Todays list is not the top 5 hottest kids out there, nor is it who I think will set the world on fire, this list is the top 5 actors and actress’s that have impressed me recently that I want to see more of. these are the top 5 that I think have bright futures ahead of them and will go out of my way to see their projects. enjoy:
#5 Jessica Mauboy-
She hasn’t done too much, Yet… Skip her first film, Bran Nue Day was hoooooorible, but after watching The Sapphires I was absolutely all in on Jessica Mauboy. She is an Australian born singer/actress and she has talent. She starred in the great Australian series Underbelly but her big movie was The Sapphires about a group of Aboriginal women who travel to Vietnam during the 60’s to sing for the American Troops. I am not the biggest fan of music based movies but this one was great, from start to finish. I really hope that Hollywood picks up Mauboy and gives her some big roles in the near future, she deserves it!
#4 Michael Fassbender-
Comic book fans will recognize Fassbender from his portrayal of Magneto in the new X-men First Class film, however I think he really impressed in Inglorious Basterds and Eden Lake! Fassbender who is German born has a lot of projects in the works right now and he has the talent to back it up. I am glad that he still finds time however to do the small projects such as Eden Lake, for those who have not seen this little English Horror Gem I recommend you go out and find it ASAP, it is everything I want in horror, great story, believable villains, tension, and yet it has an awesome 80’s horror campy feel to it. I am super excited that Fassbender has teamed up with now director Steve McQueen in the upcoming film 12 Years a Slave, more Fassbender please!!
#3 Christoph Waltz-
Another actor who was catapulted to the main stage by Quentin Tarentino, Christoph Waltz is a great actor. He has done many German films and projects and then made his big Hollywood Debut in Inglorious Basterds and really stole the show in Django Unchained. Christoph Waltz is superb in both roles. He has this innocent air about him even though he portrays sinister characters. He is versatile and I can see him as lead roles and lead antagonists! Django Unchained is a testament to Waltz’s talent, most people entered that film on the draw that DiCaprio was in a Tarentino movie, and they left the theater wondering who was that Dr Shultz guy?!
#2 Emma Watson-
I have not seen even one Harry Potter film so Emma Watson is a new Actress in my eyes, and boy is she good! Perks of Being a Wallflower is a fantastic coming of age film that deals with some hard-hitting issues and she was absolutely superb! She is an adult now and I say her career is just beginning, unlike many child actors who hit 16-18 and fall off the face of the earth she has potential to be one of the biggest stars out there. I know it is hard for fans of the Harry Potter series to look past her role in those film, but for a person like me who never her act before I was surprised at how good she is in both the Wallflower film and My Week With Marylin, two surprisingly good films of the past few years. She can carry a lead role and support a story with the best of them, I hope all the best for Emma and hope to see her in many more films soon.
#1 Michael Shannon-
My new favorite actor, Michael Shannon is sooooooo GOOD! My first adventure with Michael Shannon was in the forgotten gem that was Bug, and though he has been in Hollywood for over ten years now I think that he is going to soon be a household name. As prohibition officer Nelson in Boardwalk Empire he steals the show, and I anxiously await each of his scenes, he is that good. His next big role will be that of Zod in the new Superman film and I cannot wait to see Shannon in that role. I also hold high hopes for his new portrayal of the Iceman, Richard Kulklinsky as a mob hitman, I remember watching The Iceman Tapes back in the late 90’s and thinking that this would make a great Feature Film and now here it is with my new favorite actor! Kneel before ZOD!!