10 Stars' Best & Worst Movies of 2014, Because Not All of Them Were Winners

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For many actors, 2014 meant only great things. Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson each starred in four great pictures. Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix shared the revered The Immigrant, then split to turn in two even better pictures: Two Days, One Night and Inherent Vice. And Scoot McNairy had his hands in a whole mess of gold.

For others, 2014 wasn't quite the banner year. I'm thinking about Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Ultron and The Gambler), Heather Graham (Goodbye to All That and Behaving Badly), or Jennifer Garner (Men, Women & Children and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day... she also gets the superlative for cumbersome titles). These poor folks simply came up with some raw material this time around.

But then there are those with solid footing in both territories: actors who released terrific films in 2014 as well as bona fide clunkers. These are the greatest heroes of them all. (Rationale: We can make fun of them for the bad entries and then follow up immediately with some praise for the good... you know, so we don't have to feel too guilty. Thank you, all of you.)

As such, I take a look at a few of these gallant warriors, singling out some of the biggest stars of 2014 and asking that all-important question: What were their best and worst movies to come out this year?

Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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