Originally Posted by Loki882
Michael Fassbender was in two summer blockbusters and a critically acclaimed drama in 2012, I'd say he's a pretty big deal. Lawrence just won a best actress Oscar and was nominated for another one at the age of 17. McAvoy has been in popular movies like Wanted and Atonement. These are not exactly unknowns (what has Halle done of note recently).
Still no one is considering James McAvoy a big star unlike with Halle Berry.
Just because someone is booking more jobs and having more successful films, it doesn't mean that they are already bigger.