Best and Worst Movie Careers

Which cinematic stars had a good year, and which are ready for 2011 to begin, oh, now?
When it comes to movies, 2010 was, in a word, odd. Movies we thought would be hits, like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," were flops. Careers we thought might be revived, like that of Mel Gibson, crashed. Audiences flocked to a movie about dreams that didn't feature robots ("Inception"); 3-D was so prevalent that not only critics, but filmmakers, were writing blistering salvos about its abuse; and Joaquin Phoenix went crazy ... or didn't. Or did. Oh, who knows? And who cared? Strangely, 2010 made us care about something we look at every day, Facebook, via David Fincher's "The Social Network," one of the best movies of the year. All of this leads us to honoring and lambasting the best and worst careers of the year, respectively. It was a tough list to write because, well, who knows what's going to happen in the next month? Hopefully not another "Saw" movie.  

Best of 2010

Cast of "The Social Network": Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Natalie Portman
Leonardo DiCaprio
Roman Polanski
Worst of 2010

Cast of "Sex and the City 2": Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Megan Fox
Joaquin Phoenix
Michael Cera
Mel Gibson