To be a top movie entertainer this year, it helped to be not quite living. (Like certain vampires, or pop singers.)

It also helped to be multidimensional. That was true not only of the 3-D toons that captured our imaginations, but also of the multidimensional human performers who demonstrated different sides and layers to themselves in multiple films.

We count down the 10 who entertained us the most in 2009, whether they were individuals, ensembles, or animated creatures.