Posted by Marya E. Gates
2009 was a good year for cinema. So good I had to have a Top 15 instead of a Top Ten (and now, after I’ve seen a lot of the End of the Year fare, I feel like I’d need a Top Twenty). There were some newcomers who blew us away and some actors/actresses who have been kicking around Hollywood for years waiting for That Movie that makes them a household name, and for them 2009 was that year. I’m going to do this list in alphabetical order by last name.
Tags: 2009, A Single Man, Adventureland, An Education, Anna Kendrick, Avatar, Ben Affleck, Bored to Death, Brideshead Revisited, Carey Mulligan, Center Stage, Chasing Liberty, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Clash of the Titans, Colin Firth, Dahmer, David Fincher, Emile Hirsch, G-Force, Gabby Sidibe, George Clooney, Gigantic, HBO, Heroes, Inglourious Basterds, J J. Abrams, James Cameron, Jeff Daniels, Jeremy Renner, Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Kevin Kline, Kristen Stewart, Mandy Moore, Mark Zuckerberg, Match Point, Matthew Goode, Max Records, Michael Douglas, NBC, Oliver Stone, Peter Travers, Precious, Pride & Prejudice, Quentin Tarantino, Shakespeare in Love, Shia LeBeouf, SNL, Spike Jonze, Star Trek, Taylor Lautner, Terminator Salvation, The Brothers Bloom, The Emperor's Club, The English Patient, The Hangover, the hurt locker, The Social Network, The Squid and the Whale, The Town, Tom Ford, Twilight, Twilight Saga: New Moon, Up In The Air, Wall Street, Watchmen, Where The Wild Things Are, Woody Allen, Zach Galifianakis, Zach Synder, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Zombieland