Recording Live From Somewhere’s Best New Actors On The Brink Of Mainstream Success

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Edgar Ramirez as Ilich Ramirez Sanchez in Olivier Assayas’s “Carlos.”

By Marko Orlic // March 21, 2013

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

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Notable appearances to date: House Of Cards, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Predators, Treme, The 4400

Forthcoming films: Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond The Pines, John Sayles’s Go For Sisters, Supremacy

Daniel Bruhl

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Notable appearances to date: Inglorious Basterds, Goodbye Lenin!, The Bourne Ultimatum, 2 Days In Paris, 2 Days In New York

Forthcoming films: Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man (based on the novel by John le Carre), Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate (Julian Assange biopic), Ron Howards Rush (James Hunt/Niki Lauda biopic)

Jason Clarke

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Notable appearances to date: Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, Lawless, Rabit-Proof Fence, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brotherhood, The Chicago Code

Forthcoming films: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Roland Emmerich‘s White House Down, William Monahan’s Mojave, The Green Blade Rises (biopic of Abraham Lincoln’s early years), Matt Reeves’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Sharlto Copley

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Notable appearances to date: District 9, The A-Team

Forthcoming films: Spike Lee’s Oldboy (remake of Chan-wook Park’s cult classic), Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium (District 9’s sci-fi follow-up), Europa Report, Maleficent (reimagining of Sleeping Beauty)

Brady Corbet

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Notable appearances to date: Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Funny Games, Mysterious Skin, Thirteen

Forthcoming films: Antonio Campos’s Simon Killer, Paradise Lost, The Sleepwalker, Regular Boy

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Notable appearances to date: Game Of Thrones, Headhunters, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom Of Heaven, Blackthorn, Mama

Forthcoming films: Oblivion (scored by M83), A Thousand Times Good Night, Nick Cassavetes’s The Other Woman

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Notable appearances to date: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock, Atonement, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, War Horse, Amazing Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Whistleblower

Forthcoming films: Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave, J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness, Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate (Julian Assange biopic), Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, August: Osage County, Terry Jones’s Absolutely Anything

James Badge Dale

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Notable appearances to date: Flight, Shame, The Grey, The Departed, The Conspirator, The Pacific, Rubicon

Forthcoming films: Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, Marc Forster’s World War Z, Parkland (based on events surrounding JFK’s assassination)

Dane DeHaan

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Notable appearances to date: Lincoln, Lawless, Chronicle, In Treatment, True Blood

Forthcoming films: Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond The Pines, Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot (based on the West Memphis Three murders), Kill Your Darlings (Beat Generation biopic), Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Metallica Through The Never

Adam Driver

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Notable appearances to date: Girls, Lincoln, J. Edgar, You Don’t Know Jack

Forthcoming films: Joel & Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, Michael Dowse’s The F Word, John Curran’s Tracks, This Is Where I Leave You

Joel Edgerton

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Notable appearances to date: Animal Kingdom, Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty, Ned Kelly, The Square, King Arthur, Smokin’ Aces, The Thing

Forthcoming films: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Felony, Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got A Gun

Frank Grillo

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Notable appearances to date: The Grey, Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty, Minority Report, End Of Watch, Pride And Glory

Forthcoming films: Disconnect, Homefront, Phillip Noyce’s Mary And Martha, Anthony & Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Tom Hiddleston

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Notable appearances to date: Midnight In Paris, The Deep Blue Sea, The Avengers, Thor, War Horse

Forthcoming films: Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, Thor: The Dark World, Black Wings Has My Angel

Boyd Holbrook

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Notable appearances to date: Milk, Hatfields & McCoys, The Big C

Forthcoming films: Terrence Malick’s Lawless (set to the backdrop of Austin’s music scene), Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra (Liberace biopic), Scott Cooper’s Out Of The Furnace, Scott Frank’s A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Skeleton Twins

Jack Huston

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Notable appearances to date: Boardwalk Empire, Not Fade Away, Factory Girl

Forthcoming films: Kill Your Darlings (Beat Generation biopic), Bille August’s Night Train To Lisbon, Way Down South (scored by The Black Keys, co-starring Nas)

Oscar Isaac

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Notable appearances to date: Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Che, Agora, Body Of Lies, Robin Hood

Forthcoming films: Joel & Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, The Two Faces Of January (based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith), William Monahan’s Mojave, Inertia, Memorial Day

