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15 Hollywood Celebrities We Love Who Thrived in the 2010s

The 2010s saw the rise of some great Hollywood actors. The decade featured previously established talents like Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, as well as brand new faces on the scene, like Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan.

In no particular order, we’re shining the spotlight on 15 Hollywood celebrities who saw a lot of success in the 2010s through popular movies and TV shows.

See if your favorite celebrity makes the list.

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Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Jennifer Lawrence

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As the most popular actress of this decade, with an estimated combined box office gross of over $5.5 billion, Jennifer Lawrence is unmistakably one of the top female movie stars in Hollywood.

She’s pretty good at acting, too––winning an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and numerous Best Actress awards all over the world for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the cult favorite The Hunger Games.

She took a brief hiatus from Hollywood movies for a few years, and after releasing one heart-wrenching blockbuster after another, we don’t blame her for wanting to take a break.

In 2020, she wrapped production on an A24 drama alongside Samira Wiley. We hope to have more information about this upcoming movie release soon! In 2021, you can Netflix and chill with Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay’s comedy Don’t Look Up. The ensemble cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, and Timothée Chalamet.

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Michael B. Jordan

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The 2010s were busy for Michael B. Jordan. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Rising Star Award for his role as shooting victim Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station (2013) and a Critics’ Choice Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Donny Creed in Creed (2015).

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He truly became a household name with the 2018 hit Black Panther where he played Erik Killmonger. That same year, Creed II came out, which was well-received by audiences and critics alike.

In 2021, Michael B. Jordan stars in the Amazon new movie release Without Remorse and will also make an appearance in the upcoming new movie release Space Jam: A New Legacy.

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(Why yes, we will go to the movies just to see Michael B. Jordan larger than life – the TV screen at home just won’t cut it).

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Anne Hathaway

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Okay, so Anne Hathaway thrived in the 2000s too with roles like Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries (the makeover scene?! ICONIC) and Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, but she was just as incredible in the 2010s, starring as Maggie Murdock in Love & Other Drugs, Fantine in the movie adaptation of Les Misérables, Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, and Brand in Interstellar, just to name a few.

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Nowadays, you can see her in the TV series SOLOS on Amazon Prime, the HBO Max original comedy Locked Down, and The Witches, the movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl bestseller.

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Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Brie Larson

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Deep, hilarious, and vast: those are all adjectives that can be used to describe the filmography of Brie Larson. From Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Trainwreck to her Academy Award-winning performance in Room, Brie Larson was one busy actress throughout the 2010s. Let’s not forget her role in Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame!

We took a deep dive into all Brie Larson movies, plus some interesting facts about this well-loved celeb!

In 2021, Brie Larson will return as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the upcoming sequel, The Marvels. While The Marvels’ plot is still under wraps, we do know that the film will be a continuation of the 2021 Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. The upcoming superhero film will also see WandaVision standout and fan favorite Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) make her theatrical MCU debut. The Marvels is set to hit movie theaters on November 11, 2022.

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Timothée Chalamet

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Oh, Timmy. We can’t get enough of you!

Timothée Chalamet’s first notable role was in the 2014 hit Interstellar playing a younger version of Casey Affleck’s character Tom. It was in 2017 that things really blew up for this young Hollywood actor thanks to Call Me by Your Name.

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The hits kept coming with Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Little Women. Timothée Chalamet will grace the big screen again in the 2021 upcoming movie releases Dune, The French Dispatch, and Don’t Look Up. In May 2021, it was announced that Timothée Chalamet will star as a young Willy Wonka in the Willy Wonka origin story titled Wonka.

If you can’t get enough of Timmy either, we don’t blame ya: that’s why we did a deep dive into every Timothée Chalamet movie and answered some of your burning questions about this young star.

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Adam Driver

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Adam Driver rose to fame thanks to the HBO hit show Girls, but he graced the big screen plenty of times during the 2010s, too, in three Star Wars movies, BlacKkKlansman, Marriage Story, and a few dozen more.

Fans are most excited for his role as Maurizio Gucci alongside Lady Gaga in the upcoming movie House of Gucci. We’ll also see him in the 2022 sci-fi thriller 65.

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan, please keep making movies. We’re all obsessed with you.

After her breakthrough role as Briony in the award-winning 2007 movie Atonement, we saw Saoirse Ronan come of age throughout the 2010s. Roles like Brooklyn, Lady Bird, and Little Women showed the range and talents of this young actress who is just beginning her career in Hollywood.

You know we did a deep dive into Saoirse Ronan movies and also shared how you pronounce her name!

In 2020, we got to see her with Kate Winslet in the steamy historical romance Ammonite. In 2021, we’ll get to see her in The French Dispatch and hopefully many more movies to come!

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Daniel Kaluuya

In 2011, Daniel Kaluuya appeared in the Black Mirror episode “Fifteen Million Merits.” Jordan Peele saw him and had to cast him in the iconic 2017 thriller Get Out, which launched him into megastardom.

We got to see him in 2018’s Black Panther, the 2019 movie Queen & Slim, and then the 2021 award winner Judas and the Black Messiah. Who can forget his 2021 Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor?!

Hollywood Celebrities Who Thrived in the 2010s: Chadwick Boseman

Let’s have a moment of appreciation for the late Chadwick Boseman, who left this world far too soon.

Chadwick Boseman’s breakthrough role was in the 2013 movie 42 where he beautifully played Jackie Robinson.

We first got to see Chawick Boseman as the Black Panther in the 2016 Marvel movie Captain America: Civil War, and his career exploded from there, with Black Panther coming out in 2018––one of the highest grossing films of all time!

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