Since I started last year, I’m going to make this post an annual thing (well, for as long as I have this blog that is). I mentioned in the first post that one of the joys of watching movies is discovering new talents. Again, I may not necessarily love the film they appear in, but the actor(s) in question could still make an impression to me to make the list. The obvious case for me this year is last year’s Honorable Mention Oscar Isaac (who in hindsight should’ve been on my MAIN list) in Inside Llewyn Davis. I’m not terribly fond of the film but I LOVE his performance and I’d love to see more of him in Hollywood.
So like last year, I’d like to focus on those I either wasn’t aware of prior to 2013, or that for some reason I just didn’t notice them until last year. Some of these actors have been working steadily and relatively well-known to some, but they were ‘obscure’ to me until recently. It’s perfect timing that I had just read the BAFTA Rising Star nominees earlier this week, and a couple of their nominees make my Honorable Mentions.
In any case, based on my 2013 viewings (not exclusive to movies released last year) , here are five new-to-me actors I’d like to see working more in Hollywood.
[In alphabetical order]
I had never heard of Riz Ahmed before but apparently the British Pakistani from Wembley London is a pretty well-known actor and rapper. Well he didn’t rap in the movie I saw him in, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, but he gave a pretty soulful and affecting performance as a Pakistani man pursuing the American dream. I was pretty mesmerized by the 31-year-old, though apparently he also had a bit part in Michael Fassbender’s swashbuckling actioner Centurion in 2010.
What’s Next: Well according to IMDb, he’s got supporting roles in Nightcrawler and Violent Talent, not sure yet about the release dates. I hope he’d get a leading role again in the future as he definitely has the talent AND gravitas to pull it off.
Apparently miss Bell has been acting in various movies and TV shows like The Practice and Boston Legal, but I haven’t seen a single film of hers until her directing debut where she also starred. The film was this comedic gem In A World … which I saw at the MSP Film Festival in a sold-out showing.
The leggy and beautiful actress could’ve been a fashion model (and she probably was at some point), but she made herself to be a disheveled mess in her own movie, but yet she’s so fun to watch! I hope she does more comedies as she’s so naturally goofy and has quite a knack for physical comedy. As a voice over talent trying to break into a male-dominated industry, she proves her mettle both in front and behind the camera. I love that she explored a plot that hasn’t been explored much but definitely ripe for a hilarious comedy!
What’s Next: I just saw her in the trailer for sports drama Million Dollar Arm with Jon Hamm, and she’s also up for a thriller with Owen Wilson (??) and Pierce Brosnan called The Coup. But what I’m looking forward to is Bell teaming up with Simon Pegg in British comedy Man Up, now I don’t know what the premise is yet, but it sounds like fun!
Now, I’ve already been aware of Brühl from his memorable supporting role as a Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds. But everyone’s performance in that movie was practically eclipsed by that Austrian Christoph Waltz. But this year, I was impressed by the 35-year-old German actor in not one but THREE films: RUSH, The Fifth Estate, and Joyeux Noël. I’m thrilled that he’s nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Niki Lauda in RUSH, but hopefully Oscar won’t overlook him.
There is a quiet charisma about him that I like, not to mention his versatility. Apparently he’s part Spanish as his full name is Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo (wow!) and he’s fluent in German, Spanish and French on top of English, of course. No wonder he’s able to pull off different accent, which is key to being offered roles of various nationalities.
What’s Next: I saw him in the John le Carré’s spy thriller A Most Wanted Man with Philip Seymour Hoffman, but looks like he’d have a more prominent role in the drama The Face of An Angel with Kate Beckinsale.
He’s one of the trio of British-African actors I’m really loving lately, along with Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor. I first noticed him in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and then The Help, but last year I saw him in Jack Reacher and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Now, it’s the latter that REALLY made me take notice as the 37-year-old actor somehow can pull off playing a teenager and college freshman believably. Not only that, the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) graduate also has the on-screen charisma to match his natural acting talent.