Michael B. Jordan

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Notable appearances to date: The Wire, Chronicle, Hardball, Lie To Me, Friday Night Lights

Forthcoming film: Fruitvale (winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance 2013)

Alex Karpovsky

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Notable appearances to date: Girls, Tiny Furniture, Sleepwalk With Me

Forthcoming films: Joel & Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Wisdom Teeth

Toby Kebbell

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Notable appearances to date: Control, War Horse, RockNRolla, Dead Man’s Shoes, Match Point, Alexander, The Conspirator, Black Mirror

Forthcoming films: Buddha’s Little Finger (based on the failed coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev), The East, The Escape Artist

Joel Kinnaman

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Notable appearances to date: The Killing, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Safe House, Easy Money, Lola Versus

Forthcoming films: Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups (set to the backdrop of L.A. film biz), Jose Padilha’s Robocop (remake of Paul Verhoeven’s ’80s classic), Child 44, Run All Night

John Magaro

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Notable appearances to date: Not Fade Away, The Box, The Brave One

Forthcoming films: Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips (based on the 2009 Somali pirate hijacking of an American ship), Down The Shore

Scoot McNairy

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Notable appearances to date: Killing Them Softly, Argo, Promised Land, In Search Of A Midnight Kiss, Monsters, Art School Confidential, Bobby

Forthcoming films: Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave, David Michod’s The Rover, Juan Jose Campanella’s Halt & Catch Fire, Frank, Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely, Non-Stop

Ben Mendelsohn

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Notable appearances to date: Animal Kingdom, Killing Them Softly, The New World, The Dark Knight Rises, Girls, The Year My Voice Broke, Knowing, Killer Elite

Forthcoming films: Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond The Pines, Two Mothers, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s Mississippi Grind, Ryan Gosling’s How To Catch A Monster, Starred Up

Ezra Miller

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Notable appearances to date: We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Afterschool, City Island, Another Happy Day, Californication

Forthcoming film: Madame Bovary

Tahar Rahim

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Notable appearances to date: A Prophet, Inside, Free Men, Black Gold

Forthcoming films: Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children, The Informant

Edgar Ramirez

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Notable appearances to date: Carlos, Zero Dark Thirty, Che, The Bourne Ultimatum, Domino, Vantage Point

Forthcoming films: Richard Kelly’s Chorpus Christi, Libertador (Simon Bolivar biopic), An Open Heart

Matthias Schoenaerts

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Notable appearances to date: Rust And Bone, Bullhead, Any Way The Wind Blows, Black Book, Loft

Forthcoming films: Guillaume Canet‘s Blood Ties (co-written by James Gray), The Loft, Animal Rescue, Suite Francaise, Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, Wasteland

Tye Sheridan

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Notable appearance to date: The Tree Of Life

Forthcoming films: Jeff Nichols’s Mud, David Gordon Green’s Joe

Corey Stoll

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Notable appearances to date: Midnight In Paris, House Of Cards, The Bourne Legacy, Lucky Number Slevin, North Country, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, Salt

Forthcoming films: Glass Chin, Decoding Annie Parker, Non-Stop, This Is Where I Leave You

Michael Stuhlbarg

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Notable appearances to date: A Serious Man, Hugo, Lincoln, Boardwalk Empire, Afterschool, Seven Pscyhopaths, Body Of Lies, Hitchcock, Men In Black 3

Forthcoming film: Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine

Mark Strong

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Notable appearances to date: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Sunshine, Syriana, Kick-Ass, Sherlock Holmes, Body Of Lies, RockNRolla, The Way Back, Robin Hood, Stardust

Forthcoming films: Closer To The Moon, Low Winter Sun, Mindscape, Before I Go To Sleep, Provenance

Christopher Evan Welch

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Notable appearances to date: The Master, Synecdoche New York, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Lincoln, War Of The Worlds, The Good Shepherd, Whatever Works, The Interpreter, Rubicon

Forthcoming films: Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley

3 Comments

  1. Great post! I’m watching Edgerton’s rise with so much anticipation, and after Carlos and A Prophet I’m all over Ramirez and Rahim.

    • Thank you! Yeah, those three are definitely amongst my favourites, especially Ramirez. I truly think he’s one of the best actors on the planet already.

    • The way he carried every single scene in a six hour project was nothing short of classic.

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