15 actors/actresses with potential to become legends

A lot of people are considered legends within the acting area. People such as Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Tom Hanks and so on.. People who are being recognized for their acting (or don't get recognized enogh). Here is my list with 15 actors/actresses with great potential of becoming a legend. Some might be more famous than the others on the list, but they all have in common that they still need to prove themselves a few more times over a long period of time to achieve the status of legendary. Some of the actors have already gotten either an Academy Award or at least a nod. But it has been proven that an Oscar doesn't always equals a great/legendary actor (*cough cough* Nicolas Cage). THIS IS NOT A LIST ABOUT WHO WILL GAIN MOST FAME (there is a lot of ways to gain fame, right Paris?)
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1.
Daniel Brühl
Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he grew up and attended the Dreikönigsgymnasium...
“ German actor with a lot of great films on his resumé ('The Edukators', 'Good Bye Lenin' and Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds') ” - havrebjergftw
 
2.
Carey Mulligan
Actress, Drive
Carey Hannah Mulligan is a British actress. She was born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her mother is from Llandeilo, Wales, and Carey also has Irish and English ancestry. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley...
“ Also an oscar nominated actress. By looking over her filmography you can see that she is good at picking the right roles and films. Can't wait to see 'Drive' ” - havrebjergftw
 
3.
Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance practices that he would stand outside the door and imitate the movements of the dancers inside...
“ On a rapid run towards stardom. Looking forward to Tintin. While waiting go rewatch his early perfomance in 'Billy Elliot'. ” - havrebjergftw
 
4.
Hailee Steinfeld
Actress, True Grit
Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and her mother's ancestry is Filipino...
“ Absolutely astonishing perfomance in 'True Grit'. Received an early (and probably not the last) oscar nomination for her performance. ” - havrebjergftw
 
5.
Pilou Asbæk
Pilou Asbæk graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2008. Same year he played the leading role in Niels Arden Oplev's drama WORLDS APART. In 2010 he had his breakthrough as the inmate Rune in Lindholm & Noer's prison drama R for which he won the price for Best actor at The Danish Critic Association Award...
“ Great danish actor with huge potential (just go watch his perfomance in the prison movie 'R'). Also named 'European Shooting Star' last year at Berlin Film Festival. ” - havrebjergftw
 
6.
Dakota Fanning
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel Islander descent...
“ Maybe she is already high in the star system, but she still needs a major breakthrough performance. Nevertheless a young actress with lots and lots of (hopefully) great years ahead of her ” - havrebjergftw
 
7.
Emile Hirsch
Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first acting job on TV at the age of 11 in an episode of Kindred: The Embraced...
“ Took my breath away in 'Into The Wild'. Already a star (but from legend). Also a very versatile actor ” - havrebjergftw
 
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“ Stole every scene he was in in 'The Pacific' but he still has a lot to prove. I believe in him. ” - havrebjergftw
 
9.
Jennifer Lawrence
The highest-paid and most powerful actress in the world, with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ Winter's Bone.. no need to say more. ” - havrebjergftw
 
10.
Andrew Garfield
Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish-Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a middle class family...
“ Must feel like he got snubbed at the oscars. Looking forward to see how he pulls off Peter Parker. ” - havrebjergftw
 
11.
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...
“ Seems to be a very versatile actor going from playing John Lennon in 'Nowhere Boy' to his comedic perfomance in 'Kick-Ass' ” - havrebjergftw
 
12.
“ Gorgeous peruvian actress with great screen presence. Just watch 'Altiplano'. ” - havrebjergftw
 
13.
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ Has been great in the movies I have seen him in.. Needs a bit more versatility and then the golden road is wide open. Deserved the oscar nod, no doubt there. ” - havrebjergftw
 
14.
Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony...
“ Have already starred in some big pictures and have proven that she can be more than just annoying ('Juno'). My favorite perfomance is in the fresh superhero movie 'Super'. ” - havrebjergftw
 
15.
“ Irish actor in whom a lot of you recognize as Bill Weasly from the 'Harry Potter'-franchise. Also named 'European Shooting Star'. Watch 'When Harvey Met Bob'. ” - havrebjergftw