Vlad Ivanov as Mr. Bebe in "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"
Besides doing an outstanding job in this film, Ivanov isn't known for much. However, he has done films in four different languages including Romanian, Russian, French, and English.
Ben Burtt as WALL-E in "WALL-E"
Ben Burtt used his own voice for WALL-E. However. he had to stretch, distort, and metallicize his voice for the part.
Angelina Jolie as Fox in "Wanted"
Jolie's character in "Wanted" is highly skilled when it comes to automobiles and firearms.
Heath Ledge as the Joker in "The Dark Knight"
This article says that Ledger "invented his own nightmare" in this performance. He was said to be very chilling, convincing, and extravagant.
Kimberly Rivers Roberts as herself in "Trouble the Water"
This is a Non-Fiction film that is about Kimberly Rivers Roberts and her husband taking flood victims into the attic of their home.
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean-Claude Van Damme in "JCVD"
In "JCVD" Van Damme protrayed himself in the earlier years of his life. This documentary includes six minutes of Van Damme confessing his sins to the camera in a violent/real way.
Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens in "The Secret Life of Bees"
"The Secret Life of Bees" had a lot to do with Fanning being an abused child and her African-American mother figure who took care of her. Fanning is said to have acted in a very mature way that captivated audiences.
Brandon Walters as Nullah in "Australia"
11-year-old Walters plays a character who was adopter by Kidman and Jackman. His roles requires him to be strong, convinciing, and adorable.
Kate Winslet as Hanna Schmitz in "The Reader"
Winslet protrayed Hanna's miserable perspective in a way that was very convincing. She is said to have played the role "perfectly."
Viola Davis as Mrs. Muller in "Doubt"
Performing alongside Meryl Streep, Viola Davis was able to perforfm with emotion and honesty.
Jeremy Renner as Staff Sergeant William James in "The Hurt Locker"
In "The Hurt Locker," Renner is sent to Baghdad witha bunch of men who dislike him.
Meryl Streep as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia"
Streep is typically known for her serious, inspiring roles, but in "Julie & Julia," she's very witty and comedic.
Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds"
Waltz plays a German officer who hunts Jews by roaming the land and interrogating people.
Carey Mulligan as Jenny in "An Education"
This film takes place in London around 1961. Mulligan finds interest in a man twice her age and they fall in love.
Michael Jackson as Michael Jackson in Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
While preparing for Jackson's London tour, he filmed his rehearsals in order to study his work. Unfortunately, he died before he could ever perform. This film was turned into a movie so that everyone could enjoy his last performance.
Colin Firth as George in "A Single Man"
Firth usually plays the parts of seductive leading men, but in this film, he plays a desperate, grieving man.
Mo'nique as Mary Jones in "Precious"
Mo'nique plays Precious's strong-willed mother.
George Clooney as Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air"
George Clooney plays a man who has several "lady friends" and thinks he knows himself. By the end of the movie, we discover that he doesn't actually know himself as well as he thought.
Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon in "The Lovely Bones"
Ronan sent in a homemade screen test, and was chosen for the part of Susie Salmon. In the movie, she watches over her family as they grieve over her death.
Marion Cotillard as Luisa Contini in "Nine"
Cotillard plays the wife of a filmmaker who has many mistresses. She was said to be "captivating on screen."
Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy in "Kick Ass"
Mindy takes after her father's traits including her superhuman tendencies. She then becomes "Hit Girl."
Edgar Ramírez as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez in "Carlos"
Ramírez plays an assassian in "Carlos."
Jacki Weaver as Janine (Smurf) in "Animal Kingdom"
Weaver plays the mom of three troubled boys.
Tilda Swinton as Emma Recchi in "I Am Love"
Swinton plays the Russian-born wife of a Milanese plutocrat in "I Am Love" and learns to speak Italian; she was very committed to this role.
Angela Wesselman as Abby Pierce et al. in "Catfish"
Wesselman pretends to be several people via social networking sites. In "Catfish," filmmaker Nev Schulman drives to meet her online personality, "Abby."
Emma Stone as Olive in "Easy A"
In "Easy A," Stone plays a naive high school girl who pretends to have sex with a college student and then gets harassed.
Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"
Rapace is a Swedish actress who debuted in America with gothic-inspired role.
Colin Firth as King George VI in "The King's Speech"
Firth played King George VI who lead Britain into war with Germany.
Christian Bale as Dickie Eklund in "The Fighter"
Bale plays a crack addict who tries passing along what he knows about science to his younger brother.
Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross in "True Grit"
This is Steinfeld's first major role. She was cast as Mattie Ross who was determined to catch the man who murdered her father.