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The tag line for March film "Watchmen" is "Who watches the Watchmen?"
But the better question may be: "Who could keep their eyes off of Malin Akerman?" The superhero epic has a glowing blue man who grows to skyscraper size, but its most memorable image may be Akerman's Silk Spectre tearing through a mob of convicts during a fiery prison riot -- all while in stiletto heels.
The 30-year-old is more than a curvy action figure; she caught the eye of moviegoers in "27 Dresses," showed ribald bravery playing opposite Ben Stiller in "The Heartbreak Kid" remake and won praise in HBO's "The Comeback." "The thing that's cool about Malin is that she not only has great comedic timing but she is a talented dramatic actor as well," says "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder. "She is both beautiful and fearless." Akerman goes back to comedy this summer in "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and in October in "Couples Retreat" with Vince Vaughan.
-- Geoff Boucher