Actors A-listed for good reason
Even the finest thespians in Hollywood, the ones with multiple Oscar nominations and universally acknowledged talent, may not be embraced by everyone.
There are some actors whom everyone, from your uber- cranky grandmother to your surprisingly discerning 8 year old, tend to like. I call them the Indisputables.
These are actors for whom we harbour affection no matter how many bad movies they make; people who, generally speaking, lead seemingly normal lives and stars who we would accept in the No 1 spot of a highest-paid actor list. Here are four thespians we love to love: Emma Stone: Star of The Amazing Spider-Man is talented. She slept with Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love and we didn’t resent her one iota.
Jon Hamm: Jon Hamm can be Don Draper one minute, then crack us up repeatedly on Saturday Night Live the next while barely pausing to blink.
Colin Firth: Your mum loves him. Your snotty cinephile best friend loves him. Your kids don’t yet but when old enough to see The King’s Speech or Pride and Prejudice, clearly they will.
Judi Dench: It didn’t seem right to make this list without Dench. I mean, this woman won an Oscar for a role in Shakespeare in Love that lasted only eight minutes. JEN CHANEY