MY TOP 5 BREAKOUT STARS OF 2010
That title may be a bit misleading so let me explain this one a little bit. The idea behind this list was to feature 5 stars who I had never heard of in 2009 that managed to make a name for themselves in 2010 and look to show no signs of letting up in the years to come. So, here they are (in order):
5. ROONEY MARA.
Not sure what I think of good ol’ Rooney yet but her career choices are to be commended. From taking the lead role in the biggest Horror remake to date to catching the eye of David Fincher, Rooney seems to be on the fast track to stardom.
KNOWN FOR: A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network
SOON TO BE SEEN IN: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. ANDREW GARFIELD.
To be completely honest, I haven’t seen any of Garfield’s films yet but that hasn’t kept him from finding his way on to my radar. While he’s managed to make some films that I am super excited to see, he’s got your friendly neighborhood Kaiderman’s anticipation in overdrive to see him strap on the old webslinger’s tights.
KNOWN FOR: The Social Network, The Red Riding Trilogy
SOON TO BE SEEN IN: Spiderman Reboot
3. JENNIFER LAWRENCE.
Any of you who have seen Winter’s Bone know why Jennifer made my list. Plain and simple, the girl’s got acting chops. I fully expect her name to be thrown about come Oscar time and she even managed to get higher billing (on IMDB) than James McAvoy in Matthew Vaughn’s next comic book adaptation.
KNOWN FOR: Winter’s Bone, The Bill Engvall Show
SOON TO BE SEEN IN: X-Men: First Class, House at the End of the Street
2. NOOMI RAPACE.
Noomi managed to land the lead role in one of the hottest foreign trilogies ever made (soon to be remade featuring this list’s #5 in the same role). As a result, her name has quickly been kicked around when casting rumors whirl about Hollywood’s next big projects. I fully believe it’s only a matter of time before Noomi pulls a Marion Cotillard/ Audrey Tautou and becomes the next big foreign actress to hit the big screen here in the states.
KNOWN FOR: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire
SOON TO BE SEEN IN: Sherlock Holmes 2, Untitled Alien Prequel
1. CHLOE MORETZ.
My regrets to Abigail Breslin (who is a fine actress in her own right) as it seems that you have been replaced as Hollywood’s go to for young female leads. Chloe burst on the seen, swearing like a sailor, in this year’s Kick Ass and has continued to turn in solid work since. She makes my #1 for her ability to do such a great job with the roles she’s given at such a young age. Hopefully, she manages to be one of those actresses that makes it through the awkward years and goes on to enjoy a nice long career as an adult!
KNOWN FOR: Kick Ass, Let Me In, (500) Days of Summer
SOON TO BE SEEN IN: Hick, Mixtape, Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall
And now a question for you, my dear readers… who did I forget?