Like many British talents, Oleyowo are often mistaken for being an American as he effortlessly pulls off various accent. In fact, most of the roles I saw him in was him playing an American. Many Brits might recognize him from earlier season of Spooks (MI-5) as well, so he’s perhaps one of the most successful Spooks-alum as Hollywood’s taken notice of him.
What’s Next: He’s got no less than seven projects listed on his IMDb page, yay! One of them is Interstellar. But what I’d love to see is him in leading roles as he surely deserves it. Sounds like he’s the protagonist in Nightingale and Five Nights in Maine, and a supporting role (rumored) in Jurassic World.
When I first saw Riseborough in Disconnect, I was blown away by her performance… only to be floored later on when I realized she’s British!! I’d say her role as an ambitious journalist was one of the most grossly-overlooked performances of 2012! Later in the year I saw her in OBLIVION where she uses her natural accent and she was truly the best performer in that entire movie!
The third film I saw her in, Shadow Dancer with Clive Owen, she plays an IRA member-turned-informant and pulls off an Irish accent beautifully. She reminds me of my favorite actress of all time Cate Blanchett, who has the same chameleon-like ability with not only her looks but her accent, demeanor, etc. The 32-year-old English actress was trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), so I guess we can expect quality work from this future thespian.
What’s Next: She’s part of an ensemble cast of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming film Birdman (also starring Emma Stone, Ed Norton and Naomi Watts), as well as The Silent Storm with Damian Lewis. Hopefully she’s got a bigger role in the latter.
These five names did an impressive performance last year, though two of them (Robinson and Nyong’o had not acted before). Poulter and Nyong’o are one of this year’s BAFTA Rising Star nominees year’s nominees, too.
Tye Sheridan (Mud)
Somehow I didn’t notice him much as Brad Pitt’s son in The Tree of Life, but here he’s definitely memorable. As one of the two young boys in MUD who befriended a man with a shady past (Matthew McConnaughey), Sheridan’s character was the heart of the film. I’d love to see what else he’s got going on next.
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
It’s definitely one of the most talked-about performance of the year but her sensational performance hopefully won’t be a one-hit wonder. The Mexican-born Kenyan actress was a graduate of the Yale University School of Drama’s Acting program and she has a pretty extensive stage credits. She’s starring with Liam Neeson next in the actioner Non-Stop [sigh], let’s hope Hollywood finds a project worthy of her talent soon enough.
Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer)
Soulful. That’s how I’d describe this newcomer. Though it’s his feature-film debut, the 18-year-old has a certain confidence and charisma to carry off a leading role. He also seems wise beyond his years which made him so perfect in this coming-of-age tale.
Will Poulter (We’re The Millers)
Here’s another young Brit who manage to fool me as an American. I totally forgot he was in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader but the tall, lanky 20-year-old was absolutely convincing as an geeky American teenager who somehow got entangled with a small-time pot dealer pretending to be a family vacationing in Mexico. His rendition of TLC’s Waterfall alone proves that this kid has amazing comic timing, it’s worth seeing just for that part (I’m sure it’s on Youtube).
James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3, Parkland)
Here’s another actor who I’ve never heard of before then suddenly I saw three of his movies in one year (same as Riseborough above). I didn’t really remember him in World War Z but he was definitely memorable in Iron Man 3 and Parkland, two VERY different roles that he pulled off nicely. In the former, he somehow reminds me a bit of Robert Patrick in Terminator 2, though perhaps not quite as iconic. As in Parkland, as Lee Harvey Oswald’s brother Robert, the 35-year-old displayed his dramatic chops. I hope he won’t get stuck playing supporting roles in the future.
Thoughts on any of these actors? Are you a fan of their work?
