Rachel is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. She is ranked #27 at the Vulture Rankings, #30 at Studio Favorites, #29 at Tabloid Targets, #27 at Most Respected, #37 at International stars, #10 at Comedy Stars and #13 at Drama Stars. For more information on the ranking system be sure to read this article.
Thanks to my friend Claudia for sending me this link. Be sure to read inside/after the jump for more additional rankings.
Though most audiences first met Rachel McAdams in the tartly comic Mean Girls, she’s since built a career out of being the love interest perpetually stuck in a complicated or unsatisfying relationship (see: The Notebook, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which reunited the actress with her Wedding Crashers co-star Owen Wilson). Studios believed in her drawing power enough to put her out front for the first time in the 2010 comedy Morning Glory, but it was met with mixed critical reaction and a less-than-stellar box office. Fortunately, her return to that sweet spot of star-crossed romantic pairings in The Vow (opposite an ascendant Channing Tatum) took in a major $125 million at the box office, restoring her rom-dram luster.
In real life, too, the gossip rags have linked McAdams to actors Josh Lucas and Michael Sheen (whom she’s now dating), but it was her on-again, off-again relationship with Notebook co-star Ryan Gosling that made for the juiciest tabloid headlines; she’s also a red-carpet fixture at home on the covers of Elle, Glamour, and Marie Claire. Her big Vow success ought to carry her through a tricky pair of next films: she stars opposite Ben Affleck in Terrence Malick’s follow-up to The Tree of Life (the romantic drama To the Wonder), and she’ll get Sapphic with Noomi Rapace in Brian DePalma’s psychological suspense thriller Passion.
Domestic Box Office: $31,000,000
Overseas Box Office: $37,900,000
Studio Value: 7
Critics’ Score: 47
Magazine Covers: 8
Tabloid Value: 6
Some additional rankings when making ‘your own list’. Rachel ranks #33 when you only adjust Domestic Box Office, #21 at Overseas Box Office, #9 at Studio Value, #14 at Likability, #38 at Critics’ Score, #16 at Magazine Covers and #21 at Tabloid Value.