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The 15 Breakout Stars Of 2013
The new (and sort-of new) faces who burst on to the movie scene this year

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Every year brings some faces to freshen the Hollywood gene pool, talents that make an extra impact or people we’ve seen before in other capacities showing a knack for something different. We round up our favourite new arrivals and surprises for 2013...

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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The 15 Breakout Stars Of 2013 | Tom Holland

TOM HOLLAND

Film: The Impossible
Age: 16
Have I seen him before? You heard his voice in The Secret World Of Arrietty, otherwise no

Stage veteran Holland hadn’t appeared on screen when he was first approached about playing young Lucas in Juan Antonio Bayona’s heart-shattering drama, set during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. “We weren’t told anything about the film,” he said. “I didn’t know it was about a tsunami. I didn’t know who was in it. I didn’t know who was directing it. So I went on tape, and Juan Antonio Bayona really liked me. We met three or four times, and we had a really good working connection and a good friendship. After six weeks of auditioning, he cast me in the role.” With a naturalistic, emotional performance, Holland scored, opening the door wide for a career and winning the Jameson Empire Awards’ Best Male Newcomer.

What’s next? He’s since appeared in How I Live Now with Saoirse Ronan, has worked with Tom Hardy on Locke and will be part of the sprawling ensemble for Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea.
 

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1
Wheres that Japanese girl from Pacific Rim? She was THE breakout star of 2013! More

Posted by Darren47 on Friday December 13, 2013, 22:31

2 Marine Vacth...
... from François Ozon's Jeune et Jolie deserves a place high on the list! More

Posted by Toursiveu on Thursday December 5, 2013, 04:16

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Omar Sy was terrific this year in both THE INTOUCHABLES and MOOD INDIGO, and we'll be seeing him turn up in DAYS OF FUTURE PAST next year. Also Michael B. Jordan (that's Wallace frmo THE WIRE, to you) was outstanding in FRUITVALE STATION. More

Posted by Uncle Monty on Wednesday December 4, 2013, 01:42

4 he made bernie rose look like mary poppins
vithaya pansringarm ???????????????????? More

Posted by bill the butcher on Tuesday December 3, 2013, 15:23

5 Nick Robinson was fantastic
as was the rest of the KoS cast. Robinson evoked a young John Cusack for me, which is about as high a compliment I can give. More

Posted by spideed2 on Tuesday December 3, 2013, 12:29

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The two kids in Mud were great. They should have made the list. More

Posted by Timon on Tuesday December 3, 2013, 10:35

7 RE: Who?
L: GrizBe Seriously, looked over the entire list and theres not a single one of them that's made an impression on me. Apart from Brie Larson that is. And then its only because I remember her for her role in Scott Pilgrim. Seriously, out of all of these listed, I think she's the only one with any real potential. hat nonsense. Tom Holland is an incredibly gifted young actor. More

Posted by DancingClown on Tuesday December 3, 2013, 09:40

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I find the lack of Quinn Lord highly disturbing! More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Tuesday December 3, 2013, 08:56

9 Who?
Seriously, looked over the entire list and theres not a single one of them that's made an impression on me. Apart from Brie Larson that is. And then its only because I remember her for her role in Scott Pilgrim. Seriously, out of all of these listed, I think she's the only one with any real potential. More

Posted by GrizBe on Monday December 2, 2013, 22:09

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L: DancingClown Tye Sheridan? acob Lofland, too. More

Posted by Whistler on Monday December 2, 2013, 19:56

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Tye Sheridan? More

Posted by DancingClown on Monday December 2, 2013, 19:04

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