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I have seen Riz Ahmed in a film that I’m sure you haven’t seen but it’s worth seeking out. Four Lions. It’s hilarious. It’s about a group of Islamists who try to be part of Al-Quaeda and continuously fuck things up. I already knew about Daniel Brul for years through films like Goodbye Lenin! and The Edukators as I recommend both films. Andrea Riseborough is also someone I’ve heard of in the past few years through small roles in Never Let Me Go as I also heard she was only thing in W.E. that Madonna did that was any good. I’ve seen a few things starring Lake Bell and David Oleyowo as I’m sure they’re going to be big in the years to come.
Oh yeah, I heard about Four Lions but haven’t got around to it. I definitely want to see that and it sounds hilarious!
I guess I’m late to the Bruhl bandwagon, but glad that he’s getting more International attention now. REALLY want to see Goodbye Lenin!, it’s not on Netflix Streaming so hopefully iTunes has it.
How in the world did I miss Riseborough in Never Let Me Go?? Which role did she play?
She played one of the people that Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley meet where they go to the cottages where she and Domhnall Gleeson ask about the referrals or something.
Ah I see, I remember bits and pieces about that scene. Wish Riseborough had played Keira’s part, she’d have rocked it. I tell you, she’s way too underrated.
Very cool post! My favorite is Brühl, by far, who I hope gets an Oscar nomination.
I liked Lake Bell in It’s Complicated, Oyelowo on The Paperboy and The Butler, Riseborough in Oblivion and James Badge Dale in IM3 and Shame. Very curious about Lupita Nyong’o in 12YAS.
Hi Fernando! I guess I got the Brühl bite as it were, as I saw three films of his last year and impressed by all of them.
Glad that you’ve seen most of these actors before, Nyong’O is very memorable in 12YAS. I just hope she can get varied roles in the future.
Yeah, hope she doesn’t fade into obscurity after an Oscar for her debut performance, as it sometimes happens.
Yeah, some people seem to get struck by the Oscar *curse* like Cuba Gooding Jr. I hope that doesn’t happen to Nyong’O.
All very good choices. I was impressed by each of them, as well, especially Sheridan and Riseborough.
Thanks James! I’d love to see more of Sheridan, he seems pretty under the radar. As for Riseborough, she’s become one of my fave actresses now.
I can see why. I didn’t like Oblivion, but she is good there, too. She clearly has a lot of range.
Have you watched Bruhl in Good Bye Lenin? It’s one of my favorite movies, and he’s really good in it! I like your picks (and honorable mentions), especially Andrea Riseborough, she saved Oblivion. I think I might want to add Brie Larson and Adele Exarchopoulos here. Larson is not really a newcomer but she amazed me in Short Term 12, like Adele with Blue is the Warmest Color.
Hi Fariz! No I haven’t! That’s one of those gems I missed out on. I will look for it though, I quite like the premise.
I knew someone would mention Adele Exarchopoulos but that film doesn’t interest me in the slightest so I’d have to wait until her next film. I did like Brie Larson in Don Jon though she barely had any spoken lines!
A solid choice of talent Ruth, and I am compelled to agree with most of them!! I thought that William Poulter really did add a lot of the comedic material to We’re The Millers . . .what little of it that movie had. Lol. Good call on Nick Robinson and I would also offer that if you haven’t yet seen The Way, Way Back, you see that for Liam James’ performance. Another coming-of-age kind of films but that kid is also wise beyond his years. Incredibly.
Hiya Tom! Poulter was a huge surprise to me as he was not only convincing as an American teen but also hysterical!!
I haven’t seen The Way, Way Back yet but I’ll pay attention to Liam James when I get to it. I’ve been hearing great things about that film.
I’m surprised a bit that Lake Bell’s career never took off, she has the right look to be the “It” girl in Hollywood. I’ve seen her mostly in TV shows in the past, she was a guess star on one of my favorite comedy shows, The League. I hope she’ll land bigger roles down the road.
Ever since I saw Isaac in Ridley Scott’s dreaded Robin Hood, I thought he’d be a good leading man. He’s probably the only good thing about that movie. The first time I remember seeing Daniel Brühl was his brief role as Marie’s brother in The Bourne Ultimatum but yeah he’s great in Inglorious Basterds. He might get stuck either playing the supporting role or a character actor if he decides to pursue a career in Hollywood produced films.
