Jennifer Lawrence came out on top for the second successive year in a ranking of the most valuable movie stars, released on Monday that saw Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt drop out of the top 10, and a huge jump for Jurassic World star Chris Pratt, reported Reuters.
Lawrence, 25, an Oscar winner for Silver Linings Playbook and star of the Hunger Games movie franchise, was deemed “the leading movie star of her generation” by editors at culture and entertainment website Vulture.com.
Previously, Forbes had named Lawrence the highest-paid actress last year with an estimated $52 million in earnings. The Vulture.com ranking also assessed factors including likeability, Twitter mentions, critical respect and Oscar nominations. Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. and perennial favourite Leonardo DiCaprio ranked second and third overall, unchanged from last year.
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Jolie slipped from 6th place in 2014 to 17th overall, but she topped the ‘most discussed on social media’ list. Husband Pitt dropped from nine to 16 on the ranking. Pratt, 36, had a meteoric rise after two years that saw him star in blockbuster Jurassic World and the 2014 sci-fi adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. He rose 57 places to number 11, and topped the ‘most likable’ rankings.
Oscar winning actor-director-producer Ben Affleck, publicity averse actor Joaquin Phoenix, and Emmy-winning comedian Amy Schumer were the three “most critically respected” on the list.
On the other hand, Lawrence along with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 stayed silent at the film’s US premiere here in support of the victims of the Paris terror attacks, reported IANS. Stars of the hit franchise earlier cancelled all media interviews for the event. They wore Mockingjay ribbons adorned with the French flag as a tribute to those killed in Paris attacks, reported variety.com.
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Lawrence was flanked by co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson on the red carpet, while Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and the entire team were also seen with the red, white and blue emblems. “Our hearts are with you France where we have so many amazing fans,” Banks tweeted after the event.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 18th, 2015.
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