20. Ryan Gosling in...Anything!
I don't know too much about his 2012 trifecta, but Gosling is always good.
19. Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis
I'm interested to see if he has the chops to pull off this intriguing role.
18. Woody Harrelson in Seven Psychopaths
Harrelson's style is perfect for this wacky story directed by Martin McDonagh(In Bruges).
17. Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages
Cruise definitely has the requisite movie star presence for this role.
16. Sean Penn in Gangster Squad
This could be an awesome hammy performance, a la Pacino in Scarface.
15. Michael Fassbender in Prometheus
Fassbender makes a great, eerie android.
14. Annette Bening in Imogene
Bening could do wonders with this showy role as a gambling-addict mother.
13. Guy Pearce in Lawless
Reports from Cannes say Pearce is delightfully over-the-top.
12. Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained
He plays an angry slave in a Tarantino film, need I say more?
11. John Hawkes in Six Sessions
Sounds "Oscar-baity", but I'm excited for his first big leading role.
10. Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina
When Keira and director Joe Wright get together, it's magical (see Pride & Prejudice, Atonement)
9. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby
This seems similar to his previous work but hey, I never complained before!
8. Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables
He plays the lead in a highly-anticipated musical.
7. Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby
I love Carey Mulligan and she looks great in the trailer.
6. Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises
I initially thought she couldn't pull off the sex appeal, but the trailer changed my mind.
5. Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
His acting in the short trailer alone makes me uneasy.
4. Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln
It's Daniel Day Lewis, need I say more?
3. Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained
Playing a violent villain could be a revelation in his already wonderful filmography.
2. Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
To be considered such a strong Lead Actress Oscar contender, she must really be doing stellar work.
1. Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
The trailer alone gets me teary-eyed.