If you want to see David Oyelowo as a leading man, you can watch Red Tails, just a warning though, it’s an awful film. 🙂 Again I don’t think he’ll ever get to be the leading man in big Hollywood movies, just the supporting role.
I’ll always remember James Badge Dale as Jack Bauer’s sidekick in season 3 of “24”, maybe the best season of that series. Just like Brühl and Oyelowo, I don’t think he’ll ever get to be the leading man in big films, he’ll stuck in supporting or villain roles for the rest of his career.
Yeah I’m baffled too as she’s beautiful and WAY more talented than a lot of other starlets out there like Amber Heard, etc. Plus she’s FUNNY, that alone is rare!
Yes I thought the same thing too when I saw Robin Hood. It’s not a good movie but he was memorable as the spoiled young King. It’s incredible that he can play ANY nationality believably.
WHAT? Brühl was in Bourne Ultimatum?? I need to rewatch that one as I missed him completely!
Oh I did hear about Red Tails, too bad that it’s awful as the subject is so intriguing.
I feel the same way about Dale, unless a big director is willing to give him a chance.
Yeah, Bruhl appeared briefly in the first 20 minutes or so in The Bourne Ultimatum, it’s the scene where Bourne stopped by and tell him that Marie’s dead.
Red Tails should’ve been a great film about the African Americans airmen who fought in WW2 but unfortunately the movie didn’t even bother to tell the real story, it’s just a cheap version of Top Gun. It’s quite disappointing, I almost put it on my top worst films list I sent you last week.
I seriously forgot about that scene [brain freeze]. I’m gonna check if Youtube has that scene or just plug in my BD.
Aiyah, that’s one by George Lucas right? What a bummer that he butchered such a great story!
Nice choices Ruth and especially nice to see a few English actors on there (proud Brit) 🙂
Thanks Mark! Oh I have a penchant for British actors, people call me an Anglophile 😀
Tye Sheridan’s character in Mud annoyed me a bit… but I guess that shows he’s a good actor. I like Bruhl and Nick Robinson. I’m not familiar with the rest although I have seen some of their work you’ve listed.
As far as breakthrough roles, actor should take inspiration from Christoph Waltz…. he only became popular at the age of 53! Someone I’d like to see more of is Mana Ashida… that kid who played the young Mako Mori in Pacific Rim.
Hi Asrap! Well he’s just being kids, but I didn’t find him annoying at all.
Yeah I suppose Waltz should be an inspiration for some of the older actors here like Badge Dale, I mean he’s only 35 so still a long road ahead of him. Oh that little girl in Pac Rim is fantastic, WAAAY better than Wolverine’s girlfriend The Wolverine who’s just so lame.
Some great choices here Ruth. Loved Riseborough in Shadow Dancer, she was fantastic in that and pretty good in Oblivion too. Oyelowo is a really promising actor and was really good in The Paperboy. And you’ve reminded me that I need to check out In A World, I really like the look of that.
Hi Chris! Riseborough was phenomenal indeed in Shadow Dancer, even better than Clive Owen. I probably will never see The Paperboy but I trust that Oleyowo was good in that.
Oh In A World… is hilarious, hope you’ll rent that one soon!
Nick Robinson impressed me in Kings of summer, good list. Hope they get more chances to impress 😀
Glad to hear Tim! Here’s hoping they’ll be wise in their role choices in the future.
Nick Offerman was surprisingly good in that too. He was funny but also pretty touching in some scenes, especially on his own or situations with his son.
Oh Offerman is comedic genius!! That wonton scene is hysterical!
“I’ll just unhinge my jaw” ahaha xD
Ahahahaha, LOVE that scene!
Its on my top ten list. Had to be included. Before I even review 😀
Did you post your Top 10 already? I didn’t see it when I stop by earlier today.
