What IMDb’s Top 10 Stars of the Last 10 Years Says About Us

Movie mavens IMDb have revealed their top ten most-viewed/searched-for stars, movies, TV shows, and anticipated in-production titles over the past decade. The lists celebrates ten years of the company’s industry database IMDb Pro and offers some surprising — and not so shocking — looks at trends centering on our film tastes. The Dark Knight Rises grabbed a number one spot as most-anticipated project, which shouldn’t be news to you, but the number two film of the past ten years — Donnie Darko — was a bit of a surprise.

We zeroed in on the top stars list and provided some subliminal insight into where movie audiences’ minds must have been for the last decade. Give us your explanations below after you check out the list past the break.


1. Johnny Depp 

We like versatile actors who our grandma can laugh while dressed as kooky pirates, that our dad enjoys because he reminds him of Keith Richards, while our little sister lusts over him, and we wonder if that’s really eyeliner or just his natural lash line, because damn.