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Empire Polls Actors' 2011 Faves with Surprising Results

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 30, 2011 at 11:12AM

I love the choices made by a gaggle of actors polled by Empire Magazine for their fave films of 2011.  "Jane Eyre" and "Take Shelter" were on my ten best list, and 'Attack the Block" made my top 20.  Here's a sample of some must-see, often offbeat films. I will have to check out "The Adopted."
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The Adopted
The Adopted

I love the choices made by a gaggle of actors polled by Empire Magazine for their fave films of 2011.  "Jane Eyre" and "Take Shelter" were on my ten best list, and 'Attack the Block" made my top 20.  Here's a sample of some must-see, often offbeat films. I will have to check out "The Adopted."

Danny DeVito: "Attack the Block"
Zack Efron: "The Skin I Live In"
Ed Helms: "Anonymous"
Emma Stone: "Bridesmaids"
Robin Williams: "Take Shelter"
Joe Carnahan: "The Tree of Life"
Paula Patton: "Jane Eyre"
Patton Oswalt" "The Tree of Life"and "Bellflower"
Scarlett Johansson: "The Adopted" (France) directed by Melanie Laurent

This article is related to: Lists, Scarlett Johansson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.