Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis top IMDb's most-viewed list of 2011

The Black Swan actors are the film database's most searched for stars of 2011, knocking Johnny Depp off the top spot

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, the stars of last year's Oscar-winning Black Swan, have placed first and second on the list of IMDb's most searched for film stars.

The actors topped a list that included Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Christian Bale, as well as rising stars Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Chris Hemsworth. Depp, who came third, had been top of the list for six of the last seven years.

Portman's top ranking arrives in a year in which she won her first Oscar (best actress for Black Swan), gave birth to a son and starred in three movies – romantic comedy No Strings Attached, medieval spoof Your Highness and Kenneth Branagh's comic book adaptation, Thor. Kunis, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Darren Aranofsky's ballet melodrama, starred alongside Justin Timberlake in Friends with Benefits and is a long-term cast member on the hit animated comedy, Family Guy.

IMDb is the world's largest film database, carrying information on more than four million actors and film-makers and attracting more than 110 million unique users a month. While an essential resource for film fans, the site recently came in for criticism from Hollywood's actors' guilds for revealing the age of their members. This followed a lawsuit filed by a 40-year-old Texan actress who claimed that the publication of her date of birth was adversely affecting her chances of being cast in younger roles.

IMDb's most searched for actors: the top 10:

1. Natalie Portman

2. Mila Kunis

3. Johnny Depp

4. Emma Stone

5. Chris Hemsworth

6. Olivia Wilde

7. Jennifer Lawrence

8. George Clooney

9. Ryan Gosling

10. Christian Bale

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