The entertainment website IMDB has announced its annual list of the top stars of the year, as well as the top 10 actors whose profiles increased throughout 2017. The lists are based on the activity of IMDB’s visitors, with the Top 10 Stars list topped by Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot reflecting the most visited celebrity profiles of the year. IMDB’s Top 10 Breakout Stars represents actors who made the Top 100 list for the very first time in 2017.
According to IMDB, 2017 marks the first year five of the Top 10 Breakout Stars also made the list of Top 10 Stars.
“It is no surprise that Gal Gadot is IMDb’s Top Star of 2017,” stated Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Senior Film Editor. “She is the embodiment of a superhero in Wonder Woman and Justice League, and has transformed from an actor of interest (she charted at No. 6 on IMDb’s Top 10 Stars of 2016 list) into her leading role as IMDb’s most viewed actress of the year. Gadot’s year-end chart performance is similar to the STARmeter trajectory of Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence topped the IMDb Breakout Stars list in 2011 after appearing in X-Men: First Class and then skyrocketed to worldwide popularity as Katniss Everdeen in the The Hunger Games franchise, ranking No. 2 on the IMDb Top Stars of 2012 list, No. 1 in 2013, and No. 2 again in 2014. We expect Gadot to remain a top contender in our future year-end lists for some time to come.”
“Bill Skarsgård became a household name in 2017, terrifying audiences as Pennywise the clown in the blockbuster It, as well as appearing in Atomic Blonde,” Simanton said. “Skarsgård is doing double duty this year, ranking No. 1 on our year-end list of Breakout Stars and No. 5 on our Top 10 Stars list, indicating that his take on the iconic Stephen King character enthralled fans all over the world who turned to IMDb to learn more about the actor underneath the creepy clown makeup. The popularity of It also thrust newcomer Sophia Lillis into the No. 7 position on our Breakout Stars of the year list.”
IMDB’s 2017 Top 10 Stars:
Ana de Armas
IMDb’s Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2017
Bill Skarsgård (also ranks No. 5 on the 2017 Top Stars list)
Pom Klementieff (also ranks No. 6 on the 2017 Top Stars list)
Ana de Armas (also ranks No. 7 on the 2017 Top Stars list)
Dan Stevens (also ranks No. 8 on the 2017 Top Stars list)
Katherine Langford (also ranks No. 10 on the 2017 Top Stars list)