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Henry Cavill
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. He was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill...
“ The new Superman. probably too big a deal. was on the Tudors ” - am79
 
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Wes Bentley
Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty, in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, and co-stars in Lovelace as photographer Thomas...
“ Haven't seen Hunger Games. Biggest concern is whether he can be a natural charmer. I only really know him as creepy. If he has work with range... ie charming/comedy stuff, your CD might be on to something. ” - am79
 
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Garrett Hedlund
Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry. Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm in a small town...
“ Might be too hot with Walter Salles On the Road getting good reviews. I liked what I saw of him in Country Strong. Has some chops beyond the *beep* Tron acting. ” - am79
 
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Actor, Kick-Ass
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor. He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas. Aaron is of English-Russian Jewish background...
“ This guy is the guy. He's going to be huge. Was solid in Kickass and was great as John Lennon in the Lennon Biopic. He has it! Unfortunately every big director knows it too. He's in some big stuff that is about to drop. ” - am79
 
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Richard Madden
Actor, Cinderella
Richard Madden born 18 June 1986 is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella. Madden was born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where he was brought up, with older and younger sisters...
“ Game of Thrones actor who is really solid. Have a feeling you'll be seeing him a bunch over the next couple years. ” - am79
 
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“ American on Game Of Thrones. Probably looks a little too old to play Sam but just watching this guy. Might be an interesting cousin. ” - am79
 
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Jim Sturgess
Actor, 21
Jim was born in London, the son of Jane O. (Martin) and Peter J. S. Sturgess. He was raised in Surrey. First and foremost his interest was music. However, he began to develop a secret passion for acting, at age 8, when he auditioned for local theatre to get out of class. Whilst music appeared cool, he felt being in school plays wasn't...
“ He's a solid actor. I like him, but he hasn't quite popped yet despite a couple tries. 21 to One Day and Across the Universe. ” - am79
 
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Scott Speedman
Actor, Underworld
Scott Speedman was born in London, England, to Scottish parents, Mary (Campbell), a primary school teacher, and Roy Speedman, a department store buyer. He grew up in Toronto, Canada. He was an aspiring swimmer and held a record amongst the best for distance freestyle, unfortunately, an accident put that career path on hold forever...
“ Felicity turned star of Underworld. Has charm, but I'm sure would love to do more good Indy stuff. Not sure the Festival world is up on his junk though. ” - am79
 
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Cam Gigandet
Actor, Easy A
Cam graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, Washington in 2001. His family lives in Lake Tapps, WA. His father's name is Jay, mother's name is Kim and he has one older sister, Kelsie. His father is one of the founders of a popular restaurant chain called The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits. Cam resides in West Hollywood, California.
“ Very type specific. Decent actor, but went the screen gems route over the indy route and hasn't established much indy acting cred. ” - am79
 
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Josh Duhamel
Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy...
“ The guy the studio would love to see in this kind of movie. Get's ton's of conventional romcoms, TV and action *beep* Might be intrigued by a slightly indy love story. ” - am79
 
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Josh Hartnett
Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of 1996...
“ Career has really gone down hill but he means something and is interesting enough. likely looking for good material to revive his waining star. ” - am79
 
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Dominic Cooper
Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly...
“ Great Actor. Iron Man's dad in Captain America, and in Devil's Double and others. He's on the way up and can do American pretty well. ” - am79
 
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“ Very interesting. Always like him and haven't seen him as a feature actor in stuff over the years, but funny and naturally grounded performer. ” - am79
 
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Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on the hit show Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
“ skinny offtype. Can carry a movie and is funny usually do to awkwardness. It woud be interesting to see him play assured and funny like Sam is. ” - am79
 
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Adrien Brody
Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
“ offtype, but interesting. He's a hell of an actor and he actually is charming as *beep*. ” - am79
 
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Zachary Levi
Actor, Chuck
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry is English...
“ TV dude, but charming and decent actor. Means something after 5 years of CHUCK, I'm sure. ” - am79
 
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Logan Marshall-Green
Actor, Prometheus
Logan is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. His parents are both drama teachers. His mother, Lowry Marshall, is the artistic director of Brown University's repertory-theater department. Logan graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts...
“ This guy was really good and interesting in that terrible movie Devil. I'd look at this guy and check out what his deal is. ” - am79
 
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Topher Grace
Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph and...
“ always like him. ” - am79
 
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Kellan Lutz
Actor, Twilight
Actor and model Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Karla (Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has six brothers and a sister, and is of German, as well as smaller amounts of English, Swedish, and Dutch, descent. As a child, his family moved around, and he grew up in North Dakota, the Midwest and Arizona...
“ Twilight dude. Not sure he can act... but he's pretty and jacked, but not sure that's worth anything. ” - am79
 
