Top 5 Actors in Indie Films this Year

by Entertainment-News | created - 21 Apr 2017 | updated - 21 Apr 2017 | Public

Hollywood's best actors are showing up in Indie Films this year. Here is a list of the Top 5 Actors starring in Independent Film roles.

1. Jeff Gum

Actor | The Forgiven

Jeff Gum is an actor and producer, known for The Forgiven (2017), New Girl (2011) and Groove Tails.

No stranger to the big screen, Jeff Gum has stood alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest movers and shakers, but also has a flair for independent film. Fresh off his roles in films including “The Vault” with James Franco, and starring in the Lionsgate remake of the George A. Romero classic “Day of the Dead” which is due to be released in 2017, he was cast with Forest Whitaker in “The Forgiven” by director Roland Joffé.

2. Colin Farrell

Actor | The Lobster

Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history.

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In "The Lobster" Farrell plays a desperate man who escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

3. Casey Affleck

Actor | Gone Baby Gone

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school ...

A depressed uncle, played by Affleck, is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies in "Manchester by the Sea."

4. 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 ...

In "Song to Song" Gosling becomes entwined in two intersecting love triangles, obsession and betrayal, set against the music scene in Texas.

5. Jesse Eisenberg

Actor | The Social Network

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 ...

In "Cafe Society" starring Eisenberg and set in the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

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