Only published it 2 hours ago I think. You have been beaten to the comments though 😀
Ahah, well I’ve rectified the situation now 😀
Yes you have, thank you 😀
Nyong’o really stood out to me. Her performance really deserves the high praise it’s been receiving. Badge Dale Is an interesting one. I’ve always liked the guy. He’s been in several movies and smaller roles and he usually very good.
Hi ya Keith! Nyong’O is the rising star darling of the year and rightly so. Yeah that was a fearless performance for a debut. I didn’t like Badge Dale at first as he seems rather thug-ish in Iron Man 3 but upon reconsidering I quite like him and he showed dramatic chops in Parkland.
Badge Dale popped up a lot in 2013. Remember he also had a small role in World War Z.
Somehow I missed Dale in that as well. It must be a pretty small role though.
Yep. He’s the leader of the military group holed up in Korea.
Oh riiight! Now I remember. I guess he plays military roles quite convincingly. I’m curious to see more from him, given what I’ve seen in Parkland, he’s certainly capable for more.
Nice! It gives me people to notice as I watch stuff they’ve been in. I’m not so much into Will Poulter as he was awkward and ok in We’re the Millers. I can’t picture him doing anything else. But I do like David Oyelowo (please tell me I wrote that correctly). Look forward to other stuff he’ll be in 🙂 As for the others, well, Mud is one of the next 2013 movies on my list so I’ll check out Tye Sheridan’s performance.
Hello there Kim! Ahah, Poulter is supposed to be awkward and weird in We’re The Millers, but I think he stole the show for me. I can actually picture him doing something more dramatic, though he certainly has a gift in comedy.
Yes that’s the right spelling for David. I really like him, I hope he becomes a big star like Denzel Washington! MUD is a delightful film, I was surprised how much I enjoyed that.
Good calls all around!
Particularly Lake Bell and Andrea Riseborough. Ms. Bell reminds me of a cleaner, klutzier Emma Stone with a bit more talent. While Ms. Riseborough has possesses sheer effortlessness in playing any role and making it uniquely her own. Very much like Ms. Kari Matchett, whose one of the better draws in series television today, with Nero Wolfe Mysteries, Leverage, Covert Affairs under her belt.
James Badge Dale caught my attention in HBO’s ‘The Pacific’. Then a short run on a TNT spy series, ‘Rubicon’. Mr. Dale has a slow simmering Robert Mitchum like toughness about him that is appealing.
My choice for most potential vs. opportunities on screen is still Jacob Pitt. Another alum of HBO’s ‘The Pacific’. Who plays Deputy Sheriff Tim Gutterson opposite Tim Olyphant, Nick Searcy and Walton Goggins in ‘Justified’ from FX. Possessing the same voice and rough cut looks of a young Chris Cooper. While opening up to roles in some of today’s better dramas. Ie: ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Person of Interest’.
Hi Jack, long time no *see* 😀
Oh I agree Bell is more talented than Stone, who I think is overrated. Riseborough could be one of the greats if she plays her card right. She is SO versatile that even though she is drop dead gorgeous, she doesn’t always choose roles based on looks, kind of like Cate Blanchett. I’m not familiar w/ Ms. Matchett though, so I’ll take your word for it!
I missed out on The Pacific. Yes I think you’re right about that slow simmering comment.
I’m not aware of Jacob Pitt as I don’t watch any cable TV (or even network TV), so I have to look him up now.
James Badge Dale was excellent in the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific.
Another mention of The Pacific! I have to see on Youtube what that show is all about.
Good spot with Daniel Bruhl, he’s an actor with plenty of potential. Hopefully he won’t get typecast in villain roles but he plays them so well.
Hi Dan! I’m a bit late in discovering him as he’s been around for the past few years. Oh he didn’t always play villains, in fact, he only did that once in the four films I saw him so far. I think he’s very versatile.
Whenever I see Will Poulter I think of him as the bratty, mouthy cousin in the Chronicles of Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Nice list, Ruth! I meant to catch In A World with Lake Bell, the trailers looked pretty humorous. You’re spot on with David Oyelowo too, he did a fantastic job. He actually ranges from a teenager to a middle-aged man in The Butler. Believable at all ages.
