"She's beautiful and she's hardy, but she hasn't proven that she's a real actor," says one top agent.
One producer we spoke to calls him "the next Paul Newman."
One producer says "he's a true star to other actors."
He's still one of the most popular actors, but his recent films haven't blown up at theaters.
"The world loves him as a director first, star second," says one agent.
"He's not saying 'I need my Oscar movie' to his agents. He wants to get paid and get out."
"If he becomes a star, it’ll be with reluctance and the help of something magical.”
Outlook not so good.
"He may be 'just casting,' but he’s really good casting: He’s beloved by filmmakers," says one top agent.
We ask agents whether she can be a star outside of the sure-to-be-blockbuster Hunger Games franchise.
Not too many more.
"He’s an industry darling with major heat and goodwill, even though no one in 99 percent of this country knows who he is. Shia LaBeouf is Brad Pitt compared to him."
"If I could, I would make him the Cameron Diaz of men," says one agent.
Looks like it.
"He's a rugged leading guy. Ask yourself: 'How many rugged, leading guys are there?'"
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Who thinks they could pass for the opposite sex?
"There's nothing she can't do as an actress," says one rep, "because she clearly has the dramatic chops, and she has the physicality to do these action movies; that's about as wide a range as one can get."
"She hasn’t really carried a movie, other than Blue Valentine; I mean, it was great, but four people saw it."
"He is like the Phil Spector of actors," says one top rep.
“He needs to start taking his career seriously again.”
"Right now, he’s not even a stock; he’s a CD.”
"I think he's seen hotter days," says one top agent.
"She has the 'c' word. With Sharon Stone, it means something else, but with Emma Stone, it means 'charisma.'"
"I haven't seen her do anything but stand there and look gorgeous," complains one agent.
She's pretty and popular, but is that enough?