24. JESSICA CHASTAIN

She's one of the most underrated actresses working right now. On her brolic resume for 2011: The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Tree of Life, The Help, Wilde Salome, and Texas Killing Fields. Known as the "The Darling" of Hollywood by elite film circles, her work was recognized with her Golden Globe and SAG nominations for her turn as the bubbly but broken Southern housewife in The Help.