What do Johnny Depp, Batman and Lost have in common?

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The Internet Movie Database, which has grown from a humble site about films into an industry-wide wikipedia on the subject, celebrated its tenth year in action yesterday,  partying the milestone event away by adding a few new top ten lists.

With a redesign of the current website under way, the industry site reflected on their past growth.

“When we launched IMDbPro 10 years ago at the Sundance Film Festival, our vision was to build a service that would help entertainment industry professional get informed, get connected and get discovered,” said Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb.

“We’re delighted that IMDbPro rapidly became the industry’s leading professional subscription service and source of behind-the-scenes information and access. We’re humbled and proud of the role IMDbPro has quietly played over the last deade. For example, Robert Pattinson was discovered by a studio executive using IMDbPro to search for actors to read for the role of Edward in the wildly popular Twilight franchise.”

As for the lists, here they are in all their top ten glory;

Top 10 Stars of the Last 10 Years*

1. Johnny Depp
2. Brad Pitt
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Tom Cruise
5. Natalie Portman
6. Christian Bale
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Keira Knightley
10. Emma Watson

*Highest average IMDbPro STARmeter ranking over the last 10 years.

Top 10 Films of the Last 10 Years*

1. The Dark Knight
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. Twilight
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10. The Godfather

*Highest average IMDbPro MOVIEmeter ranking over the last 10 years.

Top 10 TV Series of the Last 10 Years*

1. Lost
2. House M.D.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
4. Heroes
5. How I Met Your Mother
6. 24
7. Glee
8. True Blood
9. Dexter
10. Gossip Girl

*Highest average ranking over the last 10 years.

Top 10 Most Anticipated In-Production Movies*

1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Men in Black III
3. The Dictator
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
5. The Expendables 2
6. Battleship
7. The Avengers
8. Rock of Ages
9. The Hunger Games
10. Prometheus

The IMDB has always been a great resource for fans and workers in the entertainment industry, growing from a small website into in indispensable repository of information, as well as helping to make list-based articles on films popular again.


Last Updated: January 26, 2012

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