It feels like I haven’t done one of these list posts in a while and when I read Ruth’s posts about five new-to-her actors she’d like to see more of on Flixchatter, I was eager to do the same. The idea sounded great and I didn’t even mind that I had a lot of thinking to do when it came to actually listing these actors. Instead of picking actors from 2012 and/or 2013 movies, I’m simply splitting them into kids/teens and adults who caught my eye in movies I saw in 2013.
My biggest problem listing these new-to-me-actors is the fact that I haven’t seen two movies that would most likely add two to this list, 12 Years of Slave and Captain Phillips. Considering the nominations for Lupita Nyong’o and Barkhad Abdi, I’d be most likely glad to see more of them but as it turns out, I have yet to see them for the first time. Oh, and the list is very manly for some reason…
One of the most memorable performance by a girl that stood out for me last year was Onata Aprile from What Maisie Knew. She was on the screen most of the time and I never got tired of her, nor did she feel fake. Pretty great for a kid her age!
This guy showed up twice this year and I wouldn’t mind seeing him again. Nat Wolff was in Admissions, though he didn’t really stood out for me there as much as he did in Stuck in Love. That movie really showed his ability and I can’t wait to see more of him in The Fault in Our Stars this year.
Flixchatter gave him a mention, I’m giving him the spotlight. Nick Robinson in The Kings of Summer was one of the most underrated teen performances this year and I hope it won’t be his last. He was good with dramatic scenes, he had a great comedic timing. With his mention, I just have to note that other teen performances in this movie were also really good!
I still remember this phenomenal performance by Tom Holland in The Impossible – I saw it in March and I still remember him, still feel his performance. I can’t wait to see more brilliant performances of this guy this year and for years to come, I hope he makes it, I really do. Simply amazing.
Considering the fact that he has tons of movies lined up for 2014 I have no doubt I’ll see him again after he won a piece of my heart in The Spectacular Now. He is charming, the boy next door kind of guy and he has great promise to be one of my future favorites. I just hope his roles will be as pleasing and enjoyable as the one I saw.
Since I haven’t seen Twilight movies, I had no idea this guy existed but here he was, Xavier Samuel in Adore, being all hot and hotter. But honestly, this guy doesn’t seem to be all about looks, he does have that something something that just somehow makes the whole older woman young boy thing work on the screen.
Shocking, I know, but I really don’t remember seeing or hearing about Brie Larson but here she was, everywhere it seemed. From Don Jon to The Spectacular Now to the Short Term 12 which I haven’t seen yet but will soon, I promise! Definitely great screen presence, especially considering she stole scenes without saying anything in Don Jon.
I’m cheating a bit, I know him, or his face at least but his name is definitely brand new information to me. After being surprisingly content with About Time and Domhnall Gleeson’s performance, I want to see more of this charming Irish guy and hopefully more in the leading role because this suits him well, the spotlight I mean.