Misérables’

    Anne Hathaway - ‘Les Misérables’

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  • Anne Hathaway - ‘Les Misérables’

    Anne Hathaway - ‘Les Misérables’

    Anne Hathaway - ‘Les Misérables’

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  • Andrew Garfield - ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

    Andrew Garfield - ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

    Andrew Garfield - ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

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  • Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Ben Affleck - ‘Argo’

    Photo Credit: © Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

    Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

    Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

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  • Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

    Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

    Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

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  • Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

    Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

    Robert Pattinson - ‘Cosmopolis’

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These actors aren’t Hollywood newcomers, but they all took their careers to new levels in 2012. See the stars whose big roles and big risks made us take notice.

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