10 Best Young Male Actors

Saturday, March 19 by Shawn Lealos

The best young male actors in Hollywood are expected to grow into the stars of tomorrow. While some of these young men have already built a solid fan base, they still have room to grow into the powerful Hollywood stars of the next generation.

  1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt While he is the oldest actor on this list, he is the best young male actor working in Hollywood today. He got his start on television, but soon began turning in non-stop amazing performances including “Brick,” “(500) Days of Summer,” “The Lookout” and “Inception.”
  2. Ben Foster Ben Foster started acting at the age of 17 and has played a mishmash of character types over his career. He impressed critics with his performance in the military movie “The Messenger,” proved he could turn in strong genre performances in “30 Days of Night” and recently was great in action movie “The Mechanic.”
  3. Emile Hirsch Emile Hirsch started his theatrical career is smaller indie movies and has remained there for the majority of his career. He is one of the most dependable of the young male actors, delivering a breakout starring role in “Into the Wild” while remaining a solid role player in movies like “Milk.”
  4. Jamie Bell Jamie Bell has only appeared in a few movies since his breathtaking debut as “Billy Elliot” at the age of 14. He impressed Steven Spielberg with his performances in Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers” and will play the lead role in the upcoming “Adventures of Tintin” franchise.
  5. Jesse Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg got his start alongside Campbell Scott in the indie hit “Roger Dodger.” He has since turned his awkward persona into an Oscar-nominated career. From 2009 to 2010, this young male actor appeared hit movies “Adventureland,” “Zombieland” and “The Social Network.”
  6. Andrew Garfield Andrew Garfield proved to be one of the best young male actors in Hollywood with his Golden Globe nominated performance in “The Social Network.” He has taken that success and parlayed it into the blockbuster role of Peter Parker in the “Spider-Man” reboot.
  7. Taylor Lautner While he remains a joke to many people thanks to his shirtless moments, he is still a teen idol to millions of girls as the leader of Team Jacob. One of the best young male actors working, he has a number of movies lined up once his run on “Twilight” comes to a close in 2012.
  8. Michael Cera This young man started his career on the television series “Arrested Development” but has since become one of the most successful young male actors working today. His hits include “Juno,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” and the most inventive movie of 2010 “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”
  9. Armie Hammer Many cult television fans might remember Armie Hammer as the son of Satan on the fun television series “Reaper.” He has since appeared in small roles until he finally broke out in the dual role of Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in the 2010 film “The Social Network.”
  10. Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson will have the most trouble of anyone in the “Twilight” cast to break out of being known for his role in the film. However, “Twilight” was his second giant franchise after his appearance as Cedric in the “Harry Potter” franchise. He proved in “Remember Me” he might have a career post-“Twilight.”
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COMMENTS

  1. March 19, 2011 6:58 pm

    Ted

    “Jamie Bell has only appeared in a few movies since his breathtaking debut as “Billy Elliot” at the age of 14.”
    Jamie has done 15 films since Billy Elliot… several have yet to be released. Follow his film career at http://allthingsfoe.blogspot.com or http://JamieBell.tk


  2. March 19, 2011 6:58 pm

    FrootLoop311

    Ben Foster started acting long before he was 17, he was in movies and TV in Canada as a child. Try checking your facts before you post.


  3. March 19, 2011 6:58 pm

    FrootLoop311

    Ben Foster started acting long before he was 17, he was in movies and TV in Canada as a child. Try checking your facts before you post.


  4. March 19, 2011 6:58 pm

    Tsnfan

    Glad to see the TSN boys here but seriously, Taylor Lautner and Michael Cera?!? Give them both a lobotomy and they might actually have acting talent but right now, please… Replace them with Aaron Johnson and Paul Dano and you’ve got a credible list.


  5. March 19, 2011 6:58 pm

    Se7en

    How the hell is Ryan Gosling or Aaron Paul not on this but Robert “can’t act” Pattinson and Taylor “Im only famous when I take off my shirt” Lautner are?