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The Women

Star Power 'The Women' One-time “America’s Sweetheart” Meg Ryan, political Hollywood royalty Annette Bening, hottie of the moment Eva Mendes, beloved sitcom staple Debra Messing, Hollywood king's wife Jada Pinkett Smith, beloved sitcom staple emeritus Candice Bergen, beloved member of Hollywood’s past generation Cloris Leachman, Vegas queen Bette Midler, Hollywood insider fave/geek fanboy fave Carrie Fisher, one-time indie darling Debi Mazar, former “SNL” cast member Ana Gasteyer and Emmy award winner Lynn Whitfield. Whew. 'Burn After Reading' Respected thespian John Malkovich, Oscar-winning hunk George Clooney, Oscar winner Frances McDormand, international do-gooder Brad Pitt, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton and indie favorite Richard Jenkins. Winner: The Clooney-Pitt partnership is quite powerful, but after three “Ocean’s” movies, they’re becoming a bit too familiar. “The Women” wins this round based on the sheer variety of its cast. (Not taking gender into account, of course.)Claudette Barius / Picturehouse