1. Taylor Lautner
Royally buffing up as the shapeshifting werewolf Jacob Black in the sequel ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon,’ Taylor Lautner redefines teenage hunk in his breakout role. Graduating from Bella’s long-haired admirer in the first film, Lautner is able to flex his muscles, quite literally, with a much larger, brooding part in the second vampire flick. There is a reason why Taylor beat out the rest of the notable names on this list for the top spot: sheer box office brawn. The Twihards have spoken: Team Jacob all the way — well, for now at least.
Next Up: Reprising his role as Jacob Black in ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.’
7. Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick has a lot going for her. She co-stars in that hit film series ‘Twilight,’ and just snagged a National Board of Review prize for her naively overconfident, quick-witted turn as a newbie firing-agent in Jason Reitman’s ‘Up in the Air.’ At only 24, Kendrick has proved to be a mighty talent in both comedy and drama, garnering a heap of Oscar buzz going toe-to-toe with George Clooney in ‘Air.’
Next Up: Edgar Wright’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ and, of course, reprising her role as Jessica in ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.’
To see the others who made this year’s list go here .