Women Who Ruled Movies in 2009

From Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side to Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, see which top film actresses stole the show this year. By Thelma Adams (13 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Dec 28, 2009 at 5:00AM

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Women Who Ruled Movies in 2009

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Vera Farmiga in 'Up in the Air'

She's got the power: Vera Farmiga's self-possessed frequent-flying executive Alex is the perfect match for George Clooney's Ryan, a man wedded to his lifestyle as a jet-setting consultant who specializes in laying off employees so their bosses don't have to. In a role that director Jason Reitman (Juno) says he wrote for the talented actress, Farmiga wears a power suit, knows when to take it off, and ends up giving Clooney the eye-opening ride of his life.

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