12. Kristen Stewart
Best projects: Panic Room (2002), Into the Wild (2007), Adventureland (2009), The Runaways (2010), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), On the Road (2012)
Don’t hate Kristen Stewart because she’s crafty enough to join a humongous movie franchise. The easy complaint against the awkward yet fascinating young actress is that she’s the face of the Twilight brand, better known as the pussy vampire series that keeps making buckets of cash despite its complete lack of quality. Watch any of Stewart’s uncomfortable interviews promoting the Twilight flicks, though, and you’ll quickly realize that she’s totally aware of what she’d doing.
Besides, all one needs to do is rent the underrated 2009 coming-of-age comedy Adventureland to see how great of an actress Stewart can be if put in a worthy project. Which, fortunately for us K-Stew supporters, both of her next movies seem to be: Snow White and the Huntsman, which looks superb, and On the Road, a Jack Kerouac adaptation that has the potential for critical lauding. With only one more Twilight sequel to go, it won’t be long until Stewart’s able to focus on movies of that caliber.