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Robert Downey Jr. Ranked as Hollywood's Most Valuable Movie Star

October 23, 2013 (7:33 am) GMT
The Tony Stark of 'Iron Man' film series tops Vulture's annual list of most valuable movie stars for the second straight year.
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For the second consecutive year, actor is named Hollywood's most valuable movie star by New York Magazine's Vulture. The site compiled the list based on combined domestic and overseas box office totals, studio value, likeability, Oscars, critics' scores, Twitter mentions and tabloid value. Earlier this year, the "" star also topped another list, that of Forbes' highest paid actors.

"It will take a superhuman effort for anyone to top him," Vulture declared on its site as they unveiled the power list on Tuesday morning, October 22. Indeed, RDJ would be tough to overtake considering his "appeal is off the charts" after having portrayed the character of Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" film franchise and Marvel's "".

Trailing Downey Jr. in the runner-up position is "" actor , while the third spot goes to a female, "" and "" actress . Ending up at No. 4 and No.5 respectively are bankable Hollywood celebs and , buoyed by the success of their recent starrers.

The next five places are dominated by male stars, with , , , and rounding up the top ten. Other Hollywood A-listers such as , and also appear in the top 20 at No. 12, 14, and 18, respectively.

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