Woohoo! Happy Friday!! This post was supposed to be a Five things Friday but as you can see it escalated quite quickly! Here is some love for all the young ones in Hollywood… I know some of them can’t really be classified as really young, or even really good, but I like all of these for a variety of reasons. Read, enjoy, and let me know if you agree or disagree. I might just do one for older Hollywood too at a stage. I’ve linked to the posts of the movies I’ve reviewed of these stars so go take a look if you are wildly bored!
Why I admire her: She is crazy talented, extremely funny and incredibly beautiful. She also seems to have a genuinely nice personality off screen, which is quite important to me.
Best role: What’s not to love? Zombieland, Easy A, Crazy Stupid Love, the list is endless.
Worst role: Ghost of Girlfriends Past
Why I admire him: There is such a unique and startling quality to him. He is incredibly talented and well suited to his most famous role. He has these unique looks that make no sense. I’ve never pinpointed why he is so attractive – it shouldn’t work and yet it does extremely well.
Best role: Sherlock (as Sherlock Holmes)
Worst role: har-har
Why I admire her: Not only is she a staunch equal rights activist, Emma Watson has manage to exit her Harry Potter years with grace and determination. I honestly can’t wait for her to be Belle in the new Disney adaption!
Best Role: Perks of Being a Wallflower (as Sam)
Worst Role: Harry Potter (as Hermione Granger)
Why I admire him: Hehe, he’s ridiculously hot. The muscles and arms and hair and eyes and length and did I mention muscles? I’ve mostly really just liked the look of him, but he really did impress in Rush, which makes me believe that he can be in some really good films in the future.
Best role: Rush (as James)
Worst role: Thor (as Thor)
Why I admire him: He has this extremely likable boy next door vibe. I also think he is exceptionally well cast as Steve Rogers, capturing that genuine essence of good so central to the character.
Best role: Captain America (as Steve Rogers)/Snowpiercer (as Curtis)
Worst role: Fantastic Four (as Human Torch)
Why I admire him: Well, duh. Look at him. He’s done some phenomenal roles as well, and has the extra addition of having pulled himself from a difficult past to be what he is today. #respect
Best role: Lawless (as Forrest Bondurant) and The Dark Night Rises (as Bane)
Worst Role: This Means War (as Tuck)
Why I admire him: He’s extremely cute and extremely likeable and very good in the things I’ve seen him in.
Best Role: The Amazing Spiderman (as Peter Parker)
Worst Role: I’ve only seen him in Never Let Me Go other than as Spidey, and I liked that too, so I guess I don’t have one for him
Why I admire him: The Scottish accent, the brilliance of how he portrays Charles Xavier. The hair. The acting. Have I mentioned the Scottish accent?
Best role: X-men (as Professor X)
Worst role: Wanted (as Wesley Gibson). He wasn’t necessarily bad, I just didn’t like the movie at all.
Why I like him: He inspired the “Hey Girl” meme. He’s pretty good at acting. He is the best Nicholas Sparks hero ever. He was hilarious in Stupid Crazy Love. He’s pretty much the coolest.
Best role: Drive (as the Driver)
Worst role: I will say as Noah Calhoun in the Notebook, but he’s actually really good in that too
Why I admire her: Her role as Rita. GIRL POWER. I also really enjoyed her in The Devil Wears Prada. She’s pretty cool.
Best role: Edge of Tomorrow (as Rita)
Worst role: The Five Year Engagement (as Violet)
Why I admire her: She seems like a person who enforces her privacy, and I think it is really important if you want to stay sane in Hollywood. I really like her casting as Dany – she does such a great job. And how insanely beautiful is she?!?!
Best role: Game of Thrones (as Daenerys Targaryen)
Worst role: Has she even been in anything else?
She’s the girl who made us all cry uncontrollably last year. She’s quirky and the outrageous things she says keeps me laughing for days. She seems genuine and she has such great stores of talent that she’s busy developing.
Best role: The Fault in our Stars (as Hazel Grace Lancaster)
Worst role: Divergent (as Tris Prior)
Why I admire him: He’s the cute geeky kid who grew up. I would really like to see him lead in something now!
Best role: Ten Things I Hate about You (as Cameron James)
Worst role: Another actor that I find extremely enjoyable even when I don’t like the movie 😀
did your screen also steam up for a second?
Why I admire him: The funny thing is that this guy still needs to prove himself. I just really enjoy his looks, although he hasn’t been atrocious in his work, even if the movies have been bad.
Best role: The Lucky One (as Logan Thibault)
Worst role: Highschool musical (as Tray Bolton)
Why I admire him: He’s the extremely likable guy who finally made a name for himself.
Best role: 21/22 Jump Street (as Jenko)
Worst role: The Vow (as Leo)
Chloe Grace Moretz (who recently won me over with Kick-Ass)
What did you think? Let me know!
HA! I love this list (except maybe Emma Watson – only person in the world, I know)! Great job bestie.
I don’t even know where to begin there is so much awesome… Cumberbatch for science and talent, Stone is just my favourite, Garfield is too freaking cute, McAvoy for all sorts of Scottish reasons… oh man. This list.
I am SO impressed to see Driver as your favourite Gosling role. I wasn’t kidding when I said he was amazing there, and you didn’t think he could top Crazy, Stupid, Love 😉
YAY! Thanks bestie
He was so good in BOTH!
Great list! I love so many of your choices, it’s hard to count all of them. Hollywood has a lot of great young talent that have proven their worth and hopefully they will all have long-term careers.
Thanks! This list is in no way complete – it kept growing and growing haha. I hope so too – there are some young stars right now that are really good.
Loved this list Natasha, definitely agree with a lot of them.
It’s my pleasure to comment Natasha, I do love your blog.