Stars of the Year

From Jessica and Johnny to Mary-Kate and Ashley ... and all the way to The O.C., meet the most talked-about celebs of 2003.

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When Tom Cruise arrived onscreen in The Last Samurai as a Civil War veteran in 19th century Japan, his stunning swordplay looked so effortless (after months of intense training) that it seemed the hardest part of the role must have been growing his hair. The epic drama hit No. 1 at the box office, a fitting coda to an otherwise quiet year for Cruise.