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My Top 5 Breakout Stars from 2009

I hope to see these people doing even bigger things in 2010!


Chris Pine


Pine skyrocketed to fame after starring as Captain Kirk in “Star Trek” over the summer.


Galifianakis had a breakout year in film! He starred in the summer blockbuster “The Hangover,” appeared in “Up in the Air” with George Clooney and lent his voice to the family flick “G-Force.”



Gabby’s fearless performance in “Precious” earned her numerous award nominations, including a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.



Cooper became a household name when his comedy “The Hangover” ranked in over $270 million.



In 2009, Drake worked with DJ Khaled, Young Money, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, Birdman, Trey Songz and Jamie Foxx. Plus, his song “Best I Ever Had” was constantly played on top 40 and R&B radio stations.


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