It’s odd that I didn’t remember Poulter in the Narnia films. In A World is pretty funny and it doesn’t have the crude humor that seems to plague every comedy these days. Oleyowo certainly has range AND gravitas, I also heard he’s a committed Christian, according to this article anyway: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/aug/01/theatre
That’s awesome, thanks for the info Ruth!
Lake Bell is a great example! In a World… is so much fun, and it’s mainly because of her. Andrea Riseborough is one of the better parts of Oblivion, especially compared to Olga Kurylenko. David Oyelowo survives the dull mess of Jack Reacher, so that’s saying a lot.
The honorable mentions have a few great choices too. James Badge Dale was so good as the lead in Rubicon and is now doing well in smaller parts. Tye Sheridan did a lot of heavy lifting in Mud, and it all paid off.
Hi Dan! Glad you saw In A World… which was one of 2013’s hidden gems! Riseborough definitely could elevate anything she’s in. Kurylenko is not a strong actress but made even worse next to her! Like Oleyowo, true talents can survive even the worst of movies.
I need to pay attention more to Dale now, and yes about Tye, hope he continues to get good roles!
Definitely agree with Lake Bell and Daniel Bruhl, as they gave some standout performances last year that did catch my attention. And Tye Sheridan, too, was also pretty tremendous. 🙂
Glad you agree! Seems that Bell and Bruhl (ahah they sound like a duo or something) have been around for a while, hope their stars continue to rise!
Great list, Ruth! I’ve recently been exposed to a few of these actors as well, and have only been impressed. Andrea Riseborough especially impressed me in Oblivion, which wasn’t a great movie, but I thought her character/performance was pretty phenomenal. Looking forward to seeing what else she does.
Tye Sheridan also impressed me, but pretty much everything about Mud impressed me, so that’s not much of a surprise. 😉 You have gotten me interested in seeing some of Lake Bell’s work though, she sounds like an actress I could easily find myself enjoying. 🙂 Another great post as usual!
Hello Billy! Riseborough certainly rose (pardon the pun) above the material, which is a sign for a great talent. You should check out Shadow Dancer and Disconnect, both are small indies worth your time.
Yes MUD is an excellent film, thanks to a great story and cast. Lake Bell should be more well-known than she is now I think. Check out In A World… it should be available on iTunes.
Great write up! Love finding new talent and this year was rich with it!
Thanks Andrew! Yes discovery is always fun, esp when it comes to actors!
I also very much liked Tye Sheridan in Mud as well. An exceptional young actor.
Glad to hear! He’s exceptional indeed. Curious what he’ll do next, hopefully he makes a good transition from *child* actor.
Wow, Ruth, I gotta say I either haven’t seen these actors or I don’t really know much about them other than MI-5’s David Oyelowo. I’ve seen Lake Bell do plenty of interviews for her new movie which looks like fun. Daniel Brühl I had seen way back when I didn’t know who he was in Goodbye, Lenin! I found that movie because Yann Tiersen, of Amelie fame, did the soundtrack for that movie. Sadly I haven’t seen much in the way of new movies lately. 😦
Been busy working overtime through the cold so I haven’t had time to get that post on The Returned to you, I will by the end of the week,
BTW way Sherlock season 3, episode 2 may have been the best one yet! Can’t believe there’s only one more episode left for 2014!
Hi Dave! Hey at least you’ve seen Oleyowo in MI-5! I’ve kind of jumped around in watching Spooks, so I skipped the parts w/ him in the cast. Bell is great, I think you’d enjoy In A World.
No problem about the post, take your time. Just sometime this month would be good. I can’t wait to see Sherlock Season 3, 1 more week to go!
Daniel Bruhl completely blew me away in Rush. Such a tremendous performance. I, too, had never taken notice of Andre Riseborough until this year and totally fell in love. Excited to see more from her. Great list, Ruth!
