Stars of tomorrow

by guillaume-69 | created - 16 Feb 2012 | updated - 04 Mar 2012 | Public

From USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Denmark and Belgium so far. Tell me if you think I should add someone else.

1. Jean Dujardin

Actor | The Artist

In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille (1999). This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end ...

A Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Oscar under his arm, he is THE actor of this year for the international critics, but it is good to remember that his was already well-known in his country: France ! not for being a great actor, but for being one of the funniest man in the whole country ! And he has proven it many times. Jean Dujardin is a national hero the "Loulou" of every french. And now he is getting international acclaim for a silent movie: The Artist. We want more ! (France)

2. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

Drive was breathtaking, The Ides of March was thrilling, now we expect even more from this young actor. I think we have found next year's Best Actor. (Canada)

3. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

Playing in Shame was a risky choice, but Fassbender did it and was nominated for the Best Actor BAFTA. It is certain that in the next years he will eventually be nominated for an Oscar. One of the best british actor of this year ! (Ireland)

4. Carey Mulligan

Actress | Never Let Me Go

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 ...

Nominated for Best Actress for An Education, she came out of nowhere and is now one of the most promising actress of 2012. In Drive, she is completly in sync with her fellow actor in Drive, Ryan Gosling, in which she plays a young mother with her husband in prison falling in love with her next door neighbour. She should be in more films ! (UK)

5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and ...

Charismatic, brilliant, promissing, talented. He's got everything ! (USA)

6. Daniel Brühl

Actor | Good Bye Lenin!

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 ...

This young german actor is what we could call a real international actor, he can speak english, french, german and spanish fluently. He is definitly someone to watch. (Germany)

7. Mélanie Laurent

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from ...

Seen in Inglorious Basterds by Tarantino, this french actress is on her way up. Already acknowledged byt the french cinema she should be able to follow Marion Cotillard's footsteps and become a great actress in the international cinema. (France)

8. Pilou Asbæk

Actor | Ghost in the Shell

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 ...

I discovered this actor in the new serie Borgen. It was clear from the first scene that he was a great actor in the making. This danish actor is capable of great things, and the future will tell us if I was right to put him in this list. (Denmmark)

9. David Kross

Actor | The Reader

David Kross was born on July 4, 1990 in Bargteheide, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany next to Hamburg. He attended Eckhorst High School in Bargteheide till 2007. In this period, he first appears in the German movie Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge (2002). He also receives his first leading role in the movie ...

With his part in The Reader, David Kross showed that he is one of the actors of the next generation. He has already been in a movie with Kate Winslet for which she got the Oscar. Another brilliant german actor added to the list. (Germany)

10. Shailene Woodley

Actress | Divergent

Actress Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California, to Lori (Victor), a middle school counselor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She has one brother, Tanner. She was educated at Simi Valley High School in California. When Woodley was four years old she began commercial modeling. ...

In The Descendants, she plays a teenager losing her mother and helping her father. She helps him discover the truth about her mother's life. Fantastic in this film, she and Clooney are a good match for Payne's movie. We'll see great things from her... (USA)

11. Jessica Chastain

Actress | Zero Dark Thirty

Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and ...

With an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, Jessica Chastain has shown her great capacities in The Help and in The Tree of Life. We all know the outcome to this kind of start in an actor's career: an OSCAR ! (USA)

12. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace 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 ...

Juno was HER film. Now she is on her way to perform in HER OSCAR WINNING film. Beware. (Canada)

13. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

Astonishing in Winter's Bone for which she received an Oscar nomination, Jennifer Lawrence is a young and talented actress. Next time she'll get the Oscar. (USA)

14. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of ...

Hilarious in Crazy Stupid Love, moving in The Help, Emma Stone made us either laugh or cry. A good start for this talented actress. (USA)

15. Mia Wasikowska

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight,...

Also in Albert Nobbs, she already appeared with Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Johnny Depp behind Tim Burton's camera. What else could she/we ask for ? (Australia)

16. Andrew Garfield

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

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 ...

His part in The Social Network was the starting point. He has a great acting carrer ahead of him. Will just have to watch, how about that ? (USA)

17. Anna Kendrick

Actress | Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...

Up in th air was a revealation, getting her an academy award nomination. What next ? (USA)

18. Elizabeth Olsen

Actress | Martha Marcy May Marlene

Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films, Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), Godzilla (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). For her role in the critically-acclaimed Martha ...

Her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene is just perfect for her and she has a lot of potential ! Time only will tell us. (USA)

19. Evan Rachel Wood

Actress | Thirteen

Evan Rachel Wood was born September 7, 1987, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a theatre actor, writer and director, and her mother, Sara Wood, is an actress and acting coach. She has two older brothers--Dana Wood, a musician, and Ira David Wood IV, who has also acted. ...

Seen this year in The Ides of March by George Clooney, Wood has given a great performance in this film playing with Ryan Gosling. She sure is someone to watch. (USA)

20. Eddie Redmayne

Actor | Les Misérables

British actor Eddie Redmayne is the first, and thus far only, millennial male to have won an acting Oscar (for The Theory of Everything (2014)).

Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, a businessman. His ...

This young Tony Award winner had made a huge impression on the international press with his perfomance in My Week With Marilyn. He is now one of the model for Burberry's new commercials and should be in many films nex year. Wait and you'll see ! (UK)

21. Jeremy Irvine

Actor | War Horse

Jeremy Irvine is an English stage and screen actor. He was born Jeremy William Fredric Smith in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, England, to Bridget (Glockling), a local politician, and Christopher Fredric Smith, an engineer. His stage surname, "Irvine", was his grandfather's first name. He attended one ...

The surprise of this year in the new Spielberg film: War Horse. This young british actor seems to be in a good start for becoming one of tomorrow's best actors. (UK)

22. Léa Seydoux

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also ...

This actress may not be well known outside the small country of France, but she is truly a actress full of vitality and youth but also full of passion. We will hear about her in the years to come. (France)

23. Louis Garrel

Actor | The Dreamers

Louis Garrel was born on June 14, 1983 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Dreamers (2003), Love Songs (2007) and Godard Mon Amour (2017). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 2017. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

24. Gaspard Ulliel

Actor | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Gaspard Ulliel's dream has always been to direct a movie, and after completing his studies at the lycée (French high school), he majored in cinema at the University of Saint-Denis. However, fate had other plans, and he is currently pursuing an acting career. It began when Ulliel was 12 years old ...

He is currently taking a little break, and is not acting so much right now, but he should be soon back for another film and no doubt it will be a brilliant one. His performance in A Very Long Engagment was stunning. (France)

25. 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 (2002). Aaron is of ...

His prefomance in Albert Nobbs is something everyone should have noticed. He has everything to become the next Gary Oldman. (UK)

26. Pierre Niney

Actor | Yves Saint Laurent

Pierre Niney was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (France), on March 13, 1989. He began his acting career at the age of eleven and joined the Comédie-Française troupe on October 16, 2010, when he was only twenty-one, which made him the youngest resident of the troupe. After several appearances in TV ...

27. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

His brilliant performance in Bullhead, oscar nominated film, makes him our favorite belgian actor of this year ! (Belgium)