4. Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn
Undoubtedly Michelle William’s turn as Norma Jeane/Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn will remain the definitive portrayal of the actress for generations to come. Am I right?
5. and 6. Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cheri Currie in The Runaways
Blah, blah, Twilight, blah blah (you guys already know I’m not a fan)—but Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning certainly took everyone by surprise with their fantastic performances in The Runaways. Who know both these seemingly clean-cut chicks could rock this hard?
7. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
Question: How do you play one of the most controversial politicians of all time? Answer: Like Meryl Streep does. The Iron Lady was just as polarizing as Mrs. Thatcher herself, but Meryl’s performance was, in one critic’s words, “astonishing and all but flawless.”