Bruhl is excellent in everything I’ve seen him in so far but particularly in RUSH. Riseborough is lovely isn’t she? I kind of have a girl crush on her too!
I like that you put Daniel Bruhl and Nick Robinson. Lupita Nyong’o was excellent as well. Hope Bruhl at least gets a recognition from a prestigious award.
I’d love to see Brie Larson (Don Jon & The Spectacular Now), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Simon Baker (I Give it a Year) & Domhnall Gleeson (About Time).
Yeah I hope so too about Bruhl. I like Brie in Don Jon though she barely spoke! Haven’t seen Spectacular Now but heard great things about Teller’s performance. Oh Simon Baker’s been around for a while, he’s awesome! I saw him in Something New and L.A. Confidential a while back. Oh right, Domhnall is great too, he was in Shadow Dancer. Still need to see About Time though.
LOVE Riz Ahmed! He continuously astound me with his performances, i think he was great in Four Lions. But watching The Reluctant Fundamentalist this year remind me of how good he is, hopefully he’d get more good roles ahead. Bruhl is so underrated it’s not even funny 😦 I love him since Lenin. I think he got smaller roles prior to Rush and manage to steal the spotlight 😀
I look forward for more things from Ty Sheridan and Lupita Nyong’o, definitely. Nick Robinson astound me to be honest! Prior to seeing him in Kings of Summer i usually watched him in Melissa and Joey sitcom! What a gap in character! XD
Another mention of The Four Lions, I really need to see that soon! Glad you’ve seen The Reluctant Fundamentalist, that was so grossly overlooked.
Yep, that’s how I feel about Bruhl. I’d say he’s as talented as Fassbender but somehow didn’t get half as much attention!
Oh he was in a sitcom? Well I hope he gets more film roles in the future.
Good call on Riseborough! Disconnect was one of the movies I watched over the weekend, and it was a lot better than expected. She was a definite highlight in that — hopefully she has a prosperous 2014.
Oh that’s cool that you saw Disconnect, it was a decent drama that’s pretty timely. Did you notice Marc Jacobs, the fashion designer? He has a bit part in the story involving Riseborough.
Yes I hope she gets even more prominent roles!
Have you seen Andrea in TV miniseries Devil’s Whore? She’s excellent in it. Peter Capaldi and Fassy are also in it:)
Hi Sati! Oh no I haven’t but thanks to you now I’ve got to look for that! Riseborough with Fassy and Capaldi?? WOW, gotta be good!
Oh.. you hadn’t heard of Badge Dale?! What a shame, I have known about him for years because of The Pacific.. brilliant mini series. And now he pops up every now and then in movies with smaller roles, the guy really deserves more screen time.
PS: Would you mind if I steal the idea (providing the link here of course) for a blog post.. maybe. It seems like a great idea to play tribute to the underdogs or so. But I just have to find time for it.. 😀
Apparently I completely missed out on The Pacific, so I better look for some episodes on Youtube. Boy if he’s been around for a while I hope he gets a real big break soon!
Oh by all means *steal* away, I’d love to see who you’d pick whenever you get around to it. There are quite a lot to choose from in 2013.
Yeah, I would have the kid from The Kings of Summer as well but others need a bit of thinking… like, a lot of thinking. 😀
Oh cool, glad you like Nick Robinson too! Again, very curious who’d end up on your list!
Great post Ruth. All very promising actors. I’m already a fan of Daniel Bruhl and I reckon David Oyelowo will just keep on going. I’ve seen him in a few things and he’s quite versatile.
Thanks Mark! I sure hope all of these actors will continue to get prominent roles worthy of their talents 😀
Ooh, great choices. I’m looking forward to seeing more from Bell, Bruhl, Riseborough and Sheridan too. I also want to see more from Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa/Beautiful Creatures), and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Hi Josh! Well if you see Shadow Dancer, you’ll see both Riseborough AND Glesson in the same film! 😀
Haha, I’ve already seen it! 😉
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