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Best: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender
The secret sauce to the success of "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" lands with the performances of two stellar actors: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. These gents are so good together they immediately elevate the quality of any scene they are in. You could argue Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen brought the same crackle to their portions of "X-Men" and "X2," but this is even better. The duo is so good the they clearly inspired Hugh Jackman to deliver the best performance as Wolverine he's given to date (hey, you don't want to be blown off screen in a scene with those two). And considering how many times he's played Logan that's saying something.
- Gregory Ellwood