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Dax Shepard
Actor, Parenthood
Dax Randall Shepard was born in 1975 in Milford, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Laura (LaBo), who worked at GM, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., a car salesman. His mother is of French-Canadian and Belgian descent. With both his parents working in the automotive industry, Dax's first love was cars. Shepard graduated from Walled Lake High School in 1993...
“ Was great in the Freebie. He's also jacked out of his mind which is tough to tell when he has a shirt on. Very funny naturally. Very interesting. ” - am79
 
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“ Been surprised how much I like him not on Gossip Girl. He has chops and is interesting. ” - am79
 
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Clive Standen
Actor, Vikings
Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born on a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late teens...
“ Played Gawain in Camelot on Starz. Popped in my mind. He's got something. Was also in British Robin Hood Series. Worth researching. ” - am79
 
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Scott Caan
Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women in the scene were to be nude, but that he felt it really sexist, so he stripped too...
“ probably way to short and a little old, but would be interesting take on Sam. Hasn't got to carry a love story. ” - am79
 
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Benjamin Walker
Benjamin Walker was born Benjamin Walker Davis in Georgia, and was raised in Cartersville, GA, the son of Jeannine (Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who worked in finance and owned a movie rental store. He has one older brother. Walker was educated at Cartersville High School in Georgia and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City...
“ Vampire hunter. No idea of him as an actor though. ” - am79
 
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Justin Chambers
Justin Chambers, a former male fashion model who was discovered by a modeling scout in a Paris Metro station and went on a campaign to represent Calvin Klein's fragrance, is now starring as "Dr. Alex Karev" on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. Justin Willman Chambers was born on July 11, 1970 in Springfield...
“ Always impressed by his long term series star arc on Grey's anatomy. Does pissed off well and can be funny in a gruff way. Haven't seen him do pure charisma but he has something... and may have a solid Grey's Fanbase. ” - am79
 
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Adam Brody
Adam Jared Brody was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Valerie (Siefman), a graphic artist, and Mark Brody, a lawyer. His parents, both originally from Michigan, are both from Jewish families (from Russia and Poland). Adam spent a lot of his teen years hanging out with his friends...
“ Always funny and charming. Skinny so would be an offtype marine which is interesting. His feature career has wained too, so my gut is he might be looking for good material. ” - am79
 
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Jake Johnson
Actor, New Girl
Jake Johnson (born Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger; May 28, 1978) is an American actor, comedian and director, most commonly known for playing Nick Miller in the Fox comedy series New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, for which he has received a Teen Choice Award nomination among others. Johnson also co-starred in the 2009 film Paper Heart and the 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed...
“ I think this guy is going to pop big. Very interesting in my opinion, especially for a role like Sam. ” - am79
 
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“ Never got big after a couple tries. Cloverfield, Posieden, now on PanAm and probably more of TV actor, but has something. My gut is he needs indy cred, but may not have "it". Waining Star power. ” - am79
 
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“ Have always like this kid. ” - am79
 
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Jason Ritter
Co-creator of "Morning Knight, Inc." with actress/writer/director Marianna Palka. His theater credits include Wendy Wasserstein's "Third" directed by Daniel Sullivan (Lincoln Center, NYC), Neil LaBute's "The Distance From Here" directed by David Leveaux (Almeida at King's Cross, London) and Tom Donaghy's "The Beginning of August" directed by Neil Pepe (The Atlantic Theater Company...
“ I feel festivals like him. Not sure he gets you much beyond that although he was a lead of network TV show that went a season or two so has okay visibility. ” - am79
 
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Scott Mechlowicz
Actor, EuroTrip
Scott David Mechlowicz was born in New York City, to Susan (Lehrman) and Morris Mechlowicz. He was raised in Plano, Texas. He graduated from Plano Senior High School and after one semester of university in Texas, he studied at and graduated from UCLA in 2003. His career began with Neverland, a short film...
“ Was great in Mean Creek. He's interesting. Star has wained but he is a solid actor. Roles he is in now aren't the best. Came from Eurotrip then better things, and now back to schlock. ” - am79
 
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Bryan Greenberg
Bryan Greenberg was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Denise "Denny" and Carl Greenberg, who are both psychologists. He has a sister, Becca. His family is Jewish. At the age of twelve, Greenberg moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, MO. Having starring in summer camp productions, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career...
“ Has had a couple chances to pop big and hasn't really. He's very watchable and a solid actor and has charisma. How to make it in America on HBO and some feature credits worth something. ” - am79